Joselyn Takacs

Joselyn Takacs is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California. She holds an MFA in fiction from Johns Hopkins University. Her writing has appeared in Narrative, Tin House online, Harvard Review, The Rumpus, DIAGRAM, Columbia: A Journal of Art and Literature, and elsewhere. She was featured as one of Narrative magazine’s Top Writers Under 30. She teaches writing at the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles, where she is at work on a novel about the 2010 BP Oil Spill.


Look at Your Game, Girl

Emma Cline’s “The Girls” is the coming-of-age story of a 14-year-old girl who falls in with a Manson-like cult just months before a night of brutal murders....

Grief and Transformation
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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

Entry Fee: $35. Entry fees are non-refundable.

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