Lisa Goldstein

Lisa Goldstein has published ten novels and dozens of short stories under her own name, and two fantasy novels under the name Isabel Glass.Her most recent novel is The Uncertain Places, which won the Mythopoeic Award.She has also won the American Book Award for Best Paperback for The Red Magician, and the Sidewise Award for her short story “Paradise Is a Walled Garden." She lives with her husband and their overly exuberant Labrador retriever, Bonnie, in Oakland, California. Her website is


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Tomás Rivera Book PrizeSubmit your manuscript to be entered to win

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.

AWARD: $1,000 prize, publication of manuscript by LARB Libros, and ten copies. Additionally, winner will receive a stipend to assist with travel to Southern California for a reading and book signing at UC Riverside during Writers Week.

DEADLINE: January 17, 2020. Apply via Submittable Here.

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

Eligibility: All previously unpublished works in prose written primarily in English focused on the Chicanx/Latinx experience in the United States.