William Boyle

William Boyle is from Brooklyn, New York, and lives in Oxford, Mississippi. He is the author of Gravesend (Broken River Books). His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Mississippi Noir (Akashic), The RumpusHobartLazy Fascist Review, and other magazines and journals.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

Patron Saint of the Underdog

For Vlautin and his characters, part of the awfulness of freedom is that there are things humans can never be free from....


“Get Down to Zero”

Rarely, if ever, have we seen young American womanhood painted in such a raw and honest and heartbreaking way....


What True Flight Will Feel Like: On Karen Russell’s “Vampires in the Lemon Grove”
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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.

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Eligibility: All previously unpublished works in prose written primarily in English focused on the Chicanx/Latinx experience in the United States.