Debut-litzer Prizes 2015


2015 Competition Rules and Guidelines Debut books first published in North America between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 are eligible in fiction and poetry. Authors, agents, publicists, or publishers may submit entries. Entry fee: $25 Categories: fiction, poetry, and young adult fiction. Eligible Books: Debut novels, short story collections, and novellas are eligible … continue reading »

Luke Goebel


Welcome to Late Night Conversation. Tonight our featured guest is Luke Goebel, author of the debut novel FOURTEEN STORIES| NONE OF THEM ARE YOURS, published today by FC2 as the winner of the Ronald Sukenick Prize for Innovative Fiction. Luke is the former co-editor of The NEW YORK TYRANT. Conversation topics include: breaking in to 5-star hotels, … continue reading »

Eula Biss


Eula Biss, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Notes from No Man’s Land, turns her focus to a cultural and personal examination of vaccination for her latest book, On Immunity: An Inoculation (Graywolf Press). Biss took the time to share her thoughts with Late Night Interview about the writing process, the complex politics and … continue reading »

Dog-Eared & Dispatched

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: September 28, 2014

Authors United is back in the spotlight this week, plus Penguin Random House’s latest way to turn books into profits, and the first class of Amtrak residents. Footnotes include more banned book goodness, another way to fight Amazon, and so much more. Authors United, the group of more than 1,000 authors formed in response to … continue reading »

(M)addie, a webcomic


Courtney Moreno


When conducting the triage of a multi-casualty incident, start by taking charge. Consider the textbook example, based on the events of July 16, 2002, in Santa Monica, California. On a Wednesday afternoon, against the sparkling backdrop of summer sky and swaying palm trees, an eighty-six-year-old man drove his burgundy 1992 Buick LeSabre down three blocks … continue reading »