fwriction’s Sidney W. Vernick Award in Nonfiction

February 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

Our friends at fwriction: review are launching a new nonfiction award.  Details here:

Sidney Vernick was a great lover of nonfiction. Gore Vidal and Joseph Mitchell were favorites, along with John McPhee, George Orwell, and many others. He believed, despite his admiration for Norman Mailer, that the writer deserved a good pop in the mouth. Ultimately, great nonfiction should be just that: a pop in the mouth.

“If it’s truthful,” he once said, “whatever that means, then it’s worth the time. And that’s all that matters.”

With Vernick’s words at heart, we are pleased to announce the Sidney W. Vernick Award in Nonfiction at fwriction : review.

Submissions for the contest will be open from February 15 to April 15, 2012. The Nonfiction Issue will be published in June 2012.

The winner will receive $100 and a two-week publication at fwriction : review. The runner-up will receive a signed copy of Matthew Salesses’ novella, The Last Repatriate, and publication in fwriction : review. A second runner-up will also be chosen for publication in the Nonfiction Issue.

Details here:  Sidney W. Vernick Award in Nonfiction


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