Interview with Alexander Chee

cheecropped“I thought I could write it as a kind of fairy tale, an uncanny gloss on the history of the time. And then I realized it was so much more essential than that, that the novel needed to be  a kind of changeling of history, an uncanny counterfeit of a 19th century celebrity autobiography, full of gossipy, showy, even unbelievable stories meant to show how important a person was. Within that, I tell another story.”

Read the whole interview here.


Literary New Orleans: December 2016

panzecaMonday the 5th

Reading and signing with Andrea Panzeca for her chapbook, Rusted Bells and Daisy Baskets, Garden District Book Shop, 6 PM

Tuesday the 6th

Discussion and signing with Scott Solomon featuring his book, Future Humans: Inside the Science of Our Continuing Evolution, Garden District Book Shop, 6 PM

Read more here.



Bayou Magazine’s Contests are Open!

bayou_contest_2016Announcing Bayou Magazine’s James Knudsen Prize for Fiction and Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry. Deadline is January 1st. Reading fee: $20. Winners in each category  receive $1,000 and a year’s subscription to Bayou Magazine. Finalists will be named on our website, and all entries will be considered for publication.

Fiction judge: Anne Raeff
Fiction Contest Guidelines

Poetry judge: Myung Mi Kim
Poetry Contest Guidelines

Take a look at Benjamin Sutton’s poem, which won the 2012 Murphy Prize for Poetry!