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2019 James Jones First Novel Fellow Named

The 27th annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship has been awarded to Marco Kaye of Maplewood, New Jersey, for his novel, Levon. Kaye was named Fellow and will receive a  $10,000 check. The Fellowship is co-sponsored by the James Jones Literary Society and the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University. Marco… Continue reading 2019 James Jones First Novel Fellow Named

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2018 First Novel Fellowship awardees

Alicia Upano, whose hometown is Wahiawa Hawai‘i, has been named the 2018 James Jones First Novel Fellow for her novel, Big Music. Upano's manuscript was selected from more than 650 submissions. Nancy Johnson is runner-up for The Kindest Lie. Honorable mention awardees are Deborah Good for Viktor Schmitz and Megan Roberts for Life on a… Continue reading 2018 First Novel Fellowship awardees

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Lowney Handy Writing Award and Scholarship presented to Garrett Frank

On May 14, 2018, a graduating senior at Marshall High School, Marshall, Illinois, was presented with the Lowney Turner Handy Writing Award and additionally received the first cash scholarship attached to the award. Although the Award has been presented over a number of years, recipients now also receive a $500 scholarship as a result of… Continue reading Lowney Handy Writing Award and Scholarship presented to Garrett Frank