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The 28th annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship has been awarded to Morgan M. X. Schulz for his novel-in-progress, Good Morning, Dr. Du Bois. Morgan received $10,000 from the James Jones Literary Society and the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University. Morgan is a graduate of West Point. He served as… Continue reading 2020 James Jones Fellow and Runner-Up 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
Each year, the James Jones Literary Society sponsors a contest for seniors at area high schools in eastern Illinois. The essays are based on James Jones’s short story “The Valentine,” which was first published in the Saturday Evening Post in 1963 and was later included in The Ice-Cream Headache and Other Stories. The story features… Continue reading Valentine essay winners of 2019
Ben Noble, a 2019 graduate of Marshall High School, received the $500 Lowney Turner Handy Writing Award . Although the Award has been presented over a number of years, since 2018 recipients now also receive a $500 scholarship as a result of a donation by Jon Shirota, the Handy Writers Colony’s last member. Shirota has… Continue reading 2019 Lowney Turner Handy Awardee