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Results of the Second River Cities’ Reader Short-Fiction Contest PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Literature
Written by No Author   
Tuesday, 20 April 2004 18:00
The number of entries in this year’s River Cities’ Reader short-fiction contest jumped to over 120, up more than 25 percent from last year. There was one significant rule change – the word limit was cut from 250 to 200 – but that didn’t seem to affect the quality of entries.

 
Second Dingo Takes a Step Backward PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Literature
Tuesday, 07 October 2003 18:00
Sean Leary, entertainment editor of the Rock Island Argus and Dispatch, has just released the second issue of the humor publication The Dingo. In the spirit of the work at hand, I offer my own Top 10 list (for the counting impaired), and some constructive criticism.

 
Results of the Reader’s Short-Fiction Contest PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Literature
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Tuesday, 15 April 2003 18:00
The River Cities’ Reader’s first-ever short-story contest generated a tremendous response, with 86 entries, including one from halfway around the world (Australia). Most of the stories came from right here in the Quad Cities, though.

 
The Dingo Debuts with Mixed Results PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Literature
Tuesday, 01 April 2003 18:00
Sean Leary’s stated goal for The Dingo – the new humor magazine that he debuted last week – is to be the print equivalent of Saturday Night Live. (He has wisely specified the show in its early years.

 
Literary Magazine Debuts with Challenging Works PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Literature
Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:00
The ambition of Buffalo Carp can be seen on its copyright page: “Buffalo Carp is a national literary magazine published by Quad City Arts.” That’s a tall order. While it’s not difficult to attract entries from around the country, the challenge of a national focus – as opposed to showcasing local or regional writers – is drawing the quality necessary to make a splash in the literary community.

 
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