Wind, Water, Stone
for Roger Caillois
Friend and fellow writer Tim Z. Hernandez posted his one-on-one radio interview with Layli LongSoldier from Words on a Wire:
FINAL DAY TO ENTER
Deadline: Thursday, November 30, at midnight, PDT.
The Fall Story Contest is open to all writers, and all entries will be considered for publication.
• $2,500 First Prize
• $1,000 Second Prize
• $500 Third Prize
• Ten finalists receive $100 each
Since 2003 Narrative has proudly published emerging writers alongside established authors, and we continue to look for exciting, meaningful new writing.
Narrative reaches a worldwide audience of 250,000 readers, and our contest winners and finalists have seen their exposure in Narrative bring great attention to their work.
Works from Narrative often appear in collections such as the Best American Short Stories, the O. Henry Prize Stories, the Pushcart Prize series, and many others.
We look forward to reading your work.
As the general editor of the Norton Anthology of World Literature, Harvard professor Martin Puchner is superbly qualified to cover the subject of The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization. Circling the globe and spanning human history from the invention of writing to the Internet age, Puchner’s book is a lively account of how literature has transformed humanity.
The Written World proceeds in roughly chronological fashion, but Puchner structures his narrative around what he identifies as four stages of the story of literature: small groups of scribes responsible for assembling foundational texts like the Hebrew Bible; “teachers’ literature” (written accounts of the words of charismatic figures like Jesus and the Buddha recorded by their followers); the emergence of individual authors like Cervantes; and the era of mass production and mass literacy. Whether it’s the development of paper or the invention of the printing press, Puchner is also comfortable discussing the decisive impact of technology on the creation and dissemination of literary texts at every stage.
As he brings his account to a close, reflecting on the challenges rapid technological change will pose when it comes to preserving our literature for future generations, Puchner recognizes that we are “still in the middle of this, an ongoing story.” Whatever form our literature may take in the coming centuries, this stimulating history leaves little doubt that its influence on every aspect of human life will be profound and enduring. —Harvey Freedenberg, attorney and freelance reviewer
Discover: Harvard professor Martin Puchner offers an invigorating global survey of literature’s influence on the course of history.
The 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards open for submissions on September 14!
Get your sketchbooks, notepads, easels, and pens ready because it’s almost time to enter your masterpiece for the opportunity to receive recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships! With 29 categories of art and writing, there’s a place for whatever you create. From paintings to poetry, comic art to critical essay, the Scholastic Awards have many opportunities for you to share your vision and have your voice heard.
Last year we received more than 320,000 submissions from talented students across the country and provided access to more than $10 million in scholarships. Since 1923, the Scholastic Awards have recognized the exceptional vision of our nation’s talented teens.
So what are you waiting for? Join the ranks of alumni like Sylvia Plath, Andy Warhol, Lena Dunham, Robert Redford, Ken Burns, Kay WalkingStick, Zac Posen, Paul Chan, and many more. On September 14, you can start your submission process in three easy steps:
- Get the info!
Deadlines vary by region. Find your local program guidelines and deadlines here.
- Create an account!
Once you’ve made your masterpiece, visit artandwriting.org to create your Scholastic Awards account and upload your work. This will be your creativity command center!
- Stamp it and Send it!
Have your submission forms signed by a parent / guardian and an educator, and then mail them off with your submission fee or fee waiver to your local program.
Need inspiration? Check out works from our past National Medalists to get your creative juices flowing, but remember originality is key. In almost 100 years, there’s only one thing we’ve never seen: You! And this is all we want!
Don’t forget to take a look at our sponsored awards for some very special opportunities!
The Scholastic Awards are the nation’s leading source for recognizing the achievements of creative teens, and we want you to be a part of it. For updates about deadlines, notifications, and the latest in art and writing, like our Facebook page.