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&NOW announcements

&NOW 5 at UCSD as a wild, raucous ride, courtesy of our many participants and the world’s best organizers: Amina Cain and Anna Joy Springer. HERE are some responses. Now, more news:

1)   &NOW 6: Paris, June 7-10, 2012:
2)   &NOW releases the second Plonsker Prize book, from our 2010 winner: 
3)   Madeleine P. Plonsker Writer’s Residency Prize 2012 (Year 5)–open for submissions! 
4) The &NOW AWARDS: The Best Innovative Writing / 2, October 2012, needs your nominations/submissions

1)   &NOW 6: Paris, June 7-10, 2012:
Check andnowfestival.com, and submit HERE by Dec 1, 2012.
Question we’ve received: Hey, this is just months after UCSD. Is &NOW messing with it’s biennial schedule?
Answer we offer: No, consider this a smaller special conference. We expect &NOW 7 to occur during the Fall of 2013 in the US. Exact location, TBA.

2)   &NOW releases the second Plonsker Prize book, from our 2010 winner: 
Galerie de Difformité, by Gretchen E. Henderson
ISBN-10: 0982315635 / ISBN-13: 978-0982315637

cover of GdD

“What a work! . . . The ‘book’ explodes across distributed platforms and media, with a digitally networked existence that simultaneously builds on and destroys the integrity of the print object.” 
 —Johanna Drucker, author of The Century of Artists’ Books and The Alphabetic Labyrinth

“Galerie de Difformité is a cabinet of curiosities of things deformed, disabled, reformed and enabled. . . . A book that combines the metacriticism of Tristram Shandy with the randomness of a complex video game, Henderson has created a unique work that aims at being extraordinary, arcane, and eminently accessible. A book you won’t forget.” 
 —Lennard J. Davis, author of Enforcing Normalcy and Bending Over Backwards: Disability, Dismodernism and Other Difficult Positions 

Northwestern (our fair distributor)   

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See inside

At $15.00 (or, ahem, less on Amazon) this book is practically free. Once you see the lushly designed inside pages and the historical full-color marbled endpapers, you’ll get behind this fuzzy math. 
Did we mention that this book teaches itself? That’s right, you don’t even have to show up to class. Take a personal day, while your students learn like professionals.

Need an exam or review copy—? Mention it on your blog?
Write  andnow@lakeforest.edu for a comp. Who loves ya, baby?

3)   Madeleine P. Plonsker Writer’s Residency Prize 2012 (Year 5)–open for submissions!

Want to win $10,000, first book publication, and a two-month residency at Lake Forest College (just north of Chicago), where you can spend some serious writing time in our awesome guest mansion, the Glen Rowan House, in your slick suite (yes, suite!), or writing and hang-out rooms?
Want to see such personages as Davis Schneiderman, Josh Corey, and Robert Archambeau live on more than one occasion, and participate in their super-cool Lake Forest Literary Festival in 2013?Want to impress our guest judge—still TBA—with your awesome manuscript-in-progress?Want to pay a $30 reading fee for the privilege? No need—this Prize is free to enter. 

Submissions must be postmarked by March 1, 2012 (changed from April 1, as in the past!)

Guidelines (revised): HERE

Submit through Submishmash: HERE

4) The &NOW AWARDS: The Best Innovative Writing / 2, October 2012, needs your nominations/submissions:

We have opened nominations and submissions (yes, you can submit your own work) between now and Dec. 15, 2011. 

Guidelines (revised): HERE

Submit through Submishmash: HERE

We need your help, &NOW faithful, in identifying the most innovative and interesting work of the past two years (Sept 2009-Sept 2011).

Find &NOW Books, always, HERE.
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Davis Schneiderman is a multimedia artist and writer and the author or editor of eight print and audio works, including the novels Drain, Abecedarium, and Blank; the co-edited collections Retaking the Universe: William S. Burroughs in the Age of Globalization and The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism’s Parlor Game; as well as the audio-collage Memorials to Future Catastrophes. His first short story collection, there is no appropriate #emoji—with collaborations from Lance Olsen, Cris Mazza, Kelly Haramis, Stacy Levine, Tim Guthrie, Andi Olsen, and Megan Milks—will be released in Fall 2019.

His work has also appeared in numerous publications, including Fiction International, The Chicago Tribune, The Iowa Review, and TriQuarterly.

He is Krebs Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Lake Forest College.

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