LJ Partners GonzoFest Literary Contest


Together with the Louisville Public Library and BiblioBoard, Library Journal is celebrating the national expansion of the GonzoFest Literary Contest and inviting all public libraries, their independent authors, and writer communities to enter the contest with a single piece of literary nonfiction journalism in the tradition of the late Hunter S. Thompson. The “Call for Entries” is now open. No type of story is preferred over another so long as it’s true and interesting. The emphasis will be on the quality of the writing and the significance of the story it tells. Literary entries are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on March 28, 2018. Entries must be submitted via the literary contest portal located on BiblioBoard’s website. A $1,000 prize will be granted to the winner. For more information about the contest, please visit our 2018 literary contest page or direct your questions to directed to the GonzoFest Literary Contest Coordinator, Michael Lindenberger of the Dallas Morning News at mlindenberger@dallasnews.com.

Barbara Hoffert About Barbara Hoffert

Barbara Hoffert (bhoffert@mediasourceinc.com, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Prepub Alert; past chair of the Materials Selection Committee of the RUSA (Reference and User Services Assn.) division of the American Library Association; and past president, treasurer, and awards chair of the National Book Critics Circle.

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