Orlando Writers and the Rising Wave
Apr01

Orlando Writers and the Rising Wave

What a deep writerly pleasure it was for me to read the most recent Orlando submissions and to make the final selections. It was not surprising that the work that came in was so various and so fine—but such work always surprises the mind and the spirit and heart. I send my thanks to all for the privilege of reading, and congratulations to the winners and finalists. The winners of this Orlando cycle will be included in a new AROHO...

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Cheryl Boyce-Taylor: Orlando Poetry Judge
May02

Cheryl Boyce-Taylor: Orlando Poetry Judge

AROHO is pleased to announce Cheryl Boyce-Taylor  as the finalist Poetry judge for the Fall 2015 Orlando Prizes.   Born in Trinidad and raised in Queens, New York, Cheryl is the founder and curator of The Calypso Muse Reading Series and The Glitter Pomegranate Performance Series, and recently received a Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award. The author of three collections of poetry, Raw Air, Night When Moon Follows, and...

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Anne Finger: Orlando Flash Fiction Judge
May01

Anne Finger: Orlando Flash Fiction Judge

AROHO is pleased to announce  Anne Finger as the finalist Flash Fiction judge for the Fall 2015 Orlando Prizes. Anne Finger is a writer of fiction—both short stories and a novel—as well as of creative non-fiction. Her short story collection, Call Me Ahab, winner of the Prairie Schooner Award, was published in the Fall of 2009 by the University of Nebraska Press.  She has published four other books.  Her short fiction has appeared in...

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Sue William Silverman: Orlando CNF Judge
May01

Sue William Silverman: Orlando CNF Judge

AROHO is pleased to announce  Sue William Silverman as the finalist Creative Nonfiction judge for the Fall 2015 Orlando Prizes. SUE WILLIAM SILVERMAN’s new memoir is The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew. Her two previous memoirs are Love Sick: One Woman’s Journey through Sexual Addiction, which is also a Lifetime TV movie, and Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You, which won the Association of Writers...

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Megan Abbott: Orlando Short Fiction Judge
May01

Megan Abbott: Orlando Short Fiction Judge

AROHO is pleased to announce award-winning crime fiction author Megan Abbott as the finalist Short Story judge for the Fall 2015 Orlando Prizes. Megan Abbott is the award-winning author of six novels, including The Fever, Dare Me andThe End of Everything. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Salon and Los Angeles Times Magazine. She is also the author of The Street Was Mine, a study of hardboiled fiction and film noir,...

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A. E. Stallings, 2015 To the Lighthouse Finalist Judge
Oct15

A. E. Stallings, 2015 To the Lighthouse Finalist Judge

AROHO is proud to announce  2015 To the Lighthouse Finalist Judge, poet and translator A. E. Stallings. A. E. (Alicia) Stallings studied classics in Athens, Georgia and has lived since 1999 in Athens, Greece. She has published three books of poetry, Archaic Smile (1999), which won the Richard Wilbur Award; Hapax (2000); and Olives (2012). Her new verse translation of Lucretius (in rhyming fourteeners!), The Nature of Things, is...

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