NEW ISSUE OUT NOW
May 17th, 2013
The Normal School (Volume 6, Issue 1) is hot off the press! We've got Gary Jackson on body language, Joe Bonomo essaying topless dancers and country music, Peter Ho Davies taking on the persona of a mother whose son became a "hunger artist," and more! Get down to your local book store to check it out. If you can't find a copy, you could always subscribe.
NORMAL PRIZE 2013 WINNERS
May 14th, 2013
We're very pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Normal Prize. Congratulations to Kim Dana Kupperman (nonfiction), Amanda Harris (fiction), and Debra Marquart (poetry). Check here for a list of finalists and comments on the winning pieces from the judges.
ANDER MONSON IN BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2013
April 24th, 2013
Ander Monson's essay, "The Exhibit Will Be So Marked (Treemix 12” Remix with Fade-Out)” has been chosen for reprint in Best American Essays 2013! This uber Normal essay about mixtapes, mystery, Arbor Day, and memory originally found a home in our Spring 2012 issue (vol. 5, issue 1). We couldn’t be happier. Congratulations Mr. Monson!
UGGS FOR GAZA – A SNEAK PEEK
April 6th, 2013
We loved this story so much we couldn't wait the few more weeks for the next issue to show everyone. Check out Gordon Haber's short story Uggs for Gaza—a hilarious take on the things we sometimes do to impress each other.
THE NORMAL SCHOOL AT AWP
March 4th, 2013
Calling all Normals: If you'll be in Boston for AWP this week, be sure to stop by our table, say hello, and check out our Vend-O-Prose machine. For just a quarter, you can be the lucky owner of one of many literary proverbs. We'll also be celebrating our fifth anniversary with a reading on Thursday at 1:30pm in room 107 Plaza level. Be there or be abNormal.
THE FOURTH ANNUAL NORMAL PRIZE
December 15th, 2012
We're pleased to annouce our Fourth Annual Normal Prize judged by Pablo Medina (fiction), Dinty W. Moore (nonfiction), and Aimee Nezhukumatathil (poetry). Head over to the contest guidelines page for more details.
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