Author Spotlight: Cathy Cruise

Thoughts on never giving up on a piece By Monica Prince   Raised in a little town in southwest Virginia on the West Virginia border called Bluefield, Cathy Cruise was selected as one of the long list finalists for the SFWP Literary Awards Program with her manuscript,...

Author Spotlight: Brian Heston

“Stocking up on stubbornness” and the importance of reading By Monica Prince   Brian Heston, born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was selected as one of the top ten finalists for the 2017 Literary Awards Program for his manuscript, Billy Penn’s...

Author Spotlight: Nancy Smith

Thinking about the end of the world and the routine of “work” By Monica Prince   Nancy Smith is featured as one of the incredible contributors in the inaugural issue of the SFWP Annual, a new release from the Santa Fe Writers Project whose debut on October 1 in print...

Author Spotlight: Atossa Shafaie

Author and editor Atossa Shafaie is one of the featured contributors in the inaugural issue of the SFWP Annual, a new anthology of fiction and creative nonfiction from the Santa Fe Writers Project that just hit the shelves in print and electronic format everywhere...

Profile: First Runner-up Elizabeth Horneber

By Anne Pinkerton Elizabeth Horneber is the first runner-up of SFWP’s 2015 Literary Awards Program for her book Chinese Red, a collection of connected essays about a girl who leaves home, falls for a country and a man, and then struggles to make sense of things when...

Profile: Grand Prize Winner A.A. Balaskovits

By Anne Pinkerton A.A. Balaskovits is the Grand Prize winner of SFWP’s 2015 Literary Awards Program for her book of stories Magic for Unlucky Girls, a collection that consists largely of re-imaginings of fairy tales, “though one is a retelling of Superman and one the...