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Author Topic: Iowa's Fiction contest: the other, dirtier, side of the coin  (Read 5755 times)
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« on: October 20, 2005, 07:25:37 PM »

IOWA'S FICTION CONTEST: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY!



SIX OF THE LAST SEVEN YEARS, THE BOOK PRIZE HAS GONE TO RECENT IOWA GRADS. HERE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE IS A TOUR OF RECENT "WINNERS", ASSEMBLED IN THE HIGH STYLE OF THOSE POLICE WEB SITES LISTING BUSTED JOHNS:





2006  

Kevin Moffet, recent Iowa MFA






2005                          

Anthony Varallo, recent Iowa MFA
Douglas Trevor, current Iowa professor






2004

Janet Desaulniers, Iowa MFA






2003

Ryan Harty, Iowa MFA







2002  

Laura Valeri,  Iowa MFA






2000

John McNally, Iowa MFA




     
               
1999  

Thisbe Nissenn, Iowa MFA
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2005, 07:35:43 PM »

I like this lineup, a la sex offenders.  How would you feel if you were the non-pictured current prof. at Iowa?  I'd feel humiliated, but I guess he doesn't.  Do his students think it's a little odd that he entered an "open" contest sponsored by his employer?

Sure Iowa might say, but there's no entry fee!  Wahhhhh!!!!

I bet there's some Iowa state taxes and NEA federal grant money funding these chumps.  I'd rather pay for a war in Iraq.

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2007, 05:58:57 PM »

A little uccello tells me that this "contest" is being discussed over at P & W in their speakeasy.  They make it so you have to be a member to read the thread, which is annoying.  And so are the people who believe this contest's history is acceptable.
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2007, 08:26:14 PM »

Just a note: in 2003, one still had to pay an entry fee for this "contest."

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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2007, 11:56:00 AM »

They are just that good.
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