Ayana Mathis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and is a recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. Her first novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie was selected by Oprah for her Book Club 2.0 selection. Mathis lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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We are particularly happy to announce our spectacular master class lineup! Brush off your manuscripts and keep on reading to learn more: Felice Picano will lead a course covering the career essentials for any writer: how to get published, how to sustain a literary career and – perhaps the most valuable piece of advice – […]
Submissions are now open for our Fifth Annual Short Fiction Contest. The winner will be selected from this year’s submissions of original, unpublished short stories between 5,000 and 7,000 words with LGBT content on the broad theme of “Saints and Sinners.” This contest would not be possible without a generous grant from The John Burton […]
“Any conference that tugs a frost-covered Minnesotan away from her Swedish meatballs and plunks her in the middle of the best jazz, and most decadent cuisine, and the finest writing the LBGT community has to offer, and at the same time allows her to rub shoulders with publishers, reviewers, writers, and passionate, articulate readers, is a conference to embrace. Saints and Sinners is, hands down, my favorite convention of the year.”
—Ellen Hart, Five-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery