Seamus Scanlon is a Galway born author based in New York. His McGowan Trilogy was produced by the Cell Theater Company in New York in September 2014 as part of Origin's 1st Irish Theater festival where is own awards for Best Actress, Best Director and Best Design. The McGowan Trilogy was published by Arlen House. His first story collection As Close As You'll Ever Be was published by Cairn Press (2012). He is a resident artist at The Cell and a Fellow of The McDowell Colony, La Muse, Dora Maar House, and The Center For Fiction (New York). He is the librarian at City College's Center for Worker Education.
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Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.
The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.
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