We're proud to offer our first e-book, now available for $3.99 at the Amazon Kindle store. Titled Five that Grabbed the Gold, this volume contains the grand-prize winning stories from the Memphis magazine fiction contest from 2008 through 2012. The authors, several of whom now have published novels to their credit, include Courtney Miller Santo, Richard Alley, David Williams, Ellen Morris Prewitt, and Jackson McKenzie. Each of them won $1,000 for the grand prize and publication of their story in the magazine. We're pleased to give area writers a chance to compete in a well-respected contest, which we have sponsored since 1989. And now, by making this book of stories available on Kindle for your mobile device, we give the contest and some our winning authors wider and...
Memphis Magazine Editorial Contributor Graham Hillard Named a Finalist in the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists
Graham Hillard, a contributing editor to Memphis magazine, has been named a finalist in the 2012 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists. Judges were impressed by his feature story, "Honor Bound:What Really Happened in the Trinity Commons Parking Lot?," which was our magazine's September 2012 cover story. Administered by the Knight Foundation and the University of Michigan, the Livingston Awards honor the best work of journalists under the age of 35. The awards are divided into three categories: International Reporting, National Reporting, and Local Reporting. "Honor Bound" is a finalist in the latter category, and Hillard finds himself in good company. Other finalists have contributed work to LA Weekly, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The...
Amy Lawrence has been named the grand-prize winner of the 2013 Memphis Magazine Fiction Contest for her story "To Be Happy," which will be published in the magazine's June 2013 Culture Issue. Lawrence fell in love with writing and majored in English during her years attending Rhodes College. She credits her past teachers and professors for encouraging her to tirelessly write, revise, edit, and learn her craft. After college, she was a junior copywriter at Thompson & Company. She currently teaches 8th-grade English at Hutchison School, where she has worked for the past 13 years. She and her husband, Justin Fox Burks, are co-authors of The Southern Vegetarian Cookbook, published May 2013 by Thomas Nelson. They created the recipe blog thechubbyvegetarian.com in...
You don't have to look very hard to notice that 30A has a strong presence in Memphis. Whether you're on the interstate or a backroad, you're likely to spot the circular blue logo on bumper stickers across the Mid-South (so much so, that our own marketing manager Googled “30A” to see what the hype was about). If you're not already familiar with the Highway 30A community, take a look at the “Your Perfect Beach” story from our March issue. If you are familiar with the area (evidence of bumper stickers shows you might be), you'll be delighted to hear that they've launched a new “must have” membership program card to help both locals and tourists save on activities in the area. The official 30A card,...
The deadline for our annual fiction contest has been extended to February 15, 2013. Entries can be delivered in person or postmarked by that date. Other contest rules and guidelines remain the same (see below). Authors should live within 150 miles of Memphis. Writers can submit more than one story, but each should be accompanied by a $10 entry fee, with checks or money orders payable to Memphis magazine. Each story should be typed, double-spaced, with unstapled, numbered pages, and between 3,000 and 4,500 words in length. With each story should be a cover letter that gives us your name, address, phone number, and the title of your story; please do NOT put your name anywhere on the manuscript itself. Manuscripts may be previously published as long as such publication was not in a...
For 21 years, Memphis magazine has sponsored the annual short story contest for Mid-South writers. And this year is no different. What is different is the deadline. Instead of August 1st, we want your stories on or before February 1st. Don't forget: The grand-prize winner receives the tidy sum of $1,000 and will have the story published in our June Culture Issue. The two honorable mention prizes aren't too shabby either: $500 each. So dust off that manuscript, polish up the prose, and send us your best work. We are always excited to read your fiction and to offer the opportunity to publish the best story each year. And we extend our thanks to Burke's Book Store and the Booksellers of Laurelwood for their faithful cosponsorship of the fiction contest....
Okay, maybe it's not quite the same as owning Elvis Presley's pink Cadillac, but if you're a fan of Cybill Shepherd, here's your chance to own one of her personal cars — a silver 1979 Cadillac — along with other personal items. Aqua Treasures is conducting an estate sale Friday, December 7, through Monday, December 10th at the former Hein Park home of her mother. Items for sale include a couple of cars, movie posters, furniture, lots of jewelry, Cybill's personal guitar, kitchenware, and even a couple of old rifles and a vintage Coca-Cola machine. The sale begins Friday at 9 a.m. at 615 East Drive, in Hein Park, which is the nice neighborhood just east of Rhodes College. Go to the Aqua Treasures estate sale website to view pictures and...
This Sunday, December 9th, cash mobs are coming to Memphis. No reason to be scared, though. While they might sound frightening, cash mobs are just a clever way of saying “a movement that encourages the community to support locally-owned businesses, thus boosting the economy.” The cash mob, held at Literacy Mid-South, will benefit numerous business owners who are part of the Memphis Creative Women's Collective that might not have store fronts to sell their merchandise. Featuring everything from pottery to paintings, it's ideal for stocking up on gifts and shopping local. Each business participating, including Thigh High Jeans and Metal and Mud among others, is donating 10% of their profit to Literacy Mid-South. For more about the...
Mona Spa and Wellness celebrated its 21st Annual Holiday Open House last night with a festive evening featuring gifts, door prizes, discounts, hor d'oeuvres, and entertainment by Gary Escoe. Mona Sappenfield, president, CEO, and aesthetic director, has been a licensed aesthetician since 1978, and she brings more than 30 years of experience to ensure that Mona Spa & Laser Center, certified by the prestigious Comite International D’Esthetique Et Cosmetologie, offers clients the most effective treatments and products available. Products and services include laser treatments, skin rejuvenation, full service skin care, and eco-friendly cosmetics, among others such as custom events like “camp gorgeous.” For more information about Mona...
Some people accomplish so many things that they are hard to categorize. Such a man was Robert McGowan, who passed away November 16th after a long battle with cancer. Some will no doubt remember him as an artist — both an incredibly accomplished painter, sculptor, and potter. Others will pay tribute to his work as the founder of the Center for Contemporary Art. Others know him as the founder of the art publication Number. Others, his work as a leader of the whole South Main artistic renaissance. Still others will point to his essays, short stories, and novels. Perhaps, for our purpose, "visionary" will suffice. Writer Michael Clark profiled the remarkable life and work of Robert McGowan in the current issue of Memphis magazine, in a feature story titled,...
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- Fiction Winners Now on Kindle | Comments
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- 2013 Fiction Contest Winners Announced | Comments
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