Call for submissions: “The Israel Association of Writers in English (IAWE) is planning arc-23. The theme of this issue is: ‘beyond boundaries.’ We are looking for work that implicitly or explicitly explores the experience of transcending a boundary, for example personally, politically, poetically, or linguistically. Boundaries can be literal or symbolic. Creative interpretations of this topic are welcome.” NB: “Any resident of Israel, past or present, can submit original material. The material should be in English. Translations of Israeli authors from Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, etc. are welcome, provided that the original’s copyright holder has consented.” Deadline: June 30, 2013.
Mazel tov to the winner and honorable mention awardees for this year’s American Library Association Sophie Brody Medal, which “encourages and recognizes outstanding achievement in Jewish literature. The 2013 winning title is The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible by Matti Friedman. Honorable mentions: I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits, Nathan Englander’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, and The Lawgiver by Herman Wouk.
And you’ve still got some time to enter this giveaway. Two copies of Quiet Americans (which received a Sophie Brody Medal Honorable Mention last year) will be awarded!