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Developing educational programs, producing collaborative projects, and publishing relevant literature from around the world to enrich our diverse neighborhoods and engage the national community.
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BLACK HILL PRESS
A publishing collective founded on collaboration and dedicated to the novella—a distinctive, often overlooked literary form that offers the focus of a short story and the scope of a novel. We believe a great story is never defined by its length.
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ROUTINEOLOGY
A project-based study of creative routine featuring writer-produced videos, photos, and essays. Every week, we will post a new submission. Every year, we will publish an academic report detailing our research.
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SUMMER WRITING PROJECT
Collaborating with JukePop and California Public Libraries to advocate writing and support reading while presenting authors with the opportunity to craft their stories a chapter at a time with immediate feedback from their readers.
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THE COST OF PAPER
An annual anthology of fiction and art sold only for the cost of paper in your hand—or, if you’d rather read it on an e-reader or computer, completely free online.
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THE HOW THE WHY
A half-hour podcast documenting the creative process and the creative purpose hosted by Jon-Barrett Ingels. This free weekly series, is an educational resource provided to discuss the evolution of publishing with innovators of the industry.
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PLAZA LITERARY PRIZE
Submit your stories between December 1 and February 28. Accepted novella word range: 10,000 to 30,000. Our staff, however, is less interested with word counting and more concerned with compelling characters and evocative moments.
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