Archive for February, 2011

February 20, 2011

only 10 more days.

Only 10 days left until the SLS 2011 Unified Literary Contest closes. A reminder: contest winners in the categories of fiction (judged by Jayne Anne Phillips) and poetry (judged by Matthew Zapruder) will have their work prominently featured online in Canada’s premiere literary magazine, The Walrus, as well as published in print in The Black Warrior Review in the United States.

Additionally, they will have the choice of attending (airfare, tuition, and housing included) any one of the SLS 2011 programs – in Montreal, Quebec (June 12 – 25); Vilnius, Lithuania (July 31 – August 13); or Nairobi-Lamu, Kenya (December 7 – 21).

Second-place winners will receive a full tuition waiver for the program of their choice, and third-place winners will receive a 50% tuition discount.

A number of select contest participants, based on the overall strength of their work, will be offered tuition scholarships, as well, applicable to the SLS 2011 programs.

so get those stories in folks!


February 16, 2011

Hurry up to enjoy the slow life on Lamu island

And what better way to enjoy this paradise before it becomes spoiled than with a bunch of seasoned writers and travelers who know all the secret hot spots of this long undiscovered oasis.

Hurry up to enjoy the slow life on Lamu island – The Globe and Mail.

February 2, 2011

a story by past participant Dawn Promislow

A newly published story by Dawn Promislow, SLS 09 participant, set in Vilnus.


Maple Tree Literary Supplement.