There won’t be any book reviews on the blog this week, mostly because we think you should all be at AWP in Chicago instead, buying—and attending readings of—as many books as you can.
More importantly, though, if you happen to be at AWP, make sure you also take some time from your busy panel-going and book-buying schedule to stop by the Ploughshares table, where you can enter our very first Blog Book Review Competition.
The format is simple: we give you a small card, you write us a book review in one sentence, of any book you like—past, present, or even, if you feel like showing off your publishing industry connections, future. Winners will be chosen both for creativity, and success as a satisfying review; we’ll publish our favorites here, and the best will also get the chance to contribute a full review to the blog.
So what are you waiting for? Get yourself to Chicago, and we’ll see you there!