Wednesday, March 5, 2008

"The Camphor Suitcase" Second in Essay Contest

My personal essay, "The Camphor Suitcase," won second prize in Literal Latte's Essay Awards. The top three winners will receive $1000, $300, and $200 respectively, and be published on-line when Literal Latte finishes redesigning its website in a few weeks.

A 10-year-old innovative magazine with a big literary presence and highly reputed contests, Literal Latte used to be a newsprint publication available for free in every independent coffeehouse in NYC. Now it has moved to completely on-line, complemented with annual print anthologies. With Starbucks taking over everywhere and the consequent disappearance of independent coffee houses, such a move is welcome. I heard rumors that the new face of Literal Latte's website will be exciting, and I look forward to seeing it.


Lance said...

Congratulations, Xujun! Another feather in your cap! :-)


Chancelucky said...

Congratulation, Xujun.

Xujun Eberlein said...

Thank you, Lance and Chancelucky!

Tyler Gore said...

It took a little longer than we anticipated, Xujun, but the new Literal Latte site is up, and your great story is in our first (new) issue:

Here's the direct link: The Camphor Suitcase.

Best, Tyler

Xujun Eberlein said...

Thanks for letting me know, Tyler! The new site shines! Well done.