Jentel Foundation Partners with O. Henry Prize Stories Residency
In 2003 Jentel collaborated with Anchor Books and began awarding residencies each year to writers in the prestigious O. Henry Prize Stories, the annual collection of the best short stories written in English and published in North American magazines.
The connection the residency confirms is an old one: Neltje, founder of Jentel, is the granddaughter of Frank Nelson Doubleday, whose firm first published the O.Henry Prize Stories almost from its establishment in 1919 (the current publisher of the collection, Anchor Books, was formerly a division of Doubleday). Jentel’s wish to include O. Henry writers among its residents is a generous recognition of the collection’s long history and, of course, the achievement of the O. Henry prize writers.
Experience a place where partnerships with other programs acknowledge excellence in writing through residency awards.
Frances de Pontes
Matthew Neill Null