Playboy's College Fiction: A Collection of Contest Winners from the First 21 Years

Overview

For more than 50 years Playboy has published fiction by some of the biggest names in the field–Steinbeck, García Márquez, Gordimer, Bellow, Smiley–the list goes on and on. And since 1986, the magazine has sponsored its now famous College Fiction Contest, which annually receives thousands of entries from aspiring writers who seek the top prize: publication in the magazine’s October issue. Winners have represented schools large and small, public and private, from all over North America – the universities of ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (27) from $1.99   
  • New (9) from $23.10   
  • Used (18) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 8 of 9
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$23.10
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(250)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
2007 Softcover New with no dust jacket 9781586421342. Brand new paperback with no remainder mark. Professional service from a Main Street bookstore.; 1 x 8.8 x 5.9 Inches; 352 ... pages. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Blairstown, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$23.10
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(640)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 1586421344! ! ! ! BEST PRICES WITH A SERVICE YOU CAN RELY! ! !

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$23.10
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(858)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 1586421344 Friendly Return Policy. A+++ Customer Service!

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$23.10
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(665)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 1586421344 SERVING OUR CUSTOMERS WITH BEST PRICES. FROM A COMPANY YOU TRUST, HUGE SELECTION. RELIABLE CUSTOMER SERVICE! ! HASSLE FREE RETURN POLICY, SATISFACTION ... GURANTEED**** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$23.10
Seller since 2013

Feedback rating:

(343)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 1586421344! ! KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! ! ENJOY OUR BEST PRICES! ! ! Ships Fast. All standard orders delivered within 5 to 12 business days.

Ships from: Southampton, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$23.10
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(239)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 1586421344 XCITING PRICES JUST FOR YOU. Ships within 24 hours. Best customer service. 100% money back return policy.

Ships from: Bensalem, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$23.10
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(2271)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 1586421344 Ships Within 24 Hours. Tracking Number available for all USA orders. Excellent Customer Service. Upto 15 Days 100% Money Back Gurantee. Try Our Fast! ! ... ! ! Shipping With Tracking Number. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Bensalem, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$60.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(113)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 8 of 9
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

For more than 50 years Playboy has published fiction by some of the biggest names in the field–Steinbeck, García Márquez, Gordimer, Bellow, Smiley–the list goes on and on. And since 1986, the magazine has sponsored its now famous College Fiction Contest, which annually receives thousands of entries from aspiring writers who seek the top prize: publication in the magazine’s October issue. Winners have represented schools large and small, public and private, from all over North America – the universities of Alabama, Virginia, Kansas, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Southern California; San Francisco State, Rutgers, M.I.T., Penn, Brown, Columbia, West Virginia’s Potomac State College, and Trent University in Ontario. In some cases winners have bested runners-up, who have gone on to achieve literary fame and fortune, such as A.M. Homes and Pam Houston.
The most important aspect of this diverse collection of stories is the one attribute that they all have in common: each is a stellar example of the short form written by an author who was still in school. Readers of fiction, writers of fiction, and teachers of fiction will find this entertaining and satisfying compendium to be unique and unrivaled, and an important addition to any bookshelf of contemporary literature. Enhancing this volume will be updated information on each contributor: the stories behind the writing of their stories, and how winning the College Fiction Contest has influenced their lives.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586421342
  • Publisher: Steerforth Press
  • Publication date: 8/14/2007
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Alice Turner is contributing editor at Playboy. For many years she was the magazine’s fiction editor and is the creator of the College Fiction Contest.

Thom Jones is one of the leading short-story writers of his generation, and the author of Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine, Cold Snap, and The Pugilist at Rest, a National Book Award finalist and O’Henry Award winner. Eight of his stories have been published in Playboy.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)