I am thrilled to be part of the staff at the Hawai`i Review. I posted earlier about my feelings on contests and their fees, so I'm happy to announce the Hawai`i Review's first very Ian MacMillan Writing Contest. There is no reading fee, so I encourage all to apply. Ian MacMillan was a fiction writer and Emeritus Professor at the University of Hawai`i, and it is an honor to name this contest after him.
He authored seven novels and four short story collections, made over a hundred appearances in literary and commercial magazines, and won major awards for his short fiction including The Associated Writing Programs Award, The O. Henry Award, Pushcart Prize, and a Best American Short Stories Award. He received the 1992 Hawai`i Award for Literature, and his novel Village of a Million Spirits won the 2000 PEN-USA-West Award for Fiction. Recent novels include The Braid, and The Seven Orchids. Both books are set in Hawai`i.