Check out Wayne Harrison's story collection WRENCH. To learn more, read the interivew at The Orgeonian or the book review at The Coil.


TAURUS, poems by Paul Nemser: What are folks saying about this myth-infused love story set amongst the sentient robot arms of contemporary St. Petersburg? Check out this review at The Huffington Post by Valerie Stivers-Isakova.

 

 

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We are pleased to announce that Jesse Lee Kercheval has selected A Small Rising Up in the Lungs, by Kit Frick of Brooklyn, New York, to receive the 2017 New American Poetry Prize. A MacDowell Colony fellow, Frick studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA from Syracuse University. Her debut young adult novel is See All the Stars (Simon & Schuster / Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2018). Frick will receive $1,000 and A Small Rising Up in the Lungs will be released in Fall 2018.

Other finalists for the 2017 New American Poetry Prize include:

—Posthumous Noon, by Aaron Baker of Chicago, IL
—Fixed Star
, by Suzanne Fischkorn of Redding, CT
—Seducing the Asparagus Queen, by Amorak Huey of East Grand Rapids, MI
—The Haruspicators, by Charles Kell of Charlestown, RI
—The Marriage of Space and Time, by Jed Myers of Seattle, WA
—North of Paradise, by Rimas Uzgiris of Vilnius, Lithuania

Submissions are closed for the 2017 New American Fiction Prize and the reading committee is reading. Winner will receive $1,000 and a publication contract. Final Judge will be Lori Ostlund, author of the novel After the Parade and a story collection, The Bigness of the World.

Gina Frangello has selected Welcome to Freedom Point by Marina Mularz of Los Angeles, CA, to receive the 2016 New American Fiction Prize. Recently named a finalist for the Samantha Bee Full Frontal Mentorship Program, Mularz also received the 2015 Nonesuch National Humor Writing Prize and was shortlisted by George Saunders for Matrix Magazine's LitPOP Award. She will receive $1,000 and Welcome to Freedom Point will be released in spring 2018.

Finalists for the 2016 Prize include:

—The Rink Girl, a collection by Mark Brazaitis of Morgantown, VA
—X, a novel by Peter Grandbois of Granville, OH
—The Gravity of Longings, a collection by Kathryn Paulsen of New York, NY
—Locked Gray/Linked Blue, a collection by Kem Joy Ukwu of Bloomfield, NJ

Semifinalists for the 2016 Fiction Prize include:

—South of Wall, a novel by Michael Bourne of Vancouver, BC
—Long White Robe, a novel by Polly Buckingham of Medical Lake, WA
—Motherland and Other Stories, by Alix Christie of Nevada City, CA
—Going Under, a collection by H. E. Francis of Huntsville, AL
—Report from a Place of Burning, a collection by George Looney of Erie, PA
—Bringing Back Bobbie, a novel by Mary Lotz of Hudsonville, MI
—Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons, a collection by Keith Rosson of Portland, OR
—Come Again No More, a novel by David Wesley Williams of Memphis, TN

We're pleased to announce that Gabriel Gudding selected The Underneath, by Christopher Cokinos, to receive the 2016 New American Poetry Prize. Recipient of a Whiting Award, a Glasgow Prize, and an N.S.F. Antarctic Visiting Artists and Writers Fellowship, Cokinos is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Arizona and an affiliated faculty with the Institute of the Environment and the Global Change program.

Finalists for the 2016 Prize include:

—Nostalgia for a World Where We Can Live, by Monica Berlin
—The Ghosts of Lost Animals, by Michelle Bonczek
—The Iron Staircase and Other Disturbing Tales of Woe, by Sydnee Brower
—Nimrod in Hell, by James Capozzi
—Sentences, by Richard Carr
—Pause, Now Pause, by D. Gilson
—Taking the Homeless Census, by Alexis Ivy
—Overseeing the Downfall, by Jeff Nesheim
—The Listening Room, by Kathleen Rooney
—If the Girl Never Learns, by Sue William Silverman


Check out the latest NEW STORIES FROM THE MIDWEST, edited by Lee Martin and featuring recent stories by Charles Baxter, Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Ho Davies, Stuart Dybek, Albert Goldbarth, Laura Van Den Berg, and more!

 

Check out the starred review at Publishers Weekly for ELECTRICITY & OTHER DREAMS, a collection of magical stories by Micah Dean Hicks!