New Release: Marisa Tirado, Selena Didn’t Know Spanish Either

Selena Didn’t Know Spanish Either is a debut poetry collection which seeks Tejano pop star Selena Quintanilla as a means of reconnecting to the speaker’s cultural identity.

New Release: Deirdre Danklin, Catastrophe

At fourteen, two schoolgirls slit their palms with safety scissors and promised to be in each other’s lives forever.

2020 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize Winner

Congratulations to Brooke Sahni, whose book Before I Had the Word, has won the 2020 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, selected by Maggie Smith. We look forward to publishing Before I Had the Word in Fall 2021. We would also like to recognize the finalists for this year’s prize: Amber Adams – Becoming RibbonsKemi Alabi –Continue reading “2020 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize Winner”

TRP Southern Poetry Breakthrough Prize: Florida Winner

Congratulations to Caridad Moro-Gronlier for winning the TRP Southern Poetry Breakthrough Prize: Florida! We look forward to publishing Tortillera in Spring 2021. The TRP Southern Poetry Breakthrough Series seeks to highlight a first full-length collection by emerging authors from each state in the southern U.S. Submissions open January 1st each year.

2020 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize Winner

Congratulations to Cecilia Pinto for winning the 2020 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize! We look forward to publishing Imagine the Dog in Spring 2021. Established in 2001, The Clay Reynolds Novella Prize seeks to highlight one book a year that excels in the novella format. Since 2019 the Prize comes with a $500 advance, a standardContinue reading “2020 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize Winner”

2020 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize Winner

Congratulations to Elisabeth Murawski for winning the 2020 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize! We look forward to publishing Still Life with Timex in Spring 2021. Established in 2001, The Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize seeks to highlight one book a year that excels in the chapbook format. Since 2019 the Prize comes with a $500Continue reading “2020 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize Winner”

Part II: Taking a Look at Ephemera with Evana Bodiker

Taking a Look at Ephemera with Evana Bodiker

Contributing writer Savanah Burns recently interviewed the 2017 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize winner and author of Ephemera, Evana Bodiker. 

Part I: Getting to Know 2017 Phillips Prize winner Evana Bodiker

Contributing writer Savanah Burns recently interviewed the 2017 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize winner and author of Ephemera, Evana Bodiker. 

Get a Grip

Get a Grip by Kathy Flann This post was written by contributing writer Laura Brackin. Kathy Flann’s writing has seen no shortage of prizes. As the 2014 winner of the George Garrett Prize, her short story collection Get a Grip (Texas Review Press, 2015) follows in the award-winning tradition of her earlier work. With engagingContinue reading “Get a Grip”