TRP September Roundup

September Releases Where Are the Snows, by Kathleen Rooney Ebook Releases Enter Water, Swimmer, by Mary Morris Fluffing the Concrete, by Mack Dryden The Death of Bonnie and Clyde, by Michael Gills Down & Dirty, by George Drew The Waiting Girl, by Erin Ganaway Pictures of the Shark, by Thomas McNeely Contests The X. J.Continue reading “TRP September Roundup”

Mark Your Calendars! (September)

Submissions closing for The $10,000 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, and The $1,000 George Garrett Fiction Prize. Author Events with Kathleen Rooney, Jim Kelly, and Thomas H. McNeely.

TRP July Roundup

New releases in paperback, ebook, and audiobook, judge reveals, author news, and more! See what TRP was up to in July!

Mark Your Calendars! (August)

Calls for submissions to The $10,000 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, The $1,000 George Garrett Fiction Prize, and The McNeese Review. Author Events with Jenny Shank and Thomas H. McNeely.

Mark Your Calendars! (July)

Calls for submissions from the X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, The George Garrett Fiction Prize, and The McNeese Review. Events with Kathleen Rooney, Thomas H. McNeely, and more. See what’s comping up in July!

Mark Your Calendars! (June)

Calls for submissions from The McNeese Review. Goodreads giveaway. Events with Jesse Graves, Jenny Shank, and more. See what’s comping up in June!

TRP Q&A: An Interview with David Armand

For me, almost all reading is pleasurable. And I can learn from it, even the bad stuff. But I particularly like long novels where I can spend weeks or even months with the characters—thinking about them throughout the day and looking forward to the next morning when I can spend time with them again.

Love Give Us One Death: Bonnie and Clyde in the Last Days

Jeff P. Jones’ postmodern, historical novel recounts the last days of the notorious American outlaws Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. The immediacy of the narrative and the intimacy of the language reveals Jones’ desire to draw as close as possible to the real Bonnie and Clyde. Part prose and part verse, the novel is teeming with fragments, witness statements, newspaper articles, photos, scripts, and even a cartoon, creating a delightfully chaotic mixture of narrative styles.

Weeding Out the Good Reads

My friend has a habit of reading the last page of a book, before ever looking at the first page.

Another friend doesn’t judge a book by its cover, rather they glance at its spine.

Yet another friend does this thing where they looks at a book’s sleeve, reads the author’s biography and pretends to talk to the author by wondering, how did you get from point A to point B? How can I get published?

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”