TRP Southern Poetry Breakthrough Series: West Virginia Winner

Kelly McQuain is the Winner of the TRP Southern Poetry Breakthrough Prize: West Virginia

New Audiobook: Leaving the Country of Sin, by Ron Rozelle

A tale of intrigue and suspense sent in Galveston, where a retired Army special forces operative struggles with the things he had to do during his service. Then he is unexpectedly recruited to carry out one more mission, plunging him into a battle between his conscience and his patriotism.

Eric Hoffer Honorable Mentions and Finalists

Eric Hoffer Book Award: Matt W. Miller, Caridad Moro-Gronlier, and Ryan Vine

Announcing the Winner of the 2021 George Garrett Fiction Prize

Our final judge Selah Saterstrom has selected Transmission by J.E. Sumerau as the winner of this year’s prize.

Thomas H. McNeely discusses linked stories for The Writer’s Spotlight

“Linked stories can allow you to create a portrait of a character or a place, or both, in a much different way from a novel. In story collections, the connections can be looser, characters can transform in surprising and sometimes jarring ways.” Thomas H. McNeely interviewed by Malena Watrous for Stanford’s The Writer’s Spotlight. ReadContinue reading “Thomas H. McNeely discusses linked stories for The Writer’s Spotlight”

Announcing the Winner of the 2021 X.J. Kennedy Prize

Our final judge Kazim Ali has selected Where Are the Snows by Kathleen Rooney as the winner of this year’s prize.

New Ebook Release

The debut poetry collection by Brooke Sahni, Before I Had the Word, is now available as an ebook! Take these stunning poems on the go with you on your phone, tablet, or Kindle! Get yours wherever ebooks are sold.

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?