Subscriber News: January 2014
Congratulations to Sherri Felt Dratfield. Her second poetry chapbook, Water Vigils, is now available for pre-order from Finishing Line Press. Her debut chapbook from the same press, The City, was nominated for a 2013 Pushcart Prize. Notable poet Grace Schulman says of Water Vigils: "Sherri Felt Dratfield turns her inquisitive gaze from downtown New York to the sea. How closely she identifies with a shore creature, a boat moored close to land, a wave's insistent force. These are poems of passion and accuracy, all the more compelling for the way they move beyond the object of her contemplation to their true subject, the human condition."
Congratulations to Donna Baier Stein. Her debut short story collection, Sympathetic People, was released in December by Serving House Press. C. Michael Curtis, fiction editor at The Atlantic, says of this book: "Donna Baier Stein is a discovery. Her deceptively mild story-telling veers swiftly into the savage but often unacknowledged discontent of suburban life...all explored with language that engages and surprises."
Congratulations to G.L. Helm. His romance novella Sometimes in Dreams was released in November by Siren's Call Publications. His short story collection Train Wheels, Flying Saucers, and the Ghost of Tiburcio Vasquez will be published in February by Rogue Phoenix Press. It is a book of American Tall Tales mostly concerned with the Antelope Valley and the Great Mojave desert.
Congratulations to Linda Neal Reising. Her poetry chapbook Re-Writing Family History will be published later this month by Finishing Line Press, and is now available for pre-order. Poet Mike Carson says of this collection: "Like the spring in the center poem, a clear deep coherence rises from the real underground, a family and a town history 're-written' to reveal its worthy truths, the unsaid rising from the said...Here is the great weight of love, a generous offering." She kindly shares a sample poem.
Congratulations to Diana Anhalt. Her third poetry chapbook, Lives of Straw, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Like her previous collection, Second Skin (FutureCycle Press, 2012), her new book is inspired by her life in Mexico. The poet moved there in 1950 and returned to America in 2010. She kindly shares a sample poem.
Congratulations to Robert Vaughan. His chapbook Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits, a flash fiction collection, is now available from Deadly Chaps Press. Visit his website to learn more about his poetry and fiction.
Congratulations to Joan La Prade Cannon. Her debut poetry collection, My Mind Is Made of Crumbs, was released in December by Anaphora Literary Press.
Congratulations to Helene Pilibosian. Her poem "Clam Chowder Manners", about the Boston Marathon bombing, was a finalist in the 2013 Rash Awards from Broad River Review, the literary journal of Gardner-Webb University, and will be published in an upcoming issue. The most recent submission period for this prize was August 15-November 15. See the winners' list here. In other news, Helene's poems "Pastels in the Afternoon" and "Blue on the Brush" will be published in the journal Louisiana Literature.
Congratulations to KJ Hannah Greenberg. Her poetry collection Citrus-Inspired Ceramics was published in September 2013 by Aldrich Press. She kindly shares a sample poem. Also in 2013, her short fiction collection The Immediacy of Emotional Kerfuffles was released in print and e-book editions by Bards & Sages Publishing.
Elizabet Stevens' poem "Up in Smoke" was published in the Hidden Brook Press anthology Window Fishing: The Night We Caught Beatlemania, edited by John B. Lee. The book celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, with writers from around the world sharing how the band inspired them.
Alex Dreppec's poems "Underpass" and "Unterführung" were published in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Issue #39. His poems "Buy" and "Cloned Cooks Conquer Canada" appeared in Parody Poetry Journal. His poems "Arcane Aphrodite", "Asphalt Asparagus", "Burton Beatitudes", "Cellulite Cinderella", and "Zombie Zealotry" appeared in The Hoot & Hare Review, Issue #2.
William L. Janes's untitled mini-memoir was accepted by Telling Our Stories Press for their forthcoming anthology Reverie, a collection of short memoirs done in 300 words or fewer, edited by CoCo Harris. William writes, "Just wanted to say thank you for providing your newsletter to all of those writers who are looking to get a foot in the door. My mini-memoir is to be published in a collection from the above-titled folks who I never would have heard about were it not for Winning Writers. It is the first time I've been published."
Published: January 11, 2014