Subscriber News: July 2023
Congratulations to Richard Haney-Jardine. He won the 2023 Iowa Review Award for Poetry for a suite of eight poems that included "Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Faggot", which had received an Honorable Mention in our 2022 Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest. The Iowa Review Awards give prizes up to $1,500 for poetry, stories, and essays. The most recent submission period was January 1-31.
Congratulations to Wendy Adair. Her novel The Broken Hallelujah won a Bronze Medal for military/wartime fiction in the 2023 Independent Publishers Book Awards. Scroll down to category #20 to see her book. The Broken Hallelujah depicts a woman's search for the truth about her grandfather, missing in action in Vietnam for 50 years.
Congratulations to Nathan Alling Long. His story "Her Story" won second prize in the 2023 J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction from the Catholic literary journal Dappled Things. The most recent submission period for this contest, with prizes up to $500, was October 1-November 30. Nathan's story "The Picnic", first published in The Masters Review, was selected for the flash fiction anthology Best Small Fictions 2023. The 2024 anthology will be open for nominations from November 15, 2023 to January 31, 2024 for stories published in 2023.
Congratulations to Deborah LeFalle. Her debut full-length poetry collection, Homage: An Offering of Golden Shovel Poems, was published in May by Broadstone Books. The golden shovel, a poetic form invented by Terrance Hayes, uses a line from another author's poem to generate the words at the end of each line. Homage creates poems in conversation with 20th-century Black authors such as Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, and others. She kindly shares a sample poem here.
Congratulations to Joseph Stanton. His eighth poetry collection, Lifelines: Poems for Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper, was recently released by Shanti Arts.
Congratulations to Noah Berlatsky. His poetry chapbook It's Fab was published by Origami Poetry in June and is available for free download.
Omaha Perez has released an expanded full-color edition of his graphic novel Bodhisattva, which won an Honorable Mention in the 2020 Winning Writers North Street Book Prize. Bodhisattva: Instant Karma and Other Tales includes the 75-page story from the original black-and-white edition, now colorized by Paul Little, plus two short stories and multiple guest pin-ups, with a foreword by legendary comics writer J.M. DeMatteis. Order the book in paperback or PDF from his IndieGogo page. Visit his website for more art and comics.
Paul C. Thornton recently released The Joy of Cruising Again, a book celebrating the travel stories of people who returned to vacationing on cruise ships after the 2020 pandemic. Check out his website for the companion podcast. Paul's memoir of his recovery from a brain tumor, White Man's Disease, was a past winner of our North Street Book Prize.
Megan Falley was interviewed at Chill Subs for the article "Thicc McChicken: Celebrating Pride with Poetry" by Kailey Brennan Dellorusso. The piece includes advice for writing poems with great endings, and a link to Megan's favorite sandwich recipe.
James K. Zimmerman's poem "The Doctors Call It An Irritation" was published in Breakwater Review. "Edward Hopper's Boy and Moon (Variations on a Theme)" was published in The Pedestal Magazine.
Published: July 8, 2023