Forgetting English by Midge Raymond

Forgetting English by Midge Raymond This is another book I read last year but didn’t have time to write about. This story collection won The…

Interview with Mary Akers, author of Bones of an Inland Sea

My friend Mary Akers has a new book out, Bones of an Inland Sea (Press 53, 2013).  I plan to give you my own reaction to…

Guest Post: Stefanie Freele

Horrified Faces and Other Unexpected Encounters While Marketing My Books Stefanie Freele (Author of Surrounded by Water, Press 53 and Feeding Strays, Lost Horse…

The Book Tour–updated

It used to be that publishers would send their authors on national book tours to promote new releases. That still happens with a few…

2013 Reading: Glossolalia by David Jauss

Glossolalia By David Jauss Press 53 (September, 2013)   I first became aware of David Jauss from reading his wonderful essays on the craft…

Short Story Resurgence?

We are now being told that short story collections are all the rage. A story from yesterday’s New York Times is circulating among writers…

Meet Seth Michelson . . . and learn how to get his book for free

I’m happy today to present a conversation with Seth Michelson, author of poetry collection Eyes Like Broken Windows. And if you read to the…

Guest Post: Terri Kirby Erickson

Poetry: The People’s Choice by Terri Kirby Erickson At the recent 2013 People’s Choice Awards, the lovely host Kaley Cuoco made poets’ lives a little tougher…

Year of the Small Press?

All you hear about these days, it seems, is “Indie Publishing” (a term which has been co-opted by self-publishers). And there’s a thoughtful article…

New Issue of Prime Number Magazine

I am very pleased to announce that Issue 29 of Prime Number Magazine is now LIVE! With lots of good stuff: Fiction from Frank Scozzari,…