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Congratulations Carmen Maria Machado, National Book Award finalist!

Congratulations Carmen Maria Machado whose book Her Body and Other Parties (Graywolf Press) has been named a fiction finalist for the 2017 National Book Award! Machado appeared in Inch #20–Spring 2013 with her flash fiction, “Dating Men with Biblical Names.” Since that time, she has been a reader for Inch submissions and Inch has reflected her invaluable contributions. Her Body and Other Parties (Graywolf Press) was published this year and has been immediately met with wide praise: “Carmen Maria Machado…

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Chapbook Open Reading Period selections

2017 Chapbook Open Reading Period selections announced

Bull City Press is pleased to announce that we will be publishing three chapbooks submitted during our summer 2017 Chapbook Open Reading Period: collections of poetry by Leah Silvieus and Connie Voisine, and a fiction chapbook from Ryan Napier. Born in South Korea and raised in Montana and Colorado, Leah Silvieus now travels between Florida and New York as a yacht chief stewardess. She is the author of a chapbook, Anemochory (Hyacinth Girl Press 2016) and a books editor for Hyphen magazine. She is also…

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Conor Bracken

Conor Bracken wins the Frost Place Chapbook Competition

Conor Bracken of Houston, TX has won the 2017 Frost Place Chapbook Competition for his manuscript, Henry Kissinger, Mon Amour. Bracken receives a fellowship to the Frost Place Poetry Seminar, a $250.00 prize, and a week to live and write in the Frost Place house in Franconia, NH. Henry Kissinger, Mon Amour will be published by Bull City Press in September, 2017. About the manuscript, judge Diane Seuss said: “These poems churn the guts and delight the senses, the language precise, juicy, with…

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Pre-Order: Everything, Then and Since for only $12

by Michael Parker Whether ferrying slowly across an eastern North Carolina river or reaching out to touch a train that’s not about to stop, the wanderers in these stories yearn for what they can’t quite grasp. It might be what they’ve left behind or what lies ahead, but whatever it is, it won’t leave them alone. Regret and marvel, trouble and love—it’s Everything, Then and Since. “These stories are miracles of concision. And, like all enduring stories, there is nothing short…

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