Great good day, true believers! Your weekly Bull Pen is here with a round up of publications and recognitions of our BCP friends and family. If you have good news to share, send it my way at [email protected]. Have a great week! –Noah Stetzer 


Bull City Press alum, Robin Black, appears in Waxwing Magazine with her piece, “My Parents Are Cruel to My Brother.”

Dwayne Betts, contributor to Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Seriesinterviewed at WFAE prior to his appearance in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Bull City Press author of 2015 Frost Place Chapbook Competition winning book DynamiteAnders Carlson-Wee’s, along with brother Kai Carlson-Wee, short documentary Riding the Highline is an official selection at the 2017 Fargo Film Festival.

Glenn Shaheen, contributor to INCH 26, appears with new flash fiction, “Water in its Three Forms” at Matchbook Literary Magazine.

INCH 16 contributor, Ron Riekki with “I am the Poet Laureate of My Butt” at Mush/Mum.


Happy to announce Bull City Press editor Rebecca Hazelton’s project The Manifesto Project is available now from University of Akron Press.  Bull City Press author of Beneath the Ice Fish like Souls Look Alike, Emilia Phillips can be found included in this new anthology. Check out Phillips’ poem, “Barista,” featured at Banango Street.

Kevin McLellan, contributor to INCH 6, appears with his poem, “Floriculture” at Thrush Poetry Journal.


“I don’t know about the future of anything until it’s done, & nothing is done right now.” –Phillip B. Williams, INCH 17 contributor, interviewed at Auburn’s The Plainsman.

Congratulations to INCH 3 contributor Aimee Nezhukumatahil whose Prairie Schooner essay, “How to Make Halo-Halo Last Longer Than a Day”  has won the Luschei Award.

Grind Good News:

Susan Okie appears at Beltway Poetry Quarterly with her piece, “Love’s Austere and Lonely Offices”

JC Todd will appear this summer in the Stillwater Review with her poems, “your heat collapsed” & ” Cliches of Sorrow.”


Marielle Prince is interviewed at Yemassee Journal.

Lesley Valdes appears at Innisfree Poetry Journal with “In the parking lot in front of the Shell station.”

Peg Pursell’s debut poetry collection Show Her a Flower, a Bird, a Shadow (ELJ Editions) includes a number of poems that began in the Grind.