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2015 Nilsen Prize Winner

Congratulations to the winner and finalists for the 2015 Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel.

The Pie Man
John Surowiecki, Amston, CT

The Shadows of 1915
Jerry M. Burger, Sunnyvale, CA

Field Notes
E.D. Edwards, Greensboro, NC



Macri poem chosen for Verse Daily

Congratulations to Angie Macri, whose poem “Watershed” was chosen by Verse Daily.

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Read “Watershed” via Verse Daily here, and find out more about Angie’s full-length book, Underwater Panther, here.

Reading and booksigning by Proud to Be authors at Missouri History Museum

On June 12, Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors authors Scott Owen, Valerie Young, Tony Mena, and Jay Harden gave a reading at the Missouri State History Museum in St. Louis.

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Left to right: Scott Owen, Valerie Young, Tony Mena, and Jay Harden (Click to enlarge photo.)


2015 Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction and Mighty River Short Story Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners and finalists for the 2015 fiction contests.

Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest
“The Mockingbird”
John Blair, San Marcos, TX

“Where’s George”
Anne Dimock, Los Altos, CA

Mighty River Short Story Contest
Elisabeth Doyle, Washington, DC

Carol Tiffany, Pottersville, NJ

Winners will be published in Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley, 16.1.

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New Releases

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Rules for Lying

By Anne Corbitt

After school, custodian Oliver Nix investigates a strange sound coming from the boys' locker room. What he finds rocks this suburban Atlanta community.

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A Meditation On Fire

By Jason Allen

Jason Allen's A Meditation on Fire is a book of survival: survival of addiction, one's family and hometown, erotic and companionate love and the shell casings it leaves behind.

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Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 4

By Edited by Susan Swartwout

Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 4 presents essays, fiction, poetry, interviews, and photography by military-service personnel, veterans, and their families.

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The Gorge

By David Armand

In his latest literary thriller, David Armand weaves together the stories of an eccentric cast of dark, frighteningly realist characters, each under suspicion of murdering a young girl, Amber Varnado, whose body is found hidden in a deep gorge at the opening of the novel.

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Featured Author

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David Armand

The Gorge

David Armand was born and raised in Louisiana. He has worked as a drywall hanger, a draftsman, and as a press operator in a flag printing factory. He now teaches at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he also serves as associate editor for Louisiana Literature Press. In 2010, he won the George Garrett Fiction Prize for his first novel, The Pugilist’s Wife, which was published by Texas Review Press. His second novel, Harlow, was published by Texas Review Press in 2013. The Gorge is his third novel. He has a chapbook, The Deep Woods, coming out in late 2015 from Blue Horse Press; and his memoir, My Mother’s House, is forthcoming Spring 2016 from Texas Review Press. David lives with his wife and two children and is working on his sixth book, The Lord’s