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Rules for Lying releasing September 1

Anne with her books

Author Anne Corbitt with her Nilsen Prize-winning novel, Rules for Lying, which releases September 1. Read more about Rules for Lying here.

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.)


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New Releases


Everyone at This Party Has Two Names

By Brad Aaron Modlin

"Full of essential solitudes though simultaneously lit by "a whore's lightbulb against a star sky," the poems in this, Modlin's first, book are remarkable for their candor, for their wit, for their urge toward and into new moods and new modes. . . ."

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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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Featured Author

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Anne Corbitt

Rules for Lying

Anne Corbitt received her MFA in Fiction from the University of Mississippi on the John and Renée Grisham Fellowship. Her work has appeared in One Story, The Greensboro Review, Fifth Wednesday, Fourth River, and others. She teaches at Kennesaw State University. Rules for Lying is Anne’s first novel and the winner of the Nilsen Prize.

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