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Congratulations to Valerie Griggs! Her poem “Vigil” won first place in the Nassau County Poet Laureate 2019 poetry contest.
Congratulations to Valerie Griggs! Her poem “Vigil” won first place in the Nassau County Poet Laureate 2019 poetry contest.
Congratulations to Laurie Reiche! Her poem “Four Months, One Week” has received the Editors’ Choice Award for the best poetry in Inscape 2019!
Lenny Levine recently read at Bethel Library. Check out his performance here:
Congratulations to Janna Cohen! Her short story “Cat and Rose” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by The MacGuffin!
Congratulations to Irene O’ Garden! Her memoir, Risking The Rapids: How My Wilderness Adventure Healed My Childhood, will be released on January 31, 2019, from Mango Publishing!
Congratulations to Suzanne O’Connell! Her poem “Crying is Expected in a Therapy Office” has earned Honorable Mention in the 2018 Steve Kowit Poetry Prize and will be published in the 2019 San Diego Poetry Annual.
Congratulations to Pamela Davis! Her short story “Paris Nocturne” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize!
Congratulations to Rachel Tramonte! Her poem “Dead Letter Mail” has been nominated for the 2018 Sundress Best of the Net award.
Congratulations to Lynn Hoggard! Her poem “In The Garden” has been nominated for the 2018 Sundress Best of the Net award.
Congratulations to Patricia Meek! Her video poem “Dialogue with Georgia O’ Keeffe: Chimney Rock” will be screened at this year’s Rabbit Heart poetry Film Festival. https://doublebunnypress.com/2018-shortlists/
Congratulations to Ann Harper Reed! Her short story “Brooch” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize!
Congratulations to John Ballantine! His essay “Half of Something” is a finalist in The Adelaide Literary Award Contest for The Best Essay 2018.
Congratulations to Abby Caplin! Her poem “My Daughter Spoke of the Resistance” has been nominated for the 2018 Sundress Best of the Net award.
Congratulations to Susan Flynn! Her poem “Ode to My Mistakes” has been nominated for the 2018 Sundress Best of the Net award.
Congratulations to Mercedes Lawry, winner of our second annual WaterSedge contest, on the publication of her chapbook! In the Early Garden With Reason was published with the help of Self-Publishing Relief and is available at Amazon.
Congratulations to Lynn Hoggard! Her poetry collection Bushwhacking Home, won third place in the National Federation of Press Women’s 2018 National Communications Contest!
Congratulations to Steve Laracy on the publication of his novel Traces of the Past, recently published with the help of Self-Publishing Relief and available at Amazon!
Congratulations to Lynn Hoggard! Her poetry collection, Bushwhacking Home, won first place in the 2018 Press Women of Texas poetry competition.
Congratulations to Matthue Roth! He’ll be reading at AWP this weekend, on 3/8!
Congratulations to Ann Harper Reed! Her short story “Bhishma” is published in Tayo.
Please click on this link to read Ann’s story: http://www.tayoliterarymag.com/ann-harper-reed
Congratulations to Anne Denmark on the release of her novel Truth or Dare, recently published with the help of Self-Publishing Relief and available at Amazon!
Congratulations to Lynn Hoggard! Her poem “Love in the Desert”, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize!
Congratulations to Alex Frankel! His essay, “Limitless”, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize!
Congratulations to Delphine Hirsh! Her short story, “The Webbing,” has been nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize!
Congratulations to Richard Key! His essay, “The Last Hundred Days” has been nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize!
Abby Caplin will be reading her poetry on Friday, November 10th, 2017 at Catamaran’s Fall Issue Launch and on Friday, November 17th at “At the Inkwell Poetry Night” at Alley Cat Books in San Francisco, sponsored by SF Creative Writing Institute.
Congratulations to Lucinda Watson! Her poems “In Rome with My Dad on Business” and “Letter Yet Unsent” have been nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize!
Congratulations to Cathy Allman! Her poem. “Not in the Wonder Box,” has been nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize!
Congratulations to Trish Meek! Her collaborative film submission, Ghost Ranch, has been short listed as a selection in the Showcase Matinee of the Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival this year.
Congratulations to Jhon Sanchez! His short story “Weekly Talk” was selected as finalist in Midway Journal’s -1000 Below: Flash Prose and Poetry Contest.
Congratulations to King Grossman, whose novel Letters To Alice recently received the Gold Medal for Inspirational/Visionary Fiction in the 2017 Global Ebook Awards! Letters To Alice was also named the Visionary Fiction Distinguished Favorite in the Independent Press Awards, and was a Finalist for Literary Fiction in the National Indie Excellence Awards. For more information about King and his work, please visit his website.
Congratulations to Kathryn Ramsperger! Her novel, The Shores of Our Souls, will be released on August 1, 2017.
Congratulations to Kendra Tanacea! Her manuscript, Garbage Heart, is a semi-finalist in the annual Washington Prize contest from The Word Works.
Congratulations to Saramanda Swigart! Her short story, “Contranym”, was recently accepted by Grief Diaries. Please click on this link to read “Contranym”: http://www.thegriefdiaries.org/#/fiction-by-saramanda-swigart
Congratulations to Kerry Campbell! Her manuscript, Dreaming of France, just won the 2017 Blue Light Press Poetry Award. Kerry trusted Writer’s Relief with the proofing of her manuscript, which will be released in September.
Looking for an intriguing summer read? Serenity Books is pleased to announce the release of “Jewels of San Fedele,” a collection of short fiction, memoir, art and photography that our client, D Ferrara is featured in. After a near magical week in Tuscany, a group of writers shared their experiences in this paperback, now available on Amazon. Please click on this link: https://www.amazon.com/Jewels-San-Fedele-D-Ferrara/dp/0996699236/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493940544&sr=8-1&keywords=d+ferrara+jewels to learn more about this collaboration and order a copy!
Please read Mark Gunther’s heartfelt essay about the strength of love when facing a tragedy, recently published in Still Standing: http://stillstandingmag.com/2017/05/a-lesson-of-love/
Congratulations to Kathleen Glassburn! Her novel, Making It Work is now available. Click on the link below to learn more about Kathleen’s book, read what Kirkus Review published about Making It Work, and order your copy: http://www.kathleenglassburn.com/making-it-work-2
Congratulations to Neerja Raman! Her short story, “Once Upon a River” is published in Verdad.
Please click on this link to read Neerja’s story: http://verdadmagazine.org/vol22/fiction/raman.html
Congratulations to Kendra Tanacea! Her second book, garbage heart, was chosen as a semifinalist for the Elixir Press 17th Annual Poetry Awards.
Congratulations to Kerry Campbell, who just won The New Millennium Writer’s 42nd poetry prize! Check out her winning piece here!
Congratulations to Mark Belair, whose poem “chick” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Gemini Magazine!
Congratulations to Marc Tretin whose debut poetry collection, Pink Mattress, was published by NYQ Books. The collection is available on Amazon.
Congratulations to Debra Hori! Her essay, “A Clothesline Meditation,” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Congratulations to Tamara Adelman, whose essay “Rustic Canyon”, published in Rubbertop Review, was chosen as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2016!
Congratulations to Mark Conkling whose short story, “Into the Wild Blue Yonder”, will publish in The Penmen Review in late October.
Congratulations to Lynn Hoggard! Keep an eye out for her new collection of poetry, Bushwhacking Home, which will be published by TCU Press in the spring of 2017!
Congratulations to Kendra Tanacea! Her book, A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees, will be published by Lost Horse Press in early 2017!
Congratulations to Abby Caplin! Abby is an award recipient of San Francisco’s Poets Eleven Contest 2016.
On August 23rd at 6pm join flutist Stephanie Jutt and poet Mark Belair at the Cornelia Street Cafe in NYC for a Music/Spoken Word Performance. See the details at: http://corneliastreetcafe.com
Congratulations to Loren Stephens! Her book, “Paris Nights: My Year at the Moulin Rouge,” (with Cliff Simon) was published in July by Waldorf Publishing. Loren will be signing copies of her book at The Corner Bookstore on Madison Avenue, New York, NY on October 4, 2016.
Congratulations to Debra Hori! Debra won runner-up in Bacopa Literary Review’s 2016 Creative Nonfiction Prize.
Congratulations to Patricia Meek who was named as a finalist for the 2016 Rita Dove Award in Poetry (International Literary Awards).
Congratulations to Richard Key, who won second place in the Gulf Coast Writers Association 2016 contest! You can check out his winning story here: Do-Gooders Gotta Eat Too
Richard also was accepted into Crack the Spine’s upcoming print anthology! You can read the essay that will appear in the anthology here.
Congratulations to Lucinda B. Watson, who received two acceptances in one week! Lucinda’s poem, “Barnstorming”, was accepted by Stickman Review and her poem, “Getting Around Town”, was accepted by The Healing Muse.
Congratulations to Pamela Davis, who is a semi-finalist in The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry! Her poem, “Still//Life” will be published in Nimrod‘s Awards 38 issue due out in October 2016.
Congratulations to Linda Swanberg! Her poem, “Heron Island, 1966”, won the Willow Review Award.
Congratulations to Yvonne Leach, whose poem “A Letter to Charlotte” will be featured in the anthology All We Can Hold! Her poem “For the Greater Good” will also appear in the anthology Marry a Monster.
Congratulations to Suzanne O’Connell, whose first poetry collection, A Prayer For Torn Stockings, is now available on Amazon!
Congratulations to John McCord who will be signing his newest novel The Sun in the Eastern Sky, as well as his first book in this series, Sneak Attack, at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, April 16. If you love thrillers and espionage, this is an event you can’t miss!
Where: Barnes & Noble at the Arboretum in Charlotte, NC
When: Saturday, April 16, 2:00 p.m.
For more info about the event, click here!
Congratulations to Jhon Sanchez, whose essay “Album for a Poem” was featured in Letting Go: An Anthology of Attempts. You can read Jhon’s interview about the essay here.
Letting Go: An Anthology of Attempts was also featured on BuzzFeed as one of the 6 most compelling spring 2016 anthologies! You can view the complete list here.
Congratulations to Alison Hicks, whose poem, “Detail, Olive Orchard, Saint-Rémy,” will be included in the Crack the Spine Fall 2015 anthology, and her poem “The Mother as Persephone,” in 50 Over 50: Celebrating Experiencing and Emerging Women Writers, to be launched at the AWP conference in LA at the end of March.
Alison’s second book of poems, You Who Took the Boat Out, has been offered publication by Unsolicited Press.
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Congratulations to Hananah Zaheer for receiving a 2016 Pushcart nomination for her short story “A Video Store Called Desire,” published in Moon City Review!
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Congratulations to Jed Myers, whose poem “After Parking at Starbucks” won fifth place in the Writer’s Digest Poetry Contest. Jed also received an honorable mention for his poem “One Small Scratch” from the Ruben Rose Poetry Competition.
Congratulations to Christopher Kuhl, whose short story, “Wade,” was named the Annual Editor’s Choice of Best Work in Fiction for 2016 by Inscape Magazine.
Jhon Sanchez received a 2016 Pushcart Prize nomination from New Lit Saloon Press for his short Story, “The Japanese Rice Cooker,” which has been published in the anthology Startling Sci-Fi, Tales from the Beyond.
Congratulations to Kate McCorkle on the 2016 Pushcart Prize nomination she received from r.kv.r.y Quarterly Literary Journal!
Congratulations to Suzanne O’Connell on the nomination for 2016 The Pushcart Prize she received from Knot Literary Magazine!
Suzanne O’Connell’s recently published work can be found in Forge, Atlanta Review, Crack The Spine, The Louisville Review, Found Poetry Review, and Burningword Literary Journal among others. She lives in Los Angeles. O’Connell was nominated for The Pushcart Prize and for a Best Of The Net Award.
Congratulations to Shari Busa Ortiz! Her debut novel, The Forever 39ers (recently published with the help of Self-Publishing Relief), is available on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble. Find out more on Shari’s website and Facebook page!
Join Shari for a book signing at the Starbucks in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey! WHEN: Friday, December 11, at 7 p.m. WHERE: 201 NJ-17, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604.
Sarah Odishoo’s essay “Germane German: A Lesson In Dispelling” has been nominated for the 2015 Pushcart Prize by Under The Sun.
Kelly Watt’s first novel, Mad Dog, is available on Amazon. The second edition of her mini travel memoir, Camino Meditations, was released this year.
Click here to buy Camino Meditations on Amazon
Click here to buy Mad Dog on Amazon
Kelly’s short story “Uncle Sam’s Pool” is forthcoming in Diverse Arts Project.