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Congratulations to J Dan Francis! His short story “Charlie Dixon’s Last Ride” has been nominated  for a 2021 Pushcart Prize.

Congratulations to Lisa L. Leibow! Her work has been nominated for a 2021 Pushcart Prize.

Congratulations to Bobbi Dean, whose poetry collection, Wish Weeds, was recently published with the help of Self-Publishing Relief! Get your copy at Amazon!

Grace for Grace brings celebrated cult filmmaker Steve De Jarnatt’s distinctive voice and cinematic vision to the page. Lush inner lives, idiosyncratic syntax, and sweeping scale characterize these wildly imaginative stories, which present characters in search of meaning and belonging, and often, at the same time, redemption and revenge.

One of Christopher Kuhl’s poems will be exclusively featured on Batavia (IL) Public Library’s Poetry Line! Listeners can call 630-879-1393, ext. 222 any time during the week of October 27, 2020 to hear the poem “Pastoral: The Poet, the World, the Word.”

Congratulations to Mark Belair on releasing his newest book, Stonehaven! Subtitled “A Fictional Memoir in Prose Couplets,” Stonehaven is a work of fiction with the intimacy and detail of a memoir set in language looser than poetry, tauter than prose. The narrative borrows from music the three-movement form of the sonata—exposition of themes; development; recapitulation—while the text, as in film, renders the behavior of the characters without authorial comment, leaving all interpretation to the reader. These formal strategies seek to draw the signal from the noise of the grinding process of grounding, as we all must, an identity.

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Join Donna L. Emerson in a virtual book launch for her second full-length poetry collection, Beside the Well. Jared Emerson-Johnson will be joining her with musical interludes.

The event will be held on September 13th from 4 – 5 p.m. Pacific Time (6 – 7 p.m. Eastern Time) . Click here to register: http://www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org/virtual-book-launch-donna-emersons-beside-the-well-with-musical-interludes-by-jared-emerson-johnson/

Congratulations to Alise Versella! Her book When Wolves Become Birds, which includes many poems Writer’s Relief helped place in journals, has officially been accepted for publication! Golden Dragonfly Press will be publishing When Wolves Become Birds tentatively in October.

Congratulations to Kevin Norwood! He is the winner of The Porch Poetry Prize 2020.

Congratulations to Lisa Leibow! She co-founded an activism through storytelling arts movement called The Scheherazade Project. Check it out here: www.theScheherazadeProject.org

Congratulations to Dvora Rabino! She has won Inscape’s Editors’ Choice award for her essay “At Home With My Herbal Remedy and His Books.”

Congratulations to Rosalia Scalia! She will be doing editorial critique sessions at the 17th Annual CityLit Festival.

Congratulations to Patricia L. Meek! Her screenplay The Brides of Inti was a semi-finalist in the Red Flight Pictures screenplay competition. 

Kathleen Zamboni McCormick’s Dodging Satan: My Irish/Italian, Sometimes Awesome, But Mostly Creepy, Childhood has won 1st place in the category of First Novel (under 60,000 words) in the 2019 TopShelf Book Awards! Early versions of most of the chapters in her book were first published in journals through Writer’s Relief.

Congratulations to Mark Belair! His poem “the mail slot” has been nominated for a 2019 Pushcart Prize!

Congratulations to Rosalia Scalia! Her Op-Ed “Let’s practice kindness this holiday season” has been published by Baltimore Sun. Read it here.

Her short story collection Stumbling Toward Grace will be published by Unsolicited Press.

Congratulations to Patricia L Meek! Her video poem Dialogue with Georgia O’Keeffe II: Ghost Ranch has been accepted into the 20th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival.

Congratulations to Donna Emerson! Her second full-length poetry collection, Beside the Well, is now available here.

Congratulations to Evelyn Martinez! Her essay “If” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Your Impossible Voice!

Congratulations to Donna L. Emerson! Her poem “Long Distance” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Marin Poetry Anthology!

Congratulations to Mark Belair! His collections Taking Our Time and Running Late are now available. These collections published by Kelsay Books were assembled with each other in mind; formed as twins.

Congratulations to Mark Belair! His poem “Yellow Boots” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Green Hills Literary Lantern!

Congratulations to W. G. Peaks, whose novel Out of Darkness was recently published with the help of Self-Publishing Relief! Get your copy at Amazon or Barnes & Noble!

We’re happy to announce Shawna Ervin’s chapbook Mother Lines is available for preorder at Finishing Line Press. Click here to preorder a copy before January 3rd.

Congratulations to Sandy Ludwig, whose memoir, Don’t Drink the Water, was recently published with the help of Self-Publishing Relief! Get your copy at Amazon today!

Congratulations to C. Benjamin Lattimore, whose novel hell, hell, the gang’s all here! (book one in the ‘idiot spy’ series) was recently published with the help of Self-Publishing Relief! Get your copy at Amazon or Barnes & Noble and find out more about Lattimore and his work by visiting his website.

Congratulations to Dana Robbins! Her poem “The Butterfly Dress” won Third Prize in the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award for Jewish Poetry, 2018.

Congratulations to Cecile Barlier! She won the Grace Paley Award for Short Fiction and her manuscript, “A Gypsy’s Book Of Revelation,” will be published by Red Hen Press.

Congratulations to Mark Belair! His poem “the mail slot” has been nominated for the 2019 Sundress Best of the Net award!

Congratulations to Rosalia Scalia! Her short story collection Stubling Toward Grace is a finalist for the Hawk Mountain Award for a Short Story Collection!

Congratulations to Kathleen McCormick! Her book, Dodging Satan, received the 2019 Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Award. Presented by The Sons and Daughters of Italy’s New York State Grand Lodge Foundation, this award is named for the first woman in history to receive a PhD and recognizes outstanding Italian-American scholars for significant contributions to their professions and communities. McCormick received the award for her creative work; her exceptional commitment to her students; and her outstanding contributions to scholarship in Joyce studies, pedagogy, and Italian-American studies. In addition, Dodging Satan also won Topshelf Magazine’s Best Cover Award in Small Press Fiction in May, 2019.

Congratulations to Dick Bentley! His short story “Health Care” was included in the “Best Microfiction of 2019″ collection!

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!

Congratulations to Donna Emerson! Her poetry collection The Place of Our Meeting has been reviewed by Paterson Literary Review. Click here to read more.

Congratulations to Marlene Saile, whose novel Bye Bye Blackbird was recently published with the help of Self-Publishing Relief! Get your copy at Amazon!

We’re happy to announce Laura Schulkind’s book the The Long Arc of Grief is available for preorder at Finishing Line Press. Click here to preorder a copy before August 9th.

Lenny Levine recently read at Bethel Library. Check out his performance here:

Congratulations to Suzanne O’ Connell on the release of her new book, What Luck!

Congratulations to Cyndy Muscatel, whose short story collection Radio Days was recently published with the help of Self-Publishing Relief! Get your copy at Amazon or Barnes & Noble and find out more about Muscatel and her work by visiting her website.

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 Kathleen Glassburn, whose short story collection Where Do Stories Come From? was recently published with the help of Self-Publishing Relief! Get your copy at Amazon or Barnes & Noble and find out more about Glassburn and her work by visiting her website.




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