Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Contributor Round-up

Here are some contributor updates:

Dan Chaon's (vol. 4, no. 2) novel Await Your Reply has been chosen by the Mesa County Public Library for their One Book, One Mesa County project. If you click over, you can read more about the project and see the excellent trailer for the novel.

The Staff Recommends put together a reading list of Midwest literature, "Readings from the Flyover Country," which includes The Circus in Winter by Cathy Day (vol. 6, no. 2 and vol. 7, no. 1) The list was necessary because as they put it, these are "books and writers who would be better know if we Midwesterners believed in horn tooting, but we don't because no likes a horn tooter, and there's nothing so special about you that deserves tooting about anyway." Perhaps this is a call to start horn tooting about all the great Midwest writers!

Jedediah Berry (current issue, vol. 7, no.2) is profiled as part of the feature, "The Pleasures of Strangeness," about the wonderful Small Beer Press.

Dark Sky announced their updated list of forthcoming books and The Novelist and The Rapper by Mickey Hess (vol. 4, no. 1) will be released on March 1, 2012. Congratulations!

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