Independent bookstore in Fells Point, Baltimore.
Full service new and used bookshop located across from Slater Mill in downtown Pawtucket.
The BookMarket is your good old-fashioned indie bookstore complete with knowledgeable, friendly staff in an atmosphere that will make you want to linger. Come check out our best-seller, bargains, kid's corner, free Wi-FI, tons of comfy seat and more!
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Autumn House Press annually hosts contests for full-length manuscripts of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Each winner receives publication, and $2,500 ($1,000 advance against royalties and $1,500 for travel and publicity). The 2017 winners will be available for purchase next month.
In fiction, Glori Simmons’s Carry You, selected by Amina Gauthier, is an intense read, a linked collection of intertwined stories. Advance praise calls the collection gorgeous, moving, and deeply empathetic.
Dickson Lam’s memoir Paper Sons was selected by Alison Hawthorne Deming. Paper Sons combines memoir and cultural history, violence marking the story at every turn. Deming calls the book important and “beautifully crafted, rich in poetic image and juxtapositions.”
Alberto Ríos selected Darling Nova by Melissa Cundieff as the poetry 2017 poetry winner. The collection makes “new connections, new sparks, new thoughts as often as line to line,” and covers “grief, love, humanness,” moving readers.While you’re learning more about the 2017 prize winners, be sure to stop by the contest submission guidelines: entries are now open until the end of June.
Available this month is the winner of the 2017 Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry: Bridled by Amy Meng. Selected by Jaswinder Bolina, Bolina says of his selection:
Bridled is poetry as slow-burn opera. [ . . . ] The poems here offer, in reverse chronology, the story of a crumbling relationship between an unnamed speaker and her nameless ‘lover.’ In this telling, Bridled articulates a politics of self versus other, of body and gender, of loneliness and togetherness. It’s a collection you’re going to want to read from start to finish and then from finish to start.
A Kundiman Fellow and poetry editor at Bodega Magazine, this is Amy Meng’s first collection. Stop by the Pleaides Press website to learn more.
Our first online issue on the theme of “Havens” features work by Toby Altman, Oliver Baez Bandorf, Emma Bolden, Marcos Gonsalez, Emily Corwin, Stephanie Lane Sutton, Carlea Holl-Jensen, Aysegul Savas, Cori A. Winrock, and Talin Tahajian. Also find an interactive, collaborative piece by Annah Browning, Ben Gemmel, and Brooke Wonders; art by Sera Hayes; and “a catalog of colored and otherwise ephemeral things,” a chapbook by Katherine Agard.
In this issue of Catamaran, we concentrate on the natural elements and how they guide our everyday lives. Lawrence Ferlighetti shares with us the exquisite, "At Sea." The artwork of Enrique Leal puts us face to face with the beginnings of life. Catamaran Writing Conference attendees Billy Baites, Karen Ackland, and Randy Fowler share their stunning prose. Maggie Paul interviews Paterson Poetry Prize winner Dorianne Laux. Best American Essays 2016 finalist Richard Lange invites us into the alluring world of birdwatching. Founder of Bookshop Santa Cruz and former Santa Cruz Mayor Neal Coonerty evokes introspection in "A Series of Short Poems."
Our fourth issue features new poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and our section dedicated to literary shade. Contributors include Hussain Ahmed, Derrick Austin, Jan Beatty, Nicky Beer, Ron Currie, Jr., Christopher DeWeese, Chelsea Dingman, Piotr Florczyk, Berry Grass, Gillian Haines, Barbara Hamby, Leslie Harrison, Eleanor Hooker, Isabelle Hughes, Rosemary Jones, Julie Kane, Jenna Le, Jenn Leiker, James McCorkle, Michelle McGurk, Jessica Murray, Maria Nazos, Lucy Palmer, Alison Pelegrin, Ayesha Raees, Monica Isabel Restrepo, Alan Shapiro, SM Stubbs, Ellen Davis Sullivan, Anya Vostrova, Julie Marie Wade, Brian Phillip Whalen, Lesley Wheeler, Annie Julia Wyman, and Natalie Young.