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Pre-Orders Available for Ink and Main Anthologies

Covers of Books by Hippocampus anthologies Ink and Main

Books by Hippocampus has announced you can still pre-order their next two anthologies Ink and Main whose production and release has sadly been delayed.

Ink a part of The Way Things Were series which celebrates print media—magazines and newspapers—from the pre-digital age. You’ll find essays taking you from the newsroom to production. Each piece sharing a common thread of how people and publications built community, impacted change, celebrated local milestones, or mourned national tragedies. Contributors include Nancy Brewka-Clark, Richard Fellinger, Andrea Frantz, Timothy Kenny, Magin LaSov Gregg, Richard LeBlond, Nina B. Lichtenstein, Kate Meadows, Anthony J. Mohr, Judy S. Richardson, Marsh Rose, Roxanna Ross, and Laura Stanfill.

Main is also part of The Way Things Were series with a focus of celebrating small town America. It features twelve stories about the stories, services, and specialty shops that once ruled Main Street America. Contributors share how these family businesses defined and redefined themselves and how these endeavors evolved over time. Enjoy work by Lindsay Gelay-Akins, Joan Taylor Cehn, Christopher Cocca, Kimberly Ence, Nina Gaby, Linda Hansell, Melissa Hart, Kristine Kopperud, Dyann Nashton, Kelly Garriott Waite, Suzanne Samuels, and Melissa Scholes Young.

You can also purchase these anthologies in cost-saving a bundle! Get your copies here.

August 2021 eLitPak :: Getting to the Truth Now Available

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The Craft and Practice of Creative Nonfiction

This collection of craft essays offers thoughtful insights from some of the highest-rated speakers from HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers, who also happen to be some of the brightest minds in CNF we know. Get your copy today.

View the full NewPages August 2021 eLitPak newsletter.

Books by Hippocampus to Publish HippoCamp-Inspired Craft Anthology

“It’s the best writing conference you’ve ever attended, in book form!”

Getting to the Truth coverBooks by HippoCampus is excited to announce the publication of an anthology inspired by HippoCamp, an annual nonfiction conference, dedicated to writing creative nonfiction and what it means to be a writer who tells true stories.

Getting to the  Truth: The Craft and Practice of Creative Nonfiction, edited by Rae Pagliarulo and Donna Talarico, is set to be released on August 11 and will be available for pre-orders on July 5. It features 20+ craft essays offering thoughtful insights from some of the highest rated HippoCamp speakers. It also features wise writers behind some of Hippocampus Magazine‘s most-read craft columns.

Speaking of HippoCamp, they have released the full schedule for this year’s conference set to to take place August 13-15 in Lancaster, PA. As of this writing, there are only 80 spots currently available.

Hippocampus Announces HippoCamp 2021 is a Go!

HippoCamp logo on light purple backgroundHippocampus Magazine and Books has announced that they will be hosting their annual 3-day creative writing conference this summer in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

If you haven’t heard about HippoCamp before, it is geared toward creative nonfiction writers of all skill levels and backgrounds and is formatted “in the style of a professional development, industry conference.” They feature solo presenters passionate about their topics rather than panel discussions. There you can hone your craft, explore publishing options, and find ways to balance your writing and real life while meeting new friends to learn from and share with.

This year’s conference will take place August 13-15, 2021.

They offer additional pre-conference workshops you can apply to as well as add-ons, like book sale space. As of this writing there are 102 spots remaining, so if you’re interested in nonfiction and learning more and honing your craft, don’t forget to register soon.


Hippocampus AWP 2021

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (aka AWP) will have their annual conference and book fair this year and it will be completely virtual. Hippocampus Magazine an Books will be participating. Besides being available during regular Book Fair hours, they are hosting two author meet and greets. The first is with Rebecca Fish Ewan on Friday, March 5 from 4-5:30 PM EST. The second is with Sam Chiarelli on Saturday, March 6 from 2-3:30 PM EST. You can even pick up some virtual AWP-exclusive downloads and enter to win swag at their virtual booth.

If you aren’t a subscriber to their newsletter yet, what are you waiting for? They hope to announce an official update soon about their annual creative nonfiction conference HippoCamp. Plus, you can keep on top of the latest issues of the journal as well as cool events they host, like their recent Doodles & Discussion with Rebecca Fish Ewan.

Doodling for Writers: Rebecca Fish Ewan in Conversation with Donna Talarico

Doodling for Writers book coverLast year Hippocampus Books released Rebecca Fish Ewan’s Doodling for Writers which is filled with “wit and wisdom with practical, engaging prompts and activities to illustrate how simple sketching can get you over hurdles, bring back memories, and even provide a roadmap for where your story needs to go.”

To celebrate the anniversary of its release, they are hosting a virtual event with Rebecca Fish Ewan in conversation with Hippocampus Books publisher Donna Talarico. This will take place February 9 at 7:00 PM EST. There will be an audience Q&A and an optional, fun, no-pressure draw-along.

There are also chances to win Doodle On! to-shirts and mini notebooks.

Book sales are encouraged through Midtown Scholar Bookstore which is hosting the event.