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Call for Submissions: Submissions are now open for the Press’s “Paradigm-Defying Anthology” (purely a descriptive title), edited by Adam Nicholson. See our Submissions page for further details.

The Press was happy to participate in the Chicago Book Expo Dec. 6, held at Columbia College.

The Press is excited to announce that we’ll be publishing Road Trip, a novella by Lynette D’Amico, in 2015. Road Trip is a narrative of disappointment, of failed rescues, of the ghosts that haunt us, and the bones we leave behind. The novella was short-listed for the Paris Literary Prize in 2011, the centerpiece of a collection that was a finalist for the 2012 Flannery O’Connor Award in Short Fiction, and first runner-up in the Quarterly West Novella Contest earlier this year. Lynette’s short story “Ashes, Ashes,” which appeared in The Gettysburg Review, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her creative nonfiction has also appeared in Brevity. A former advertising copy writer, Lynette is currently content editor for the online theater journal HowlRound. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Pushcart Prize nominations:  Congratulations to the following authors whose work has been nominated by TWP for a Pushcart Prize.  Their work appeared in [Ex]tinguished & [Ex]tinct:  An Anthology of Things That No Longer [Ex]ist, edited by John McCarthy. In fiction, “A County without Weather” by Majnun Ben-David and “Fire Extinguished” by Damyanti Ghosh.  In poetry, “The Last Jew” by M.E. Silverman, “Lines of Demarcation” by Elmaz Abinader, “Red Wolf Capture” by Travis Mossotti and “In-Grown” [2] by Elizabeth Deanna Morris Lakes.  TWP’s associate editor Pamm Collebrusco was also instrumental in bringing the anthology together (in fact, she thought up the title).

The Press is excited to announce that we’ll be bringing out Beth Gilstrap’s debut story collection, I Am Barbarella, in 2015. The book is rife with quirky, granite-edged characters who win our sympathy in spite of–or perhaps because of–their very human failings. Beth has been awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek through Oregon State University’s Spring Creek Project. Stories in the collection have appeared in Quiddity, Ambit, the minnesota review, Superstition Review, and elsewhere. Beth recently accepted the position as editor-in-chief of the Atticus Review. She lives with her husband and their many rescue pets in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Available early 2015.

Available in early 2015

Released August 2014 . . . Weeping with an Ancient God- front cover

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The Press is excited to announce that next year we’ll be bringing out The Endless Unbegun, a bold, genre-challenging collection of poetry and prose by Rachel Jamison Webster. Rachel is the author of the poetry collection September (Northwestern University Press, 2013) and the chapbook The Blue Grotto (Dancing Girl Press, 2009). She has won awards from the Academy of American Poets, The American Association of University Women and The Poetry Center of Chicago, among others. Her poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, Narrative Magazine, The Southern Review, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. She is also the editor and director of the online anthology of international poetry, UniVerse. Rachel teaches at Northwestern University.

Available in early 2015.

Available in early 2015

Released July 2014 . . .

The Waxen Poor - FRONT cover

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The audiobook edition of Figures in Blue is available from Audible.comAmazon and iTunes.

Figures in Blue Audio cover

Released March 2014 . . . Extinguished & Extinct cover See the Poetry Titles page for more details.

Released January 2014 . . . An Untimely Frost FRONT cover - 400See the Fiction Titles page for more details.