Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Rose Metal Press is thrilled to announce that WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE by Mary Hamilton…

…has just been selected by Dinty W. Moore as the winner of our Fourth Annual Short Short Chapbook contest! We will be publishing Mary’s manuscript as a limited edition chapbook this coming summer. In the meantime, you can read more about her over here on her blog.

We would also like to recognize the following contest finalists:

Elizabeth Colen for Dear Mother Monster, Dear Daughter Mistake
John Jodzio for Do Not Touch Me Not Now Not Ever
Tim Jones-Yelvington for Evan's House and the Other Boys who Live There
Mary Miller for Paper and Tassels

And semi-finalists:

James Tadd Adcox for A Miracle of Some Sort
Spencer Dew for Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres
Roxane Gay for Things to Know about Career Girls
Tiff Holland for Wrapping Kevin
Thisbe Nissen for Etiquette
Cami Park for The Sun Has Packed So Many Suitcases

We are extremely grateful to everyone who submitted. Thank you, as always, for letting us read your manuscripts, and for reminding us how much fantastic short short prose is being written out there.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Jess Bouchard reads Tinderbox Lawn with care...

...and reviews it all over at Flash Fiction.Net.

"There isn’t a story that deserves a one-time read or a lazy glance. Her lyrical sentences and provocative imagery explore life with an intensity that leaves the reader just as vulnerable and exposed. Themes of identity, sexuality, and gender pulse on each page—her words breathe. In this book, you’ll be pulled deeply into yourself and wanting to say in this place," she writes. Be sure to check the whole review out here. Thanks, Jess.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Pages has a new review...

...of Sean Lovelace's modern literary masterpiece How Some People Like Their Eggs. "Lovelace's book is as much about movement as it is about structural deception," says reviewer Cynthia Reeser (of Prick of the Spindle fame). You can read the whole thing here.

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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Joshua Garstka reviews the Field Guide for Redivider...

..and he says, "Elegant, effective language comes first. Masih’s field guide, foremost an act of legitimization, embraces the exciting contradiction of short shorts-finite yet limitless, a trifle essential to contemporary fiction. Even snobbish connoisseurs seldom resist a meal composed of hors d’oeuvres."

You can read the whole review here. Thanks, Joshua!


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Saturday, January 02, 2010

Stern Rake Studio...

...reviews The Field Guide over at his blog. He finds the essays "useful and informative" and many of the story examples make him go "huh?" or even, "WTF was that all about?" Read the whole review here. Thanks, Stern Rake Radio!


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