Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Where Writers Write... a fantastic feature on The Next Best Book Club in which writers share information and images about their writing spaces.

Check out Sean Lovelace's treehouse here, and Dinty W. Moore's writing room here.

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LitBridge asked us some Q's..

...about being a small press, and we provide some A's here. Thanks, LitBridge!

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Our latest books of flash fiction and flash nonfiction...

...Shampoo Horns by Aaron Teel and The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction edited by Dinty W. Moore have been getting many a hat tip lately. 

Roxane Gay gives the former a nod in her recent Coming of Age Reading Roundup at the Rumpus here, saying: "Teel does a fine job of revealing the innocent cruelties of the young, how boys love when they don't quite know what love is..." and that "If there was a phrase that could capture the power of Shampoo Horns it would be luminous fury--the bright, intense energy of Teal's prose, it illuminates." 

And? Tin House says Shampoo Horns is "great" here

Last but not least, Richard Gilbert of Narrative magazine gives a brief write-up of The Field Guide here

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They Could No Longer Contain Themselves...

...came out in May of 2011, but it continues to get wonderful reviews, including this one by Kelly Lydick in the Summer 2012 issue of Gently Read Literature, and this one by Jeffrey A. Sartain in the May/June 2012 issue of the American Book Review. Thanks, Kelly & Jeffrey!

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Monday, October 08, 2012

A Flash Nonfiction Trifecta!

Dinty W. Moore's The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction gathered three more lovely and thoughtful reviews this past long weekend, including one from Amaris Ketcham at The Barking which says: 

"I wouldn’t recommend reading the field guide cover-to-cover in one sitting: you may want to carry this book in your laptop bag or keep it in your glove box, for those times when you are waiting on a friend at the café or pulled over at a park during your lunch break. You will want a pen and a notebook on hand. Twenty-six writers have contributed sections, each of which feature an essay that examines the form, exercises, and an example of flash nonfiction. You’ll want to sit for a while with each of these sections, work through their exercises and surprise yourself during a freewrite, and then spend some time with each of the example essays."

And this one from Lori A. May at the Wilkes University MFA Blog, and this one, also from May, at the New Orleans Review in which she says: 

"With the rise in popularity of flash nonfiction, this Field Guide demonstrates how and why the genre is so inviting to both writers and readers: this is a form well-suited for experimentation and hybridization. Contributors provide examples of flexibility within condensed memoir and essays and, though practical instruction is offered that the more advanced will find useful, writers new to the flash form may wish to consult titles listed in the “Further Reading” appendix to gain an even broader sense of structure."

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Monday, October 01, 2012

Last Night at the Sunday Salon Reading Series...

...Aaron Teel, author of Shampoo Horns....

...and Kyle Minor, contributor to The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction... to a lovely...

...and attentive...


Thanks to their fellow readers Paul Jones and Randy Richardson, and to Natalia Nebel and Jeanie Chung for featuring Rose Metal Press at the September Sunday Salon.

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