More Anticipated Books of 2014!

We were thrilled to see that so many of our readers celebrated and shared our first post about contributor books, which lists ten prize-winning books due out in 2014. But that list was by no means comprehensive, and we want to make sure that you also know about some of our other contributors’ forthcoming books, including a few books that have since won publication prizes, and, of course, including the fine gentlemen we publish! (In case you missed it, our last list was all women.) Cheers to our wonderful and talented contributors whose work is going to continue to make 2014 a great year!                                                                                                                    – Rebecca Morgan Frank, Editor-in-Chief

Contributor Jake Adam York’s posthumous poetry collection, Abide, is forthcoming from Southern Illinois University Press this March. Preview some of these poems, including the title poem, in issue 20.


Issue 21’s Ellen Litman’s first novel, Mannequin Girl (Norton) is forthcoming in April. Read an excerpt from the novel published in our latest issue.


Issue 18‘s Oliver de la Paz’s fourth collection of poetry, Post Subject: A Fable (University of Akron Press), is  forthcoming in August 2014. 


Sally Wen Mao, another issue 18 contributor, has a debut collection of poems, Mad Honey Symposium, due out in May 2014 as the winner of Alice James Books’ Kinereth Gensler Award.


Issue 11 contributor Mary Biddinger’s third poetry collection, A Sunny Place with Adequate Water (Black Lawrence Press), is due out in May.


You don’t have to anticipate  Issue 17′s Sean Hill’s Dangerous Goods: his second collection of poems is out this month with Milkweed Press.


Issue 13 contributor Aaron Belz’s third collection of poems, Glitter Bomb, will be released by Persea in May 2014.


Issue 20 contributor Jericho Brown’s The New Testament (Copper Canyon Press) will be released in August 2014.

Contributor Karin Gottshall‘s second collection, The River Won’t Hold You, has been selected as the winner of the 2014 OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry and is due out this year.

Issue 18’s Anne Valente’s debut story collection, Light We Knew Our Names (Dzanc Books),  is forthcoming in October. Sample one of her short stories,”Mollusk, Membrane, Human Heart,”  here.

More contributor book news can be found in our Anticipated Books of 2014 list.

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