Publishers Weekly Praises BLP’s Literary Philosophy

This pretty much sums it up: “Ten-year-old Black Lawrence Press, an imprint of Dzanc Books, had its editorial approach to publishing contemporary literature and creative nonfiction affirmed last month when the National Endowment of the Arts chose three of its authors to receive 2013 Literature Fellowships. Twenty-five fellowships were awarded in all. “It was very validating,” said executive director Diane Goettel. “It made us feel we are really doing the right thing, recognizing important writers.”

We’re unbelievably thrilled to be featured, and even more ecstatic that three of our authors–David Rigsbee, Lisa Fay Coutley, and Shane McRae–received NEA grants. Read the entire PW piece here, and take a peek at our catalogue here: it’s the perfect time to check out our authors’ envelope-pushing, NEA-worthy writing.


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