Category Archives: fiction

New Reviews of THE MORROW PLOTS and THE LOST EPISODES OF REVIE BRYSON

The-Morrow-PlotsThe latest issue of Mid-American Review is packed with great stuff, including reviews of Matthew Gavin Frank’s  The Morrow Plots and Bryan Furuness’ The Lost Episodes of Revie Bryson. This issue isn’t online, but click here to order a copy. (And click here and here to buy copies of Matt’s and Bryan’s stellar books.)

THE TIDE KING Giveaway (and reading tonight!)

Michalski cover JPGJen Michalski’s prizewinning novel The Tide King can be yours for free via Goodreads–enter here. It’s a delicious book. Also, Jen reads tonight in NYC at 7pm in the East Village. Don’t miss it!

B.C. Edwards’ THE AVERSIVE CLAUSE Makes Frank O’Connor Longlist

Edwards CoverSome well-deserved, super exciting news: The Aversive Clause by B.C. Edwards made the 2013 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award longlist! This collection is getting nothing but rave reviews, and is so much fun to read. See for yourself and buy a copy here.

This Sunday: Jen Michalski Reads in NYC

Michalski cover JPGJen Michalski’s Big Moose Prize-winning novel The Tide King drops this week, and if you’re lucky enough to be in New York on Sunday night, you’ll get to hear her read! She’ll join Joshua Henkin, Scott Nadelson, and Rachel Sherman at Jimmy’s No. 43 at 7pm. More details here. Don’t miss out; this book is stunning. (If you can’t make it, you can buy a copy here.)

Tonight: Jen Michalski on WYPR

Michalski cover JPGJen Michalski’s prizewinning novel The Tide King will be released next week, and to kick things off, Jen will read an excerpt tonight at 7:00pm on WYPR (and again tomorrow at 1:00pm). Details here. This book is gorgeous and wonderfully strange–the perfect combination. Buy your copy here.

New Review of THE LOST EPISODES OF REVIE BRYSON

Furuness coverHTML Giant reviews Bryan Furuness’ debut novel, writing “I was first introduced to Furuness – and to Revie Bryson – in a story called “Ballgrabber” that appeared in Hobart 9.  Revie surveyed the world of kids in such an irreverent, fresh, hilarious way that I filed Furuness’s name away and vowed to read his first novel whenever it came out. I read Lost Episodes in three days, and that same irreverent freshness was there to remind me why I’d been anxiously awaiting its release.” Read the entire review here, and grab your copy of this fantastic book here.

Big Moose Prize Finalists and Semi-Finalists Announced

Big_Moose2We’re thrilled to post the finalists and semi-finalists of the 2013 Big Moose Prize!  It’s always difficult to narrow down the excellent submissions we receive, and this year was especially tough. Congratulations to everyone selected; winner will be announced next month.

 

 

Finalists
1.    The Good Girl: A Novel – Angela Jane Fountas
2.    Lesson Plans – Suzanne Greenberg
3.    Leave a Crooked Path – Simone Hanson
4.    Reclamation – Doug Heckman
5.    The Button Field – Gail Husch
6.    Hungry Town – Jason Kapcala
7.    Let Me See It – James Magruder
8.    Where the Birds Go to Die – Sean Padraic McCarthy
9.    The Last Will & Testament of Zelda McFigg – Betsy Robinson
10.  Via Dei – Lones Sieber

Semi-Finalists
1.    A Robot with a Penis Is No Man – Josef Benson
2.    Message Stick – Laine Cunningham
3.    Prosperity – Jenna Leigh Evans
4.    In Ohio – Brad Felver
5.    Vinegar Lake – 99 Hooker
6.    Where People Go When They Disappear – Victoria Kelly
7.    The Gypsies – Margo Littell
8.    Children and Lunatics – Megan McNamer
9.    A Tree Born Crooked – Steph Post
10.    Back Tracks – Doug Wagner