Category Archives: short stories

Eric Gamalinda’s PEOPLE ARE STRANGE: Reading and Performance

NYC: On October 28 at 7pm, Eric Gamalinda will stage a reading/performance of PEOPLE ARE STRANGE, a new collection of stories by Eric Gamalinda. Actors Alexis Camins, Andrew Eisenman, Airrion Doss and Ana Kayne will perform a radio play version of “Formerly Known as Bionic Boy,” about a personal “psychic” and adopted son of the Marcoses who immigrates to New York City and must deal with anonymity and the loss of power, both psychic and political. See here for more details, and here to buy a copy of this superbly weird collection.

Charlotte Pence & Adam Prince at the Southern Festival of Books: This Saturday

Don’t miss Charlotte Pence (The Branches, the Axe, the Missing) and Adam Prince (The Beautiful Wishes of Ugly Men) at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville this weekend!

Saturday, October 13
3:00-4:30 pm, Nashville Public Library, Library Auditorium
Ladies, Gentlemen, Losers and Loners: Three Story Collections
Adam Ross, Adam Prince, Claire Vaye Watkins

Saturday, October 13
12:00-1:30 pm, Nashville Public Library, Special Collections Room
Zooming In: Poems of Seeing the Eternal in the Everday
Kate Buckley, Charlotte Pence, Adam Vines


Eric Gamalinda’s enigmatic collection of short stories continues to garner praise: the Asian American Literature Fans write “Ah, what a pleasure to be reading Eric Gamalinda’s first American fictional publication…We revel in the idiosyncratic nature of these stories and we’ll hope that Gamalinda has far more in store for us with fictional publications stateside.” Click here to read the entire review, and here to buy a copy of this compelling collection. (And also: Eric will stage one of the stories from this collection as a radio play in NYC on October 28. Stay tuned for more details!)

A New Story by Jen Michalski

This is sure to brighten your Tuesday: Big Moose prizewinner Jen Michalski has a new short story, “The Goodbye Party,” at The Literarian. Click here to read it, and get excited for her novel The Tide King, due out in 2013!

BONUS: check out Jen’s hilarious advice column, Good Human, penned by her wily and witty Boston Terrier…

The Best Literary Weekend, Period.

We may be geographically biased, but we think the Brooklyn Book Festival is the absolute–and this year’s was better than ever! We rocked a reading at BookCourt; we stopped by the BBF Gala; we met thousands of new friends at the book fair; and we sold lots of books. All on one of the most gorgeous fall weekends a New Yorker could ask for. Winwinwin. Thank you to everyone who supported us, and to the talented and superfun BLP authors who made this weekend a success! ‘Til 2013!

Bryan Furuness Pre-Sale (plus bonus e-book!)

Bryan Furuness’s debut novel The Lost Episodes of Revie Bryson is already generating buzz, and for good reason: it’s funny, and smart, and beautifully crafted. Happily, we’re taking pre-orders for only $12–and we’ll throw in a bonus e-book collection of short stories, Apocrypha, for free! These additional stories by Bryan introduce Revie Bryson, and will whet your appetite for the novel’s December release. Simply place your order online, and we’ll email you the bonus e-book. It’s win-win.

Brooklyn Book Festival!

Join Black Lawrence Press in celebrating the Brooklyn Book Festival! We’re hosting a stellar reading on Saturday at BookCourt, and will be showing off our beautiful books at table #54 all day Sunday (with special guests). We can’t wait to see you there!

BLP Reading: Saturday, September 22

Celebrate the Brooklyn Book Festival with Black Lawrence Press! Four fabulous authors will read from their new books: Tracy DeBrincat (HOLLYWOOD BUCKAROO), Charlotte Pence (THE BRANCHES, THE AXE, THE MISSING), Adam Prince (THE BEAUTIFUL WISHES OF UGLY MEN) and Brad Ricca (AMERICAN MASTODON).

Saturday, September 22
BookCourt / 163 Court Street


Eric Gamalinda is “an artist with imagination”

NewPages recently reviewed Eric Gamalinda’s collection of short stories People Are Strange, writing “After reading each of Gamalinda’s stories, I couldn’t wait to see what would come next. He is an artist with imagination who did not disappoint me in this wonderful collection of episodes.” We agree! Click here to read the entire review, and here to buy a copy of this beautifully eerie book.

New Story by Deborah Clearman

Fiction writer Deborah Clearman, whose sensational novel Todos Santos was released last year, has a new story featured in Green Hills Literary Lantern titled “The Flor.” Click here to read it (Deborah writes that “this story will make you think twice before climbing on a chicken bus in Guatemala”) and here to buy a copy of Todos Santos.