Pushcart Prize nominees

This is shamelessly lifted directly from the apt post made earlier this week, but we want to spread the word to as many corners as we can.

We are thrilled to announce our Pushcart Prize nominees for this year:

Last Party by Lindsay Coleman

Four Variations on a Theme by Lydia Davis by Jaydn DeWald

I Have Been Thinking about the Ocean by Breonna Krafft

[4] Monster by Clayton Michaels

Root, Root by Lauren Nicole Nixon

German for Beginners by Lam Pham

Their work appeared in our second annual issue, which is available in our store. You can also read Lam Pham’s German for Beginners and Lindsay Coleman’s Last Party online. Congratulations and best of luck to our nominated contributors!

 

AWP event news

There’s still much to do, but we just scored our venue for the apt release party in March, which is right across the street from AWP!

Thursday, March 7, we’ll be on the second floor of Lir (that’s the space with the library), hosting a bunch of our favorite apt contributors–Dolan Morgan, Steven LaFond, Nicolette Kittinger, Josh Denslow, Denise Warren, among them. So join us at 8pm when we’ll all gather for the great regaling of 2013.

Don’t forget!

Literary Firsts is only a week away!

Join us on October 15 when Erica Anzalone will read poetry, Myfanwy Collins will read fiction, Jennifer DeLeon will share an essay, and Ilan Mochari will thrill us with a confessional tale.

It’s our last reading of the year, so help us wrap up 2012 in style!

Since last we spoke…

…so much has occurred.

In late February/early March, we went to AWP and met so many of our contributors (Matt Rowan, Josh Denslow, Meghan Lamb, Russ Woods, Tom Nowak, Thomas Mundt, Courtney Cullinan Robb, Ayara Stein, J.A. Tyler, Molly Gaudry, Nate Pritts (who we already knew, but is always great to see), Anika Fajardo, and on and on) and we read with some of them, plus a group from home (Gillian Devereux, Shannon Derby, we’re looking at you here). We also met no fewer than a hundred absurdly nice people. And the books. Oh, the books. Next year, AWP will be in Boston and we will be there behind a table (likely with the fine editors of Anomalous Press).

In April, Literary Firsts turned two years old! I (Carissa) was so happy and proud of the series and the readers, especially Randolph, who was worried about reading, but then nailed it like I knew he would. Go watch the videos. Go watch all the videos. And then come to Middlesex Lounge on July 16 for the next reading because it’ll be a continuous incredible line of that which has already been incredible for more than two years.

A few weeks ago, Robin put a mini-comic together for MoCCA Art Fest called Shadowland. And, as one would expect, it’s just lovely. Check it out here (and, while you’re there, look at the new stuff she’s working on involving a hybrid of traditional illustration work and her shattered style).

Also, J.F. recently finished a new drawing–a 13′ drawing. It’s called The Distance between Memories, it’s larger than Randolph standing on my shoulders, and it’s beautiful. You can see it next weekend at Bushwick Open Studios.

And three of Randolph’s video poems were part of an event hosted by The Destroyer and Trickhouse!

And my novella, The Mere Weight of Words, is now available for pre-order! Order your copy today! While you’re waiting for it to arrive, watch the book trailer!

When you’re finished doing that, go read all the awesome weekly fiction at apt!

Neon reviews They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights

“Devereux’s choice of imagery has a rich, arresting quality to it…They Used To Dance On Saturday Nights paints an intriguing portrait of faded grandeur and decayed excitement. It is brief, bright and thoroughly readable.” — Christopher Frost, Neon Magazine

Read Christopher Frost’s entire review here. Afterward, buy your copy of They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights at the AP store.