GATEWAY TO PARADISE, Stories by Matthew Vollmer, praised in The Brooklyn Rail
"[The stories] have beginnings, middles, and ends. They are about love, family, and loss. They look like traditional stories, they sound like traditional stories, [but] I’m happy to report they are not, as [Vollmer] has now conjoined his two writing brain halves, his formal ease with tradition and an impulse to upset your applecart. There is little to nothing else like it." / Read more: www.brooklynrail.org/2015/10/books/prodigal-thoughts
“Vollmer is a very talented writer, and all of that talent is on display in this exceptional collection.” —Ron Rash / “A beautifully voiced, precise, hilarious, utterly serious, and extremely impressive book.” —David Shields / “From the fantastic to the every day….a perfect collection [of] unique and character-driven stories….” —San Francisco Review of Books / “Vollmer’s best stories have a ring of truth . . . . [his characters are] as distinct and magnetic as the region they inhabit.” —Shelf Awareness
SHORT, an international anthology of brief prose and prose poems, edited by Alan Ziegler
For course consideration, download the examination Sampler here: Short College Sampler.pdf
"[Short is] long on great work by great writers...." —NewPages / "A whirlwind tour exploring what the written word is capable of, the tip of an impossibly valuable iceberg." —San Francisco Book Review / "Important and impressive."—HTMLGiant / "Perfect for the busy reader...[and] good for those interested in experimental writing."—Library Journal (starred review)
We are accepting entries via Submittable through March 7, 2016 for the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Choice Award in poetry.
Praise for TRAVELS IN VERMEER, a National Book Award semi-finalist and a New York Times Book Review "Editors Choice," and VERMEER IN HELL by Michael White:
"Travels in Vermeer is a thoroughly user-friendly piece of art education, but it is even better as a thoughtful, spare memoir of pain and recovery, unusually formatted and exquisitely moving."—Shelf Awareness
"[In Vermeer in Hell] White translates his passion for Dutch painting into dynamic, striking poems. A book not to be missed."—Library Journal (starred review)
Plus, a recent essay about Vermeer by Michael White and a profile on The Paris Review's Daily.