Another year, another great Newburyport Literary Festival. I was thrilled to be a part of the festival again this year and to be able to share the day with readers and writers. It is, without a doubt, my favorite local event of the year and I am so proud that our town hosts it. And my great thanks to Vicki Hendrickson and Jennifer Entwistle … Read More Newburyport Literary Festival 2014 — wrap up
Category: short stories
I’m excited that May is short story month. In fact, I’m so excited that I’m going to give away a signed copy of my collection of short fiction, I AM HOLDING YOUR HAND. Here’s what you have to do: in the comments to this post on my blog, list your favorite short story and tell me why it’s your favorite. I will keep the … Read More Short Story Month Giveaway
From the Publishers Weekly review of I AM HOLDING YOUR HAND: “Much of the appeal of Collins’s fiction comes from the idiosyncratic way that the longer stories unfold, their lurch from subject to subject challenging convention, but possessing an inner logic that conforms to character. Typically, initially disjointed subjects dovetail to resonant climaxes.”
PANK has a holiday sale on right now (until January 1, 2013). Check it out: HOLIDAY SALE: At least 25% off all PANK merchandise. See the PayPal drop down menu below for sale prices. As a very special bonus, we’re also offering the [PANK] Holiday Bundle for that hard to buy for litnerd in your life. The bundle includes PANK Magazine print editions 5, … Read More PANK holiday sale — including 25% off I AM HOLDING YOUR HAND
I AM HOLDING YOUR HAND is forthcoming from [PANK] Books in January 2013. Click here and enter for your chance to WIN one of two signed copies. And please spread the word!
I do believe that Hard to Say, a painfully beautiful linked collection of stories by Ethel Rohan, will leave you as speechless as it did me. The book begins with a young woman whose own desire not to speak her family’s many secrets chokes her. It is not until she envisions herself speaking, through a dream of bloodletting, that her stories are set free. Long kept hidden … Read More Hard to Say, by Ethel Rohan
At the heart of Roxane Gay‘s devastating debut collection, Ayiti, is truth. Whether a language is shared or a language divides, what it offers, when spoken with strength and authority, is an opportunity to share the truth. There is a connection to the desire for truth from the title of the book, which is the Haitian Creole for Haiti, to the final words, which … Read More Ayiti, by Roxane Gay