Our managing editor-Elizabeth Akin Stelling and poetry editors were excited to have received Nicole Yurcaba’s Hollow Bottles and an up coming novel manuscript this past summer, after meeting her at the 2015 BIPF (Bridgewater International Poetry Festival). She is not only as one blurb describes her, into Goth, but her words reflect her love for her Ukrainian heritage and her admiration for writing itself show in each line. She is now a professor of English at the very college for whom hosts the festival every two years. You can hear her read this coming January 12-15, 2017.
Derrick Paulson has been our lead fiction editor for the past four years, and we honor his hard work by publishing his first novel. He is now teaching at the 10 grade level in high school and informed us he is bringing some of our submitted manuscripts into the class (with permission from his superiors). Derricks sense of humor is apparent in his writing of intergalactic space travel in Hot Potato: Misadventure Aboard the Good Ship Praxidike and its characters, which has made him a joy to work with the past years. He’s got a great grasp on the story lines of others books (which brought us the 2016 Will Rogers Medallion Award!) and his own stories.