Category Archives: Author News

Karen Donovan’s “A Gothic Tale” Selected For The Best Small Fictions 2018

We’re excited to announce that Karen Donovan’s story “A Gothic Tale,” which we published in Moon City Review 2017, has been selected to appear in The Best Small Fictions 2018. We also want to thank guest judge Aimee Bender for choosing Karen’s piece among so many wonderful submissions.

Congratulations, Karen!

For more information about the anthology:

http://www.braddockavenuebooks.com/bookmark/announcing-best-small-fictions-2018-anthology

New Books From Former Moon City Review Contributors Published In 2018

In case you missed it, a few former Moon City Review contributors have already published books in 2018:

Alan Michael Parker’s Christmas In July was published on January 9 by Dzanc Books.

Poetry: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology, from Amorak Huey and W. Todd Kaneko by way of Bloomsbury Academic, was published on January 11.

Congratulations, all!

Visit the Archives page for a complete list of Moon City Review contributors and their work.

Announcing Moon City Review’s Nominees For The Best Small Fictions 2018

Moon City Review is pleased to announce its nominees for The Best Small Fictions 2018:

Matt Dube, “Paletas”
Karen J Donovan, “A Gothic Tale” and “Levi Catches a Hedgehog”
L.W. Nicholson, “Persimmons on Planet Earth”
Tara Isabel Zambrano, “20 mph”

All selections appeared in Moon City Review 2017.

Go here for more information about The Best Small Fictions anthology.

Congrats, all!

Even More 2017 Books From Former Moon City Review Contributors

Having recognized the former Moon City Review contributors who published book-length works of poetry and fiction in 2017, we will wrap up the list with nonfiction:

Kelly Davio, It’s Just Nerves: Notes on a Disability (Squares and Rebels), essays

Zeke Jarvis, Silenced in the Library: Banned Books in America (Greenwood), nonfiction

Neil Mathison, Volcano: An A to Z and Other Essays about Geology, Geography, and Geo-Travel in the American West (Bauhan Publishing), essays

Melanie McCabe, His Other Life: Searching For My Father, His First Wife, and Tennessee Williams (University of New Orleans Press), nonfiction

John McNally, The Boy Who Really, Really Wanted to Have Sex: The Memoir of a Fat Kid (Elephant Rock Productions), nonfiction

Congratulations to all of these wonderful authors!

Visit the Archives page for a complete list of the work these authors (and many others) contributed to Moon City Review.

More 2017 Books From Former Moon City Review Contributors

Having already honored the former Moon City Review contributors who published book-length works of poetry in 2017, we would now like to do the same for fiction:

Matt Cashion, Our 13th Divorce (Livingston Press), novel

David Ebenbach, The Guy We Didn’t Invite to the Orgy and Other Stories (Juniper Prize for Fiction from University of Massachusetts Press), short stories, and Miss Portland (Orison Books), novel

Meg Eden, Post-High School Reality Quest (Rare Bird Books), young adult

Joe Giordano, Appointment with ISIL: An Anthony Provati Literary Thriller (Harvard Square Editions), novel

Ian Woollen, Muir Woods Or Bust (Coffeetown Press), novel

Of course, we would especially like to recognize Michelle Ross‘ debut short-story collection, There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You, which won the 2016 Moon City Short Fiction Award.

Visit the Archives page for a complete list of the work these authors (and many others) contributed to Moon City Review.

2017 Books From Former Moon City Review Contributors

With 2017 officially completed, the editors at Moon City Review would like to congratulate all of the former contributors who published books during the past year. Once again, it is a long and illustrious list. As we did last year, we will break up the list according to genre, beginning with poetry:

Ace Boggess, Ultra Deep Field (Brick Road Poetry Press)

Sarah Browning, Killing Summer (Sibling Rivalry Press)

Grant Clauser, The Magician’s Handbook (PS Books)

Jim Daniels, Rowing Inland (Wayne State University Press)

Darren C. Demaree, A Fire Without Light (Nixes Mate Books)

Wendy Drexler, Before There Was Before (Iris Press)

Jeff Hardin, No Other Kind of World (Texas Review Press)

Mark Irwin, A Passion According to Green (New Issues Press)

Keegan Lester, this shouldn’t be beautiful but it was & it was all i had so i drew it (Slope Editions)

Ken Letko, Bright Darkness (Flowstone Press)

Sarah Fawn Montgomery, Leaving Tracks: A Prairie Guide (Finishing Line Press)

Jason Olsen, Parakeet (BatCat Press)

Marjorie Stelmach, Falter (Cascade Books)

Kendra Tanacea, A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees (Lost Horse Press)

William Trowbridge, Vanishing Point (Red Hen Press)

Francine Witte, Café Crazy (Kelsay Books)

Of course, we would especially like to recognize Kerri French‘s Every Room in the Body, which won the 2016 Moon City Poetry Award, and Walter Bargen‘s latest collection, Too Quick for the Living, published as part of Moon City Press’ Missouri Author Series.

Visit the Archives page for a complete list of the work these authors (and many others) contributed to Moon City Review.

Moon City Review Announces Its 2017 Pushcart Prize Nominees

Moon City Review is pleased to announce its 2017 nominees for the Pushcart Prize, all from our 2017 edition:

Sarah Freligh, “The Pedophile’s Wife”
Andy Jameson, “High Plains Drifter”
Kim Magowan, “Pop Goes the Weasel”
Staci R. Schoenfeld, “The Alligator Girl Becomes:
J. David Stevens, “The Babies”
Kendra Tanacea, “Diagnosis”

Congratulations to these six writers, chosen among a bevy of worthy candidates. Best of luck to them as Pushcart makes its final decisions.

To read these selections, be sure to purchase a copy of Moon City Review 2017!

Former MCR Contributor Kelly Davio Publishes New Collection Of Essays

Yesterday was the official release day for It’s Just Nerves: Notes on a Disability (Squares and Rebels), Kelly Davio’s new collection of essays exploring what it means to live with an illness in our contemporary culture. Two of Kelly’s poems, “In the Infusion Center” and “Pantoum for Someone Else’s Child,” appeared in Moon City Review 2015. For more information regarding Kelly’s new collection, go here.

Congratulations, Kelly!

Former MCR Contributor Kerri French Publishes New Collection Through Moon City Press

The editors at Moon City Press are thrilled to celebrate the official release day of Every Room in the Body, the latest collection from Kerri French and winner of the 2016 Moon City Poetry Award. Kerri is also a former Moon City Review contributor, her poem “32 Weeks” having appeared in Moon City Review 2017.

Go here to purchase your copy of Every Room in the Body.

Congratulations, Kerri!