After much deliberation, we have made the very difficult decision to opt out of this year’s AWP Conference in San Antonio. Sadly, this means that Moon City Press and Moon City Review will not be at our booth at the book fair, nor will we be holding our offsite reading on Wednesday night—all of our authors have opted out of the conference as well.
We are especially sad for our authors whose books were supposed to have their first AWP this year: Phong Nguyen for Roundabout (Missouri Author Series), Kathy Goodkin for Crybaby Bridge (Moon City Poetry Award), and Pablo Piñero Stillmann for Our Brains and the Brains of Miniature Sharks (Moon City Short Fiction Award). All had scheduled signings at our booth, and all were looking forward to presenting their books to fifteen thousand writers this week, live and in person.
Though this won’t be happening, we ask that you please seek out these books and pick up a copy—and while we’re at it, we can all do our part to support the authors, journals, and presses who have to miss out on this year’s conference.