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!

Moon City Review Now Accepting Graphic Narrative Submissions!

Breaking news: Moon City Press’ annual literary journal, Moon City Review, is now accepting graphic narrative submissions. Graphic guru Jennifer Murvin will be helming this part of the journal and is reading right now for the 2018 issue, which will be published in Spring 2018. Click below for full guidelines and to submit today:

https://mooncitypress.submittable.com/submit/100113/graphic-narrative

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!

Kim Magowan Wins 2017 Moon City Short Fiction Award

The Editors of Moon City Press are thrilled to announce Kim Magowan of San Francisco as the winner of its 2017 Moon City Short Fiction Award for her collection Undoing. Kim’s book will be published by MCP in the spring, just in time for the 2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair in Tampa, FL, and she will receive the $1,000 cash prize. MCP books are distributed by the University of Arkansas Press.

MCP would also like to congratulate its ten other finalists in the competition, including the following authors, two of whom have been selected as official Runners-Up:

Rita Ciresi of Wesley Chapel, Florida
Dinah Cox of Stillwater, Oklahoma
Michael Don of Champaign, Illinois
Jessica Hollander of Kearney, Nebraska
Erica Plouffe Lazure of Exeter, New Hampshire
Amanda Marbais of Chicago, Illinois (Runner-Up)
Wendy Oleson of Walla Walla, Washington
Pablo Piñero Stillmann of Mexico City, Mexico (Runner-Up)
David Stevens of Midlothian, Virginia
Aaron Weiss of Silver Spring, Maryland

We would also like to thank and congratulate everyone who entered this year’s competition, as the talent pool we had to choose from was once again impressive, making our decision very, very difficult.

Visit the Moon City Short Fiction Award page on the Moon City Press website for more information regarding the 2018 competition.