The editors of Moon City Press are thrilled to announce that Andrew Bertaina of Washington, D.C., has been named winner of the 2020 Moon City Short Fiction Award for his collection One Person Away From You. Bertaina’s book will be published later this year and he will receive the $1000 prize.
Bertaina received his MFA in creative writing from American University. His work has appeared in The Threepenny Review, Witness, Redivider, Tin House (online), and The Best American Poetry. More of his work is available at www.andrewbertaina.com.
We’d like to congratulate the other finalists in the contest as well, which include the following authors:
Amber Wheeler Bacon
Michele Finn Johnson
Erica Plouffe Lazure
Jan Stinchcomb (runner-up)
Allison Wyss (runner-up)
We thank all the writers who entered the competition and look forward to publishing One Person Away From You, as well as beginning work on the 2021 competition.
Hey, there, Missouri poets! We’re looking for work for a forthcoming poetry anthology, out from Moon City Press just in time for the 2021 bicentennial. If you’re a Missouri poet or ever have been, we want to see your poems. The anthology will be edited by current Missouri Poet Laureate Karen Craigo and will appear in early 2021. Click the link below for guidelines and to submit today!
As we begin to feature some of the excellent work that appeared in Moon City Review‘s 2017 issue, here’s L.W. Nicholson reading her wonderful story “Persimmons on Planet Earth” for today’s Online Reading Series entry:
Here’s hoping you have a great weekend, and to do our part, we’re sharing Ian Denning’s wonderful story “Drawing of a Spaceship Breaking Up Over the Moon,” which appeared in Moon City Review 2019, for today’s entry in our Online Reading Series:
We’re once again featuring work from the latest issue of Moon City Review for today’s entry in our Online Reading Series, presenting Tessa Livingstone reading her poems “Traveling Along the Trace” and “Edinburgh, 1948”:
We hope you’re still enjoying our Moon City Online Reading Series, because we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Today’s entry features Hussain Ahmed reading his poem “Shadows,” which appeared in Moon City Review 2019:
For more about the author, please see the info below the video!