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2016 Books From Former Moon City Review Contributors

With the year drawing to a close, the editors of Moon City Review want to recognize all of the former contributors who published books in 2016. Fortunately for all, it is a rather long list, so instead of presenting it all at once, we will do one genre at a time, beginning with fiction:

C.D. Albin, Hard Toward Home (Press 53), short stories

Ace Boggess, A Song Without a Melody: A Novel of the ‘90s (Hyperborea Publishing), novel

Matthew Fogarty, Maybe Mermaids & Robots are Lonely (Stillhouse Press), short stories & novella (including “We Are Swimmers” and “Meteors,” which appeared in MCR 2014)

Katy Resch George, Exposure (Kore Press), short stories

Becky Hagenston, Scavengers (University of Alaska Press), short stories (including “Puppet Town,” which appeared in MCR 2013)

Britt Haraway, Early Men (Lamar University Press), short stories (including “Lilly the Kid,” which appeared in MCR 2015)

Allegra Hyde, Of This New World (Iowa Short Fiction Award, University of Iowa Press), short stories

Richard Newman, Graveyard of the Gods: A Novel (Blank Slate Press), novel

Amber Sparks, The Unfinished World (Liveright), short stories

Of course, there was also Laura Hendrix Ezell‘s story collection, A Record of Our Debts, winner of the 2015 Moon City Short Fiction Award (includes “Fugue,” which appeared in MCR 2016), available here

There are also two former contributors who will publish books in 2017:

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

Michelle Ross, There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You, winner of the 2016 Moon City Short Fiction Award (includes “Rattlesnake Roundup,” which appeared in MCR 2016), available for pre-order here

Congratulations to all for a great year!

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

2016 Pushcart Prize Nominations!

Moon City Press and Moon City Review are pleased to announce their 2016 Pushcart Prize Nominations, which include the following authors and their work:


Reese Connor, “Thank You”

Jeannine Hall Gailey, “Notes from Before the Apocalypse”

Sara Graybeal, “Point Breeze, 2015”


Michael Ramberg, “Last King of the Gorilla Suits”

Michelle Ross, “Rattlesnake Roundup”

A.A. Weiss, “Challenger”

Congratulations and good luck!

Moon City Review 2016 Has Arrived!

Moon City Review 2016 is here! The 2016 edition features work by BJ Best, Sarah Browning, Jim Daniels, Nandini Dhar, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Laura Hendrix Ezell, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Mark Irwin, Sandra Marchetti, Lee Ann Roripaugh, William Trowbridge, and many, many more writers.

MCR16 front cover

Click here to order right now!

Pushcart Prize Nominations

The editors of Moon City Press are pleased to announce Moon City Review‘s 2015 Pushcart Prize nominations, which are as follows:

Kate Belew: “Go Down to the River”
Kelly Davio: “Pantoum for Someone Else’s Child”
Leonard Kress: “Boginski Finds a Bride”
Mary Quade: “The Middle-School Cheerleader”
Pablo Piñero Stillmann: “The First Man in Space”
Hananah Zaheer: “A Video Store Called Desire”

Good luck to these authors and congratulations to them and all of the writers who had work in our 2015 edition!

Coming soon

Excuse our dust. We are in the process of adding new features to the site, which will be expanded to include new content such as book reviews, author features, interviews, and a catalog page for current and back issues. So, if things seem a bit scattered for a while, just note the decorators running in and out and know it’s for a good cause.