- David Tomas Martinez, author of Hustle (2014) and forthcoming Post-Traumatic Hood Disorder (2018) and James Kimbrell, author of My Psychic (2006), The Gatehouse Heaven (1998), and Smote (2015), are both recipients of the National Endowments for the Arts Literary Fellowships for 2017. We are grateful to the NEA for its continued generous support of Sarabande and our authors. Congratulations David and James on this high honor!
- Amelia Martens, author of The Spoons in the Grass Are There to Dig a Moat (2016), was given a glowing review from the literary magazine South 58. Of the collection of poetry they said,
"You’ll never read a more playful book of doomsday poems than Amelia Martens’s The Spoons in the Grass Are There to Dig a Moat. Martens’s dark humor is delightfully paired with her astute observations of quiet pleasures. Her poems are grand with sweeping cosmic battles and frequent mentions of death and the end times, while also intricately small."
You can purchase your copy of The Spoons in the Grass Are There to Dig a Moat here.
- Submissions for the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction are now open until February 15th. The contest is open to any short fiction writer in English and may include a collection of short stories, one or more novellas or a short novel. This year the Mary McCarthy will be judged by Paul Yoon, author of Once the Shore. For more information on the Mary McCarthy Prize click here.