Briefly Noted: SCALISE SLAP BRACELETS, BRUCKHEIMER PRIZE, & LOUISVILLE'S BEST

  • We just received a very exciting new item—slap bracelets modeled after the cover for Mike Scalise's forthcoming book, The Brand New Catastrophe. Check out the video above to see the bracelets in action! The first 25 people who pre-order The Brand New Catastrophe with their local bookstore and send Sarabande proof of pre-order will receive one of these limited-edition bracelets. You can support the local bookstores in your community, and support independent publishing, by gifting yourself or a friend the memoir Dave Eggers calls, “A very funny book about the frailties of the flesh, the absurdities of modern medicine, and how to stay sane amid it all. Scalise’s voice is fantastically entertaining, unfailingly honest.” Send your pre-order receipts along with your name and shipping address to info@sarabandebooks.org.
     
  • On July 1st, submissions opened for our yearly Linda Bruckheimer Prize in Kentucky Literature. Submissions will stay open for the full month of July. If you're a writer living in Kentucky, with ties to Kentucky, or writing about Kentucky, send us your manuscript! All genres are considered and submissions are FREE!
     
  • Sarabande's own Director of Programming and Development, Kristen Miller, was chosen by Sarabande Books author Kiki Petrosino as Louisville Magazine's Best Poet! "A gifted poet with a delicate lyric sensibility, Kristen Miller reminds Louisville that poetry and social justice are linked." Kristen operates the Sarabande Writing Labs Program, which brings writing workshops to underprivileged groups in Louisville and the surrounding areas. Congratulations, Kristen!