We’re kicking off this issue of the FAM Newsletter with some extra-exciting news. Happy book birthday to Shasta Grant, whose chapbook Gather Us Up and Bring Us Home is out today at Split Lip Press, our beloved sister press. Gather Us Up and Bring Us Home was the first runner-up in the 2016 Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest.
And after you’ve ordered your copy, check out what other members of the FAM have been up to:
Publications, Interviews, and Reviews
Kristen Arnett, whose short story collection Felt in the Jaw will be published by Split Lip Press later this year, has a new essay, “The Problem With Writing About Florida,” up at Lithub.
Dorothy Rice‘s flash essay, “The Blue Light Special,” is up at the Tin House Open Bar.
Jeremiah Moriarty‘s piece “The Readers: Maureen Corrigan and the Fictions that Endure” was included in the Ploughshares blog Readers series.
Barry Maxwell‘s essay “The Soft Brutality of Samuel Peterson’s TRUNKY (Transgender Junky)” is up at Books Are Not A Luxury.
Awards, Honors, and News
Flash fiction editor Maureen Langloss‘ story “La Rabida Heart Sanitarium, 1954” was included in the top 25 for Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction contest.
Poetry reader Bob Sykora edited his last issue of Breakwater Review.
June contributor Melissa Goode‘s story “Acute Intoxication” was commended in the Bath Flash Fiction Award.
Do you have news to send us? Check out the “Notes from the FAM” section of our Submittable page and let us know what you’re up to.