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.
Melissa Wiley‘s essay “Man in the Moon” is in the latest issue of Waxwing. (And her collection Antlers in Space and Other Common Phenomena is available now at Split Lip Press!)
Sonia Feigelson‘s story “Easy Exotic” has been published in The Los Angeles Review.
Dorothy Rice‘s flash essay, “The Blue Light Special,” is up at the Tin House Open Bar.
Jill Talbot has published an essay, “Transparent,” in the Colorado Review.
Beth Gilstrap & Jim Warner have a new collaboration, “Revelation 47,” up at Roar.
Ian Woollen’s Muir Woods or Bust in was reviewed by Compulsive Reader.
June contributor Melissa Goode has a new flash fiction entitled “I Know” up at Atticus Review.
Meg Pokrass‘ story “Benefits of Krill Oil” was published by The Nottingham Review.
Tabitha Blankenbiller was interviewed by Fear No Lit in a series called “Writers Watching Sports.”
Ilana Masad has two pieces up at Book Riot “Buy, Borrow, Bypass: A Drastic Change of Scenery” and “Queerness: 4 Books on a Big Topic.”
Devin Kelly‘s essay,“Running Towards My Father,” is up at Lithub and he is has two poems in the new issue of Breakwater Review.
Flash fiction editor Maureen Langloss has published an essay, “Purple Ball Day,” at The Manifest-Station and a flash fiction, “Milk & Honey,” at Cease, Cows.
Alina Stefanescu published “The Story Line” at Mutha Magazine.
Tyler Barton published two new stories: “K,” at Waxwing and “I Am Pretending to Be Something I Am” at Passages North.
Donna Vorreyer‘s poem “I Forecast Your Elegy” is in the new Breakwater Review.
Diannely Antigua‘s poem “To Amichai” is in the new issue of Breakwater Review.
Fiction reader Lori Sambol Brody has a new story, “How I’ve Been Without You, ” at Cheap Pop.
Kaj Tanaka has a new flash fiction, “Owl,” at Spelk.
Jessica Barksdale Inclan published an essay, “Rivalry,” on Medium.
Angela Palm read from her book, Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere But Here, at the Aldrich Public Library. Riverine is available now from Graywolf Press.
Robert Kloss’ new novel, The Woman Who Lived Amongst the Cannibals, is available for pre-order.
Lucie Britsch has a story, “The Man Raised by the Man Raised by Wolves,” up at Five 2 One.
Cathy Ulrich has published two flashes: “A Fluttering of Wings,” at Cheap Pop and “Anything but Emptiness” at Cold Creek Review.
Amorak Huey‘s poem “Yes, And” was recently published in Rise Up Review.
Michele Finn Johnson‘s story “Word Search” is up at jmww.
Brandon Taylor‘s essay “Being Gay vs. Being Southern: A False Choice” was recently published by Lithub.
Amy Silverberg‘s story “The Elasticity of the Brain” is in the current edition of Little Fiction.
Jeremiah Moriarty‘s piece “The Readers: Maureen Corrigan and the Fictions that Endure” was included in the Ploughshares blog Readers series.
Keith Rebec has a new flash “An Uncontrolled Burn” included in the latest issue of decomP magazinE.
Laura Citino‘s essay, “Pareidolia,” was published in the latest issue of Roanoke Review, and her story “Bone Wars” is up at Ghost Parachute.
Poetry reader Bob Sykora published two poems recently: “Visiting Utopia #4” in Glass: A Journal of Poetry and “To Kevin on the Occasion of His Wedding” in Gulf Stream Lit Mag.
Fiction reader Tommy Dean has a story, “Rarely Appearing in Body,” in the summer issue of After the Pause.
Sandra Marchetti‘s poem “Are You My Angel?” is in the June issue of Glass: A Journal of Poetry.
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
Web editor Amy Rossi‘s story “When I Say I Am Fine, What I Mean Is Empty” was included in the top 25 for Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open contest.
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.