Anne Leigh Parrish's "By the Wayside" short story collection releases on 2.8.17....here's a code for a discounted ebook!Read Now
Anne Leigh Parrish's short story collection By the Wayside releases on February 8, 2017. To honor that release and show our love for our readers, we would like to offer her ebook at 20% off via Smashwords!
The code: SH34U
You can get your copy HERE. Preorders are accepted. The code lasts 30 days and is available to the first 100 downloads. So get your read on and check out Anne's book!
Don't know anything about the book? Here's some information:
Marvelous. Honest. Generous. From the first story to the last, "By the Wayside" catches your attention and demands that you give into its every whirl. Each character unfolds with a precision that will have you wondering how Parrish managed to create such real-to-the-bones people within a world that captivates you with ease.
Unsolicited Press is launching a search for the very best nonfiction essay. The contest is open from February 2, 2017 through to March 15, 2017.
All essay lengths will be considered.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive guaranteed publication from U.P. for a book-length piece of nonfiction that expands upon the essay or another topic completely.
The top 15 essayists will be published in an essay collection to be distributed worldwide. Essayists will be heavily promoted as well.
Interested? Learn more here.
If you weren't able to make it out to Michael Overa's reading in Seattle, here are some stunning photos! You can follow Michael on tumblr for the latest news and events.
And if you haven't purchased a copy of The Filled In Spaces just yet, we are working hard at selling the first 100 copies of his book. Once we hit 100 copies from our store, we will release Michael's book through all major distribution channels. Help Michael by buying a book today!
Last winter, Adela Najarro came to us with a brilliant proposal: let's make a chapbook that includes thoughtful critique and provoking questions, which can be easily used by teachers and readers.
We said absolutely!
In conjunction with the Puente Project and Adela Najarro's poetic finesse, we have been luck enough to make such a chapbook.
Najarro feverishly wrote the chapbook with all of the details for each poem and it is available for purchase via Amazon on January 27, 2017.
If you haven't heard of Adela Najarro's poetry, you should take a pause from whatever you're reading right now and scoop up her book Twice Told Over or Split Geography (or both!).
We Might As Well Be Underwater is a collection of poetry split into two parts: Travelling and Not Travelling.
Cooper-Novack lyrically discusses family, love, death, aging, and illness through travels. The collection travels through Cape Town, Sydney, Venice, Moscow, Chicago, Antarctica, London, Tokyo, Oregon, Florida, and many more places while also uniting the world through experiences. She lyrically composes stanzas that discuss the journey of life through aging and travels while also discovering home.
Readers will enjoy the sense of space and how specific memories or ideas are sprung from a specific environment. Throughout her travels Cooper-Novack explores many spaces, cleverly exposing emotion in places revisited and sharing memories in new environments. They will both feel foreign and familiar in both specific and general spaces.
Poet, playwright, and writer Gemma Cooper-Novack has had her poetry published in more than twenty journals. She also won the OUTSpoken Poetry Prize at Sundance Publishing in 2014. We Might As Well Be Underwater is her first book of poetry.
You can grab her book on our site or any major retailer.
(Want to see what Unsolicited Press is up to in the coming months? Grab a copy of our January 2017 magazine that provides lengthy excerpts of recently published and forthcoming books.
This edition features excerpts from Timothy O'Leary's "Dick Cheney Shot Me in the Face", Gemma Cooper-Novack's "We Might As Well Be Underwater", and many many more. Not to mention some delicious writerly advice and a master study.
Get it exclusively on Amazon Kindle. Free copies will be available for download for a limited time(from January 17-21 on Amazon Only). Click this link here.
A man decides to transform himself into a bird to escape his phone-wielding, formaldehyde-scented girlfriend. A professional clipboarder spends her days enduring the humiliation cast upon her by potential donors and her nights conjuring visions of the Appalachian Trail.
Missoula, MT - January, 9 2017 - The stories in “How to Find a Flock” reveal characters and settings – both implicitly and explicitly connected – that explore the inherent difficulties and the unforeseen elation in forming connections – romantic, spiritual, economic – amidst a post-empire landscape that inevitably crumbles as it retreats further into its digital self. Fatally marred by the cynicism, anxiety, and selfishness inherent in their generation’s version of cultural currency, the mostly young and unhinged protagonists of these stories realize, sometimes too late, that even the briefest moments of genuine human touch are more potent than any keystroke or screen swipe. Featuring a prose that is variously biting, reflective, caustic, and exuberant, “How to Find a Flock” is a collection for anyone who has ever felt the crush of loneliness, the indifference of a blinking monitor, the cruelty of utter boredom and hopelessness, and the exhilaration of finally doing something to change it.
Chris Vola was born in Hartford, Connecticut and is the author of two novels. He lives and bartends in New York. Unsolicited Press plucked Vola's short story collection out of nearly 2,000 submissions for its tenacity and must-read attitude.
Vola's “How to Find a Flock” can be purchased on Unsolicited Press's website or at any major retailer.