Whenever I finish a really good book—one of those books that keeps you up at night, begging to be finished, that makes you think about something completely differently, that inspires you to create something that beautiful and thought-provoking, yourself—I immediately wish I could talk to the author. Sometimes I’m dying to ask the writer about their plot choices, but mostly I just want to know how. How’d they do it? How did they come up with the idea? How did they survive the grueling process of writing and editing? I want to know all about their process and experiences and habits, anything to give insight into the amazing feat of writing a book.
If you’ve ever felt the same way, then you’re in luck. We’ve invited some of Unsolicited Press’s fabulous poets and writers to join us for a little round table Question-and-Answer. Some questions are serious, some are silly, and all are interesting. Read on to meet some of our authors and find out about the behind the scenes process of writing.
To read what the authors had to say, click to read the article. This is a longer piece, but I hope it stimulates conversation!!!
Releasing on July 3rd, 2014 to honor a day of reflection, The Fictioneer will be available for purchase on Unsolicited Press's website, Amazon, and other national retailers. A PDF version and physical copy will be available. As always, the journal is rich with characters, plot, poetry, and the like.
The Fictioneer is a trimesterly publication that seeks emerging and known authors. This issue features work from Cara Long, Emily Kiernan, Mick Bennett, Kevin Armstrong, Adam Phillips and more. The poetry will snag you by the balls and the fiction will keep you wondering what happened.
After a long six months of acquiring manuscripts, the editors at UP believe that this issue is the best thus far.
The cover art is credited to SR Stewart, our loving acquisitions editor. The brilliance behind her dark portrait is a mystery, but once we saw it, we knew that it screamed The Fictioneer.
Issues are available for $10 at Unsolicited Press (includes shipping). Electronic versions are available at Unsolicited Press or through Amazon Kindle. All major online retailers and local stores will carry the journal.
If you have a local bookstore that doesn't carry the journal, ask them to. Provide them our information (or hell, give us their information).
NOTE: We are still waiting on our book order to come in. For the time being, you can preorder the book or find it online.
The release of Unsolicited Press's latest publication, Partly Gone by Cara Long will take you into the depths of an emotional roller coaster most cannot stomach. But we know that you aren't most people.
Partly Gone wrestles with the mundane everyday moments that get kicked in the ass by the consequences of choices made beforehand. Her words will twist you up into the couch and beg for a delicious glass of Merlot to accompany you on the journey into this intrinsic short story collection.
Meet characters from all classes, all colors and all tastes that will skew the way you see the world.
Partly Gone is the second publication out this year by Unsolicited Press, a small lit press in the Pacific Northwest. UP is known for berating its readers with a stack of new books in the summer and fall. Set to start the year out right, Long presents her first short story collection alongside the editors at Unsolicited Press.
Unsolicited Press thanks Rubie Grayson, SR Stewart, Nicole Pomeroy, Eric Rancino, Esme Howler, and the rest of the gang who worked exceptionally hard to put this piece on the shelves.
Partly Gone is available through the Unsolicited Press Store, most national retailers, Amazon, and other local bookstores. The editors at UP urge you to purchase a copy on June 15th.
Cara Long is awesome and she live in New York. She will be holding local readings in her area.
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