Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thank you for submitting your work to our open reading period in April. We received hundreds of amazing manuscripts this year; each was thoroughly read & carefully considered. 

We selected three that we will publish in 2011:

Dear Jenny, We Are All Find by Jenny Zhang
The Black Forest
by Christopher DeWeese
by Rebecca Farivar

These manuscripts were finalists:

Off to the Nervous Museum by Claire Donato
The Next Monster by Julie Doxsee
I Write to You from the Sea by Laura Eve Engel
Everything Here is Ok by Sasha Fletcher
Power Ballad by Dan Hoy
Early Linoleum by Brenda Iijima
Kingdom of Throat-stuck Luck, by George Kalamaras
The Dottery by Kirsten Kaschock 
Sign You Were Mistaken by Seth Landman
Heart of Palm by Linnea Ogden
Emergency by Caryl Pagel
Lid to the Shadow by Alexandria Peary
The Abilene Paradox by Craig Rebele
Bloom by Rob Schlegel
Parties, by S.E. Smith
Common Birds & Their Songs by Melinda Wilson

Thanks again for submitting & trusting us with your work. It was an honor to read these manuscripts. 


Zachary Schomburg & Mathias Svalina
Octopus Books

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