WTAW Press is pleased to announce the selection of its 2017 inaugural titles.
We will publish the following two full-length books of prose in fall 2017.
And There Was Evening and There Was Morning, a collection of essays by Mike Smith. Mike has published three collections of poetry, including Multiverse, a collection of two anagrammatic cycles. His translation of the first part of Goethe’s Faust was published by Shearsman Books in 2012, and he is co-editor of the anthology, The Mint's Invitation: Contemporary Chinese Short-Shorts in Translation, forthcoming from Columbia University Press in the fall of 2017. Together with software engineer Brandon Nelson, Mike created and curates The Zombie Poetry Project. A native of West Virginia, he now lives in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Image Journal named him Artist of the Month in January 2017.
The Truth About Me, a collection of short stories by Louise Marburg. Louise is a graduate of the MFA program in Fiction at Columbia University's School of the Arts. Her stories have been published in The Louisville Review, Cold Mountain Review, The Lascaux Prize Anthology, Carolina Quarterly, Folio, and others. She has been a contributor at the Sewanee Writer’s Conference and a member of The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. She lives in New York City with her husband, the artist Charles Marburg.
WTAW Press published an excerpt of each title in its First Look Chapbook Series February 8, 2017. The Press also published the opening chapter of each of the following novel manuscripts in its WTAW Press Features Chapbook Series. All chapbooks were available at the WTAW Press AWP Bookfair table 652T in Washington D.C. for purchase and for signing by authors February 9-11. The limited edition chapbooks are available for purchase HERE as long as copies are available.
“Octavia Street: Chapter One” by Amelie Prusik. Amelie is the author of the novel Light Sister, Dark Sister (Random House) and has published short fiction in The North American Review, America West, Bosque, Lantern Journal, and The Copenhagen Review. Her poetry has appeared in Antaeus and Intro 8. She is a graduate of the Warren Wilson Program For Writers and teaches at DePaul University in Chicago. To read an interview with Amelie Prusik about "Octavia Street" go HERE.
“NoNo: Chapter One” by Jenny Wu. Jenny is an MFA candidate at Washington University in St. Louis, where she edits The Spectacle literary magazine. Her writing can be found in Word For/Word, dislocate, The Blue Route, and elsewhere. She holds a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Emory University (class of 2016). In the past she has worked as a political science TA and a box office salesperson. Read an interview with Jenny Wu about "NoNo" HERE.
WTAW Press is thrilled to publish these authors' books. Thank you to everyone who submitted a manuscript during our open reading period. The quality of work we received made our decisions difficult, and we look forward to expanding our catalogue and the number of books we can publish in the coming years. Please stay tuned for our next open submission period.
Our 2017 Chapbooks
Chapbook authors will sign their books at the AWP Bookfair, 652T, on Feb. 9.
Louise Marburg, The Truth About Me 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Jenny Wu, NoNo: Chapter One 12-1:00 p.m.
Mike Smith, My Two Emilys 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Amelie Prusik, Octavia Street: Chapter One 3-4:00 p.m.
Chapbooks are now available for purchase HERE, while supplies last!
On February 10, at 6:30 p.m. come hear the authors read at The Vinyl Lounge. The event is free and open to the public. The Vinyl Lounge is located in Gypsy Sally at 3401 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, with its own entrance behind the building on 34th St. The venue has a full bar and a terrific menu. PH: 202 * 333 * 7700