Poetry Winner: Renee Ashley, Because I Am the Shore I Want to Be the Sea
Renée Ashley lives in northern New Jersey and teaches in Fairleigh Dickinson University’s MFA in Creative Writing and MA in Creative Writing and Literature for Educators programs. She’s the author of four previous collections of poetry (Salt – Brittingham Prize in Poetry, Univ. of Wisconsin Press; The Various Reasons of Light; The Revisionist’s Dream; and Basic Heart – X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, Texas Review Press) as well as two chapbooks (The Museum of Lost Wings – Hill-Stead Museum and The Verbs of Desiring – new american press) and a novel (Someplace Like This.). A portion of her poem “First Book of the Moon” is etched in marble in Penn Station Terminal in Manhattan, part of a permanent installation by the artist Larry Kirkland. She has received fellowships in both poetry and prose from New Jersey State Council on the Arts and a fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment of the Arts. More at her website.
Fiction: Wendell Mayo, The Cucumber King of Kedainiai
Wendell Mayo is author of two story collections, Centaur of the North and B. Horror and Other Stories, as well as a novel-in-stories, In Lithuanian Wood, which appeared in Lithuanian translation as Vilko Valanda with Mintis Press in Vilnius. He’s recipient of an NEA, a Fulbright to Lithuania, and has served as a lecturer and program director for the American Professional Partnership for Lithuanian Education. Over one hundred of his stories have appeared in Chicago Review, Yale Review, Harvard Review, Manoa, Missouri Review, Prism International and others. He teaches in the MFA/BFA program at Bowling Green State University.
The Other Half of Graceland by John Haggerty
The Show Must Go On by Katie Jean Shinkle
Rosamundo by B. de la Cuesta
The Liar’s Lexicon by Eric Wasserman
Liner Notes by James Brubaker
This Is What It’s Like to Die by Harmony Neal
There Were Lakes Here Before by Mary Kovaleski Byrnes
For Oh, Yvonne, I Am by Frank Montesonti
No Tee Vee by Andrew Terhune
Staple & Sown by Stephanie Anderson
Simplicity Blend by Linda Russo
Day Cracks Between the Bones of the Foot by Jesse Nissim
It Looks Worse Than I Am by Laurie Blauner
The Humiliations and Other Poems by Les Gottesman
The Foehn, or Fern by Jeff T. Johnson
Lover by Russel Jaffe
Middle Time by Angela Hume
Chorus [Interstice] by Endi Bogue Hartigan
I Could Be Your Beauty Resort by Drew Krewer
Escapologies by Matthew Burnside
Shadows Retrospective by Jennifer Pilch
A Civilization by Fred Muratori
Visitors, Cavaliers by Jenny Drai
Dinner Incantations by Valerie Hsiung
Kate Jury Denton Texas by Colin Winnette and Ben Clark
Subito encourages work that challenges accepted literary modes; we look for new voices as well as previously published writers.
We publish two books of innovative writing a year through our poetry and fiction contests. All entries are also considered for publication with the press. We only consider unsolicited manuscripts through these contests; however, if you have a manuscript that you feel fits into our aesthetic, please query us via email.
Submissions are open annually during the month of July.
Beginning in 2013 Subito will accept manuscripts through our submission manager.
Reading Fee is $20. Checks or Money Orders are accepted. Make checks payable to Subito Press. If you send us a reading fee of $30, we’ll send you a copy of the previous winner in either poetry or fiction, simply specify on the cover sheet (the one including your address) which title you’d like.
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