Paloma Press’ 2019 Pushcart Prize Nominees

Congratulations! DIASPORA: VOLUME L BY IVY ALVAREZ “Lalabasan” ELSEWHEN BY ROBERT COWAN “Advice for Ninjas” THE GOOD MOTHER OF MARSEILLE BY CHRISTOPHER X. SHADE “The Two Men of Rue Saint-Ferréol” “The Stationer” GLIMPSES BY LENY STROBEL “#62” “#1,155”

The New School Summer Reading List

Fiction Jennifer Baker, MFA Creative Writing ’00 Everyday People: The Color of Life – A Short Story Anthology (Simon & Schuster) Andrew Cotto, MFA Creative Writing ’08 Cucina Tipica: An Italian Adventure (Black Rose Writing) Lee Matthew Goldberg, MFA Creative Writing ’06 The Desire Card (Fahrenheit Press) Gina Marie Guadagnino, MFA Creative Writing ’10 The…

CHRISTOPHER X. SHADE with Beverly Donofrio

Beverly Donofrio (Rail): Why Marseille? Christopher Shade: I had no epidermis when I went to Marseille in 2013. I was all nerves. I’d just resigned from a very intense job at a media company, and travel was what I thought I needed to jolt myself into a new phase of life. So I designed for…

Newtown Literary’s Q&A with novelist Christopher X. Shade

What inspires you? I love talking to people, asking them questions, hearing their stories. This is the beating heart of my novel, The Good Mother of Marseille. To have conversations about things that are important to you personally. Opening up, being authentic with the person you’re talking to, and being authentic with yourself. It’s a…

Short-form interview with Christopher X. Shade

What was your first publication? This novel, The Good Mother of Marseille, is my first airplane out of the hangar. I consider to be my first publication. If you mean in journals, it was a poem, but so long ago in my twenties that I have no idea what it was. I have always written…

Big Other’s Most Anticipated Small Press Books of 2019!

by John Madera The bad news is 2019 will find humanity continuing to head toward the termination of organized existence, with the U. S. government continuing to lead the way. The good news is 2019 will also find amazing books written by amazing writers published by amazing presses, small and indie presses as always working…