Tuesday, August 24, 2010
HUFFINGTON POST NAMES WSU PRESS ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE UNIVERSITY PRESSES
You can read what the Huffington Post says right here.
I wrote quite a bit last year about WSU Press publishing American Salvage by Bonnie Jo Campbell, which went on to be nominated for several major awards.
The WSU Press has shown great judgment in publishing other interesting books of stories by regional writers. Perhaps it is university presses that will support the short story form. WSU has published these volumes of short stories in the last few years as well as poetry and many, many other books. You can find their website here. Order a book of short stories from a university press, and keep the form alive.
The Women Were Leaving Men, Andy Mozina
Voices of the Lost and Found, Dorene O'Brien
Tresspassing, Janet Kauffman
The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit, Michael Zadoorian
As if We Were Prey, Michael Depp
Eden Springs, Laura Kasischke
WSU PRESS is also published Reimagining Detroit, written by Detroit Free Press, writer, John Gallagher, (and a member of my writing group), which looks at the future of Detroit.