If you’re attending AWP in Washington D.C. later this week, I hope you’ll stop by Rocket Bar (714 7th St NW) on Friday between 6 and 8. We’ll be giving away drink tickets and free back issues, but both are limited – so please arrive early!
Submit to Post Road’s first-ever flash fiction contest, to be judged by writers Elizabeth Graver and Suzanne Matson. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive prizes of $500, $250, & $100, respectively. All entries will be considered for publication, and selected finalist manuscripts will be included in the prize folio in Post Road 33, due out in the fall of 2017.
The contest deadline is March 1st, 2017, and the co-judges will consider previously unpublished stories up to 1000 words. The contest is open to all fiction writers except current Boston College students, faculty, and staff, and the $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription. Please click here to submit.
“The Woman in the Barn,” by Jaclyn Gilbert
“The Goldfish,” by Julia Strayer
“Clutter,” by Caitlin Garvey
“The Himalayas Are Not Flat,” by Jennifer Sinor
“Deafheaven Fried Chicken,” by Matt Hart
“Mafiosa,” by Suzanne Roszak
Congratulations to these writers! We’ll keep our fingers crossed!
PR Contributor Cary Smith (whose Pointed Splat #2, from PR28, appears above) is one of sixteen artists featured in the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum’s New England Biennial 2016 exhibit. deCordova is located in Lincoln, Mass., and the Biennial will be on view through March 26, 2017 – please click here for more information.
Guess what just arrived in the Post Road offices! We’re delighted to finally ship out Post Road 31, which features poetry by Lania Knight, artwork by Susan Carr, criticism by Ezra Dan Feldman, recommendations by David Huddle and Holly George-Warren, fiction by Ethan Rutherford and Joanna Ruocco, and way, way more. We’ll start sending out copies to subscribers and contributors on Monday.
The Boston Book Festival hits Copley Square next weekend, and Post Road will be well-represented. We’ll be at Booth 5 all day, where we’ll sell copies of PR at a special discount price. In addition, the festival features several PR contributors and editors – a comprehensive list appears below:
Thanks to PR Student Intern Aine McGovern for compiling this list.
Post Road 31 won’t be available until late October, but you can read an excerpt from it right now – we’ve just made Ethan Rutherford‘s fantastic story “The Baby” available as an exclusive web feature.
If you’re in the Boston area, don’t miss Ethan’s reading at Porter Square Books this Friday night at 7 p.m. – more information about that event is available here.
The Roundtable Reading Series – a monthly reading series collectively curated by seven Boston-based literary journals – reconvenes this Friday at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books. Post Road “runs the table” this month with readings by recent contributors Ethan Rutherford and Suzanne Koven. Post Road Intern Bailey Flynn contacted Dr. Koven recently to inquire about her current work, her position at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the connections between medicine and narrative – click here to read the full interview.
Congratulations to Post Road contributor Amie Barrodale, whose debut collection, You Are Having a Good Time, just received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly. Amie’s story “Chendru” appeared in Post Road 26.
Post Road is pleased to present a reading by Mona Awad, author of the just-released novel 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, as part of the Roundtable Reading Series on Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books. Mona will be joined by fiction writer Greg Hrbek, whose reading is presented by draft: The Journal of Process. Hope to see you there!