Posts Tagged ‘Dzanc Books’

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From the author’s website:

Laura van den Berg was raised in Florida and earned her MFA at Emerson College. She is the recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, the 2009 Julia Peterkin Award, and the 2009-2010 Emerging Writer Lectureship at Gettysburg College. Formerly an assistant editor at Ploughshares, Laura is currently a fiction editor at West Branch and the assistant editor of Memorious, an online journal of new verse and fiction. She has taught writing at Emerson College, Grub Street, and in PEN/New England’s Freedom to Write Program. Her fiction has or will soon appear inOne Story, Boston Review, Epoch, The Literary Review, American Short Fiction, StoryQuarterly, Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008, Best New American Voices2010, and The Pushcart Prize XXIV: Best of the Small Presses, among other publications. The winner of the Dzanc Prize, Laura’s first collection of stories, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us, was published by Dzanc Books in October 2009 and was a Holiday Pick for the Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” Program. She is currently at work on new stories and a novel.

Click here to read van den Berg’s devastating and beautifully written story, “Up High in the Air.”

6a00d83451afaf69e201156ff9fc40970cFrom Dzanc Books, The Collagist is a new monthly online literary journal.  The first issue will be available on August 15, 2009.  I can’t wait to read it.

According to the site, “The Collagist is immediately open for submissions in all categories.  As you might assume, we suggest you read the books Dzanc and its imprints publish to get a flavor of what writing gets us most excited.  Submission guidelines can be found at”

The site also includes an overview of what you should expect to see each month.  Short fiction, poetry, nonfiction, book reviews, and novel excerpts–they’re going to cover it all.  This is another site you’ll need to bookmark and continually revisit.