Posts Tagged ‘SMU Press’

From the author’s website:

[Scott Blackwood’s] novel We Agreed to Meet Just Here (New Issues Press, 2009) won the AWP Prize for the Novel, the Texas Institute of Letters Award for best fiction, and was named a best book of 2009 by the San Antonio Express-News.  His award-winning collection of stories In the Shadow of Our House was published by SMU Press in 2001. His fiction has appeared most recently in American Short Fiction, the Gettysburg ReviewBoston Review and Southwest Review, and the title story from his collection is featured on the New York Times Book Review’s “First Chapters” website.

To read Blackwood’s story, “Indians,” published by Boston Review, click here.

Some sad news, folks.  Due to budgetary concerns, SMU Press will be suspending operations, effective June 1st.  The novels and short story collections–including David McGlynn’s, The End of the Straight and Narrow–published by SMU Press has raised the bar for contemporary literary fiction, while also producing books with the look and feel of the highest quality.

According to Kathryn Lang, SMU Press’s senior editor, the move to suspend operations will result in the termination of 15 contracts for books yet to be published.  Lang is requesting letters of support, hoping that the university might reconsider its decision.  Already, support has come from some pretty big names.  If you’re familiar with SMU Press, its authors and titles, and don’t want to see it become extinct, please send an email of support to Kathryn Lang: