Pleiades Press Blog

Congratulations to Penelope Cray, Winner of the Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose!

Jan 28, 2019 | Uncategorized,

We are pleased to announce Miracles Come on Mondays by Penelope Cray was selected by Kazim Ali as the winner of the Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose and will be published next year.  Kazim Ali praised this book, saying, “These dark fractured fables tell stories of strange texture; stories about characters trying to find their way amid currents…

Congratulations to Angela Voras-Hills, Winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry!

Jan 18, 2019 | Uncategorized,

We are pleased to announce Louder Birds by Angela Voras-Hills was selected by Traci Brimhall as the winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry and will be published next year. Traci Brimhall praised this book, saying, “This collection is astonishing. Lines from these poems kept rising in me days after I read them, and each poem’s turn was…

Congratulations to Leanna Petronella, Winner of the 2018 Pleiades Press Editors Prize!

Jul 20, 2018 | Uncategorized,

We are very pleased to announce The Imaginary Age by Leanna Petronella was selected as the winner of the 2018 Pleiades Press Editors Prize and will be published by Pleiades Press in 2019.   Leanna Petronella’s poetry appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, Third Coast, Birmingham Poetry Review, CutBank, Quarterly West, ElevenEleven, and other publications. Her fiction…

An Interview with Gary Fincke

Mar 29, 2018 | Uncategorized,

by Kameshia R. Logan Gary Fincke has published thirty-one books of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction, most recently The Out-of-Sorts: New and Selected Stories (2017) and Bringing Back the Bones: New and Selected Poetry (2016). Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and the Ohio State University/The Journal Poetry Prize, he has published…

An Interview with E.J. Koh

Mar 15, 2018 | Uncategorized,

by Kylie Jacks E. J. KOH’s poems, translations, and stories have appeared in Boston Review, Columbia Review, Southeast Review, World Literature Today, TriQuarterly, Narrative, The Margins, PEN America, and elsewhere. She accepted fellowships at The MacDowell Colony, Kundiman, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, and the Jack Straw Writers Program. She earned her MFA at…

Congratulations to Ashley M. Jones, Winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry

Mar 6, 2018 | Poetry Books,

We are pleased to announce dark // thing by Ashley M. Jones was selected by Marcus Wicker as the winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry and will be published next year. Marcus Wicker praised this book, saying “dark // thing explores the operating costs incurred when blackness—black hair, black bottom, black diction…

Congratulations to Heidi Czerwiec, winner of the Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose

Feb 24, 2018 | Uncategorized,

We are very pleased to announce Fluid States by Heidi Czerwiec was selected by Dinty W. Moore and will be published next year. Moore praised this book, saying “Fluid States offers essays that are eclectic, unexpected, and entirely inventive. As the title suggests, the book flows briskly, a river infused with a keen intelligence and subtle…

An Interview with Jenny Molberg

Feb 16, 2018 | Interview, Unsung Masters,

by Savannah Bradley JENNY MOLBERG is the author of Marvels of the Invisible, which won the 2014 Berkshire Prize (Tupelo Press, 2017). Her work has appeared in Best New Poets, Poetry International, Ploughshares, Boulevard, Green Mountains Review, The Missouri Review, and other publications. She is assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Central Missouri, where she…

An Interview with Amy Meng

Feb 8, 2018 | Interview,

by Monica Braun Amy Meng is a Kundiman Fellow and poetry editor at Bodega Magazine, as well as a 2016 Amy Award winner. Her debut collection Bridled dissects the the vulnerability of lovers as well as the limits of love in relation to happiness. Her poetry has appeared in Day One, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Narrative Magazine, and the New England Review, among…