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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 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…

How to Tell If You Are Human by Jessy Randall to be published in the Pleiades Press Visual Poetry Series

Nov 1, 2017 | Uncategorized,

Pleiades Press is pleased to announce that after an open reading period during the summer of 2017, we have selected Jessy Randall’s How to Tell If You Are Human: Diagram Poems to be the fourth book published in the Visual Poetry Series. The book will be released in Fall 2018. Jessy Randall is the author of…

Congratulations to Sarah Barber, Winner of the Pleiades Press Editors Prize for Poetry

Aug 10, 2017 | Uncategorized,

We are very pleased to announce Country House by Sarah Barber was selected by our panel of editors (Jacques Rancourt, Jenny Molberg, and Kathryn Nuernberger) and will be published next year. We also would like to commend the other finalists and semi-finalists, whose manuscripts in our opinion were all outstanding and publishable. Finalists: Nick Admussen,…

Congratulations to Amy Meng, Winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry

Mar 15, 2017 | Uncategorized,

The winner of the 2017 Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry is Amy Meng. The final judge, Jaswinder Bolina, selected Meng’s collection, Bridled, as the winner of this year’s contest. Bridled will be published in spring 2018 by Pleiades Press. Jaswinder Bolina says of this book, “Bridled is poetry as slow-burn opera. You’re going to want to read this…