Come say hi to Gazing Grain Press at the AWP Bookfair in Los Angeles this Thursday-Saturday! We'll have copies of our chapbooks and miniatures for sale, as well as author signings throughout the conference. Gazing Grain will be at Booth 708 with George Mason University and our family of GMU-affiliated presses and journals: Stillhouse Press, Phoebe, and So to Speak.
The following GGP authors will be signing their work at Booth 708:
Gazing Grain Press is hosting two reading events this month, on opposite ends of the country!
On Tuesday, March 22, Heidi Czerwiec and Nora Brooks (our Inaugural Prose Contest winner and runner-up) will read at the New Leaves Conference at George Mason University. Their reading will begin at 5:30 pm and be followed by a Q&A. Read more about the event here.
We'll also be featuring GGP authors' work at an off-site event with Switchback; No, Dear; and Atlas Review at AWP in Los Angeles. The...
Sarah Marcus: I think readers can relate to the beautiful anxiety and obsessive self-reflection in so many of your poems. In the poem, "How To Piss in Public and Maintain Femininity," you write: "...I want what I want/ regardless of social etiquette and the way/ I am ashamed of my unconscious by which I mean/ I say everything out loud in other words/ I never fucking learn my lesson." Should we ever learn our fucking lesson? Is it worth it? Would we gain or lose our empathy?
Kate Partridge: Big Brown Bag takes its title from the iconic Bloomingdale’s shopping bags, which have those words printed on the side. Why begin with that image as a title?
Marisa Crawford: Hmmmmmm. The poems in this chapbook are in large part about, and/or written in response to, the difficulties and weirdnesses and tensions that come out of having a day job at a corporation, which I do, and have for the past nearly ten years. I think the image of the shopping bag and the phrase “Big Br...
We've got great news: Gazing Grain Press is now open for submissions of your feminist chapbook manuscripts!
This year, we're thrilled to announce that Rachel Eliza Griffiths will judge the 2016 Poetry/Hybrid Chapbook Contest and Lily Hoang will judge the 2016 Prose/Hybrid Chapbook Contest. You can read more about both judges below.
This year's contests will be open until May 8, 2016. You can find our contest guidelines and submit through Submittable here.