Contributor News

April 2018

Jo-Anne Rosen—author of A MAP OF THE MIND (featured in Embark, July 2017)—has had a story called “The Nymphs at the Vagabond Motel” published in the Poydras Review. Congratulations, Jo-Anne!

Sandra Miller—author of THE JOURNEY ITSELF (featured in Embark, April 2018)—has had one of her blog posts, entitled “How Writing Fiction Can Free Physicians,” reposted on the popular medical-social site KevinMD.com. Congratulations, Sandra!

William Reichard—author of SUN, MOON, STARS (featured in Embark, January 2018)—is having a book of poetry published by Brighthorse Books later in 2018. The collection, entitled The Night Horse: New and Selected Poems, will include selections from his first five books of poetry as well as new work. Congratulations, William!

Peter Selgin—author of THE WATER MASTER (featured in Embark, April 2018)—has recently published a book on the art of writing first pages, entitled Your First Page (Serving House Books, 2017), which has also been the subject of a weekly column on the writer Jane Friedman’s website. It will certainly be of interest to novelists submitting to Embark!

Kenneth Robbins—author of SKUNK: AN AMERICAN LIFE FROM CONCEPTION TO COMMENCEMENT (featured in Embark, April 2018)—will have his one-character play, The Audition, produced in London in July 2018. This will be the first time his play has been performed in the UK. Congratulations, Ken!

Jeff Perso—author of WATER BODIES (featured in Embark, July 2017)—has had another chapter of that novel accepted by the Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal. The chapter, entitled “Now, Lend Me Your Horse,” will appear in Twisted Vine’s forthcoming issue. Congratulations, Jeff!

Derek Heckman—author of A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO COMING BACK FROM THE DEAD (featured in Embark, July 2017) has had a story, titled “Accidents,” published in the latest issue of The Collapsar. Congratulations, Derek!

January 2018

Dallas Woodburn—author of GHOST FINGERS (featured in Embark, January 2018)—has won Yellow Flag Press’s Cypress & Pine Fiction Award for 2018 with her debut short-story collection, Woman, Running Late, in a Dress. The collection will be released in March. Congratulations, Dallas!

Siân Griffiths—author of SCRAPPLE (featured in Embark, January 2018)—has a story called “Wooden Spoons” in the current Cincinnati Reviewas well as an essay in the current Indiana Review. Congratulations on these accomplishments, Siân!

Bill Mesce—author of MEDIAN GRAY (featured in Embark, July 2017)—recently signed with the UK e-publisher Endeavour Press for his novel Four Days to Trinity, a suspense thriller touching on themes of race, intolerance, and the cultural divide currently plaguing the U.S.  Additionally, his short story “The Drowned Man” was just accepted by The Valparaiso Fiction Review for publication this summer. Congratulations, Bill!

Mahmud Rahman has had a chapter of his novel THE FICTION FACTORY published at The Write Launch. The opening of this novel was featured in Embark in October 2017. Congratulations, Mahmud!

November 2017

Jo-Anne Rosenauthor of A MAP OF THE MIND (featured in Embark, July 2017)—has had a story published by the online literary magazine Five on the Fifth. Read “The Dude Who Stole Her New Shoes” here. Congratulations, Jo-Anne!

October 2017

Karla Stover has sold her book Wynters Way to BWL Publishing, Inc., a Canadian publishing house. The opening of this novel was featured in Embark in October 2017. Congratulations, Karla!

Jeff Perso has been named a Finalist for the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Novel Prize, for his book WATER BODIES. The opening of this novel was featured in Embark in July 2017. Congratulations, Jeff!

Catfish CoverMadelyn Bennett Edwards has released her debut novel, Catfish, about a young girl growing up in Louisiana in the 1960s. The opening of this novel was featured in Embark in October 2017, and you can find out more about where to buy the book on Madelyn’s website. Congratulations, Maddie!

Bill Mesce—author of MEDIAN GRAY (featured in Embark, July 2017)—has recently had two books published: a novel, Legacy, released by Impress Books, and a nonfiction book called The Rules of Screenwriting and Why You Should Break Them (McFarland). Next month, the online literary magazine Ovunque Siamo, which publishes fiction and essays relevant to the Italian/American, will be running his short story “Furlough, November 1944.” Lastly, the site Shore Scripts, dedicated to the craft of screenwriting, has run three of his essays. Congratulations on all of these accomplishments, Bill!