Contributor News

January 2018

Dallas Woodburn—author of GHOST FINGERS, which was featured in the January 2018 issue of Embark—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, which was featured in the January 2018 issue of Embark—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, which was featured in the July 2017 issue of Embark—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 the October 2017 issue of Embark. Congratulations, Mahmud!

November 2017

Jo-Anne Rosenauthor of A MAP OF THE MIND, which was featured in the July 2017 issue of Embark—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 the October 2017 issue of Embark. Congratulations, Karla!

Bill Mesce—author of MEDIAN GRAY, which was featured in the July 2017 issue of Embark—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!

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 the July 2017 issue of Embark. 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 the October 2017 issue of Embark, and you can find out more about where to buy the book on Madelyn’s website. Congratulations, Maddie!