Emergency Collective News
Emergency Collective members rack up awards, new books, readings. Last year, ANDER MONSON won the annual Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize. Thus, his new book, Neck Deep and Other Predicaments, is due out in a matter of days. Buy it, and go out to see him read. Looks like the release event will be held Wednesday, January 31 at 6:30 pm, in New York at the New School, room 510, 66 West 12th Street. Here's more on Monson's new book, and a growing list of readings on a giant tour. JAYSON IWEN, author of Six Trips in Two Directions, published by Emergency Press in 2006, recently won the Ruthanne Wiley Memorial Novella Contest, sponsored by the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. Jayson was co-winner of the Emergency Press book contest last year, of course, so it's fair to say he's racking up the prizes. Not sure yet when Cleveland State will publish his novella, but its upcoming. Keep a look out for more news. Speaking of Emergency Press contest winners, CHAD FARIES will read from The Border Will Be Soon, published last year by Emergency Press, in Norfolk, Virginia with another poet from the region, Tim Seibles. If you're anywhere near, or planning a get-away to Norfolk, the reading will take place this Friday, January 19th, at 7:00.
New issue of The Emergency Almanac arrives. Lots of the regular choir boys, plus 10 new members with the writing the country needs, and art from the biggest of towns. [December 12]
Book release for the co-winners of the 2005 Emergency book contest, Jayson Iwen and Chad Faries. Set for Saturday, September 9th, and starting at 7 p.m., the event will be held at the Ziehersmith gallery, located at 533 W. 25th St. (between 10th & 11th avenues) in New York. Jayson Iwen will read from Six Trips in Two Directions, and Chad Faries from The Border Will Be Soon. The release of our two new books will also be the cause of a giant fundraiser for Emergency Press. On top of the readings, Ziehersmith run a silent auction. For $20, all participants get copies of the new books, and a chance to bid on several pieces of contemporary art produced by artists affiliated with Ziehersmith. Artists include Emergency Collective members Wes Lang, Jeff Ladouceur, and Stephen Bitterolf (cover artist for Six Trips in Two Directons). Work by Paul Butler, Joey Haley, Timothy Marvel Hull, Erik Geschke, Dan Golden, Eddie Martinez, Brian Montouri, Tucker Nichols, Daniel O'Connor, Rachel Owens, Javier Pinion, Corin Sworn, and Chuck Webster will also be on the block. Special thanks to Jason Gitlin, Bryan Tomasovich, and Scott Zieher for organizing this event. [September 1]
Emergency Press Book Contest 2005 results. Emergency Press will
publish two manuscripts that tied for first place this year:
The Emergency Almanac summer 2005 issue arrives. Seven new members come to the Emergency Collective with this new issue: writers Nellie Bridge, Kevin Gallagher, Steven Gillis, Brett Kell, Ernest Loesser, Francis Raven, and artist Emna Zghal. PLUS, see a wholly different kind of AWP conference in a report from Frank Fields. Thanks to Emergency member Jason Gitlin for the design. Contributors to this issue will be eligible to enter our annual Emergency Press book contest (2005), along with contributors to the winter, 2004 issue. News on that soon. October 6.
Public Works: Short Fiction and a Novella, by Christopher Grimes has been released by Fiction Collective 2. September 20.
Emergency Press Tour. Bryan Tomasovich (Ouisconsin) and Scott Zieher (Virga) will read in New York, Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago in early September. The schedule: New York (Wednesday, September 7. 7 p.m., The Cue Art Foundation, 511 West 25th Street; Milwaukee (Friday, September 9. 7 p.m., Woodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E. Locust St.); Madison (Saturday, September 10. 7 p.m., Avol's Bookstore, 315 W. Gorham St.); Chicago (Sunday, September 11. 2 p.m., Bucket Rider Gallery, 119 N. Peoria St. #3D. August 28.
The August issue of The Believer (part of the McSweeney's clan) contains a review of Scott Zieher's Virga, published by Emergency Press in March. August 9.
Congratulations to Henry Williams, Emergency Collective member, on the birth of his son, Finnian Frost Williams. His middle name, says Henry, comes from a family name from his wife's ancestry, not the gentleman farmer from New England. June 28.
See an interview with Scott Zieher, author of Virga, in The L Magazine, out of New York City. Find out that Scott is built like an old-fashioned baseball player, and a lot more. June 26.
Emergency Books! The first book published by Emergency PressOuisconsin: The Dead in Our Clouds, by Bryan Tomasovichis now available. Check out the Emergency Press catalogue for the vital info, including upcoming readings. Scott Zieher's, Virga, will be released in late March. March 11.
Emergency Press will attend the 2005 AWP conference in Vancouver, running from March 30 to April 2. We are sharing a table at Bookfair with DIAGRAM, edited by Emergency Collective member, Ander Monson. Emergency Press is also hosting a reading/party at the Our Town Cafe in Vancouver on Wednesday, March 30. Collective members Bryan Tomasovich and Scott Zieher will read from their new books, published this spring by Emergency; there are a few spaces available for additional collective members to read, so let us know if you are interested. Stop by the Emergency table for details. Febrary 28.
Emergency Press is now a participant in the
Green Press Initiative, a non-profit organization with a mission
to, "work with publishers, industry stakeholders and authors to create
paper-use transformations that will conserve natural resources and preserve
endangered forests." Other publishers that are Green Press Initiative
participants include South End Press, Columbia University Press, Cornell
University Press, and the New World Library. Emergency Press will publish
its first two books on 30% recycled paper; plans for 2006 include stepping
up to 100% recycled papers and papers that combine alternative fibers
such as hemp and flax. February 2.
The winner of the annual Emergency Press book contest for 2004 is Scott Zieher. His book, Virga, will be published in 2005. Runner-up is Chris Fink's Country Mile. October 12.
Nick Flynn's memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City is now available, published by W.W. Norton. Check out his tour to see if you can catch him reading. September 26.
Manuscript submissions now being accepted for the second annual Emergency Press book contest. Emergency Press Collective members who published in the Emergency Almanac in 2003 (and the double issue published summer, 2004) are eligible. Deadline is September 1. The winning book will be published in 2005. July 5.
The Emergency Almanac winter 2003 / summer 2004 text / art double issue arrives. Three poems from Bryan Tomasovich's, Ouisconsin: The Dead in Our Clouds, set for release from Emergency Press this fall. Six new members come to the Emergency Collective with this new issue. Mark Bayer delivers an 'airport review' and four poems appear by David Scher. See work by four artists curated by Scott Zieher: Derek Ayres, Wes Lang, Jeff Ladouceur, and David Poolman. New writing by Molly McQuade, Jayson Iwen, Ander Monson, and Chad Faries. Contributors to this issue will be eligible to enter our annual Emergency Press book contest (2004), along with contributors to the summer, 2003 issue. News on that soon. June 18.
Milwaukee reading. EP reads in Wisconsin, one day after the Del Sol Press gig in Chicago. Friday, March 26th, 8:00 at KM Art, 226 S. 1st Street. Jayson Iwen and Scott Zieher will read, along with Bryan Tomasovich taking Ouisconsin back to his homeland. February 29.
A reading sponsored by Del Sol Press will bring together authors from Del Sol, University of Tampa Press, Ugly Duckling Presse, and Emergency Press. Held at Rain Dog Books and Cafe (408 S. Michigan), the reading coincides with the 2004 AWP Conference and starts at 7:00 on Thursday, March 25th. Bryan Tomasovich will read from Ouisconsin. February 2.
Two books on the way from EP member Ander Monson. His book of poems, Elegies for Descent and Dreams of Weather, will be published by Tupelo Press in 2004/5, and Sarabande Books will publish his novel-in-stories, Other Electricities, in Spring 2005. January 26.
Emergency Press / the Emergency Almanac will host an exhibit table at the 2004 AWP Bookfair, from March 24-27. We thank the CLMP, which awarded Emergency Press a NYTAP Literary Publishers' Travel Fund grant to help us attend the conference. January 18.
Emergency Press is now a member of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP). January 2.
The winner of the first annual Emergency Press book contest is Bryan Tomasovich. His book, Ouisconsin: The Dead in Our Clouds, will be published in 2004. Runner-up is Ander Monson's What, Uncut, Unlit. September 16.
The Emergency Almanac out July 2003. New reporters: James Carlson, Chad Faries, Chris Fink, and Anastasios Kozaitis. July 20.
Manuscript submissions now being accepted for the first annual Emergency Press book contest. Emergency Press Collective members who published in the Emergency Almanac in 2002 are eligible. Deadline is Labor Day. The winning book will be published in 2004. May 2.
Timothy Donnelly's first book of poems, Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit was recently published by Grove Press. February 16.
The Emergency Almanac out Thanksgiving 2002. New reporters: Ander Monson, Timothy Donnelly, Henry Williams, and Brian Marks. November 28.
See Molly McQuade's article, "A love-hate relationship with the dictionary," in The Chicago Tribune, October 13th. Molly was generous in her by-line, plugging The Emergency Almanac. If you like Molly's introduction and editing of, "A Little Dictionary," in the current issue, you will be keen on the Tribune article. Look in the library or stacked in the pantryor pay for it on-line, for the Tribune is not so free-wheeling as Emergency Press. November 5.
The Emergency Almanac is now 'mirror hosted' at Web Del Sol, the largest publisher of literary periodicals, in addition to our original Emergency Press site at, http://emergencypress.org. Web Del Sol hosts long-time greats such as Conjunctions, Quarterly West, Kenyon Review, Sulfur, Ploughshares, and Story Quarterly as well as young start-up journals including Diagram, 5 Trope, Clackamas, Post Road, Mudlark, and In Posse. October 7.
Nick Flynn, an Emergency Press Collective member and contributor to the The Emergency Almanac, published his second book of poetry with Graywolf Press, Blind Huber. Available October 2002. Nick's first book with Graywolf was Some Ether. September 28.