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FAM Roundup: September 2018

The FAM was busier than ever in September! Catch up with all the wonderful publications and amazing news from this past month, and revisit our contributors' work in the archives:


  • Our very own fiction editor Katie M. Flynn sold her novel The Living Coast to Scout Press!!!!!!

  • And Leesa Cross-Smith just got a two-book deal at Grand Central Publishing!!!!

  • Plus Dorothy Chan’s manuscript Revenge of the Asian Woman will be published in 2019 by Diode Editions!!!!

Publications, Interview, and Reviews​​​​

Awards, Honors, and News

  • Yael van der Wouden’s “On (Not) Reading Anne Frank” made the Notables list in Best American Essays 2018

  • A number of FAM members have been nominated for Best of the Net, including:

  • torrin a. greathouse and Todd Dillard, Sundog Lit

  • Kristin Garth, Work to a calm

  • Kristine Langley Mahler, Shea Stripling, and Cathy Ulrich, Synaesthesia Magazine

  • Robert James Russell, The Coil

  • Devin Kelly, EcoTheo Review

  • Dorothy Chan, Bear Review

  • Anna Vangala Jones, The Brown Orient

  • Kristine Langley Mahler, Atlas and Alice

  • Mike Nagel, Spry Literary Journal

  • Meg Pokrass, Ilanot Review

  • Kathryn McMahon, Passages North and Lost Balloon

  • Robert James Russell, Little Fiction/Big Truths

  • Marie Baleo and Amorak Huey, Passages North

  • Martha Silano, Cincinnati Review

  • Jill Talbot and Marie Baleo, Pithead Chapel

  • Kristin Garth has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Vessel Press

  • Jon Chaiim McConnell’s silent short film The Hazards of Iris has been accepted in the experimental category of the Womens Independent Film Festival

  • Meghan Phillips has been nominated for Best Microfiction 2018 by Passages North

  • Megan Giddings made the Distinguished Stories list in this years’ Best American Short Stories collection

  • James White appears in Best New British & Irish Poets 2018

  • Olatunde Osinaike, James White and Willy Palomo are finalists for Best New Poets 2018

  • Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint has won New Delta Review’s Matt Clark Editors’ Choice Prize for her piece “The Incubation of Liam Jin Tao

  • Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint is also nonfiction judge for 2018 Best of the Net

  • Alan Chazaro’s manuscript This is Not a Frank Ocean Cover Album is a finalist for Black Lawrence Press’ Black River Chapbook Competition.

  • Hussain Ahmed’s manuscript Child Witch is a semifinalist for Black Lawrence Press’ Black River Chapbook Competition

  • Pete Stevens’ manuscript We Did This To Ourselves is also a semifinalist for Black Lawrence Press’ Black River Chapbook Competition

  • On 9/29 Alicia Cole’s book The Foragers: Electric Sheep Junior Novel launched at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center

  • Alicia also worked on Super Science Showcase - the trailer is out now

See you next month!

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