The Names of Things is a 2013 Chautauqua Prize finalist

We very happy to announce that John Colman Wood’s debut novel The Names of Things has been selected one of six finalists for the 2013 Chautauqua Prize. The other finalists include: Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan (HMH) Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain (HarperCollins) The Presidents Club by Nancy …

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Celebrate Earth Day & win free books!

For Earth Day, Ashland Creek Press is offering an eco-fiction sampler and book giveaway. Simply email Ashland Creek Press at editors [at] ashlandcreekpress [dot] com, on or before April 22, using the subject line EARTH DAY, and you’ll receive a copy of our Eco-Fiction Sampler, which features excerpts of six works of environmental fiction. You’ll …

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Edit the World – a guest post by Ed Battistella

Today we welcome Southern Oregon University professorĀ Ed Battistella with a piece that is close to my own heart: editing. (I confess to being much like his friend in the first paragraph.) Enjoy! Edit the World A friend of mine recently explained that she edits everything. Memos, posters, billboards, menus, skylines, faces. Her mind is continuously …

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