ATTN: Indie Lit Community

Author Michael J Seidlinger has put together a hell of a list of indie-press awesomeness coming our way in 2014. I’m on this list (Hagridden is coming your way this fall, gang!), but so are dozens of other writers I know and love. What’s particularly cool is that Seidlinger also includes some announced anthologies and contests, like a collection of anthologies from Broken River Books, or the cool-sounding neo-noir anthology coming out from Curbside Splendor; or like the 421 Atlanta Chapbook contest that Mary Miller is judging, or the Rose Metal Press chapbook contest judged by Michael Martone. (Some of these contests are still open for submissions, folks!)

Clear some shelf space, everyone. 2014 is going to be a hell of a year for books.

Michael J. Seidlinger


Well, it’s a start.

I’ve gathered everyone’s press schedules (those that submitted to me and/or had their press schedules available on their website), and let me say, damn: 2014 is going to be BIG for the indie press world. Though this list is long, it isn’t comprehensive; I am missing schedules from some presses, so editors, please contact me! 

For phase two, which starts now, I open up this endeavor to the indie lit community.

Here’s how it works:

If you are interested in contributing, choose between 3 and 5 books you are anticipating from the list below. Contact me with your most anticipated and a ONE paragraph hype blurb (talk about what the book is and why you are excited for it) for each of the 3 to 5 books claimed. And…that’s it. You will be credited for the contribution. NOTE: Books with a name in brackets–example “[This Guy]”–are…

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Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

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