Your 2015 indie lit shopping list

Last year, I was honored to see Hagridden previewed in The Great 2014 Indie Press Preview, dreamed up and wrangled by the amazing Michael J Seidlinger and published at Electric Lit. (And many thanks to David S. Atkinson for his enthusiasm about my book!)

So this year, it seemed only proper that I return the favor and preview a few books for The Great 2015 Indie Press Preview!

I previewed (and am genuinely excited about) Jenny Drai’s The New Sorrow Is Less Than the Old Sorrow, Shya Scanlon’s The Guild of Saint Cooper, and (gasp!) William Gay’s Little Sister Death(!!!). But those are just my three selections — the list is packed with loads of other forthcoming books, including a number of books from my friends and favorite authors:

  • Nothing But the Dead and Dying, by Ryan W. Bradley
  • F-250, by Bud Smith
  • The Zoo, A Going, by JA Tyler
  • Desire: A Haunting, by Molly Gaudry
  • Letters to Quince, by Jenny Drai
  • The Incoming Tide, by Cameron Pierce and J David Osborne
  • The Strangest, by Michael J Seidlinger
  • Hollywood Notebook, by Wendy C Ortiz
  • Mental Hospital, by Ross Robbins

I’m also keeping an eye on anything coming out from some of my favorite presses:


And a slew of new books from my first publisher, sunnyoutside press!

  • Scattered Trees Grow in Some Tundra, by Cheryl Quimba
  • Lot Boy, by Greg Shemkovitz
  • Howard, by Sarah Boyer
  • Sex and Death, by Ben Tanzer
  • Underneath the Occipital Bone, by Deborah Wood
  • I Got Off the Train at Ash Lake, by BJ Best
  • Person People, by Bryan Coffelt

And there are plenty more than these — if you’re looking for a shopping list for 2015, you really do need to check out the whole of The Great 2015 Indie Press Preview.

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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