“Work that’s good, that’s itself, eventually gets seen.” —Paul Lisicky, author of Later
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books including Cleanness by Garth Greenwell and Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu.
The issues are cohesive; the whole of the magazine is comprehensive.
Submit anything, from new to almost-forgotten, previously published if noted in an email, or rejected for whatever reason from other venues. I do work with talented writers if a theme or plot or character can be drawn out and refined for publication in Wood Coin. The magazine is uncensored as of January 2018, yet extreme literary or artistic stunts need to coincide with US obscenity laws.
A prize of €1,000 (approximately $1,100) and publication in the Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short memoir. David Shields will judge. Submit a memoir of up to 4,000 words with a €17 (approximately $19) entry fee for online entries or €19 (approximately $21) for postal entries by January 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Grand Union by Zadie Smith and Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout.
In our fourth annual installment of this series, five debut authors over the age of fifty—Julie Langsdorf, Valencia Robin, Timothy Brandoff, Margaret Renkl, and Peter Kaldheim—share excerpts from their first books.
“Read like your work depends on it. It does.” —Adrienne Brodeur, author of Wild Game
“The process of writing a memoir can swallow you whole if you aren’t careful.” —Saeed Jones, author of How We Fight For Our Lives.
In her new book, In the Dream House, Carmen Maria Machado reimagines the memoir form by examining her personal story of domestic abuse using different tropes and shines new light on the history and reality of abuse in queer relationships.
“I had made a bargain with myself that if I lived, I would give a book of what I learned back to the world in return—an act of gratitude and sometimes vengeance—and I made it.” —Anne Boyer, author of The Undying