Tag Archives: Short Stories

October 26

Happy Book Birthday to Stories from Afield!

Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, ratings, and more! Today we’re saying Happy First Birthday to Stories from Afield: Adventures with Wild Things in Wild Places by Bruce Smith (Bison Books, 2016). Bruce L. Smith retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2004 after a thirty-year career as a wildlife manager and […]

September 18

Excerpt: Black Jesus and Other Superheroes

The following excerpt comes from Black Jesus and Other Superheroes: Stories by Venita Blackburn (September 2017).   The Immolator In protest of unyielding circumstances, monks have been known to walk into public squares and quietly set themselves on fire. I prefer to make noise. I bake bread now and die a little every day in flour and […]

February 03

News and Reviews

Awards R*dskins by C. Richard King Winner in the Trade Typographic category at the AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal show (Designer: Nathan Putens) One-Hundred-Knuckled Fist by Dustin M. Hoffman Winner in the Jackets and Covers category at the AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal show (Designer: Nathan Putens) Cannibal by Safiya Sinclair Selected for the ALA […]

November 25

News and Reviews

Books Pain Woman Takes Your Keys, and Other Essays from a Nervous System by Sonya Huber Review from Kirkus: “Frank, thoughtful reflections that should resonate with the 47 percent of Americans reported to be living with chronic pain.” Crude Nation by Raul Gallegos Praise from Failure Magazine: “Gallegos does a fine job of relating how the Venezuelan […]

October 31

Trails of Ghost Stories

The following is a post from Joeth Zucco, Senior Project Editor at UNP.  I live in a spooky neighborhood. On fall mornings when I head out for a run with my dog, Blue, the darkness feels overwhelming. And the sounds in the shadows—someone running down the street, automatic sprinklers starting up, the wind rocking a […]


Books   From Jack Johnson to Lebron James edited by Chris Lamb Praise from the Tampa Tribune: “A thought-provoking collection of essays. Media coverage has expanded greatly since Jack Johnson put on boxing gloves to defend his heavyweight title, and a critical, sharp look at media coverage through the years is a necessary—and welcome—addition to sports […]

December 01

The Ultimate Booklovers Gift Guide

Kylie Morrison-Sloat is a publicist in the marketing department. Follow her on Twitter.  If your holiday list consists of bookworms, bibliophiles, and booklovers, we are here to help. Another common problem we are here to help you with is disguising gifts. Books are so recognizable under a thin layer of wrapping paper, but don’t worry, we […]


Books How Winter Began by Joy Castro Recommendation from NBC News: “The startling range of these 28 stories (many of them, at two pages, poignant examples of flash fiction) bring depth and dimension to the complex lives of women, mostly Latina and mostly working class. Castro’s compressed narratives are as fulfilling as the longer stories […]

March 26

A Word From Our Readers

We love to hear from our readers. Check out what people are saying on Amazon about some of our backlist titles:   Domesticated Wild Things, and Other Stories by Xhenet Aliu “Xhenet Aliu’s Domesticated Wild Things & Other Stories is the best story collection I’ve read in a long time, and already one of my […]

September 10

From the desk of Pamela Carter Joern: Gathering the Short Stories of In Reach

Pamela Carter Joern’s debut novel, The Floor of the Sky (Nebraska, 2006), was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and winner of the Alex Award and the Nebraska Book Award. She is also the author of The Plain Sense of Things (Nebraska, 2008) and In Reach (Nebraska, 2014), which is now available. Visit her […]