September 2012

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Announcing Our Year 3 Lineup!
I am very, very excited to get to announce the lineup for the third year of publishing for Hyacinth Girl Press! The manuscripts and poets for our third year, in tentative order of publication, will be:

Darling Hands, Darling Tongue by Sally Rosen Kindred
Sally Rosen Kindred’s first full-length book is No Eden (Mayapple Press, 2011), and she is also the author of Garnet Lanterns, winner of the Anabiosis Press Chapbook Prize. She holds an MFA from the University of Maryland, and she has received poetry fellowships from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Her poems have appeared in journals including Quarterly West, Hunger Mountain, Cave Wall, The Journal, and Weave Magazine, and anthologies including Best New Poets 2009, The Moment of Change: An Anthology of Feminist Speculative Poetry, and The Rhysling Anthology of Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Poetry of 2011.

Zoonosis by Kelly Boyker
Kelly Boyker lives in Seattle, Washington and wishes it really would rain every day, as the myth goes. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in such places as Opium Magazine, PANK, Prick-of-the-Spindle, Scythe, FriGG, Apercus Quarterly as well as many other journals. She has an e-chapbook forthcoming from INS Press in 2012 and has just finished partaking in the collaborative anthology Fainting Couch Idioglossia from Blood Pudding Press. She is a co-editor at In her spare time she rides her horse Shadowmere through the lands of Skyrim where she is the leader of the Dark Brotherhood and the head mage at the College in Winterhold.

The Kind of Beauty That Has Nowhere to Go by Kathleen Rooney and Elisa Gabbert
Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press, a nonprofit publisher of literary work in hybrid genres, and a founding member of Poems While You Wait. With Elisa Gabbert, she is the author of That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (Otoliths, 2008), and her novel in poems Robinson Alone, based on the life and work of Weldon Kees, will be released by Gold Wake Press in October 2012.

Elisa Gabbert is the author of The Self Unstable (forthcoming from Black Ocean in 2013) and The French Exit (Birds LLC, 2010). She lives in Denver. Together, she and Kathleen Rooney are the authors of the book That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (Otoliths) and the chapbooks Something Really Wonderful (Dancing Girl Press) and Don’t ever stay the same; keep changing (Spooky Girlfriend Press).

First Wife by Laura Madeline Wiseman
Laura Madeline Wiseman has a doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she teaches English. She is the author of several chapbooks including She who Loves Her Father (Dancing Girl Press, 2012) and Branding Girls (Finishing Line Press, 2011). She is also the editor of the forthcoming anthology Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Blue Light Press, 2013). Her poetry has appeared in Margie, Feminist Studies, Poet Lore, Cream City Review, Pebble Lake Review, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Her prose has appeared in Arts & Letters, Spittoon, Blackbird, American Short Fiction, 13th Moon, and elsewhere. Her reviews have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Valparaiso Poetry Review, 42Opus, and elsewhere.

In the Kingdom of My Familiar by Julie Platt
Julie Plattis a doctoral candidate in rhetoric and writing at Michigan State University, and holds graduate degrees in creative writing from Bowling Green State University and Ohio University. Her poems and essays have recently appeared in Barn Owl Review, Birdfeast, Moon City Review, and Weave.

By Fire by Jessica Cuello
Jessica Cuello is a poet and French teacher in Central NY. Her first chapbook, Curie, came out in 2011 from Kattywompus Press. She has published in numerous journals and anthologies, including Tampa Review, RHINO, Stone Canoe, Clackamas, H_NGM_N, and Copper Nickel.

The Dopamine Letters by Mary Stone Dockery
Mary Stone Dockery is the author of Mythology of Touch, a poetry collection, and three chapbooks, Aching Buttons, Blink Finch, and Honey and Bandages (co-written with Katie Longofono). Her poetry and prose has appeared in many fine journals, including Mid-American Review, Arts & Letters, South Dakota Review, Gargoyle, and others. She currently lives and writes in St. Joseph, MO.

Baby-Doll Under Ice by Katie Jean Shinkle
Katie Jean Shinkle is the author of four chapbooks, most recently As Close to Smiling as You Can Get (The Cupboard, forthcoming). Other work can be found in or is forthcoming from Salt Hill, Third Coast, Puerto del Sol, Blackbird, and elsewhere. She is currently a doctoral candidate in creative writing at the University of Denver.

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Blood Pudding Press is open for submissions
We at Hyacinth Girl Press may be closed for submissions right now, but our dear friend Juliet Cook over at Blood Pudding Press has just opened for her second chapbook contest!

Juliet is an amazing editor and artist, and Blood Pudding is one of our favorite presses - her chapbooks are always gorgeously handmade and beautifully designed.

Check out previous titles from Blood Pudding Press here!