News:

Jennifer Risher featured in Forbes Magazine!

Date: January 20, 2021

Before Covid hit, my family often traveled to Germany. There, we found “Asian” restaurants in many small German towns. I had to chuckle at the generalization. Did these restaurants serve […]

Essay by Martha Cooley in Literary Hub!

Date: January 13, 2021

On a damp afternoon a few years ago, descending a stone ramp adjacent to a cobblestone lane, I slipped on a slick patch. Landing on my seat, I bounced upward […]

Tea by the Sea featured in OPRAH Magazine!

Date: January 12, 2021

O, the Oprah Magazine, features the Rebel Women’s Lit Caribbean Reader Awards, including Donna Hemans’s Tea by the Sea, which won the award for Best Fiction!

Sadie Hoagland featured in Scary Mommy!

Date: January 11, 2021

When my daughter got into Berenstain bears, it was all my fault. I remembered loving the series, associating them with my old school library and a particular comfort there. So I bought her […]

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Reviews:

Each Story is a Kaleidoscope in ‘Boy Oh Boy’

Date: August 3, 2020

The stories in Boy Oh Boy by Zachary Doss are playful, surreal, sometimes dark, and always magical. This wonderful collection of inventive queer fabulist stories and flash fictions won the 2018 Grace […]

Past as Place in Subduction

Date: July 30, 2020

In Kristen Millares Young’s Subduction, one of the main characters, Peter, a member of the Makah tribe, talks about the past as a physical place that can hold you. In the […]

Human Touch: Sex & Taipei City by Yu-Han Chao

Date: July 29, 2020

The Taipei of Yu-Han Chao’s debut story collection Sex & Taipei City both bustles and glistens. It’s a city of industry and aspiration—skyscrapers and metro trains, prep schools and department stores. Yet […]

Review: Open the Dark by Marie Tozier

Date: July 27, 2020

Marie Tozier’s new book, Open the Dark, is a lyrical guide to the life in Northwest Alaska experienced by the Iñupiaq poet and her family. It touches on themes that can be […]

Poetry Book Review: Suitor by Joshua Rivkin

Date: July 20, 2020

In part one (titled “Suitors”) of Rivkin’s sharp debut, a long poem in sections cataloguing his mother’s appalling boyfriends, the speaker recalls one priceless specimen who, for Halloween, dressed as […]

Foreword Review: Sugar, Smoke, Song

Date: July 13, 2020

Reema Rajbanshi’s debut novel-in-stories Sugar, Smoke, Song collects its thematically linked pieces into three clusters with recurring characters. The first group, starting with “The Ruins,” centers on beautiful Indo-Burmese identical […]

Donna Hemans, “Tea by the Sea” Review

Date: July 13, 2020

A new father walks out of the hospital with his day-old baby while the mother recuperates from giving birth. He tells a series of lies and moves houses or countries […]

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