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2015 Awards for Carolina Wren Press Books!

We are pleased to announce that two of our 2014 titles have received recent award recognition. A Falling Star by Chantel Acevedo was awarded a national bronze medal for Multicultural Fiction from the Independent Book Publisher Awards, and The Ice Garden by Moira Crone … Continue reading

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Creating a Buzz: The cross-pollination of reality and fiction

 by Margaret Hermes The day the bees invaded my house, I was getting it ready for a party. As I pressed mushroom croustades into miniature muffin tins, the faint drone humming along the edge of my consciousness grew into a … Continue reading

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Relative Strangers makes the bestseller list

Margaret Hermes’ collection of stories, Relative Strangers, has hit the St. Louis independent booksellers bestseller list for March, 2012. This stunning collection was selected by Jill McCorkle as the winner of the most recent Doris Bakwin Award for Writing by … Continue reading

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Carolina Wren Press on WUNC 91.5 fm

Today I had the great pleasure of appearing on The State of Things at WUNC 91.5fm, along with Minnie Bruce Pratt, to talk about Carolina Wren Press. Here is a link to the segment

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L. Lamar Wilson wins the 2012 Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series

We are delighted to announce that L. Lamar Wilson’s manuscript Sacrilegion was chosen by Lee Ann Brown as the winner of the 2012 Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series. Of this collection, Brown writes: “Sacrilegion chants new songlines of the sacred … Continue reading

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Minnie Bruce Pratt’s “The Struggle to Write”

Check out a wonderful two-part piece at The Poetry Foundation’s website: First is Minnie Bruce Pratt’s long biographical piece, “The Struggle to Write.” Following that is critic and historian Julie Enszer’s Afterword about lesbian publishing, especially Night Heron Press, a … Continue reading

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2011: The year in review

This morning, when I went to wake my 11-year-old son, I found him at the window, a camera in his hand. “What are you doing up already, Paul?” I asked. “I just had to take a picture of the fog; … Continue reading

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Jeanne M. Leiby, 1964-2011

Last month I learned of the death of Jeanne Leiby, editor of The Southern Review and author of Downriver, which we published in 2007. Downriver had been selected by Quinn Dalton as the winner of the first Doris Bakwin Award … Continue reading

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The Book of Ystwyth – a post from Wales

I am in Wales just for a few days, to attend tomorrow’s opening of Clive Hicks-Jenkins’ 60th-Birthday Retrospective Exhibition at the National Library of Wales. The exhibition will continue through August, and is celebrated additionally by the publication of two … Continue reading

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How we promote our authors

Here are some of our younger workers helping with the recent mailing for Minnie Bruce Pratt’s Inside the Money Machine and Yvonne Murphy’s Aviaries For every book we publish, we engage in a major marketing campaign. We send out about … Continue reading

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