Dessert after the awards. A burger-shaped cake!
On Wednesday, CLMP announced the winners for this year’s Firecracker Awards at the powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn. Augury Books was honored to attend, alongside Firecracker fiction nominee Halina Duraj for The Family Cannon.
Graywolf Press took home the fiction prize for Song of the Shank by Jeffery Renard Allen. Other winners included Tender Buttons Press in the poetry category for Bernadette Mayer’s Sonnets, originally published in 1989; NBM Publishing for the graphic novel Beauty, written by Hubert and illustrated by husband and wife team Kerascoët; and Sourcebooks for Patty Blount’s Some Boys in the young adult category.
Find out more about the Firecracker Awards and the winning titles at CLMP. More pics below!
Many thanks to CLMP, powerHouse, and Halina Duraj.
Also, remember that Augury’s reading period is open through July 31. Submit here!
More on THE FAMILY CANNON
Attendees mingle before awards are announced
Getting seated before the announcements
The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) is holding a reading this Sunday afternoon, featuring the finalists for their new Firecracker Awards, including Halina Duraj for The Family Cannon (Augury Books, 2014).
The reading will take place from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., during the 16th Annual Lit Mag Fair at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Other finalists and publishers include, Bonnie Friedman (Etruscan Press), Vikas K. Menon and Dan Goldman (Rattapallax), Jesse Lonergan (NBM Publishing), Hubert & Kerascoet (NBM Publishing), Eric Hobbs and Noel Tuazon (NBM Publishing).
Winners of the Firecracker Award will be announced on May 27th at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
Join Augury Books at Housing Works on Sunday as editor Kate Angus reads from The Family Cannon.
More on THE FAMILY CANNON
The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) released the nominees for their new Firecracker Awards. Inspired by the Firecracker Alternative Book Awards, CLMP’s awards strive to honor and support literary works from independent publishers and self-published writers.
The finalists are divided into six categories: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, young adult, graphic novels, and literary magazines. Among them is Augury author Halina Duraj for her book of short stories, The Family Cannon. Other finalists across categories include Jeffery Renard Allen, Martha Baillie, Bonnie Friedman, Allen Crawford, and Ransom Riggs, as well as several literary magazines, including 6 x 6, A Public Space, and Mosaic. Tin House, Graywolf Press, Ahsahta Press, and Tender Buttons Press are all among the publishers that have titles shortlisted. The winners in each group will be announced on May 27th at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO.
To see the complete shortlists for the Firecracker Awards, view CLMP’s press release.
For more about Halina Duraj and The Family Cannon, click here.
An unfortunate loss has recently occurred in the literary community. Allan Kornblum, the founding publisher of Coffee House Press, passed away on November 23rd. In honor of his generous legacy, the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses is dedicating an entire issue of their newsletter, Fresh Pressed, to remembering his work. Because CLMP is sending out their newsletter first thing next week, they ask that contributions (a paragraph or a few lines) be sent in by Sunday night to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Allan.”
Again, we are sorry for the loss of those close with Allan. We know his influence will live on.
Read more about Allan’s life and work at the Star Tribune.