Just three more days left in our reading period! We are still accepting full-length manuscripts in the categories of poetry and prose—prose being short fiction collections or creative nonfiction essay collections. Find our detailed submission guidelines and easily submit your work—all by clicking on this Submittable link.
Thanks to all of you who have already shared your work with us, and thanks in advance to those who will be polishing up those manuscripts in these next three days to send to us. We can’t wait to read your manuscripts!
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A detail from “Shells and other Marine Life from Albertus Seba’s Cabinet of Natural Curiosities (1734),” courtesy of the Public Domain Review
Augury is excited to announce our new partnership with Literary Hub! A joint project of Grove Atlantic and Electric Literature, LitHub works with publishers, bookstores, journals, and non-profits to bring together online literary content, providing a platform for smart and engaging writing regarding all things books. Learn more about LitHub here.
Only four more days left in our open reading period for poetry and prose!
Hook: A Memoir is a gripping story of transformation. Without excuse or indulgence, author and educator Randall Horton explores his downward spiral from unassuming Howard University undergraduate to homeless drug addict, international cocaine smuggler, and incarcerated felon—before showing us the redemptive role that writing and literature played in helping him reclaim his life. The multilayered narrative bridges past and present through both the vivid portrayal of Horton’s singular experiences and his correspondence in letters with the anonymous Lxxxx, a Latina woman awaiting trial. Hook explores race and social construction in America, the forgotten lives within the prison industrial complex, and the resilience of the human spirit.
A detail from Journey from Venice to Palestine, Mount Sinai and Egypt (ca. 1467), courtesy of the Public Domain Review
We have just half a month left to our reading period, which is still open through July 31, 2015. We are currently accepting full-length manuscripts in the categories of poetry and prose. You can view our submission guidelines and send your work for consideration on Submittable.
Thanks to all of you in advance for sharing your work with us, and thanks to those who have already submitted their work this summer!
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As promised, we are pleased to unveil the cover of Joe Pan‘s forthcoming collection, Hiccups (2015), designed by David Drummond.
Taking cues from a myriad of short forms—haiku, epigram, bon mot, aphorism, senryū—the poems in Joe Pan’s Hiccups search out unexpected ways to document events in transition. Here the imminent moment, deeply regarded, is agitated into performance or merely left to drift, generating through language a curious experience of its own making. The disparate settings of these poems are as diverse as the impulses that gave rise to the work—a Tokyo skyscraper, a South African wildlife preserve, a log cabin in the Pacific Northwest, a shark-infested reef off Belize. These are poems that arrive with a jolt, engulfing the familiar, before being left to linger or dissolve.
The poems in American Gramophone are menacing—spiked with hazards, threats, warnings and spells—yet the contained lines and composed forms temper the peril with delicacy: a pin curl in the palm, glass shelves full of violets. The collection explores this sharpness and splendor in an agrarian landscape where earth is both burden and livelihood. Here, beneath the music of machinery and birdsong, the trap is set.
Read an excerpt from American Gramophone, and then come back Wednesday for another book cover debut from our upcoming 2015 catalogue. For automatic updates, follow this blog in the right bottom corner.
Find out more about Carey McHugh and American Gramophone. And don’t forget…
Augury’s Reading Period Is Open for Prose and Poetry May 1 – July 31, 2015
Augury’s Michigan-born editor Kate Angus has recently been featured in the 2014 edition of New Poetry from the Midwest, published by New American Press. New American Press is an independent literary publisher focusing on contemporary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translations from across the United States and around the world. Also featured in this anthology are Nin Andrews,David Baker, Karen Craigo, Lee Upton and Joe Weintraub.