Memoir & Nostalgia Award at Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. Conference

Nancy Hartney’s “Rural Mexico: A Conundrum of Soda Pop and Folk Ritual,” essay earns an award at the Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. 2021 convention.  “Conundrum” is a sensory trip through the town of Chamulas, in the Mexican state of Chiapas. Zapatistas and Subcomandante Marcos made the area famous in 1994 with their militant uprising against… Continue reading Memoir & Nostalgia Award at Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. Conference

If You Walk Long Enough Release Scheduled February 24, 2021

Returning from Vietnam War to the family’s Carolina tobacco farm in 1970, two Marines find a place that isn’t home anymore. Surrounded by political upheaval, southern prejudices, violence, and soul-deep loss and moral fatigue, they must grapple with reconciliation, love–and letting go. It’s a story about survival, love, and … the ghosts that follow them.… Continue reading If You Walk Long Enough Release Scheduled February 24, 2021

Maeve Maddox Publishes Cozy Mystery with The Wild Rose Press

Today, January 27, 2021, is The Wild Rose Press‘s publication day for The Fabergé Flute, a cozy mystery by Arkansas author Maeve Maddox. Set in 1985 England, the story takes frustrated English teacher Sallie Dunbar from fictional DeSoto Springs, Arkansas to a Thanksgiving-week music conference in London’s West End. Anglophile and amateur flutist, Sallie becomes… Continue reading Maeve Maddox Publishes Cozy Mystery with The Wild Rose Press

New Local Market for Dark Fiction: The Chamber Magazine

The Chamber Magazine, an online magazine of dark fiction based in Arkansas County near Gillett, is now accepting submissions of short (2,000 words or less) fiction, poetry, translations, non-fiction articles on dark fiction, one-act plays, and other formats. Submissions can be in any genre, including but not limited to horror, literary, mainstream, pulp, science-fiction, fantasy,… Continue reading New Local Market for Dark Fiction: The Chamber Magazine

Harriss and Hughes Publish Math Book

Fayetteville residents Edmund Harriss and Houston Hughes have authored a math book for children grades 3-4, Hello Numbers! What Can You Do? Harriss is a mathematician, artist, and assistant professor at the University of Arkansas. He is the discoverer of the Harriss spiral and the creator of the construction toy Curvahedra. Houston Hughes specializes in combining written and spoken… Continue reading Harriss and Hughes Publish Math Book

Marla Cantrell Publishes Arkansas Short Story Collection

Telephee Press is pleased to announce the release of Early Morning in the Land of Dreams, by award-winning writer Marla Cantrell. This collection of short stories, set over the course of a year in Arkansas, has been compared to the literary equivalent of your favorite county song, filled with heart, hard times, and hope. Cantrell… Continue reading Marla Cantrell Publishes Arkansas Short Story Collection

Mount Comfort Community History Published in Flashback

Nancy Hartney recently added to her non-fiction portfolio with a history of the Mount Comfort community near Fayetteville (AR). “Mount Comfort: Marked by Education, Religion, and War” appears in the Fall 2020 edition of Flashback, Journal of the Washington County Historical Society. Reprints are available through the Historical Society. Hartney is the author of two… Continue reading Mount Comfort Community History Published in Flashback