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2014 Reading Period Selections

Alisa Heinzman—September 5, 2014

Octopus Books has finished reading all of our manuscript submissions from April, and after duking it all out, we’ve decided to publish Dan Hoy’s The Deathbed Editions in the summer of 2015.

We chose Dan Hoy’s work from these finalists, every one of which we’d be more than proud to be the publisher of:

2014 April Reading Period Finalists: 

Anne’s Heart is a Bomb by Brooke Ellsworth

Popular Music by Kelly Schirmann

Two Suns by Elizabeth Clark Wessel

Dear Warrior Motel by Julia Story

Cow of Sleep by Patrick Culliton

Things that Go by Laura Eve Engel

Oosh Boosh by Shannon Burns

Tomahawks by Bill Carty

I Love You but I Don’t Speak Your Language by Jason Bredle

After reading our manuscript submissions submitted in May for our first annual Octopus Books poetry-in-translation series, we chose to publish Noontimes Won by Tristan Tzara, translated by Heather Green.

So, our catalog for the next two years looks like this:

Fall 2014 – Summer 2015

The Father of the Arrow is the Thought by Christopher DeWeese

Indian by Marisol Limon Martinez

Broadax by Amy Lawless

The Deathbed Editions by Dan Hoy

Noontimes Won by Tristan Tzara, translated by Heather Green

Fall 2015—Summer 2016

How I Became a Hum by Eric Baus

Weirde Sister by James Gendron

Inauguration Day by Emily Kendal Frey

(2015 April Reading Selection)

(Translation Series Selection)