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published by Pure Slush Books and our sister presses Truth Serum Press and Everytime Press 

  

 
 
Inane Pure Slush Vol. 14 Luck and Other Truths True Truth Serum Vol. 1 Hello Berlin! Freak Pure Slush Vol. 13 Deer Michigan Summer Pure Slush Vol. 12 What Came Before Rain Check tall...ish Pure Slush Vol. 11 all you need is a whiteboard, a marker and this book - Book 2 all you need is a whiteboard, a marker and this book - Book 1 Based on True Stories Five Pure Slush Vol. 10 Rattle of Want The Miracle of Small Things La Ronde Feast! Pure Slush Vol. 9 October November December 2014 - compendium July August September 2014 - compendium April May June 2014 - compendium January February March 2014 - compendium The Vixen Scream and other Bible Stories Many Fish to Fry 2014 December Vol. 12 2014 November Vol. 11 2014 October Vol. 10 2014 September Vol. 9 2014 August Vol. 8 The Company of Men 2014 July Vol. 7 2014 June Vol. 6 2014 May Vol. 5 2014 April Vol. 4 2014 March Vol. 3 2014 February Vol. 2 2014 January Vol. 1 itch falling and other poems barcode Pure Slush Vol. 8 Catherine refracted Pure Slush Vol. 7 Hard  Versus. Pure Slush Vol. 5 Glass Animals gorge   a novel in stories   Pure Slush Vol. 4 real Pure Slush Vol. 3 Wild: a collection Vestal Aversion Notausgang: emergency exit    Pure Slush Vol. 2 slut: Pure Slush Vol. 1 second edition 

Soon to be released books  (in publication order)

2014 - A Year in Stories (in publication order)

Single author books  (in publication order)

Anthologies  (in publication order)

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Latest Releases

Inane Pure Slush Vol. 14  (pub. May 2017) 

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Soon to be released

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2014 - A Year in Stories

31 writers, each taking the same day every month, their stories arcing across the whole year ... 

Quarterly compendiums (3 months in one volume)

October November December 2014 

July August September 2014 

April May June 2014 

January February March 2014

Monthly volumes 

• December 2014 Vol. 12

November 2014 Vol. 11 

October 2014 Vol. 10 

September 2014 Vol. 9 

August 2014 Vol. 8 

July 2014 Vol. 7 

• June 2014 Vol. 6

May 2014 Vol. 5

• April 2014 Vol. 4 

March 2014 Vol. 3

• February 2014 Vol. 2

• January 2014 Vol. 1 

Gloria Garfunkel interviews writers about their work in Pure Slush's multi-volume 2014 A Year in Stories. Click on the banner above. 

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October November December 2014

408 pages, 92 stories  /  ISBN:  978-1-925101-48-5

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October November December 2014 - compendium

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July August September 2014

436 pages, 92 stories  /  ISBN:  978-1-925101-47-8

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July August September 2014 - compendium

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April May June 2014 

404 pages, 91 stories  /  ISBN:  978-1-925101-46-1

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April May June 2014 - compendium

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January February March 2014

414 pages, 90 stories/  ISBN:  978-1-925101-33-1

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January February March 2014 - compendium

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December 2014 Vol. 12

... winding down ... and winding up! ...

154 pages - published September 2014

soft full-colour cover, 31 stories: fiction

ISBN:  978-1-925101-56-0

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Writers include Guilie Castillo OriardTownsend WalkerDerek OsborneGloria GarfunkelJohn Wentworth ChapinLynn BeighleyAndrew StancekRachel AmbroseGill HoffsJessica McHughShane SimmonsMichelle ElvyLen KuntzMichael WebbJames ClaffeyGwendolyn Joyce MintzStephen V. RameyGay DeganiSally-Anne MacomberMandy NicolMargaret BingelDarryl PriceTeresa Burns GuntherMatt PotterGary PercesepeNathaniel TowerKimberlee SmithVanessa Weibler ParisJoanne Jagoda and h.l. nelson.

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2014 December Vol. 12 

December 2014 Vol. 12 eBooks:

published September 2014  -  Kindle ISBN:  978-1-925101-58-4

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November 2014 Vol. 11

... things are getting dramatic ...

146 pages - published September 2014

soft full-colour cover, 30 stories: fiction

ISBN:  978-1-925101-53-9

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Writers include Guilie Castillo OriardTownsend WalkerDerek OsborneGloria GarfunkelJohn Wentworth ChapinLynn BeighleyAndrew StancekRachel AmbroseGill HoffsJessica McHughShane SimmonsMichelle ElvyLen KuntzMichael WebbJames ClaffeyGwendolyn Joyce MintzStephen V. RameyGay DeganiSally-Anne MacomberMandy NicolMargaret BingelDarryl PriceTeresa Burns GuntherMatt PotterGary PercesepeNathaniel TowerKimberlee SmithVanessa Weibler Paris and Joanne Jagoda.

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2014 November Vol. 11

November 2014 Vol. 11 eBooks:

published September 2014  -  Kindle ISBN:  978-1-925101-55-3

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October 2014 Vol. 10

... more mayhem and mystery ...

148 pages - August 2014

soft full-colour cover, 31 stories: fiction

ISBN:  978-1-925101-50-8

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Writers include Guilie Castillo OriardTownsend WalkerDerek OsborneGloria GarfunkelJohn Wentworth ChapinLynn BeighleyAndrew StancekRachel AmbroseGill HoffsJessica McHughShane SimmonsMichelle ElvyLen KuntzMichael WebbJames ClaffeyGwendolyn Joyce MintzStephen V. RameyGay DeganiSally-Anne MacomberMandy NicolMargaret BingelDarryl PriceTeresa Burns GuntherMatt PotterGary PercesepeNathaniel TowerKimberlee SmithVanessa Weibler ParisJoanne Jagoda and h.l. nelson.

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2014 October Vol. 10

October 2014 Vol. 10 eBooks:

published August 2014  -  Kindle ISBN:  978-1-925101-52-2

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September 2014 Vol. 9

... get me outta here! ...

150 pages - published June 2014

soft full-colour cover, 30 stories: fiction

ISBN:  978-1-925101-43-0

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Writers include Guilie Castillo Oriard, Townsend Walker, Derek Osborne, Gloria Garfunkel, John Wentworth Chapin, Lynn Beighley, Andrew Stancek, Rachel Ambrose, Gill HoffsJessica McHugh, Shane Simmons, Michelle Elvy, Len Kuntz, Michael Webb, James Claffey, Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz, Stephen V. Ramey, Gay Degani, Sally-Anne Macomber, Mandy Nicol, Margaret Bingel, Darryl Price, Teresa Burns Gunther, Matt Potter, Gary Percesepe, Nathaniel Tower, Kimberlee Smith, Vanessa Weibler Paris and Joanne Jagoda.

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September 2014 Vol. 9 eBooks:

published June 2014  -  Kindle ISBN:  978-1-925101-45-4

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August 2014 Vol. 8

... worlds are changing ...

160 pages - published June 2014

soft full-colour cover, 31 stories: fiction

ISBN:  978-1-925101-40-9

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Writers include Guilie Castillo OriardTownsend WalkerDerek OsborneGloria GarfunkelJohn Wentworth ChapinLynn BeighleyAndrew StancekRachel AmbroseGill HoffsJessica McHughShane SimmonsMichelle ElvyLen KuntzMichael WebbJames ClaffeyGwendolyn Joyce MintzStephen V. RameyGay DeganiSally-Anne MacomberMandy NicolMargaret BingelDarryl PriceTeresa Burns GuntherMatt PotterGary PercesepeNathaniel TowerKimberlee SmithVanessa Weibler ParisJoanne Jagoda and h. l. nelson.

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2014 August Vol. 8 

August 2014 Vol. 8 eBooks:

published June 2014  -  Kindle ISBN:  978-1-925101-42-3

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July 2014 Vol. 7

... lives are unravelling ...

160 pages - published May 2014

soft full-colour cover, 31 stories: fiction

ISBN:  978-1-925101-37-9

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Writers include Guilie Castillo OriardTownsend WalkerDerek OsborneGloria GarfunkelJohn Wentworth ChapinLynn BeighleyAndrew StancekRachel AmbroseGill HoffsJessica McHughShane SimmonsMichelle ElvyLen KuntzMichael WebbJames ClaffeyGwendolyn Joyce MintzStephen V. RameyGay DeganiSally-Anne MacomberMandy NicolMargaret BingelDarryl PriceTeresa Burns GuntherMatt PotterGary PercesepeNathaniel TowerKimberlee SmithVanessa Weibler ParisJoanne Jagoda and h. l. nelson.

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2014 July Vol. 7

July 2014 Vol. 7 eBooks:

published May 2014  -  Kindle ISBN:  978-1-925101-39-3

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June 2014 Vol. 6

Halfway ... and things are getting awkward ...

148 pages - published April 2014

soft full-colour cover, 30 stories: fiction

ISBN:  978-1-925101-49-2

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Writers include Guilie Castillo OriardTownsend WalkerDerek OsborneGloria GarfunkelJohn Wentworth ChapinLynn BeighleyAndrew StancekRachel AmbroseGill HoffsJessica McHughShane SimmonsMichelle ElvyLen KuntzMichael WebbJames ClaffeyGwendolyn Joyce MintzStephen V. RameyGay DeganiSally-Anne MacomberMandy NicolMargaret BingelDarryl PriceTeresa Burns GuntherMatt PotterGary PercesepeNathaniel TowerKimberlee SmithVanessa Weibler Paris and Joanne Jagoda.

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2014 June Vol. 6

June 2014 Vol. 6 eBooks:

published April 2014  -  Kindle ISBN:  978-1-925101-36-2

other eBooks ISBN:  978-1-925101-35-5

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May 2014 Vol. 5

150 pages - published February 2014

soft full-colour cover, 31 stories: fiction

ISBN:  978-1-925101-30-0

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Writers include Guilie Castillo OriardTownsend WalkerDerek OsborneGloria GarfunkelJohn Wentworth Chapin, Lynn BeighleyAndrew StancekRachel AmbroseGill HoffsJessica McHughShane SimmonsMichelle ElvyLen KuntzMichael WebbJames ClaffeyGwendolyn Joyce MintzStephen V. RameyGay Degani, Sally-Anne MacomberMandy NicolMargaret BingelDarryl PriceTeresa Burns GuntherMatt PotterGary PercesepeNathaniel TowerKimberlee SmithVanessa Weibler ParisJoanne Jagoda and h. l. nelson

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2014 May Vol. 5 

May 2014 Vol. 5 eBooks:

published February 2014  -  Kindle ISBN:  978-1-925101-31-7

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April 2014 Vol. 4

Stories continue ... as the year kicks into full swing!!

146 pages - published January 2014

soft full-colour cover, 30 stories: fiction

ISBN:  978-1-925101-27-0

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Writers include Guilie Castillo OriardTownsend WalkerDerek OsborneGloria GarfunkelJohn Wentworth Chapin, Lynn BeighleyAndrew StancekRachel AmbroseGill HoffsJessica McHughShane SimmonsMichelle ElvyLen KuntzMichael WebbJames ClaffeyGwendolyn Joyce MintzStephen V. RameyGay Degani, Sally-Anne MacomberMandy NicolMargaret BingelDarryl PriceTeresa Burns GuntherMatt PotterGary PercesepeNathaniel TowerKimberlee SmithVanessa Weibler Paris and Joanne Jagoda

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2014 April Vol.4

April 2014 Vol. 4 eBooks:

published January 2014  -  Kindle ISBN:  978-1-925101-29-4

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March 2014 Vol. 3

Stories continue ... lives plod along or take dramatic and unexpected turns or improve ... or end!

154 pages - published January 2014

soft full-colour cover, 31 stories: fiction

ISBN:  978-1-925101-17-1

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Writers include Guilie Castillo OriardTownsend WalkerDerek OsborneGloria GarfunkelJohn Wentworth Chapin, Lynn BeighleyAndrew StancekRachel AmbroseGill HoffsJessica McHughShane SimmonsMichelle ElvyLen KuntzMichael WebbJames ClaffeyGwendolyn Joyce MintzStephen V. RameyGay Degani, Sally-Anne MacomberMandy NicolMargaret BingelDarryl PriceTeresa Burns GuntherMatt PotterGary PercesepeNathaniel TowerKimberlee SmithVanessa Weibler ParisJoanne Jagoda and h. l. nelson

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2014 March Vol. 3

March 2014 Vol. 3 eBooks:

published January 2014  -  Kindle ISBN:  978-1-925101-19-5

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February 2014 Vol. 2

More stories, one a day for the whole month ... characters return and new revelations are made! Continue the journey ...

148 pages - published December 2013

soft full-colour cover, 28 stories: fiction 

ISBN:  978-1-925101-14-0

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Writers include Guilie Castillo OriardTownsend WalkerDerek OsborneGloria GarfunkelJohn Wentworth ChapinLynn BeighleyAndrew StancekRachel AmbroseGill HoffsJessica McHughShane SimmonsMichelle ElvyLen KuntzMichael WebbJames ClaffeyGwendolyn Joyce MintzStephen V. RameyGay Degani, Sally-Anne MacomberMandy NicolMargaret BingelDarryl PriceTeresa Burns GuntherMatt PotterGary PercesepeNathaniel Tower, and Kimberlee Smith

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2014 February Vol. 2 

February 2014 Vol. 2 eBooks:

published December 2013  -  Kindle ISBN:  978-1-925101-16-4

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January 2014 Vol. 1

A story a day, for the whole year starts here in January ... meet the characters you'll be reading about all year, right here, right now! The series will continue through the whole year.

162 pages - published December 2013

soft full-colour cover, 31 stories: fiction 

ISBN:  978-1-925101-03-4

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Writers include Guilie Castillo Oriard, Townsend Walker, Derek Osborne, Gloria Garfunkel, John Wentworth ChapinLynn Beighley, Andrew Stancek, Rachel Ambrose, Gill HoffsJessica McHugh, Shane Simmons, Michelle Elvy, Len Kuntz, Michael Webb, James Claffey, Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz, Stephen V. Ramey, Gay Degani, Sally-Anne MacomberMandy Nicol, Margaret Bingel, Darryl Price, Teresa Burns Gunther, Matt Potter, Gary Percesepe, Nathaniel Tower, Kimberlee Smith, Vanessa Weibler Paris, Joanne Jagoda and h. l. nelson

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January 2014

January 2014 Vol. 1 eBooks:

published December 2013  -  Kindle ISBN:  978-1-925101-05-8

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Single author books

(organised in publication order below, but listed alphabetically by title here) 

• The Company of Men  by  Luisa Brenta

• falling and other poems  by  Gary Percesepe

• Glass Animals  by  Stephen V. Ramey

• Hard  by  Dusty-Anne Rhodes

• itch  by  Gary Percesepe

• Many Fish to Fry  by  Abha Iyengar

Rattle of Want  by  Gay Degani 

• Vestal Aversion  by  Matt Potter 

• The Vixen Scream and other Bible Stories  by  Nancy Stohlman

• Wild  by  Gill Hoffs

 

Rattle of Want

by Gay Degani

46 short stories and the novella The Old Road

278 pages - published November 2015

soft full-colour cover: short story collection including a novella

ISBN:  978-1-925101-67-6

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Rattle of Want

Rattle of Want eBooks:

published November 2015  -  ISBN:  978-1-925101-68-3

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what people are saying about Rattle of Want

Award-winning author, Gay Degani, kills it again with this new collection. By turns smart, tender, dark, and always compelling, Degani gives us life in all its skewed realities and does so with finesse and vigor. This book is a knockout.

~ Kathy Fish, author of Together We Can Bury It

 

Short stories are one of the purest forms of storytelling. Luckily for us, Gay Degani is a master at it.

~ Robert Swartwood, USA Today bestselling author of New Avalon

 

Short, bittersweet stories from a writer who knows just what makes us tick. Some are heart-stopping, some heart-breaking, but all these stories will make your world wider.

~ Sarah Hilary, author of the Someone Else’s Skin and No Other Darkness

 

Rattle of Want is a narrative road trip across America, driven by memorable characters and prose with muscle. Degani is a consummate storyteller and a virtuosa of short fiction.

~ Christopher Allen, 2015 winner of Ginosoko Literary Journal’s Flash Fiction Award and managing editor of SmokeLong Quarterly

 

If you think of stories as noises, then Gay Degani will sometimes have you clamping your ears and other times leaning forward to soak every detail in. Her stories can be quiet and subtle or loud and bold. She pairs the ugly, imperfect, bumbling pieces of ourselves with the pure, beautiful parts of our souls – and the result is a magnificent symphony you want to replay again and again.

~ Tara Laskowski, author of Modern Manners for Your Inner Demons and Bystanders

 

Gay Degani has a talent for the observational narrative. This collection of stories is rich with vivid details and tangible desires. Rattle of Want leaves you wanting more!

~ Diane Vallere, bestselling author of the Material Witness Mysteries.

 

Gay Degani is a champion of the short form, packing so much emotional punch into each of her pieces that reading her latest collection, Rattle of Want, is like going ten incredible rounds with a flash-fiction heavyweight. From the medical traumas of Abbreviated Glossary to the murderous urges of Complicit to the natural devastations of Monsoon, Degani’s stories unearth the nuggets of humanity from characters in extremis.

~ Rachael Warecki’s work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review, the Masters Review, Midwestern Gothic, and elsewhere.

 

The stories in this book are a masterclass in narrative craftsmanship. From the brief sparks of her microfiction to the meditations of her long stories to the tapestry of her novella-in-flash, Degani displays a mastery for calling forth human characters and conjuring whole lives out of meticulously wrought images and moments. Rattle of Want is a beautiful, smart collection.

Samuel Snoek-Brown, author of Box Cutters and Hagridden 

 

Each story in Rattle of Want made me flinch. A gun fired at the starting line, packed with either live ammunition, sex dream confetti, love or loss flash of party powder, or sometimes just a beautiful song, the likes of which you'll never hear again this pure. When Gay Degani pulls the trigger, we leap up with joy.

~ Bud Smith, author of F 250, Tollbooth and I’m From Electric Peak

 

Like a cleansing rain, pithy flashes and a penetrating novella hit the substantial body of Gay Degani’s phenomenal Rattle of Want, causing pools of meaning to ripple out forever. The language is sharp, the characters palpable, the situations exceptional. Read it!

~ Bonnie ZoBell, author of What Happened Here

 

Rattle of Want ranges from brilliant brief experiments (such as Abbreviated Glossary and Appendages) to a novella-in-flash (The Old Road) for the canon in that new genre. Altogether these stories mine the wants and desires in the breakups of families, rebellions of youth, and occasional ascents of the spirit. Often they beautifully, and simply, nail a place, as in Small Town (a perfect evocation of the title), report an impending explosion, as in Kindling (a quintessential flash), or capture a character (if you haven’t met Blusterfuck … do so at your own peril). Few writers can do all that Gay Degani does.

~ Robert Shapard, editor of Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories from Around the World

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The Vixen Scream and other Bible Stories

by Nancy Stohlman

116 pages - published October 2014

soft full-colour cover: 62 flash fiction stories

ISBN:  978-1-925101-11-9

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The Vixen Scream and other Bible Stories

The Vixen Scream and other Bible Stories eBooks:

published October 2014  -  ISBN:  978-1-925101-12-6

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what people are saying about The Vixen Scream and other Bible Stories

Hilarious, irreverent, twisted, bawdy, brilliant – these short shorts by Nancy Stohlman feel like a series of off-kilter encounters with the strangest characters you swear you’ve met before in a previous, more interesting lifetime. With sly humor and daring, Stohlman weaves tiny tales reminiscent of Etgar Keret, but with her own inimitable stamp. The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories is an amazing collection. Do not deny yourself the pleasure of reading it.

Kathy Fish, author of Together We Can Bury It 

 

Nancy Stohlman’s The Vixen Scream is warped and wonderful, a sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious flash fiction romp. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, never sure what I’d encounter on the next page but knowing I’d always be entertained – and more often than not, delighted.

Tom Hazuka, author of Flash Fiction, Flash Fiction Funny, Sudden Flash Youth, and You Have Time For This

 

Blasphemously funny and potent. Sudden fiction doesn’t get any foxier than this.

Christopher Allen, author of Conversations with S. Teri O’Type (a Satire) 

 

Nancy Stohlman wrings epiphanies and hallelujahs from the flash fiction miracles in The Vixen Scream and other Bible Stories. Stohlman is the Patron Saint of Flash Fiction and the Pirate Queen of Inventiveness. She infuses her stories with a richness of language; a depth of the surreal, and a healthy infusion of sanguine wit, guaranteeing readers fall at her feet in worship.

James Claffey, author of Blood A Cold Blue

 

The Vixen Scream is a collection of compelling and strikingly original stories – an imagination functioning at full throttle. Nancy Stohlman is a word-alchemist, and here is her book of wonders!

Robert Scotellaro, author of Measuring the Distance

 

In The Vixen Scream, Nancy Stohlman handles tiny men, death row inmates, pops, Avon lady stalkers, missing penises, clones with bad taste in literature, and a shitload of Biblical characters. This is a fun, profound, and brilliant world of eclectic stories that will have you laughing as you wonder, “Why didn’t I come up with this?” Somehow, Stohlman expertly creates vivid worlds in tiny stories that leap off the page and into the dark places of your soul.

Nathaniel Tower, author of Nagging Wives, Foolish Husbands, and Managing Editor of Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine 

 

Stohlman conjures up haunting blasts of wild-skewered, hilarious, subversive worlds within her masterful hands. The Vixen Scream and other Bible Stories is an original collection of flash beauties, peopled by “still-warm keys, propping the lid, listening to her heart.” Stohlman is inimitable and unforgettable! Get a copy!

Meg Tuite, author of Bound By Blue

 

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Many Fish to Fry

by Abha Iyengar

Reena Rajan leads a busy life as a part-time businesswoman and full-time housewife, when a fish
and a private detective arrive, unannounced, on her
Delhi doorstep. Over many cups of tea Reena and 
her unlikely accomplice Harinmoy Banerjee grapple 
to find answers to big city problems, to discover their place in the changing mix of old India and modern
India, and to uncover the fishy goings-on next door in

Reena Rajan leads a busy life as a part-time businesswoman and full-time housewife, when a fish and a private detective arrive, unannounced, on her Delhi doorstep. Over many cups of tea Reena and her unlikely accomplice Harinmoy Banerjee grapple to find answers to big city problems, to discover their place in the changing mix of old India and modern India, and to uncover the fishy goings-on next door in Flat No. 69, Seaside View Apartments. 

her unlikely accomplice Harinmoy Banerjee grapple 
to find answers to big city problems, to discover their place in the changing mix of old India and modern
India, and to uncover the fishy goings-on

172 pages - published October 2014

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ISBN:  978-1-925101-59-1

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what people are saying about Many Fish to Fry

In Many Fish to Fry, Abha Iyengar examines some of India’s deeper social issues in a thoughtful, yet light-hearted, humorous way, and illustrates the struggle to rise above the constraints of tradition, patriarchy and old-fashioned beliefs.

Iyengar’s combination of colloquial language and Western slang mirror real-life trends of language and culture in India. Her deft hand with dialogue and use of Indian English bring the characters to life so well that they almost jump off the page. These characters are three-dimensional and engaging, from Delhi housewife Reena, with her wry approach to dealing with what a woman is expected to do or be versus what she wants, to Super Sleuth Harinmoy, with his colourful outfits and odd figures of speech.

Iyengar’s poetic yet economical use of language speaks to all five senses. I can feel the touch of a welcome breeze through a thin sari on an oppressively hot day, and visualise the scales of the Hilsa fish glinting in the morning sunshine; the warm scents of various spices seem to fill my nose with their presence; I want to bite into the glistening laddoo Reena finds in her kitchen, and sip her “masala tea, (made) the dhaba way.”

Many Fish to Fry is a pleasure for the intellect and the senses.

Chris Galvin Nguyen, from her Foreword

 

Many slices of life fried to a perfect crisp! Abha Iyengar’s unmistakable eye for detail and the absurd makes for a quirky and layered novel. Many Fish to Fry is an intricate, well-paced and humorous look at marriages and lives around us.

Nandita Bose, author of Tread Softly and The Perfume of Promise 

 

The many faces of the modern Indian woman: the victims and the survivors, the compromised and the entrepreneurial. A page-turner as rich as masala tea – the dhaba way.

Christopher Allen, author of Conversations with S. Teri O’Type (a Satire)

 

A cheerful tale with a distinct flavour of Delhi. Apartment intrigues, insecurities, the hunt for that perfectly cooked fish and endless cups of tea – a warm story that you can relate to!

Vasudev Murthy, author of Sherlock Holmes in Japan

 

Many Fish to Fry is about a woman happily squeezed between two generations – a woman of two generations…

Reena is starting her own business. She goes online for TED Talks. She supports her daughter’s career, not only her son’s. She is forever watching her weight. But Reena is also a woman who likes to stop a while for tea and gossip, as women did when they had more time on their hands. She still cooks for the whole family, fully-grown children included. And she calls her husband “liberated” for having made a cup of tea.

Many Fish to Fry provides a shock of recognition for anybody who has grown up in tradition but winks at the new world, behind her mother’s back! 

Luisa Brenta, author of The Company of Men

 

Just finished reading Many Fish to Fry and found it delicious!!

It’s quite an unusual book, with previously unexplored equations and I don’t think I’ve ever read anything like it!! I really like the perspective on the mundane and routine, giving it a quirky and humorous angle.

Pervin Saket, Pune, India

 

I enjoyed reading Many Fish to Fry. I was transported to a flat in India, sipped my tea (with cardamon of course) and watched Harinmoy come and go, virtually carrying the rainbow on his back. His visually challenging ensemble is a constant source of merriment. Reena is a success story that inspires. Women who have been stagnating in their own plateaus or are stilled with indecision in their crossroads could get a new leash on life. It’s a great novel. Thank you for this latest addition to my Abha Iyengar book collection. 

‪Fel Jaramillo Rosario‪,

 

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The Company of Men

by Luisa Brenta

from The Company of Men

My Grandmother’s world comes back to me in curiously still flashes, as if I had been taking pictures, long ago, and they had turned yellow and brown through the years. It’s pictures of her face – as in one of those French lessons with her that had become compulsory when I turned ten. Grandmother would collect her mouth around a French Ü and look as if she was going to produce an egg from the wrong orifice.

128 pages - published May 2014

soft full-colour cover: fiction memoir

ISBN:  978-1-925101-06-5

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what people are saying about The Company of Men

With the clarity of the child’s eye and the wisdom of the adult’s hindsight seamlessly working together in the writer’s voice, Brenta effortlessly reels the reader into her charming fictional memoir. While all the family members – as well as the servants who tend them – are deftly drawn, the conservative and indomitable grandmother is the pivotal character. Her slow but astonishing transformation teaches the young girl timeless lessons about class and power and love. If you know and adore Italy even a little bit, you will fall under the languid and colorful spell of The Company of Men. Bellissimo.

Laurie Taylor, author of Said the Fly

 

I loved this book – it’s lyrical, languid, atmospheric, uniquely sensual.

Dusty-Anne Rhodes, author of Hard

 

Luisa Brenta’s The Company of Men pulls us immediately into a world where the windows are too tall for anyone to escape from, the chair positioning too lonely, and where no one dances to the pianist’s music. It is the sombre world of her grandmother’s house in Milan in the Sixties, seen from the eyes of ‘Lotti’, a precocious ten year old. Life with grandmother is all about rules and regulations, when you can’t swing your legs under the dining table, the difference between ‘carottes Julienne’ and grated carrots is to be understood, and the need to maintain appearances to stifle any kind of malicious gossip is paramount.

Growing up in India around the same time when life was dictated by similar rules and regulations, I wish I had a great-grandmother like Bisnonna, who is my favourite in the book. Bisnonna tells Lotti ‘not to throw herself away to some fat bag of money’. This book is about a family of feisty women, and what they do in The Company of Men. The novel has a surprise ending for the little girl who grew up to be a young lady in a house where the windows were up there and never opened. Infused with the languid, laid-back atmosphere of a time from not-so-long-ago, the story reminds one to reach for that glass of lemonade and go sit in the sun for a while.

Abha Iyengar, author of Flash Bites and Shrayan

 

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itch

by Gary Percesepe

a collection of 26 flash fiction pieces

88 pages - published November 2013

soft full-colour cover: 26 stories

ISBN:  978-1-925101-21-8

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Gary Percesepe drops you into an ambiguous world and pulls you back again, still reeling. He does it so deftly, you don’t even realize you’re bleeding until it’s over.

Heather Cox, author of California King

 

These rapid and arresting short stories will keep you on your toes. Percesepe is a master of sharp turns, and, oh, how greatly I admire the stuff he notices, all of life’s “brilliant surprises,” and his concern with how people who bust up stay apart, because what can we do with the delayed understanding that happens after the leaving? This collection is a tender rush.

Pia Ehrhardt, author of Famous Fathers & Other Stories

 

An absolutely entrancing collection. These are the stories of women and girls remembered, longed for, and lost. The girlfriends and wives and lovers and crushes and the singular gestures that crack open the hearts of men. This collection unearths what lies just beneath the surface, what cannot be ignored. The itch that demands your attention. When Percesepe opens with: “A woman I knew died decades before her burial,” well, you pull up a chair, knowing you are in the hands of a master storyteller. That he does what he does in the space of a page or two and with such precision and grace is its own small miracle.

Kathy Fish, author of Together We Can Bury It and Wild Life 

 

Where is it that our days go? Into the big dark American night, and they take with them their secrets. Gary Percesepe’s stories have made the return trip: they pulse, they tremble and radiate with a life we might have thought we had lost. Keep itch close. Have it near for your quiet hours, your spells of wayward dreamtime.

Scott Garson, author of Is That You, John Wayne?

 

 

Gary Percesepe writes beautiful, vivid stories with the intensity and brevity of a man on the run. His fiction lights up the page with incredible bursts of poetry, passion, and pain channeled through characters whose names we rarely catch. In just a few short pages, Percesepe captures entire worlds of emotion – all of it so true and real, it’s impossible to look away.

Jessica Anya Blau, author of The Wonder Bread Summer 

 

itch is a shrewd, swift-moving collection about urges, obsessions, and the energy of desire. Gary Percesepe’s stories work together to expose and examine a curious cycle – the way our reality drives our fantasies and our fantasies influence our reality.

Jen Knox, author of Don’t Tease the Elephants

 

There are no apologies in the aptly titled itch, but primal desire … Gary Percesepe is a courageous writer willing to explore what terrifies and obsesses us …

Kimberlee Smith 

 

itch is a book of love and heartbreak. Its characters move through the world with passion. Each line is filled with grace and longing: tender and yet bold. Refreshingly told, Gary Percesepe has written a book of gold and magic.

Kim Chinquee, author of Pretty and Oh Baby: Flash Fictions and Prose Poetry 

 

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falling and other poems

by Gary Percesepe

a collection of 59 poems

128 pages - published November 2013

soft full-colour cover: 59 poems

ISBN:  978-1-925101-24-9

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what people are saying about falling and other poems

Gary Percesepe’s literary and film criticism is acute, his fiction startling, evocative, funny, and richly felt, and his poetry meditative and piercing. His political essays are compelling and right-minded, hard by truth to power, and always deserving. I cannot recommend his work highly enough. Everything he writes challenges us in the best possible way.

Frederick Barthelme

 

Percesepe’s poetry seems straightforward but is as complex as flowers, as summer shade and layers of snowfall, available to all but folded around secrets only broken lovers or philosophers grasp, and contained by no borrowed forms but original truths and no meter but the throbs of a heart. He here assays breakfast making and love making and loss and memory and time and husbands and wives and offspring and always, always, the elegance of the line, the object plain or sublime or both, the landscapes of sex, sorrow and high style.

James Robison 

 

Gary Percesepe drops you into an ambiguous world and pulls you back again, still reeling. He does it so deftly, you don’t even realize you’re bleeding until it’s over.

Heather Cox, author of California King 

 

These poems are simultaneously street-smart and softly lyrical, and they sing the hard-edges of love's brief rapture. From the cafés of Paris to the Nathan's on Coney Island, Percesepe announces himself as our 21st century O’Hara.

Kara Candito, author of Spectator and Taste of Cherry

 

Gary Percesepe’s new poetry collection engages, even overwhelms the senses. His poems form vivid, condensed worlds that are—as existence is—both visceral and meditative.

Jen Knox, author of Don’t Tease the Elephants 

 

What is the sound of Gary Percesepe? It is the sound of “I want to feed you.” It is the sound of “I would follow you anywhere.” It is also the sound of “falling,” “tearing” and “speed.” And the sound of “at the back of the mind where we live now.” “The news from Brooklyn “ resounds from “the tavern of planets,” but ultimately it is the sound of “writers in love.” It is this sound: “Your milk teeth say no, but I cannot remember a time we didn’t imagine that dress, hung in / Kant’s closet, a critique of judgment. You.” Buy this book. There’s heart and mind and music inside.

Bill Yarrow, author of Pointed Sentences 

 

Gary Percesepe is absolutely at home writing the voice that fills the poems in falling, his latest book. It’s a collection of pieces, smoothed by conversation, an easy talk, both natural and telling – filled with rich tapestries of now. The book’s real gift is its range of imagery, a true presence that is immediate, inviting, and always sharp – “the wide sea / below amalfi” … “dirty streets of // saint germain-des–pres” … “cervantes’s windmill on fire again” … “lunches on red checked tablecloths in chelsea” … “the smell of the bakery in the / lemony light by the harbor” … “tracks in the black / winter night”. In falling, Percesepe, whose writing is alive and fresh, nudges, coerces, even pushes the reader to step through the pages into his world. And we do it. The writing is that good.

Sam Rasnake 

 

From characters in summer suits in Paris, catfish from the Mississippi, baked ziti, the Hudson wearing white, chipped teeth, a single pearl earring, nail polish and frozen pianos, Falling's magic icebox spills secrets, joy and heartbreak. Gary Percesepe's poems are unique and original, beautiful and lovely, like the curves of his Manhattan.

Kim Chinquee, author of Pretty and Oh Baby: Flash Fictions and Prose Poetry 

 

Gary Percesepe reaches into what drives the yearning of lost love, hope for love, and the land in between that is both inhospitable and familiar …

Kimberlee Smith 

 

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Hard

by Dusty-Anne Rhodes 

Dusty-Anne Rhodes' non-fiction has earned praise for its honesty and its quirky ability to see beneath the surface and bring out the human in its subjects.

130 pages - published April 2013

soft full-colour cover, 30 stories: non-fiction plus a Foreword

ISBN:  978-1-291-37970-9

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what people are saying about Hard

Dusty-Anne Rhodes has the gift of making the 'ordinary' extraordinary. Her vignettes explode and when they are done, our familiar furniture is not in the same place. For that matter, neither are we.

Tim Page, University of Southern California; Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, 1997

 

Different voices! a choir where each one of the members is giving a solo, and only in the memory it all comes together in polyphony. Voices from the street, the bars, the travels, the landscape creating a mosaic of life where conflicts are the driving force and composition creates the poetry.

Frans Winther, composer of Odin Teatret, Denmark, director of Dusty's one-woman show, Almost Providence.

 

Dusty's encounters with a zoo of hapless lovers, friends, acquaintances and relatives, are a little bit New Yorker in their wry understatement, and a little bit Thurberesque in their search for a moral which is apparently missing. Witty but kind, wild but striving for discipline and achievement, her world is extremely modern and sometimes unsettling.

Laurie Taylor, author of Said the Fly, from her Foreword

 

Hard captures a fascinating series of tiny truths about the lost people, the quirky, the wanderers of the European world. Her empathy for the emigrant, the downtrodden and the faceless, shines through in this gentle and deeply insightful book. Each story is like a small, colorful gem polished to a brilliant glow. Rhodes' non-fiction stories capture and examine the human condition in all its sadness and delight. A fine read.

JP Reese, author of Final Notes and Dead Letters

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Glass Animals

by Stephen V. Ramey

170 pages - originally published January 2013

2nd edition published August 2014

soft full-colour cover, 45 stories: fiction

ISBN:  978-1-925101-86-7

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Stephen V. Ramey’s Glass Animals offers an intimate look at a matador’s passion and pain, a bus driver’s brush with mortality, a jilted lover’s dilemma, a disfigured boy who “inhales” his salvation, and a young man hounded by glass animals in a pool. Ramey takes on the richness of his characters’ emotional and physical torment and delivers something morbidly fascinating and keen. A great first collection!

Kristine Ong Muslim, author of We Bury the Landscape and Grim Series

 

Stephen V. Ramey captivates and mesmerizes his readers, taking us by the hand into the hidden worlds of people not unknown to us. His instincts are visceral, perceived, radiating a power and compassion that guides us inside each of his characters. Ramey’s collection explores the human condition. Ramey is the real thing. Read him!

Meg Tuite, author of Domestic Apparition

 

“Gravity was another rule on another sign he could not read,” Malcolm, the protagonist in the title story from Steve Ramey’s wonderful collection thinks. In this gravity-defying display of mostly flash pieces, Ramey leaps and dances over the domestic and the surreal, the mundane and the magical. He seamlessly weaves a crazy-quilt of characters who – despite being a little lost and befuddled by the world – have moments of chandelier insight into their own human hearts. Reminiscent of Raymond Carver’s Little Things and Kim Chinquee’s Oh Baby, Glass Animals is a work of sparkling vision and compressed and surprising language – all put to work to reveal a world where everything’s at stake.

Lori Jakiela, author of Miss New York Has Everything and Spot the Terrorist

 

In his collection Glass Animals, Stephen Ramey delivers a collection of short fiction that at once engages, bewilders, and elevates the form to a new space. Ramey gets under the skin of his characters to present the reader with a spectacular journey through the four quartets that make up the collection: Reflect, Refract, Reveal, Distort. Each story is the equivalent of looking at the world through a kaleidoscope and the shattered, glittering stories that make up this collection are exceptional. St. Peter’s Penis, has stayed with me since I first read it last year, and along with Sacred in this Light is one of the stand-out pieces of flash fiction I've had the pleasure to read. Ramey weaves his stories with assuredness and assiduity, and is a voice to be reckoned with.

James Claffey 

 

I think this collection is actually a novel in which the unknown author goes slowly and irretrievably insane. Each section he gets farther from the innocent boy, and the realistic but nutty Cee Cee, and begins to see through the glass darkly.

Mary Martitia Rucker, from her Foreword to Glass Animals

 

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Wild

by Gill Hoffs

From mermaids to moors and basements to beaches ... Gill Hoffs takes us on a wild ride through the Yorkshire wilderness to Victorian England, the coasts of Japan, Scotland and Ireland, a 1920s American train, and a hidden basement, in this collection of fact, fiction and the half-truths in between.

With an introduction by Jeremy Scott.

130 pages - second edition published October 2014

originally published in paperback June 2012 

soft full-colour cover, 17 stories: fiction and non-fiction

ISBN:  978-1-925101-92-8 

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what people are saying about Wild

In her tales, Gill Hoffs' unique voice has tamed nature, creating narratives of raw beauty. When I put the book down, I could taste the salt of the green sea on my tongue. 

Marcus Speh, author of Thank You for Your Sperm 

 

Gill Hoffs' writing, fiction and non, swells with the power of life, sometimes life at the expense of other lives, but always animated and alive.

Ronnie Scott, author of Death by Design, and editor of Tommy's War, Tommy's Peace and The Real 'Dad's Army' 

 

As a writer (Gill Hoffs) has that rare ability to create a world, an atmosphere the reader is obliged to inhabit. She beguiles you, sucks you in … then deeply unsettles you.

Jeremy Scott, author of The Irresistible Mr Wrong, in his Introduction to Wild 

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Vestal Aversion

by Matt Potter

A month of stories, 31 in all ... desperate divas and ambitious execs, cuckolded housewives and puzzled politicians, squabbling sisters and nasty neighbours ... all get a guernsey in this collection of fiction and non-fiction about people funny and very unfunny too.

118 pages - originally published May 2012

2nd edition published September 2014

soft full-colour cover, 31 stories: fiction and non-fiction

ISBN:  978-1-925101-94-2  

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WOW! What a cracking collection! I think it was the stories with the elderly that really made me wince. They were just so poignantly done. Some of the stories made me snigger aloud (especially the lawnmower one), some made me sad, all made an impression. I couldn't ration myself to one a day. Just too more-ish! 

Gill Hoffs, author of Wild: a collection

 

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Inane - Pure Slush Vol. 14

57 writers riff on inane ... Chuck Augello, Devon Balwit Jane Banning, Paul Beckman, Rick Blum, R. Bremner, Gordon Brown, Irene Buckler, Steven Carr, Embe Charpentier, Martin Christmas, Joe Cottonwood, Doug D’Elia, Ruth Z. Deming, Kristina England, Tom Fegan, Alison Fish, Flora Gaugg, Mark Govier, Matthew Harrison, Ashley Morrow Hermsmeier, Mark Hudson, AJ Huffman, Abha Iyengar, Susan Doble Kaluza, Philip Kobylarz, Donna Krause, John Lambremont, Sr, Neil Laurenson, Tracy Lee-Newman, Larry Lefkowitz, JP Lundstrom, Michael Marrotti, Denny E. Marshall, Michael Mau, Stephenson Muret, Piet Nieuwland, Carl ‘Papa’ Palmer,LaVa Payne, Melisa Quigley, Stephen V. Ramey, Eliza Redwood, Joseph Robert, Alex Robertson, Ruth Sabath Rosenthal, Dimple Shah, Martin Shaw, David Sklar, Anamarija Slatinec, JJ Steinfeld, Leilanie Stewart, E. M. Stormo, Jerry Vilhotti, Rob Walker, Michael Webb, Allan J. Wills and Jeffrey Zable

166 pages - published May 2017

paperback ISBN:  978-1-925536-17-1

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Summer - Pure Slush Vol. 12

70 writers write about summer ... 

Alex Reece Abbott, David S. Atkinson, Paul Beckman, Lana Bella, R. Bremner, Glenn A. Bruce, Steve CarterGuilie Castillo OriardEmbe Charpentier, Kersten Christianson, Martin Christmas, Jan Chronister, Jessica Clements, Paul B. Cohen, Bruce Colbert, Samuel Cole, Michael Coolen, Gay Degani, Jon Dietrick, Kristina England, Ruby EwensTom Fegan, Linda Ferguson, Thomas Fucaloro, Brad Garber, Walter Giersbach, Chris Gillies, Kate Hall, Cynthia Hoffman, Mark Hudson, A. J. Huffman, Abha Iyengar, Joanne Jagoda, Katie Rendon Kahn, S. L. Kerns, Michael Koenig (Aust), Michael Koenig (USA), Laurie Kolp, Len Kuntz, Jenny Lapekas, Cynthia Leslie-Bole, Poor Louisiana, Janet Malotky, Erica Gerald Mason, Piet Nieuwland, Edward O’Dwyer, Sara Petersen, Tim Philippart, Ben Pitts, Martin Jon Porter, Matt Potter, MK Punky, Stephen V. Ramey, Martha Rand, Edward Reilly, Sally Reno, Alex Robertson, Ruth Sabath Rosenthal, Iris N. Schwartz, Beate Sigriddaughter, J. J. Steinfeld, Penn Stewart, Lisa Stice, Susan Tally, Devin Taylor, Michael Webb, Mercedes Webb-Pullman, Judy Williams, Allan J. Wills and Alicja Zapalska

cover art by W. Jack Savage

158 pages - published August 2016

paperback ISBN:  978-1-925536-13-3  

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Summer eBooks:

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tall...ish - Pure Slush Vol. 11

68 contributors submitted work on the theme or prompt tall ... 

Alex Reece Abbott, Glen Armstrong, David S. Atkinson, Paul Beckman, Robert Beveridge, Elizabeth Bruce, Irene Buckler, Guilie Castillo Oriard, Kersten Christianson, Martin Christmas, Samuel Cole, Megan Crosbie, Mamta Dalal, Daniel de Cullá, William Doreski, Kristina England, Tom Fegan, Cameron Filas, Jennifer Fliss, Bear Jack Gebhardt, Steven Gowin, Shayla Hawkins, Robert Herron, Liam Hogan, Mark Hudson, A.J. Huffman, James Croal Jackson, Sean Jackson, Robert Knapman, Michael Koenig, Len Kuntz, Larry Lefkowitz, Cynthia Leslie-Bole, Lara Lillibridge, J P Lundstrom, Jenean McBrearty, Al McDermid, Jolene McIlwain, Todd McKie, Neila Mezynski, Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz, Gary Percesepe, Tim Philippart, Ben Pitts, Winston Plowes, MK Punky, Melisa Quigley, Stephen V. Ramey, Martha Rand, Alex Robertson, Ruth Sabath Rosenthal, Adina Sara, Wayne Scheer, Martin Shaw, Tom Sheehan, Neil Silberblatt, Rita A. Simmonds, D.M. Simone, J. J. Steinfeld, Nancy Stohlman, Jan Elman Stout, Susan Tally, Kaytie Rose Thomas, James Wade, Alan Walowitz, Michael Webb, Mercedes Webb-Pullman and Aaron Wiegert

cover design by Matt Potter

150 pages - published June 2016

paperback ISBN:  978-1-925101-80-5

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published June 2016  -  ISBN:  978-1-925101-98-0 

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Five - Pure Slush Vol. 10

Contributors submitted work on the theme or prompt five ... 

Contributors so far include Alex Reece Abbott, Shawn Aveningo, Annabelle Baptista, Vincent Barry, Paul Beckman, April Bradley, Irene Buckler, Guilie Castillo OriardJessica Clements, Mark Danowsky, Gay Degani, Doug D'Elia, Mira Desai, Matt DeVirgiliis, Peter DiChellis, William Doreski, R. Gerry Fabian, Brad Garber, Walter Giersbach, Richard Mark Glover, Lori Gravley, Jason Half-Pillow, Daniel Y. Harris, Mark Hudson, A.J. Huffman, Phillis IdealAbha Iyengar, Joanne Jagoda, Christine JohnsonLen Kuntz, Hillary Leftwich, Denny E. Marshall, Jolene McIlwain, Todd McKie, Heather McQuillan, Corey Mesler, Neila Mezynski, Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz, Sharon Lask Munson, Mandy Nicol, Richard King Perkins II, Matt PotterDarryl Price, Stephen V. Ramey, Shannon Coghlan Reiss, Sally Reno, Helia Rethmann, Alex Robertson, Ruth Sabath Rosenthal, Barbara Ruth, Martin Shaw, Allison SobczakAndrew Stancek, Nancy Stohlman, Jan Elman Stout, Tim Suermondt, Susan Tally, Townsend Walker, Michael WebbAnne E. Weisgerber and Diana J. Wynne

front cover artwork and illustrations by Allen Forrest

146 pages 

paperback ISBN:  978-1-925101-71-3

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Five eBooks:

published from January 2016  -  ISBN:  978-1-925101-72-0 

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Feast! - Pure Slush Vol. 9

18 writers ... 61 stories ... celebrating food and life and food and love and food and friendship and food and jealousy and food and fun and food and families and food ... so dig in! 

214 pages - April 2015

soft full-colour cover, 61 stories: fiction

ISBN:  978-1-925101-62-1

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Writers include Paul Beckman, Claudia Bierschenk, Tom Fegan, Lyn Fowler, Desmond Fox, Gloria Garfunkel, Walter Giersbach, Kyle HemmingsGill Hoffs, Jonathan Levy, Cindy Matthews, AR Neal, Mandy Nicol, Matt Potter, Andrew Stancek, Michael Webb, and Allan J. Wills.

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published April 2015  -  Kindle ISBN:  978-1-925101-63-8

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barcode - Pure Slush Vol. 8

Bar stories. Club stories. Dive stories. Pub stories.

There must be millions of them, true and bullshit and in between.

And we've collected them, from writers including Christopher Allen, Arthur Carey, Norman Conquest, Martha RandJoanna Delooze, S. H. Gall, Gloria Garfunkel, Walter Giersbach, Karen Eileen SikolaTeresa Burns Gunther, Kyle Hemmings, Len Kuntz, Matt McGeeMatt Potter, Misti Rainwater-Lites, Stephen V. Ramey, Desmond Fox, Beate Sigriddaughter, Diana J. Wynne, Christine Cook, Alun Williams, Andrew J. Stone, Jennifer Chardon, Shane FrazierRamon Collins, Ben TanzerJoanne Jagoda, Paul CombsJoyce Juzwik and Claudia Bierschenk.

132 pages - published August 2013

soft full-colour cover, 32 stories: fiction and non-fiction

ISBN:  978-1-925101-00-3

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Barcode

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published August 2013  -  ISBN:  978-1-925101-01-0

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what people are saying about barcode

“… fictional and semi-fictional tales told from table to stool as if they were best kept secrets, or at least confidences shared over two fingers. A good volume to put in your pocket so the next time you’re the only one at the bar, you won’t be completely alone.”

Ragazine ... and find the full review by clicking here.

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Catherine refracted -                       Pure Slush Vol. 7

Catherine the Great, Empress and Autocrat of All the Russias, was a fascinating woman and legends about her abound.

Catherine refracted is a re-imagining of her life and the legends about her. Her lovers, her illegitimate children, her wiles, her wit and her place in history ... all feature in this lively reinterpretation of one of history's most beloved and reviled leaders.

Including stories from Claudia Bierschenk, Mira Desai, Gay Degani, Stephen V. Ramey, Juliet Beckman Hubbell, L. S. Johnson, Joyce Juzwik, Robert Mangeot, Sarah CollieTodd McKie, Matt Potter, Dusty-Anne Rhodes, Anne Scott, Desmond Fox, Christine Tolley, Andrew Stancek, Gill Hoffs and Kim Conklin Hutchinson.

124 pages - originally published June 2013

second edition published October 2014

soft full-colour cover, 19 stories: fiction

ISBN:  978-1-925101-78-2

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second edition published September 2014  -  ISBN:  978-1-925101-79-9

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obit. - Pure Slush Vol. 6

Webster Murphy Allen 1925 - 2012

Noted lawyer, opera-goer and philanthropist, father and grandfather, upstanding member of the community, generous with his time and talents and money ... or was he?

obit. explores the many sides of a man many people thought they knew ... but maybe didn't. Each writer has taken an incident or an anecdote or a memory from Webster's life and created a fully-fleshed man with multiple quirks ... and maybe even multiple secrets.

Where does the truth lie? 

Featuring 32 different stories by 22 different writers, including Michael Webb, Erin Zulkoski, Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz, Matt Potter, Gill Hoffs, Joyce Juzwik, Andrew Stancek, Dusty-Anne Rhodes, Teresa Burns Gunther, Kyle Hemmings, Mira Desai, Maude Larke, Jaylee Alde, Sally Reno, Jennifer K. Dick, Joanne Jagoda, Matt McGee, Martha Rand, Jen Knox and Meghan K. Barnes.

160 pages - March 2013

soft full-colour cover, 32 stories: non-fiction plus a Foreword

ISBN:  978-1-300-86001-3

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obit.    Pure Slush Vol. 4

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second edition published September 2014  -  ISBN:  978-1-925101-83-6

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Versus. - Pure Slush Vol. 5

poems by Claudia Bierschenk, Ron Campbell, Carolyn Cordon, Howie Good and JP Reese

5 poets ... 15 themes ... 75 different opinions!

a mélange of misery, myopia, mischief, madness and mirth! 

152 pages - 2nd edition published April 2015

soft full-colour cover, 75 poems plus an Introduction

ISBN:  978-1-925101-84-3

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Versus. eBooks

second edition published September 2014  -  ISBN:  978-1-925101-85-0

Kindle ISBN:  978-1-925101-34-8 

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what people are saying about Versus.

Can good poetry be written on demand? Matt Potter asked five poets to write poems on fifteen topics like convenience stores, personal grooming, and public transport. The result is Versus., an attractively-designed anthology with many memorable poems like Howie Good’s arresting To the Blue, Claudia Bierschenk’s plaintive Old Women Blues, Ron Campbell’s biting Operators, Carolyn Cordon’s artful What Can I Do? and JP Reese’s scorching Ghosts. Can good poetry be written on demand? The answer is “Yes” and Versus. is the proof.

Bill Yarrow, author of Pointed Sentences 

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gorge - Pure Slush Vol. 4

54 stories told by 33 writers ... each story is a chapter in the tale of the misplaced Café Gano, a restaurant in a small town on the Maine coast. The action takes place over one day, and as the afternoon progresses and the evening unfolds, customers' lives unravel and staff decorum snaps to erupt in a crescendo of miscalculated faith and desperate bids for ultimate control. Yeah, it's that crazy!!

Part Altman!  Part Almodóvar!  100% Pure Slush!

And hey, it's funny too!

304 pages - published December 2012

soft full-colour cover, 54 stories: fiction + complimentary menu!

ISBN:  978-1-300-54979-6

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Writers with stories in gorge include Jennifer Donnell, Robert VaughanGill Hoffs, David James KeatonClaudia BierschenkThomas SullivanLinda Simoni-WastilaLen KuntzMaude LarkeJen KnoxGay DeganiSamuel ColeAndrew StancekTodd McKieGessy AlvarezMatt PotterStephen V. RameyMark RosenblumVanessa Weibler ParisSally RenoJoanna DeloozeNathaniel TowerMatthew Brennan, Joyce JuzwikMeg TuiteGuilie Castillo OriardMichael WebbEdison Blake, Timmy ReedSusan Gibb and CS DeWildt.

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gorge   a novel in stories   Pure Slush Vol. 5

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second edition published September 2014  -  ISBN:  978-1-925101-89-8

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real - Pure Slush Vol. 3

31 writers spill their guts about their lives, your lives, our lives ... a compulsive collection of new non-fiction on topics from sex to self-determination, politics to personal legacies, and freak shows to food.

Upfront, uptight and up yours!

162 pages - originally published October 2012

second edition published October 2014  

soft, full-colour cover, 31 stories: non-fiction

ISBN:  978-1-925101-90-4

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Writers include James ClaffeyGill HoffsGessy AlvarezS.H. GallSharon Louise StephensonRebecca ChekourasJonathan SlusherJoanna DeloozeCinda GibbonD.M. SimoneJohn Wentworth ChapinWalter GiersbachMira DesaiMatt Potter, Meghan K. Barnes, Layla BlackwellClaire Ibarra, Shane SimmonsThomas Sullivan, Jane HammonsMark RosenblumDiana J. WynneJoanne Jagoda, Michael Gillan MaxwellCheri AuseMaude LarkeGloria Frym, S.B. Phoenix and Laura Bogart

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second edition published September 2014  -  ISBN:  978-1-925101-91-1

Kindle ISBN:  978-1-925101-20-1

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Notausgang - Pure Slush Vol. 2

Stories desperate and amusing, based on the theme emergency exit. (Notausgang means emergency exit in German.) Scary, creepy, funny, illuminating, sad and life-affirming.

130 pages - published May 2012

soft full-colour cover, 24 stories: fiction and non-fiction

ISBN:  978-1-4717-0059-0

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Notausgang features the work of Maree KimberleyAndrew BowlesNathan GoodSamuel ColeTiffany WhiteDon JenningsMike GallagherRick BaileyCS DeWildtJoanne JagodaSally RenoNancy ChappleLayla BlackwellCorey MeslerMatt PotterLen KuntzGill HoffsAndrew StancekThomas Sullivan, Misti Rainwater-LitesJoyce Juzwik, and Phillis Ideal. 

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Notausgang: emergency exit    Pure Slush Vol. 2

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second edition published September 2014  -  ISBN:  978-1-925101-97-3

Kindle ISBN:  978-0-9922778-6-4 

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slut - Pure Slush Vol. 1

stories based on the theme slut: sexy and macabre, down low and lowdown, high falutin' and ruttingly awful, sexy and sad and trashy and believable!

2nd edition: 112 pages - published February 2012

soft full-colour cover, 27 stories: fiction and non-fiction

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ISBN:  978-1-4716-0674-8  

slut features the work of Andrew BowlesNancy ChappleJoanna DeloozeDoris DemboskyJennifer DonnellElaine DonovanCheryl Anne GardnerGill HoffsPhillis IdealDavid James KeatonLen KuntzMaude LarkeVanessa Weibler ParisPedro PonceMatt PotterStephen V. RameySally RenoJohn RileyMark RosenblumKaren Eileen SikolaJoseph SzewczykNathaniel TowerMeg TuiteMichael Webb and Tiffany White. 

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slut: Pure Slush Vol. 1 second edition

slut eBooks:

second edition published September 2014  -  ISBN: 978-1-925101-99-7

Kindle ISBN:  978-0-9922778-8-8

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