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The Jewish Book Council Reviews Ronna Wineberg’s Nine Facts That Can Change Your Life

The Jewish Book Council recently published a fabulous review of Ronna Wineberg’s Nine Facts That Can Change Your Life. “The power of Ronna Wineberg’s writing,” observes Eleanor Ehrenkranz, “lies in her ability to create lovable characters. From the moment her stories begin, you feel for these smart, intense, and highly self-critical men and women who inhabit the pages…” Read the full review at the Jewish Book Council‘s website.




Mark Cox Wins $10,000 NC Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship

We are thrilled to announce that Mark Cox, SHB author of Sorrow Bread: Poems 1984-2015, has won a $10,000 North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship. “One seeks that elusive treasure,” Cox says, “the poem that exists as a beautifully made object, but which seen, and heard, from the right angle becomes transparent—an emotional and psychological experience transcending its construction.” See the 2017 NC Arts Council’s Artists Fellowship Recipients website for more details. Congrats Mark!

Mark Cox’s Poem “Alcohol” Featured at Poetry Daily

Exciting news! Mark Cox’s Sorrow Bread: Poems 1984-2015 is featured on Poetry Daily today. “Alcohol” is the featured poem, and this intensely moving poem grabs you, wraps itself around you, and doesn’t let go. It begins, “In this faded family photo— / Horton, Kansas, ’36— / they are just two farmhands in overalls.” Go to to read it in full. Congratulations, Mark!

Paterson Light and Shadow Reviewed at Poetry Spoken Here

Paterson Light and ShadowPoetry Spoken Here host Charlie Rossiter reviewed Paterson Light and Shadow in Episode #48 of his podcast. You can listen to the full review here. This collection of poems by Maria Mazziotti Gillan and photographs by Mark Hillringhouse pay homage to the history and changing landscape of Paterson, New Jersey. As Rossiter observes in his review, Gillan’s poems “gain power as they play off each other and Hillbringhouse’s superb photographs.” For more information on this beautiful collaborative work that is Paterson Light and Shadow, see the full description.

The Silver Baron’s Wife a Finalist in Two Contests

Donna Baier Stein The Silver Barons WifeDonna Baier Stein’s novel The Silver Baron’s Wife was a finalist for both general fiction and historical fiction in the 2016 Forward INDIES competition and a finalist for the 2017 Paterson Fiction Prize.

Pushcart Prize Nominations

Four selections from our books have been nominated for the 2015 edition of The Pushcart Prize: Edward R., “Welcome to Hell” from Letters to My Younger Self and three from Runnin’ Around: The Serving House Book of Infidelity—R.A. Rycraft, “Keeping Tabs”; Dennis Bormann, “Fishhawk”; and Roisin McLean, “Cleavage.”

Recognition for Rick Mulkey’s Poetry

ravenousPoetry Daily featured Rick Mulkey’s poem “Blind-Sided” from his collection Ravenous on Sunday, February 8, 2015.

His poem “Cured” was the 2018 winner of the Southeast Review Gearhart Poetry Prize, as judged by Barbara Hamby.

Recognition for Letters to My Younger Self

Letters to My Younger SelfLetters to My Younger Self, edited by Jayne Thompson and Emily DeFreitas, has been selected as the common text for all entering freshmen at Widener University. The book was the subject of an hour-long broadcast on NPR that includes readings by the contributors and two newspaper columns, one in The Philadelphia Inquirer and one in the Delaware County Times.

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