Billy O’Callaghan, whose story “The Boatman” appears in our most recent special-focus issue, Off the Record, released his popular novel The Dead House in May. From the publisher: Perched on an incline, with the land spilling down to a glittering sea, sits a ruined cottage. It calls to Maggie Turner, who is running from her […]

Alexander Weinstein‘s stories have appeared in both Volume 34.1 and Volume 36.1 of The Chattahoochee Review. His debut collection, Children of the New World, was named one of the “100 Notable Books of 2016” by The New York Times Book Review. Congratulations, Alexander!   For more contributor success, visit our site again, or follow us […]

A review by Ginger Eager   The Dream Life of Astronauts. Patrick Ryan. The Dial Press. 2016. 272 pp. $26.00 (hardback).   Patrick Ryan’s new collection, The Dream Life of Astronauts, is set on Merritt Island, Florida, a tiny strip of loamy flatland that was home to citrus farms until John F. Kennedy called a […]

John Brandon’s gorgeous prose is just the kind we love to share, so please don’t miss “The Present Next” in our Spring issue, previewed here: Our readers will be pleased to know that Brandon’s first story collection, Further Joy, is now available, and for those new to this writer, Brandon is the author of three novels: Arkansas, Citrus […]

With fast-paced storytelling and dry wit, David James Poissant provides that rare combination of voyeuristic fodder and characters plucked from the neighborhood in his debut collection, The Heaven of Animals. A giant alligator, an amputation, an unexpected IQ, a five-round yard fight, and especially death—wishes, beds, aftermaths—frame Poissant’s rendering of everyday people finding transcendence in […]

Congratulations to Lindsey Drager and Stefanie Freele, whose stories originally published in The Chattahoochee Review were chosen for the first edition of the Best Small Fictions! Drager’s “Reasons for Elevators” and Freele’s “Scarlet Fever” both appear in our current double issue with a special focus on Skin. Check out our Skin issue, and then hurry to get your hands […]

Exciting book news from our contributors! Lindsey Drager’s debut novel now available from Dzanc, The Sorrow Proper, is an “investigation of the anxiety that accompanies change.” Laird Hunt praises its “rigor and tenderness,” echoed by Brian Evenson:  “Deft and moving, The Sorrow Proper intricately explores the dynamics of loss, both cultural and personal, and the way […]