Each year, we gain respect for the responsibility of reading prize entries. We receive creative work in a creative spirit. To all of the writers who submitted, wherever they find themselves on the continuum of skill and confidence, please know that your work was carefully considered, appreciated, and wished well. We’re grateful to Patrick Ryan […]

Connect with TCR editors at “North America’s Largest Literary Conference,” the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference and Bookfair, this year in Washington, DC, February 9-11, and always an opportunity to inspire and be inspired by some of the best contemporary writers, editors, and publishers. Our editor, Anna Schachner, will be at our Bookfair table […]

Dear Readers, we hope you’ll support our mission of “Exporting the South, Importing the World” by investigating our latest offering, Off the Record, from a large group of brave writers. The issue is available for $8 in our TouchNet TCR store. And to all who submitted, thank you – we found an embarrassment of riches, taste […]

Book Title: Haylow (Livingston Press at the University of West Alabama) Date & Time: Wednesday, February 15, 2017; 2:30 p.m. Location: NB-2100/2101, Perimeter College at Georgia State University, Dunwoody Campus About Haylow: Travis Hemperly is a white southerner who has never been the minority in any room he’s ever entered. He has also just joined […]

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 […]

And with judges Patrick Ryan in fiction and Jill Talbot in nonfiction, the Lamar York Prizes are opportunities that shouldn’t be missed. For more information, visit our guidelines.