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Congratulations to Peter Cameron, whose story “After the Flood” from Subtropics 15 has been selected by Jennifer Egan for inclusion in Best American Short Stories 2014.

Read to Write Stories has published an interview with Alex Perez (Subtropics 10) about his story “Eggs,” as well as a writing exercise about creating the world of the story (Read to Write Stories: Alex Perez).

We are delighted to announce that Edward Gauvin (Subtropics 9, 13, 14, and 16) has received a 2013 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant for his translation of Jean Ferry’s The Conductor and Other Tales. Ferry’s story “Bourgenew & Co.” appears in Subtropics 16.

Now available: Subtropics 16, featuring stories by George Choundas, Becky Hagenston, A. L. Major, Christopher Merkner, Scott Bradley Smith, Emma Smith-Stevens, and Glenway Wescott; an essay by Jerry Rosco; poems by Greg Allendorf, Daniel Anderson, C. Wade Bentley, Geoffrey Brock, Robert Danberg, Alex Fabrizio, Peter Filkins, Kirsten Hampton, Jerry Harp, John Hoppenthaler, Jen Jabaily-Blackburn, David Kirby, Peter Kline, Teresa Ott, Melissa Range, Mary Jo Salter, Diane Schenker, Lesley Wheeler, Pamela Murray Winters, and Jake Adam York; and, in translation, poems by Anzhelina Polonskaya and a story by Jean Ferry.

We regret to say that poet Jake Adam York (Subtropics 16) passed away in December 2012. His family requests that those interested in remembering him donate in his name to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Watch a short film of Jean Ferry’s «La Maison Bourgenew», which appears in translation in Subtropics 16.

Congratulations to Tim Wirkus, whose short story “An Intrusion” (Subtropics 14), has been selected for inclusion in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013.

Congratulations to Max Garland (Subtropics 15), the new poet laureate of Wisconsin.

We are pleased to announce that Lucia Perillo (Subtropics 1 and 11/12), D. A. Powell (Subtropics 3 and 11/12), and A. E. Stallings (Subtropics 6 and 13) are finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry for the 2012 publishing year.

Congratulations to Tim Wirkus, whose story “An Intrusion” (Subtropics 14) has been selected by The Committee Room as a TCR Story of the Month.

Congratulations to Chinelo Okparanta (Subtropics 14), winner of the Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing at Colgate University for 2012-2013.

We are pleased to announce that Jacob M. Appel (Subtropics 6 and 14) has won the 2012 Hudson Prize, for his collection of short stories Scouting for the Reaper.

We are pleased to announce that Roy Kesey (Subtropics 5, 10, and 14) has been selected by Word Riot as winner of the inaugural Paula Anderson Book Award, for his novel Pacazo.

Olga Slavovnikova (Subtropics 4 and 7) talks with Martin Amis and Leonard Lopate, at The New Yorker.

We are pleased to announce that Hailey Leithauser, whose poem “The Moon Speaks of the Lives of the Caesars” appeared in Subtropics 8, has won the 2012 Emily Dickinson First Book Award for her upcoming collection, Swoop, in which that poem appears. Swoop is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in October 2013.

We are pleased to announce that Alan Michael Parker’s poem “A Fable for Our Anniversary” (Subtropics 11/12) has been selected for publication in the Pushcart Prize XXXVII: Best of the Small Presses.

We are pleased to announce that Karen Holmberg (Subtropics 11/12) has won the John Ciardi Prize for her manuscript of poems, Axis Mundi, which is forthcoming from BkMk Press in October 2012.

We are pleased to announce that Stephen Kampa (Subtropics 8) has received Ohio University Press’s Hollis Summers Poetry Prize and a Florida Book Awards gold medal for his book Cracks in the Invisible.

We are pleased to announce that Lauren Groff’s story “Eyewall” (Subtropics 10) has been chosen for inclusion in The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories for 2012.

Poetry Daily plans to feature Jay Hopler’s poem “O, the Sadness Immaculate,” from Subtropics 10, on Tuesday, May 31.

Peter Cameron’s story “The End of My Life in New York” (Subtropics 7) appears in The Literarian, the new literary magazine from The Center for Fiction.

One-year subscriptions have been reduced from $26 to $24 (not $14, as misstated on the masthead of Subtropics 10). We apologize for any thwarted joy you may have experienced.

Congratulations to Subtropics contributors Peter Cameron, James Magruder, and Padgett Powell, whose stories from Subtropics 7 have been chosen, respectively, for The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, New Stories from the Midwest, and New Stories from the South.

We are pleased to announce that Jennifer K. Sweeney (Subtropics 4) has received the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets for her book How to Live on Bread and Music.

This page last updated February 4, 2014.


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