A Prehistroy of Mind – Brian Aldiss
Mayapple Press is saddened to learn of the death of Brain Aldiss. Brian was best known for his sci-fi prose (the Helliconia and Supertoys Last All Summer Long), but he also wrote non-fiction and, for us, poetry. Brian Aldiss’s Mayapple Press book “A Prehistory of Mind” was published in 2008. In addition to poetry, the book contains the short story “Mortistan”
UK based IT site The Register has a remembrance here.
The Guardian has a long piece here.
Eleanor Lerman’s “The Stargazer’s Embassy” is on bookstore shelves now and we’re happy to report that the book is garnering excellent reviews in many venues.
Most recently, issue number 271 of the long-running, highly-regarded, UK science fiction magazine “Interzone” ran a review of the book. The review, written by Barbara Melville, is perceptive and well thought out. Contained in her general praise are a couple of nice passages:
“…a road trip, alone, in the dark, and without a map”
“…it comes down to the reversal of a universal science fiction theme: this story isn’t about what it means to be human but what it means not to be. And that is an idea worth exploring.”
You can read the full review of The Stargazer’s Embassy in Interzone Magazine (UK) here (reviewed by Barbara Melville) (.pdf)
Many Stateside publications have also admired “The Stargazer’s Embasssy” by Eleanor Lerman:
The Stargazer’s Embassy, by Eleanor Lerman, is a thrilling reversal
……. Read more about “The Stargazer’s Embassy” by Eleanor Lerman garnering excellent reviews
The 2017 Retreat will take place from Wednesday the 26th of July to Tuesday the 1st of August
Go straight to the Signup Page for the application form
Tired of the “star system” at writers’ workshops? Looking for a place offering time to write as well as fellowship and critique from other professionals? The Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat may be for you!
Designed for the “mid-career” literary writer, the retreat took place at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan from 2003 to 2011. In 2012, retaining the original format, we moved to the historic Byrdcliffe Guild on Mt. Guardian overlooking Woodstock, NY. Byrdcliffe, a historic arts colony in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, has hosted such writers as Charlotte Perkins Gillman, John Burroughs, Will Durant, Thomas Mann, Wallace Stevens, as well as artists, musicians, actors and journalists.
Recharge your batteries, pick up new ideas and techniques, make friends and influence people, write and work with a discerning group
……. Read more about The 2017 Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat is open for applications
Mayapple Press is pleased to say that Allison Joseph’s “Mercurial” has been mentioned in Poetry Magazine’s January 2017 Reading List.
Writing in the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog, Aimee Nezhukumatathil says:
Another gem that was a delight to read and savor out loud is Allison Joseph’s gorgeous ruby of a chapbook, Mercurial (Mayapple Press), which reminds me of all the fun and sass to be had when writing in traditional form (odes, villanelles, sonnets) and how vital and affirming it is to read about women’s bodies—in all their beautiful shapes—this past year especially.
Allison will also soon be fêted by the New Georgia Arts Collaborative, who have awarded her their top poetry prize. Details forthcoming.
Mayapple Press is proud to note that “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” by Jeannine Hall Gailey has been awarded runner-up for the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s Elgin Award.
The Elgin Awards, named for SFPA founder Suzette Haden Elgin, are presented annually by SFPA for books published in the preceding two years in two categories, Chapbook and Book. “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” was honored in the Book category. All members of the SFPA were eligible to vote for the Award. The winner was “Crowned: The Sign Of The Dragon Book 1” by Mary Soon Lee (Dark Renaissance Books).
You can get your copy of “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” by Jeannine Hall Gailey here
Mayapple Press is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Genovise, author of “A Different Harbor”, is included in of the 2016 edition of The O Henry Prize Stories. From the book’s website:
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2016 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories range in setting from Japan at the outset of World War II to a remote cabin in the woods of Wyoming, and the characters that inhabit them range from a misanthropic survivor of an apocalyptic flood to a unicorn hidden in a suburban house. Whether fantastical or realistic, gothic or lyrical, the stories here are uniformly breathtaking. They are accompanied by the editor’s introduction, essays from the eminent jurors on their favorites, observations from the winning writers on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines.
Elizabeth’s prize-winning story, “Irises,” was first published by Cimarron Review. It was selected as a Juror Favorite by Lionel Shriver. In his notes
……. Read more about Mayapple Press author Elizabeth Genovise – Winner of 2016 O Henry Prize