PREORDER NOW! Footnote #2: A Literary Journal of History!

The second issue of our annual literary publication dedicated to historical and contemporary views on history contains poetry, historical photographs, fiction, essays, articles, and nonfiction by various authors, both contemporary and historical, about many topics of history. Within our pages, you will find contemporary outlooks on history right alongside little-known public domain works that feel as fresh and vibrant as if they were written today. Here, the old meets the new in an explosive way that has never before seen the page, and we welcome you to discover fascinating history from a personal, non-scholarly literary approach. From our history, we learn our future, and there are few things more rewarding. Preorder it now!

NEW RELEASE! Second Acts in American Lives by Ryan Ridge and Mel Bosworth on sale now!

Equal parts prose-poems, flash stories, riddles, and mythological prologues to the lives of spent Americans—struggling, murderous, born again, drug-addled, sexual, hopeful, despairing, soaring—this collection stands on the edge of genre definition and questions what it means to be at the cusp of living. Punchlines, plays on words, dad puns, and yo’ mama jokes straddle the saddle with deep metaphorical lessons on society today, making companions of dark humor and serious wit. A séance of poetics and politics, this collection of glimpses into the disheveled and desperate, the cerebral and celebrated, the gangly and glorious, conjures what it is to be American in a society as stupid as it is terrifying. Illustrated by Jacob Heustis. Buy it now!

•Boundaries of Desire: On Elle Nash’s Animals Eat Each Other, review by Jen Corrigan

•Blood Stripes, the Ambush, and Other Nightmares, poem by Aaron Graham

•The Transmitter: Alan Catlin Answers the Questions That Matter, interview

•The Dictionary, poem by Claudia Serea

•Connecting Identity to Words: On Ivan Coyote’s Tomboy Survival Guide, review by Lys Morton

•Moon House, poem by Howie Good

•The Wreck, story by Tim Wasem

•Music as Muse: On Megan Falley’s Bad Girls, Honey (Poems about Lana Del Rey), review by Cetoria Tomberlin

•Olive Hill, poem by Sue Blaustein

NEW RELEASE! Eats of Eden by Tabitha Blankenbiller on sale now!

Eats of Eden is a trip into the memory, into the stomach, and into the heart of every woman. These essays of tasty bites, writing, coming-of-age, family, sex, self-esteem—and above all, overcoming personal odds to live your best life—are complete with mouth-watering recipes and memories that will change your relationship with food forever. From self-identity to love affairs with the sinking of the Titanic to cheese snobbery to reconciling the unanswered questions of a lost friendship, the home-loving socialite at the heart of this memoir dishes and dines on fashion, feminism, fabulousness, and food. Eats of Eden follows a year of attempting to write a novel, and the daily life, occasional revelations and passions that feed, distract, complicate, and enrich that process—in the author’s case, constant detours into the kitchen. It’s a book about writing, eating, and surviving in the modern west, from literary hustling at the Doug Fir Lounge, to waiting for life-altering emails around a stew-cooking campfire at Crater Lake. Buy it now!

NEW RELEASE! Solstice to Solstice to Solstice by Allison Boyd Justus on sale now!

Against a backdrop of loss and exhaustion, in the searching tradition of Walden, Bluets, and Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, the speaker of Solstice to Solstice to Solstice chronicles the in-breaking of day in a quest to see and to be seared by seeing, to know what can be known, to find truth sturdy as clapboards and joy robust enough to get her through each coming day. Allison Boyd Justus’ collection of freeform and prose poetry captures every sunrise during the 2009-10 solar year—from solstice to solstice and back to solstice—and each cyclical dawn brings something new and fresh, bursting with color, internal compasses, and astronomical guides. Through it all, beauty, introspection, hope, and felicity remind us to embrace every day in its new light. Buy it now!
•Most Anticipated April Books booklist by Leah Angstman

•DaguerreoTyped #13: April historical photo prompt writing challenge

•On Rion Amilcar Scott’s Insurrections, review by Jen Corrigan

•Call Us What You’d Like, historical photo prompt story by Nathan Alling Long

•Permission, memoir by Jonita Davis

•The Transmitter: Jared A. Carnie Answers the Questions That Matter, interview

•On Rita Banerjee’s Echo in Four Beats, review by Melissa Grunow

Shelfie: Christina Collins Shares Her Bookshelf

•Submissions have now reopened for Undeniable: Writers Respond to Climate Change

•You’ve Known Girls like This All Your Life (A Collective Memoir), poem by Rochelle Spencer

•On Short Circuits: Aphorisms, Fragments, & Literary Anomalies, review by Melissa Grunow

•Submissions have now reopened for Spectral Lines: Poems about Scientists