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is to develop, publish, and promote writers typically underrepresented in the literary field. 


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11/22 - 11/23

Cedric Tillman

NC Writers Network  Fall Conference 
555 S McDowell St, Charlotte, NC 28204

11/22 - 11/23

Cedric Tillman

MAD Open Mic 
Mad Studios, 307 11th St, Augusta, GA

April 2015
Willow Books National Poetry Month Celebration
Details TBA

April 8-11,2015

Associated Writing Programs Conference & Bookfair

Hilton Minneapolis

Minnepolis, MN

Details TBA




April Gibson
Emerging Author
Chapbook debut @ AWP

Rachelle Linda Escamilla
Imaginary Animal

David Garvin
White Sun: Stories from Hispanoam�rica 


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  Our 2015 Pushcart Prize Nominees!

"Best of the Small Presses published this year"


Derrick Harriell, ROPES ebook Edition


 Angie Chuang,
The Four Words for Home

Curtis L. Crisler, WONDERKIND
Elmaz Abinader, This House, My Bones
Cedric Tillman, Lilies in the Valley ebook Edition
T.J. Anderson, III, Cairo Workbook







Prose Grand Prize: 

$1,000, book contract, and sponsored reading

Poetry Grand Prize: 

$1,000, book contract, and sponsored reading


The Willow Books Literature Awards recognize literary excellence in prose and poetry by writers from culturally diverse backgrounds. The 2014 Grand Prize winners are David Garvin and Rachelle Linda Escamilla.


The submission deadline for entries is Monday, December 1, 2014. Four Finalists will be announced on February 6, 2015. The Grand Prize winners will be announced April 3, 2015.










T.J. Anderson, III 



T.J. Anderson, III 
has an MFfrom the University of Michigan and a PhD from Binghamton University. A former Fulbright Scholar at Cairo University, he is the author of Notes to Make the Sound Come Right: Four Innovators of Jazz Poetry (University of Arkansas Press), River to Cross (Backwaters Press), the Spoken-Word CD, Blood Octave (Flat Five Recordings), and the chapbook At Last Round Up (lift books). He teaches courses in jazz literature, poetry and performance, and creative writing at Hollins University. Anderson is also the co-founder of the improvisational music duo Trancepoetica. 


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  Highlights from the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference

November 13-16, 2014


Angela Narciso Torres, Curtis L. Crisler, and Reginald Flood, "The Living City: Perspectives on Writing Persona & Narrative Poetry"


Curtis, Qiana Towns, and Reggie, "Life in the City: Politics, Pedagogy & Multicultural Literature in the College Classroom"


"As a kid visiting from Los Angeles, the South meant summer, cousins, family . . . I spent time on big farms, then later lived in kitchenettes in Kansas City and Chicago. When writing COFFLE, I was asking how can I make sense of all that."--Reginald Flood



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H. Buchanan, Owner & Publisher

Randall Horton, Poetry Editor

Qiana Towns, Reverie Journal Editor

Adrienne Christian, Contributing Editor

Curtis L. Crisler, Contributing Editor

Jen Welzel, Editorial Assistant