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2019 Spokane Prize Finalists!

2019 Spokane Prize Finalists!

We're happy to announce the finalists for our 2019 Spokane Prize, judged by Kevin Canty. 6) Further News of Defeat: Stories, by Michael Wang 5) Something You Take a Pig to, by Andrew Gretes 4) The Machine We Trust & Other Stories, by Tim Conrad3) Ars memoriae:...

Presenting Cameron McGill’s Meridians

Presenting Cameron McGill’s Meridians

We’re pleased to welcome Cameron McGill and his manuscript Meridians into the Willow Springs Books fold as a part of our Surrealist Poetry Series. Meridians is due out Fall 2019. Author Bio: Cameron McGill is a writer, educator, musician, and the poetry editor...

Presenting Dariel Suarez’s A Kind of Solitude

About the book: Set in Cuba largely after the fall of the Soviet Union, these eleven stories explore themes of isolation and perseverance in the face of widespread poverty and socio-political oppression. From a chronically ill santero refusing medical care to a...

Presenting Heikki Huotari’s Tooth & Shoe

About the book: Willow Springs Books is pleased to announce the 9th volume of our Surrealist Poetry Series: Tooth & Shoe by Heikki Huotari. Simultaneously hyper organized and utterly chaotic, Tooth and Shoe asks us to take a second glance at the seeming normality...

Call For Submissions! Hair of the Dog!

Hair of the dog—the best cure for what ails us is to have more of it. Even outside of this context, dogs seem to represent ourselves in excess, our best and worst, most over the top, heart-on-our-sleeves, versions. The selves that run wild, yet wait patiently, that...

July 2018 Newsletter

Hi, All, I’m Taylor D. Waring, and I’ll be the managing editor for Willow Springs Books during the 2018-2019 production cycle. I’m a poet / musician from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. During my undergrad, I majored in English Lit. and minored in Philosophy. I spent the next few...

Presenting Canese Jarboe’s dark acre

Presenting Canese Jarboe’s dark acre

    Willow Springs Books enthusiastically introduces Canese Jarboe, author of our newest addition to the ACME Poetry Series. Jarboe’s chapbook, dark acre, will officially be released the week of March 12th, and we couldn't be more excited to share this...

Presenting Jaclyn Watterson’s Ventriloquisms

Presenting Jaclyn Watterson’s Ventriloquisms

  Willow Springs Books is thrilled to announce that Jaclyn Watterson’s Ventriloquisms, 2016 winner of the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, has officially released today, Oct. 1st! "One of the great joys of being an avid reader of fiction is coming across a writer...

Presenting Serena Crawford’s Here Among Strangers

Presenting Serena Crawford’s Here Among Strangers

  Willow Springs Books and Lost Horse Press are excited to announce that Serena Crawford’s Here Among Strangers, winner of the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, will be released March 1st! “Crawford’s great skill and restraint are on display … she strikes that...

Nightbird Books hosts Molly Giles

Nightbird Books hosts Molly Giles

On December 12th, Molly Giles read in Fayetteville, Arkansas to promote her new short story collection, All the Wrong Places, published by Willow Springs Books. Nightbird Books, the local independent bookstore, proudly welcomed Giles back to Fayetteville, who although...

A conversation with Molly Giles

A conversation with Molly Giles

Molly Giles appeared on the Newbies Writer Podcast as a guest speaking, have just released All The Wrong Places. Giles is an award-winning author and her contribution on this show is obvious. Listen to her wit and banter.

Giles on Michael Krasny’s FORUM

Giles on Michael Krasny’s FORUM

Bay Area author Molly Giles joins Michael Krasny on his radio show, FORUM to discuss her newest short-story collection, "All the Wrong Places." A "wild and adventurous read," the stories' settings range from Hawaii to Ireland. Giles' debut collection "Rough...