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NEW! Submit to the inaugural Emma Howell Rising Poet Prize

NEW! Submit to the inaugural Emma Howell Rising Poet Prize

Willow Springs Books is seeking submissions for the inaugural Emma Howell Rising Poet Prize, a first poetry book prize for poets 35 years old and younger who have not yet published a book-length poetry manuscript. Poets who have previously published chapbooks are...

Andrea Jurjević’s “Nightcall” Release

Andrea Jurjević’s “Nightcall” Release

We are happy to announce the release of the 12th volume in our ACME Surrealist series, Andrea Jurjević's Nightcall  Please join us for a live reading and Q&A with author on Friday, May 14 at 9:30pm EST/ 6:30pm PST at https://youtu.be/HsJZHTTUqDk These poems offer...

Debut Novel by Dariel Suarez

Debut Novel by Dariel Suarez

We're happy to announce the debut novel of former winner Dariel Suarez, The Playwright's House. Pre-Order here. Suarez won the Spokane Prize for A Kind of Solitude, which can be found here.  Happily married, backed by a powerful mentor, and with career prospects that...

2020 Spokane Prize Finalists!

2020 Spokane Prize Finalists!

We're happy to announce the finalists for our 2020 Spokane Prize, judged by Valerie Martin. Waiting for Mr. Kim and Other Stories, by Carol Spaulding The Last Innocent Year, by Kerry Jones Hanoi Rocks Will Live Forever, by Daniel Hoyt Motherborn, by Tori Malcangio The...

Massachusetts Book Award–Dariel Suarez

Massachusetts Book Award–Dariel Suarez

Massachusetts Book Awards Must-Read Fiction   Congratulations to Dariel Suarez, author of A Kind of Solitude, for being included on the Massachusetts Book Awards Must-Read Fiction list! Click here for the full list and more details.

Bosses of Light and Sound

Bosses of Light and Sound

The 2019 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction winner, Bosses of Light and Sound, is available for purchase. Available on our Submittable page. Willow Springs Books is proud to announce the release of Bosses of Light and Sound, the winner of the 2019 Spokane Prize for Short...

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...

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...

Jaclyn Watterson- Winner of 2016 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction

Jaclyn Watterson- Winner of 2016 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction

  Willow Springs Books is excited to announce the winner of the 2016 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, judged by Alexis Smith: Jaclyn Watterson for her collection, Ventriloquisms! Jaclyn Watterson received her PhD from the University of Utah, her MFA from Oregon...