Camouflage Country will stand as Queen’s Ferry Press’ final release of 2015.
Plano, TX—February 27, 2015 Queen’s Ferry Press, an independent publisher providing a venue for fine literary fiction, announced it will publish a co-authored collection by Ryan Ridge and Mel Bosworth.
“QFP releases are always the perfect mixture of perfect mixtures: work that’s both evocative and innovative, beautiful and strange,” said Ridge. “To be a part of this party is a privilege and an honor. Let’s dance!”
“I am thrilled!” said Bosworth. “I couldn’t be more pleased and excited to be working with Queen’s Ferry Press. Yes!”
To get an idea of the collection, Camouflage Country, picture Horatio Alger’s greatest nightmares transcribed by the brothers Grimm. Imagine Hemingway’s In Our Time except in our time. See: ‘The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave’ scream past on a bumper sticker affixed to the back of an F-16. Camouflage Country is one hundred forty-five afterburner blasts of postmodern Americana further fueled by fifty illustrations by the artist Jacob Heustis. Excerpts have appeared in The Santa Monica Review, Hobart, Sleeping Fish, Passages North, McSweeney’s Small Chair, Tin House, Big Lucks, and elsewhere.
Camouflage Country will release in December, 2015.
About the Authors:
Ryan Ridge is the author of the story collection Hunters & Gamblers, the poetry collection Ox, as well as the chapbooks Hey, it’s America and 22nd Century Man. His latest book, American Homes, is out from the University of Michigan Press as part of their new 21st Century Prose series. Past work in PANK, DIAGRAM, Flaunt Magazine, Salt Hill, The Los Angeles Review, The Mississippi Review, Fanzine, and elsewhere. A former editor-in-chief of Faultline, he now edits Juked alongside his wife, Ashley Farmer. He is currently a visiting professor of creative writing at the University of Louisville.
Mel Bosworth is the author of the novel Freight and the poetry chapbook Every Laundromat in the World. His work has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Per Contra, New World Writing, and Melville House, among others. Mel’s book reviews have appeared in HTMLGIANT, The Lit Pub, and American Book Review. He is the series editor for the Wigleaf Top 50 (2015) and the creator & curator of the Small Press Book Review. Mel lives, breathes, writes, and works in Western Massachusetts.
About the Artist:
Jacob Heustis is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, where he lives and works. In 2004, he had his first solo exhibition at Swanson Reed Contemporary and has shown in numerous group exhibitions and solo shows since. He has also designed album covers for the indie bands Wax Fang, Silver Tongues, and Whistle Peak, among others. His work is held by several public and private collections.
Founded in 2011 as an independent publisher, Queen’s Ferry Press specializes in literary fiction. The press currently releases 6–12 titles a year, many from debut authors, and is the publisher of Shadows of Men, the 2013 recipient of the TIL Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction. For book updates please contact Kevin Wehmueller, Marketing & Publicity of Queen’s Ferry Press, or visit www.queensferrypress.com.
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