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Eighteen months after its hardcover release, Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History re-emerges as a paperback. Featuring an additional chapter, “The Marriage of Elizabeth I and Ivan the Terrible,” and an alternate epilogue, “The Department of Disinformation,” Phong Nguyen proves that history does indeed repeat itself.

Buyers of the hardcover who include their original order number with their paperback order directly through Queen’s Ferry Press will receive this title at only $12.95 and pay nothing for shipping, while new readers will receive free shipping on their standard $16.95-priced copy. This re-release is available to ship on 28th July, 2015.

Snag your copy and discover all the almosts that have made (and remade) history.

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Queen’s Ferry Press to Publish Kathleen Hughes’ Second Novel

You Can Walk Home to be published by Queen’s Ferry Press in 2017

Plano, TX—May 12, 2015 Queen’s Ferry Press, an independent publisher providing a venue for fine literary fiction, announced it will publish Kathleen Hughes’ novel You Can Walk Home.

“I’m so pleased that my second novel, You Can Walk Home, will join the Queen’s Ferry list,” Hughes said.  “Queen’s Ferry is a press of serious and imaginative writers with a commitment to honed, evocative, and purposeful language.  I feel lucky now to join them.”

You Can Walk Home is the story of a family in a small coastal Rhode Island town.  During a fight on a snowy drive home from school one evening, the mother orders her 16-year-old daughter out of the car to walk the last mile.  This punishment does not produce the desired effect.  Told from the perspective of the younger sister, who is in the car that night and is her sister’s confidante, and from the mother, You Can Walk Home is a story about girls and women, parents and children, faith, and how much we can and cannot hold on to the ones we love. You Can Walk Home will release in June, 2017.

About the Author:

Kathleen Hughes
Kathleen Hughes

Kathleen Hughes is the author of Dear Mrs. Lindbergh (WW Norton 2003).  She has won awards from MTV, the New England and Rhode Island Press Associations, the Sewanee Writer’s Conference, and the Vermont Studio Center.  A graduate of Yale University, the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and the MGH Institute of Health Professions, Hughes is a pediatric nurse practitioner in Rhode Island, where she lives with her family.

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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FUTURE PERFECT, A Collection by Matt Babcock, Coming to Queen’s Ferry Press October 2016

Queen’s Ferry Press adds 12th title to 2016 new releases.

Plano, TX—April 1, 2015 Queen’s Ferry Press, an independent publisher providing a venue for fine literary fiction, announced it will publish Matt Babcock’s Future Perfect.

“I feel giddy bordering on euphoric to be making my fiction debut in the early days of my dotage (younger than Defoe but older than Katherine Anne Porter).  And to be doing it among the literary luminaries at Queen’s Ferry Press serves up some seriously savory gravy,” Babcock said.

Future Perfect is the result of twenty years of lunch-hour writing spurts, and it’s immensely gratifying for it to be selected by such a classy, high-quality press as Queen’s Ferry, where stories—sunburned, and brawny, and two-fisted—can bang elbows with readers outside the stuffy cubicles of big-house marketing.”

Future Perfect will release in October, 2016.

About the Author:

Matt Babcock
Matt Babcock

Professor by day and by night a man who goes to bed early, Matthew James Babcock has traipsed around the globe only to return home to Idaho, where he goes owling before sunrise, walks and bikes compulsively, and battles suburbia with his wife, Missy, and their five children.  His fiction has appeared in Dialogue, Wild Violet, Construct, Ampersand Review, The Battered Suitcase, The Rejected Quarterly, Starry Night Review, and White Whale Review.  Press 53 awarded his novella, “He Wanted to Be a Cartoonist for The New Yorker,” first prize in its annual competition.  He holds degrees from Utah State, Binghamton University, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his scholarship on New England writer, Robert Francis, can be found in The Journal of Ecocriticism and Private Fire: The Ecopoetry and Prose of Robert Francis (University of Delaware Press).  He teaches writing and literature at BYU-Idaho.

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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Anthony Varallo, Author of THIS DAY IN HISTORY and OUT LOUD, Adds EVERYONE WAS THERE to 2016 QFP Titles

Queen’s Ferry Press announces the final book of 2016, Anthony Varallo’s collection Everyone Was There.

Plano, TX—March 18, 2015 Queen’s Ferry Press, an independent publisher providing a venue for fine literary fiction, announced it will publish Anthony Varallo’s collection, Everyone Was There.

“I’ve always admired Queen’s Ferry Press for publishing fiction that is innovative and challenging, yet still has emotional impact, resonance, and a beating heart,” said Varallo. “I hope Everyone Was There fits into that camp, and I feel very lucky to work with such an outstanding press.”

Everyone Was There will release in December, 2016.

About the Author:

Anthony Varallo
Anthony Varallo

Anthony Varallo is the author of This Day in History, winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Award; Out Loud, winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize; and Think of Me and I’ll Know (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press). His stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, Gettysburg Review, Epoch, New England Review, Harvard Review, and elsewhere. He earned his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and he has received an NEA Fellowship in Literature. Currently he is an associate professor of English at the College of Charleston, where he is the fiction editor of Crazyhorse.

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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LESSER AMERICAN BOYS — Zach VandeZande to Publish with QFP in November 2016

Author and dog-lover Zach VandeZande and Queen’s Ferry Press will publish Lesser American Boys in November, 2016.

Plano, TX—March 17, 2015 Queen’s Ferry Press, an independent publisher providing a venue for fine literary fiction, announced it will publish Zach VandeZande’s collection, Lesser American Boys.

“I’m so jazzed to be joining Queen’s Ferry Press. I’ve long been an admirer of their books, and I’m both very glad and very honored that my book found a home with them,” VandeZande said. “Independent publishing is so vital because it gives us books that are a little more strange, a little riskier, and a little more true than what you often see out of the bigger publishing houses. I hope my book does that tradition proud. I hope it gives my readers something worthwhile, something that makes our being alone in our heads a little less lonely. A little grace in all the madness, or something like that.”

In a recent interview,  he says of the contract–among other good news–“I feel like a real live writer today,” and that it is difficult “not to have a big head about all this.” His story “Accord” appeared in the latest issue of The Adroit Journal.

Lesser American Boys will release in November, 2016.

About the Author:

Zach VandeZande
Zach VandeZande

Zach VandeZande spent too much of his life in Houston, TX, not enough of his life in Denton, TX, and now lives in Carrboro, NC with his girlfriend. He is the author of Apathy and Paying Rent and the co-editor of Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature: Worldly Teaching, and his work has appeared or will soon appear in Portland Review, Passages North, Atlas Review, Gettysburg Review, Cutbank, Thin Air, The Boiler, and elsewhere. He holds a PhD of fiction from the University of North Texas. He likes baking bread, hammocks, and people who bring their dogs.

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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Marc Watkins’ MIDDLE WEST to be Published in June, 2016

Queen’s Ferry Press will publish a debut collection by Marc Watkins, guest fiction editor for the 2012 Pushcart Prize Anthology.

Plano, TX—March 16, 2015 Queen’s Ferry Press, an independent publisher providing a venue for fine literary fiction, announced it will publish Marc Watkins’ debut collection, Middle West.

“I’m delighted that my collection of stories found a home at QFP,” Watkins said. “I am impressed by the quality of work that QFP has produced, and look forward to joining an energetic independent press.”

Middle West will release in June, 2016.

About the Author:

Marc Watkins
Marc Watkins

Marc Watkins has published work in Boulevard, Foxing Quarterly, Slice Magazine, Story Quarterly, Third Coast, Texas Review, and elsewhere. He has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, Boulevard’s “Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers”, The David Baker Short Story Award, and received special mentions in the Pushcart Prize and New Stories from the Midwest.

A native of the Midwest, he dropped out of high school and worked as a handyman, janitor, and car washer before entering college. He received his MFA at Texas State University-San Marcos, where he was awarded the W. Morgan and Lou Claire Rose Fellowship in Fiction. He is currently a contributing editor at Boulevard and was a guest fiction editor for the 2012 Pushcart Prize. He lives in Oxford, MS and teaches writing at the University of Mississippi. Middle West is his first book.

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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QFP Adds Collection by Chauna Craig to 2016 Titles

The Widow’s Guide to Edible Mushrooms is the latest addition to forthcoming Queen’s Ferry Press Titles.

Edit: An earlier draft of this release incorrectly contained the lead from our previous announcement concerning Jen Michalski’s novel. My apologies to both Mss. Craig and Michalski for the mistake.

Plano, TX—February 20, 2015 Queen’s Ferry Press, an independent publisher providing a venue for fine literary fiction, announced it will publish Chauna Craig’s The Widow’s Guide to Edible MushroomsStories

About the announcement, Craig said “I’m thrilled to be part of an independent press that believes contemporary literature is alive and well and demonstrates that from its vibrant, active website to every loving detail of book editing and design. I feel lucky to be on board with the Queens Ferry community.”

The collection will release in September of 2016.

About the Author:

Chauna Craig
Chauna Craig

Chauna Craig’s stories have appeared in Prairie Schooner, GreenMountains Review, Quarterly West, Seattle Review, Smokelong Quarterly, and elsewhere.  Her fiction awards include descant’s Sandra Brown Short Fiction prize, the Mari Sandoz/Prairie Schooner Award in Fiction, and Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize anthology. She has also received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, Hedgebrook, and the Heinz Foundation and a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.  She teaches creative writing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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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QFP Will Publish Novel By Jen Michalski

The Summer She Was Under Water is set to release in August 2016.

Plano, TX—February 18, 2015 Queen’s Ferry Press, an independent publisher providing a venue for fine literary fiction, announced it will publish Jen Michalski’s novel The Summer She Was Under Water.

About the announcement, Michalski said, “I am so thrilled to be an author with Queens Ferry Press and it’s esteemed catalog of writers–Jerry Gabriel, Ethel Rohan, James Magruder, Heather Fowler, Aaron Burch, Frankie Rollins, and others, whose work I’ve loved and championed over the years. I’ve always admired the press’ beautifully bound books and the engaging, haunting, work contained within their pages. I’m excited that my first written novel, so near and dear to my heart (isn’t your first always?) will be released by one of favorite publishers in the world.”

About the Author:

Jen Michalski
Jen Michalski

Jen Michalski is the author of the novel The Tide King (Black Lawrence Press, 2013), the couplet of novellas Could You Be With Her Now (Dzanc Books 2013), and two collections of fiction (From Here, Aqueous Books 2014 and Close Encounters, So New 2007). She lives in Baltimore, where she runs the reading series Starts Here! and the journal jmww. In 2013 she was voted one of 50 Women to Watch by the Baltimore Sun and Best Author by Baltimore Magazine. You can find her at jenmichalski.com and https://twitter.com/MichalskiJen.

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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Queen’s Ferry Press Announces Theodore Wheeler’s “BAD FAITH”

Theodore Wheeler adds the forthcoming collection Bad Faith to Queen’s Ferry Press’ 2016 titles.

Plano, TX—February 12, 2015 Queen’s Ferry Press, an independent publisher providing a venue for fine literary fiction, announced it will publish Theodore Wheeler’s Bad Faith.

“I’m very excited to have found a great home for my debut collection of stories, particularly one with such acumen regarding the short form,” Wheeler said. “Having a publisher like QFP that focuses on short fiction is a great advantage with what is proving to be a resurgent format. I look forward to working with Erin and the staff on bringing Bad Faith enthusiastically into the world.”

Bad Faith is scheduled to release in July, 2016.

About the Author:

Theodore Wheeler
Theodore Wheeler

Theodore Wheeler’s short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Best New American Voices, The Southern Review, The Kenyon Review, Boulevard, The Cincinnati Review, and Five Chapters, among others, and received special mention in a Pushcart Prize anthology. His fiction chapbook, On the River, Down Where They Found Willy Brown, was released by Edition Solitude in 2015. A graduate of the Creighton University creative writing program, he’s won the Tarcher/Penguin Top Artist Writing Contest, the Marianne Russo Award from the Key West Literary Seminar, and in 2014 was a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany. He lives in Omaha with his wife and two daughters, where he is a legal reporter covering the civil courts of Nebraska.

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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