Saturday, June 28, 2014

Foreword Reviews Has Announces Winners of the 2013 IndieFab Book of the Year Awards...

...and Liliane's Balcony: A Novella of Fallingwater by Kelcey Parker has won the Silver Award in the Adult Literary Fiction Category.

Huge congratulations to Kelcey, and to the winner of the Gold Award, Christopher Fisher for his novel A History of Stone and Steel, and to the winner of the Bronze Award, Kenneth Womack, for his novel Playing the Angel.

You can read more about the awards, categories, and all the finalists here.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Book Trailer for Contest Winner The Imagination of Lewis Carroll

We are thrilled to release the book trailer for this year's contest-winning chapbook: William Todd Seabrook's The Imagination of Lewis Carroll. The chapbook will launch in early August.

Special thanks to Nikki Lee and Todd Seabrook for creating the trailer!

About The Imagination of Lewis Carroll, winner of the RMP 8th Annual Short Short Chapbook Contest, chosen by judge Michael Martone :

Written in a series of quick, curious moments, The Imagination of Lewis Carroll is a fabulist biography that eschews sense for nonsense and accuracy for truth. A logic instructor at Christ College, Lewis Carroll was a man who tied knots in words and stared at chessboards, a man who stammered before adults and soared in front of children, a man who lived in a world that was not our own. But Carroll didn't live in Wonderland or the Looking Glass—he lived in a world far more bizarre and far more lonely. This novella-in-flash straddles Carroll's double life, where he teetered precariously between fantasy and reality. William Todd Seabrook's spare but vivid stories invite readers to experience the world as Carroll did—down the rabbit hole of imagination.

Preordering will begin in late June at

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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Late Spring Reviews

Major thanks to the many reviewers for their many recent reviews of RMP titles, including this one of Gregory Robinson's All Movies Love the Moon by Christy Crutchfield at the Small Press Book Review, and this one by KC Kirkley of Curbside Splendor, not to mention this fantastic feature on Gregory by Jarret Keene of the Vegas Seven. Shadowplay also admires this book and they say so here. But that's not all--thanks to Shawnte Orion for his review here, and to Brian Sheridan of the Short Curator for his here, and to Michael Jauchen for his review at the LA Review of Bookhere. But wait--there's more! Thanks to Alyssa Walker for her review of Robinson's book at Lit City 312 here.

Thanks also to Ryan Bradley of Redivider for his coverage of Kelcey Parker's Liliane's Balcony here.

And last but far from least, thank you to Kate Flaherty for including Rose Metal Press in the Indy Spotlight Series at the Ploughshares blog here.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Spring Awards and Accolades

Huge congratulations to Kelcey Parker!

Her novella-in-flash Liliane's Balcony won the Silver Independent Publisher Book Awards Prize in Literary Fiction.

Also, congrats to Barrie Jean Borich, a contributor to The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction, for her Gold Prize win in the Essay/Creative Nonfiction Category for her book The Body Geographic.

And speaking of awards, Liliane's Balcony was also a double finalist in this year's Foreword Book of the Year Awards in Literary Fiction and Historical Fiction. Stay tuned for the results later this month!

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

All Movies Love the Moon All Over America

Gregory Robinson has been traveling the country to read and sign from his book of prose poems on silent films All Movies Love the Moon. At the start of this month, he read with Adeena Reitberger at Malvern Books in Austin, Texas where they made him this beautiful marquee...

...and where they recorded this beautiful footage of the reading itself. Thanks to Malvern Books for being such a welcoming home for independent literature.

Also, while he was not actually in Minnesota, Gregory was able to record this interview with Minnesota State University's KMSU Weekly Reader program.

Later this month, on Saturday, May 31st, Gregory will be signing at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival at the famed Castro Theater. If you can go see him, you should! If you can't you can add his book to your cart here.

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

What Happens in Vegas Does Not Stay in Vegas... least not when it's the launch party for Gregory Robinson's debut collection All Movies Love the Moon. The party was held on Wednesday, March 26th at 7:00 pm in the Event Cube at the Container Park on Fremont Street in Las Vegas, NV. Gregory read from his book and screened some short silent movies, while cellist Elizabeth Marshall accompanied them:

Then Gregory signed books...

...and a good time was had by all:

Thanks to everyone who came out to the event, and in case you missed it, be sure to watch the trailer and add the book to your cart here.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

AWP Seattle Recap

This year's AWP Conference took place in Seattle from February 27-March 1, and as ever, we had a table at the fantastic book fair, and for the first time ever, we had RMP temporary tattoos in two different styles:

It was a terrific and eventful AWP for RMP. We debuted our newest release, All Movies Love the Moon: Prose Poems on Silent Film, by Gregory Robinson, with pre-launch copies for sale, a book signing, and a reading. We got to see and meet with so many of our authors, truly one of the best parts of AWP each year. With an awesome crew of table workers, we sold books, promoted our contest, talked about hybrid genres, gave out buttons and bookmarks, and RMP tattooed any available and willing hands, forearms, wrist, and foreheads.

We had five author signings at the table, including Kim Henderson, Dinty W. Moore, and Kelcey Parker, below:
Kim Henderson, author of The Kind of Girl
Dinty W. Moore, editor of The RMP Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction

Kelcey Parker, author of Liliane's Balcony: A Novella of Fallingwater

Rose Metal Press authors also participated in two off-site readings. On Friday night Kelcey Parker, Aaron Teel, and Sierra Nelson read at an off-site reading in conjunction with Cortland Review and Toadlilly Press:
Kelcey Parker reading from Liliane's Balcony: A Novella of Fallingwater
Aaron Teel reading from Shampoo Horns
Sierra Nelson reading and showing the artwork from I Take Back the Sponge Cake

On Saturday night, Gregory Robinson and Kim Henderson participated in an off-site reading held in conjunction with Anomalous Press, Boston Review, Gold Line Press, and Ricochet Editions:

A number of our authors also participated in AWP panels, including on Saturday afternoon when Kelcey Parker spoke about her novella-in-flash, Liliane's Balcony, at a panel called "Please Mind the Gap: Innovative Approaches to Writing Historical Figures" with RMP co-founder Kathleen Rooney and fellow authors Cathy Day, Caitlin Horrocks, and Gretchen Henderson:

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table, picked up a book at a signing, attended a panel, came to an off-site reading, and/or wore a RMP tattoo or button; thanks to our authors for participating in all of those events; thanks to all the other presses and journals who hosted events with us; and thanks to everyone who helped at our table!

We can hardly wait to see you all next year in the Twin Cities!

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