Submissions Update

We are temporarily closing the submissions queue for BrickHouse Books and our imprints beginning tonight at midnight, EST.  Submissions will reopen on June 1st. We are eager to catch up on reviewing all of your thoughtful submissions, and we are so thankful for your patience.

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Announcing the Winner of the Wicked Woman Book Prize

Brickhouse Books is proud to announce that Linda Quinlan has won the Charlene Kushner Wicked Woman Book Prize for her manuscript Chelsea Creek.  Judge Rose Solari lauded the manuscript for its “beautifully controlled but deeply felt elegiac tone.”  We look forward to publishing this work, and hope to make it available in September.

Other finalists were Rasma Haidri for Blue Like Apples and Alex Stolis for The Knife Thrower’s Wife.  Thank you to all who submitted and gave us the chance to read their work.

An award ceremony and reading from Chelsea Creek will take place at the Arts Club of Washington on September 12th.

Sandra Evans Falconer and Michael H. Levin Reading

Poets Sandra Evans Falconer and Michael H. Levin will appear at the Kensington Row Bookshop for a reading on February 27th. This event was arranged by Judith McCombs and M.C. Nancy Allinson. Visit kensingtonrowbookshop.com for directions and other information on this local, independent bookstore.

Adrian Koesters on Union Square

Fiction Writers Review recently interviewed BHB poet Adrian Koesters about her new release Union Square (Apprentice House Press), a novel set in 1950s Baltimore. Koesters talks about her own connections to Baltimore, and how she approached the various intersectional themes that arise in the novel.

Read the review in full at Fiction Writers Review.

Congratulations on the new release, Adrian!

Don’t Miss Doritt Carroll and Geraldine Connolly on October 3rd!

Flyer for Poetry & Conversation Event on October 3rd.  Courtesy of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Flyer for Poetry & Conversation Event on October 3rd. Courtesy of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Flyer Text:

Enoch Pratt Free Library – Your journey starts here.
free to BMORE #atthepratt

POETRY & CONVERSATION

Geraldine Connolly is the author of a chapbook, The Red Room, and four full-length poetry collections: Food for the Winter, Province of Fire, Hand of the Wind, and her new book, Aileron. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Georgia Review, The Cortland Review, and Shenandoah. It has been anthologized in Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High School Students; Sweeping Beauty: Contemporary Women Poets Do Housework; and The Doll Collection.

Doritt Carroll is a native of Washington, D.C. Her poems have appeared in Coal City Review, Poet Lore, Gargoyle, Nimrod, and Slipstream, among others. Her collection GLTTL STP was published in 2013, and her chapbook Sorry You Are Not An Instant Winner was published in 2017.

Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 p.m.

Maryland State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
415 Park Avenue

The free educational and cultural programs at Pratt libraries are made possible by the generous support of donors to the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

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