Judge Selected for 2019 Wicked Woman Book Competition

A photo of author Katherine E. Young.

Katherine E. Young

Katherine E. Young has been selected as the judge for the 2019 Wicked Woman Book Competition! The contest opens in September.

Katherine is the author of Day of the Border Guards and two chapbooks. She was a 2014 Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize finalist. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Iowa Review, Subtropics, and many others. She is the translator of Farewell, Aylis by Akram Aylisli, as well as Blue Birds and Red Horses and Two Poems by Inna Kabysh; her translations of classic and contemporary Russian-language writers have won international awards. Young was named a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts translation fellow and from 2016-2018 served as the inaugural poet laureate of Arlington, Virginia.

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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.

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!