Behind the Scenes of the Contest 3: Oh, the Overview

by Cory Pete The book is dead… Bullshit. That Fascist propaganda has run its course. Reflecting upon my time in “The Publishing House” I can tell you now that that sycophantic polemic is an outright lie. So who spreads this lie to the readership at large? Probably Amazon, but either way it is shit. Nazis…

Behind the Scenes of the Contest 2: Social Media

by Cory Pete The Internet is full of shit. That is a given. Try looking at all the sites that lack credibility, the sites that offer penis enlargement, or the sites that will clean your Mac for free. Yeah, clean all your files right into someone else’s hard drive. The over indulgence of advertising to…

Behind the Scenes of the Contest 1: Deciding the Fate

by Brianna Demirci We are to publish a book he said, a real, physical mass of pages with a plot and symbolism and all that great stuff. To accomplish this goal a quirky group of college students, a professor/master indie press runner, and a lucky contest-winning author all had to come together as one. This…

Forest of Fortune

We’re always happy when Gorsky authors go on to bigger and better things. Jim Ruland, author of the short story collection Big Lonesome, has been doing very well with his latest novel, Forest of Fortune.  The LA Times called it a “masterpiece.”  The Nervous Breakdown selected it for it’s book club. And Tyrus Books is…

Visit Our Table at AWP

Gorsky Press will have a table at the AWP Conference Book Fair in Minneapolis from April 9-11. If you’re at the conference, come by and visit us. We’ll be giving out free issues of Razorcake, selling our books at discounted prices, and getting the word out about the next Molly Ivors Prize for Fiction.

Molly Ivors Prize Winner

About a month ago, Sean Carswell’s “Publishing House” class met to decide who the winner of the Molly Ivors Prize for Fiction would be.  Prior to the class, we narrowed the submissions down to a top 10, then a top 4.  The discussion took hours.  Students made impassioned pleas for Ben Nadler’s The Book Peddler,…

Judging the Contest

All of the submissions for the Molly Ivors Prize for Fiction have been gathered, pored over, and judged.  It’s incredible how many great submissions we received.  We feel a little humbled that writers trusted us with their best.  It’s tough to narrow the manuscripts down to one winner.  But we’ve debated and made our cases…