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Charleen McClure Chosen as Next Blessing the Boats Selection

Rochester, NY—BOA Editions is pleased to announce that Charleen McClure's d-sorientation is the next Blessing the Boats Selections title. Ms. McClure will receive a $5,000 honorarium and her manuscript will be published in September 2024 as part of the New Poets of America Series. d-sorientation was selected by Blessing the Boats Selections Editor-at-Large Aracelis Girmay from a pool of one hundred and seventy-two submissions.  Of McClure's manuscript, Girmay writes, "d-sorientation is a work of staggering beauty, intellect, and grace. Here, Charleen McClure takes up the wondrous, radical work of being in ongoingly deep relation with another. A mother, a body, a place, a lover. And so...

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i might know how to use my hands: An Interview with India Lena González

 India Lena González is a poet, editor, and artist. She graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University (BA) and received her MFA from NYU’s Creative Writing program. While at NYU she served as a writing instructor for undergraduates and received a Writers in the Public Schools fellowship enabling her to teach literature to middle school students via Teachers & Writers Collaborative. Her work is published in American Chordata, The Brooklyn Review, Lampblack, PANK, Pigeon Pages, and Poets & Writers Magazine, among others. A three-time National Poetry Series finalist, India is also a professionally trained dancer, choreographer, and actor. fox woman get out! is her debut poetry collection. She lives in...

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Nathan Dixon Wins Thirteenth Annual Short Fiction Prize

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kathryn Bratt-Pfotenhauer, Director of Development & Publicity BOA Editions, Ltd. 250 North Goodman Street, Suite 306, Rochester, NY 14607 | 585.546.3410 x 13   Rochester, New York—BOA Editions, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Nathan Dixon of Durham, North Carolina is the winner of the thirteenth annual BOA Short Fiction Prize for his collection Radical Red. BOA Publisher and Executive Director Peter Conners selected the winning manuscript. “Nathan Dixon’s Radical Red is so accomplished and fully formed, it’s hard to believe it’s his debut," Conners said of the winning manuscript. "His stories slip effortlessly back...

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BOA Editions to receive a $5,000 grant from the Amazon Literary Partnership Poetry Fund and the Academy of American Poets

 Contact: Kathryn Bratt-Pfotenhauer, Director of Development & Publicity BOA Editions, Ltd. 250 North Goodman Street, Suite 306, Rochester, NY 14607 | 585.546.3410 BOA EDITIONS SELECTED AS AMAZON LITERARY PARTNERSHIP 2023 GRANT RECIPIENT Grant to Be Earmarked for Future Publication of Blessing the Boats Selections Rochester, New York (July 20, 2023) --- The Amazon Literary Partnership today announced that BOA Editions received a grant to support its program and operations. BOA Editions is among the list of 93 Amazon Literary Partnership Grant Recipients this year. In 2023, the Amazon Literary Partnership awarded nearly $1M in funding to literary nonprofit organizations....

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Pride Month Highlight: Margaret Ray & Keetje Kuipers

Here at BOA, we're celebrating Pride Month by highlighting the work of our LGBTQ+ authors! For the final part in our series, BOA intern Sarah Skibickyj reviews Margaret Ray's GOOD GRIEF, THE GROUND, and Keetje Kuipers' ALL ITS CHARMS! Check out what Sarah had to say about them below!    Margaret Ray gives it direct with her honesty and dark humor in Good Grief, the Ground. Ray offers an interesting approach in exploring topics such as grief and anxiety and queer longing as a girl such as using “Wanda" in a couple poems which is described as “an invention. At worst: an aspirational...

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