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~ Colin Dodds: A launch party in Brooklyn in November ~

Colin Dodds chez lui

September 2019. After a long, languorous summer, I have a lot of news to share. My latest novel, Ms. Never, is coming out on November 1! It’s about a woman with apocalyptic depression and a guy who buys people’s souls using the Terms of Service in cell-phone contracts. They fall in love and risk everything to save their family and reality itself. To get the book early and cheap, stop by the preorder-fundraising campaign. Plus, there’s gonna be a party! You’re invited to celebrate the launch of Ms. Never on November 9 at 7 p.m. at The Fourth Avenue Pub, 76 4th Ave (between Bergen & St. Mark’s) in Brooklyn, NY, near several subway stations and the LIRR. It will be a fantastic evening of books, drinks, great conversation and popcorn. Hope to see you there!

— Colin

colin's most recent item in the spadina literary review is the poem
"spill-o waits for lightning"

~ Gordon Hill Press: Starting up ~

A wooded hill in Guelph

July 2019. I’d like to introduce you to Gordon Hill Press, a new literary press located in Guelph, Ontario. We publish poetry, literary fiction, creative non-fiction, and criticism from a diversity of writers, particularly those living with disability. We are launching our inaugural season in September 2019 with a trio of innovative literary works. For more information, go to gordonhillpress.com.

— Jeremy Luke Hill, Publisher


~ Michael Chin: Two collections coming ~

Michael Chin near fair grounds

July 2019. I’m pleased to report that I have my first two full-length short story collections coming out: You Might Forget the Sky was Ever Blue via Duck Lake Books on September 15 and Circus Folk via Hoot ‘n’ Waddle Press in November. The first of these is a full-length short story collection that includes experiments in form with a social conscience, including stories about a third-grade teacher in Baltimore who tries to make sense of the world to students during the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign, and a boy raised to believe he’s legendary star wrestler Hulk Hogan’s little brother. My website is miketchin.com.

— Best wishes, Michael Chin

michael's most recent work in the spadina literary review is "a wrestler's notes"