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Introducing Quill & Spark!

Bannerwing Books is excited to announce we are now accepting submissions for the introductory edition of our new literary magazine: Quill & Spark.   Submissions are open in the following categories: Flash Fiction Word Limit: 500 Fiction Word Limit: 10,000 Memoir Word Limit: 7,500 Poetry Limit: Three Poems Submissions close on March 31, 2015. You may submit work in three categories. (Ex. You may submit three poems, one flash fiction, and one memoir.) All submissions must be publication ready and follow our

Countdown to UNKEPT

Bannerwing Books is counting down to March 2! Unkept, by Ericka Clay, will be released on March 2! Bannerwing Books knows you’ll fall under the gritty spell of Vienna and Heather — we’ve been excited about this project for months, and now we’d like to welcome you to explore Unkept. Unkept welcomes readers to Burling Gates, Missouri As the live-in manager at her father’s funeral home in Burling Gates, Missouri, Vienna Oaks has succumbed to the mediocrity and abject loneliness of her

Small Press Tuesday

While large box stores see record sales on Black Friday, with the advent of Small Business Saturday, we are witnessing growing support for small scale artists and craftsmen – both online and in our local communities – often paying more for unique and lovingly produced finds. Small press publishing, however, remains on the outskirts of this movement. We at Bannerwing Books are increasingly confused by the idea that mass production equals quality in the publishing world whereas the opposite holds true with

Introducing Blackfern Girls by Elizabeth Yon

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Bannerwing Books introduces Blackfern Girls We are thrilled to announce Elizabeth Yon’s newest collection of stories, Blackfern Girls. Yon’s prose is dark, eerie, and unforgettable, and Blackfern Girls comprises four tales that will capture the reader from the first page. The stories of Blackfern Girls In “The Undertakers,” Frankie Blanchard’s mother abandons the eight year-old girl on her sister’s remote farm. Frankie’s cousins, Ariel and Poppy, are less than happy to receive her. They have a horrifying secret of their own, and Frankie must

Introducing Precipice, Volume 3

The Bannerwing Books editorial team is pleased to announce the Precipice, Volume 3 contributing authors. Precipice, Volume 3 will be released in October, 2014. Fiction Duffy Batzer Valerie Boersma Shelton Keys Dunning Sara Healy Dina Honour Ashley Kagaoan Laura Lord Jennifer Williams Elizabeth Yon Memoir Elaine Alguire Melissa Kirtley Morgan Kellum Andrea Mowery Kristin Shaw Janice Wilberg Poetry Habiba Barry Angie Kinghorn Kirsten Piccini To this year’s contributing authors: Your interpretations of the “Boundaries” theme were varied, creative and inspiring. We

Welcome, Author Ericka Clay!

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The ink is newly dried on Bannerwing’s agreement with author Ericka Clay to release her novel, Unkept, early next year. Ericka is a force to be reckoned with: novelist, blogger, and founding editor of Tipsy Lit, an online magazine that promotes the work of indie authors. We are thrilled to be working with her. We are also thrilled to kick off our YouTube channel with Ericka introducing herself to you as only she can: Connect with Ericka online: ErickaClay.com | Tipsy Lit |

An Interview With Author Stephanie Ayers

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Stephanie Ayers spends much of her free time living in the alternate universes created inside her imagination or from the pages of another’s. When she’s not writing, she mothers her 4 children, loves her husband, attends church, and neglects housework as often as possible. Stephanie’s debut romantic suspense novella, Til Death Do Us Part, was published in 2013, and her short story “Fear” appears in Precipice, Volume II.   When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time? When I’m not writing,

Precipice, Volume Three, and Our Contest Winners!

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Write on Edge is the community that forged the partnership at the heart of this venture, and the writers there will always hold a special place in Bannerwing’s heart. This year, to mark the third volume of Write on Edge’s literary anthology, Precipice, we co-hosted a writing contest, based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald quote, “It takes two to make an accident.” The community was asked to vote for one entry to be included in Precipice, and the editors have

It Takes Two to Make an Accident: A Writing Contest

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2014 will mark the third year of collaboration between Write on Edge and Bannerwing Books: Precipice, our literary anthology, is turning three! To celebrate, we are co-hosting a flash-writing contest with Write on Edge! From the entry pool, two pieces will be chosen for inclusion in Precipice, Volume 3, one chosen by the community, one by the editors. We will announce the theme for this year’s collection along with the winners on Monday, March 3. From today until Friday, February