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Happy book-day to Damselfy Inn!

Bannerwing Books has much to celebrate. Our editor-in-chief, Cameron D. Garriepy, celebrates a birthday today, and Bannerwing Books is thrilled to welcome Damselfly Inn into our catalog on this special day! Damselfly Inn is the first novel in Garriepy’s Thornton Vermont series, and you are going to adore the town — and the cast of characters coming and going through the Damselfly Inn — from the moment you begin reading. You may recognize Thornton Vermont from Garriepy’s From the Earth

Bannerwing’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Your Favorite Small Press Author

• Buy the book. For yourself, of course. Or not. Not your genre? Buy it for someone who’ll enjoy it. For a friend. For your mom. Your neighbor. A stranger. Books make great gifts, and Amazon even has a Kindle book gift option if dead trees and ink aren’t your pleasure. Neat, huh? • Review the book. It can be daunting, but it’s so very helpful. Reviews and ratings are a kind of currency for authors. Reviews open doors for

Say hello to UNKEPT

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Introducing Unkept by Ericka Clay From the day we opened — and devoured — Unkept, we’ve been so excited to release it into the world. Ericka Clay introduces readers to Burling Gates with a funeral, and her characters won’t loose you from their grip until their stories unfold. Bannerwing Books adores new release days. Working behind the scenes to bring a novel to life means reading, re-reading, strategizing, chatting about covers and character motivation, and basically learning each page of the

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 |