Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Logos and Library specific URLs
A few of you haven't sent me your logo for inclusion on your web page. Please send me a logo that is no larger than 500 x 80 pixels and the URL that it should point to when clicked.

New Marc Records
Marc records have been posted for the new Dzanc titles as described below. 

New Titles
Enki has added about 150 titles published by Dzanc Books. Dzanc  is a non-profit publisher of literary fiction, short stories and essays that identifies itself as committed to community engagement by championing literature and writing across the educational spectrum. Dzanc funds and runs workshops and Writer-in-Residence programs, has set up low-cost writing instruction programs for beginning writers, and works in collaboration with literary journals to promote the reading of emerging authors' works.

Here are some examples of books published by Dzanc that have recently been added to enki:

The Los Angeles Review of Books called author Josip Novakovich "one of the most forceful and original essayists in the English language." Shopping for a Better Country is a collection of narrative essays on family, history, and travel from Croatian-American Josip Novakovich, a Whiting Writers' Award winner and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Having left his homeland of Yugoslavia, leaving behind kin and community, the author here captures significant portraits of what is lost, what is remembered, and what remains. Within those moments of fresh clarity of the past are the instances of repeated culture shock that never seem to lose their harsh edges.

The stories in Laura van den Berg's rich and inventive debut illuminate the intersection of the mythic and the mundane: a failed actress takes a job as a Bigfoot impersonator; a botanist seeking a rare flower crosses paths with a group of men hunting the Loch Ness monster; a disillusioned missionary in Africa grapples with grief and a growing obsession with a creature rumored to live in the forests of the Congo; and in the title story, a young woman traveling with her scientist mother in Madagascar confronts her burgeoning sexuality and her dream of becoming a long-distance swimmer.

Following the critical success of his debut collection, All Over, and of his debut novel, Pacazo, Roy Kesey now brings us a new gathering of short stories, Any Deadly Thing. These stories first appeared in magazines including McSweeney's, Subtropics, Ninth Letter and American Short Fiction, and have been widely anthologized; among them are winners of a Pushcart Prize special mention, an Honorable Mention in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, and The Missouri Review's Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize in Fiction. With story locales ranging across the Americas to Europe and Asia, Kesey once again makes the full strange world his stage.