February 29, 2012

Literary Death Match: Journal Porn Edition - Versal's AWP Offsite #2

With a lineup of journals to make your mouth water (oh, and writers too), and Megan co-helming, what more could you want from your Friday night at AWP?

Beer? Yeah, there'll be that too.

Journal Porn returns for a Literary Death Match edition. Get your tickets now.

February 07, 2012

This is beautiful, this is beautiful; six small presses

Thursday, March 1, 2012


960 W 18th St., Chicago, IL 60608
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Versal joins a six-strong lineup of gorgeousness for AWP's most beautiful evening, hands down. Hosted by Bateau, Burnside Review, Interrupture, Rose Metal Press, Slope Editions, and yours truly. The event is free and open to the public. Full bar! Food! Come!

Readers include: John Gallaher, Brooklyn Copeland, Sean Lovelace, Chuck Carlise, Louise Mathias, Ryan Flaherty, Anna Moriarty Lev, Jane Lewty, Erin Costello, Nate Liederbach, Amaranth Borsuk, Trey Moody/Joshua Ware, John Jodzio, Kate Nuernberger and Brad Liening.

We are proud to present the following writers from the
Versal family:

Erin Costello is a poet, digital artist, and web designer who holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In 2009 she founded SpringGun Press with Mark Rockswold: a print press for books of poetry, and a bi-annual online journal of poetry, flash fiction, and electronic literature. She has received awards for both her traditional and electronic writing and her work has been featured in various venues and publications. Originally from Northern California, she currently lives in Denver where she enjoys the incredible literary/art scene and works as an online marketer.

Jane Lewty is currently an assistant professor of English Literature and creative writing at the University of Amsterdam and holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her academic essays can be found in several books and journals, namely A Companion to James Joyce (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008) and the forthcoming Oxford Companion to War and Literature (Oxford University Press, 2012). She is a co-editor of Broadcasting Modernism (University Press of Florida, 2009) and Pornotopias: Image, Apocalypse, Desire (Litteria Pragensia, 2010). Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines; her first collection, Bravura Cool, will be published later this year by 1913 Press.

Nate Liederbach is the author of the story collection Doing a Bit of Bleeding and co-editor of the anthology Of a Monstrous Child. A PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Utah, Nate has recently assumed the role of Managing Editor for Western Humanities Review. His work has most recently appeared in Versal, Slab, Keyhole, Quarterly West, South Dakota Review, and Best New Poets 2011.