I'm very pleased that my poem "Competition" will appear in the book Celestial Musings: Poems Inspired by the Night Sky. This anthology will be published sometime this spring.
Proceeds from book sales will support the Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University in Indiana.
Local author Neva Bryan is among the poets, essayists, and fiction writers published in the 2018 volume of the Anthology of Appalachian Writers. Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author, served as editorial advisor for the anthology.
This year’s volume features an array of Pushcart writers, several Weatherford Award winners, and the work of two state poet laureates.
Neva Bryan is the author of three novels and a collection of short stories and poems. Nearly fifty of her poems and short stories appear in dozens of literary journals. Her work has also been anthologized in We All Live Downstream: Writings about mountaintop removal, published by Motes Books in 2009.
The Wiley Cash volume of the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Shepherd University’s tenth volume of the anthology series, features the poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction of writers across the country and the region. The book is published by Shepherd University and the West Virginia Center for the Book. Dr. Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt, Appalachian Studies Coordinator at Shepherd University and managing editor of the Wiley Cash volume of the anthology, called the book “one of our best anthologies ever.”
Literary editors for the anthology include Brianna Maguire, David O. Hoffman, and Natalie Sypolt, and the contributors come from across the nation. Wiley Cash, editorial advisor for the anthology, was the 2017 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence at Shepherd University, and his novel A Land More Kind than Home was the WV Common Read selection by the West Virginia Center for the Book. This tenth volume of the anthology series contains original and previously unpublished work by Cash, as well as an interview and essay on his writing.
The book also has photographic art that will be part of a September anthology celebration event on the Shepherd campus at the Byrd Legislative Center, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
The book can be purchased at Four Seasons Books, the Shepherd University Book Store, Tamarack, Amazon, and other outlets. For information, contact Dr. Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt, SShurbut@shepherd.edu.
I'm excited to share the news that my work will appear in Shepherd University's 2018 Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Wiley Cash Volume X. It's scheduled to be published in April 2018.
Anyone who knows me knows that October is my favorite month. I'm a Halloween fiend!
In honor of All Hallows' Eve, I present to you a list of scary books I recommend for the season (in no particular order):
1. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
2. The Shining by Stephen King
3. Ghost Story by Peter Straub
4. Dark Companions by Ramsey Campbell
5. Salem's Lot by Stephen King
6. The Other by Thomas Tryon
7. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Also try the collected works of Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, Edgar Allan Poe, and H.P. Lovecraft.
Check out The Year's Best Horror Stories edited by Karl Edward Wagner (1980-1994).
My story "Two Spells" appears in a special edition of Weirdbook this month. It's the tale of two granny witches and a coal miner in early 20th-century Appalachia.
Some authors this magazine has published in the course of its history: Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Joe Lansdale, Robert E. Howard, Joseph Payne Brennan, L. Sprague de Camp, Briam Lumley, Dennis Etchison, Tanith Lee, Steve Rasnic Tem, and artist J.K. Potter.
I hope you'll check it out at Amazon or Wildside Press!
I'm pleased to announce the publication of an untitled micro-poem in the print and online editions of Three Line Poetry Issue #39.
Three Line Poetry is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating three-line poems and poets.
The journal's tagline is keep it simple, zen will follow.
I'm pleased to announce that my short story "Bobby Boyd's Bad Eyes" is published online and in print at Inwood Indiana Press.
The print version is still at press, but the online version is live: http://inwoodindiana.com/bobby-boyds-bad-eyes-neva-bryan/
Climbing onto the porch of the old house,
we hide from piggy eyes, wiry hair, cursive tails,
sacks of lard with cloven hooves.
Stiff-legged, they stalk back and forth,
eyeing our fingers and toes.
From "Revenge." Sawmill Boys, Brighid Editions (2010).
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