Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Jill Khoury's "Chance Operations"

Jill Khoury is interested in the intersection of poetry, visual art, representations of gender, and disability. She holds an MFA from The Ohio State University and edits Rogue Agent, a journal of embodied poetry and art. She is a Western Pennsylvania Writing Project fellow and has taught writing and literature in a variety of academic and enrichment environments. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals, including Arsenic Lobster, Copper Nickel, Inter|rupture, and RHINO. Her chapbook Borrowed Bodies was released from Pudding House Press in 2009, and her first full length collection, Suites for the Modern Dancer, was released by Sundress Publications in 2016. You can find her at jillkhoury.com

Friday, August 26, 2016

End of Summer Sale!

We are rapidly heading towards Fall, and with that, the goal of having the 2016 Chapbook winners announced! So, to celebrate the end of Summer, all the incredible writing we are lucky to read and publish -- and to hopefully make a little extra space for those new manuscripts once they're ready -- Paper Nautilus is having a sale! All Vella chapbooks are Buy One-Get One Half Off. Books are regularly $8 each; with this promotion, two chapbooks totals $12, and three chapbooks totals $16. Please be sure to note which titles you would like when placing your order through PayPal.

The following titles are available:

The Rules of Night Migration - Pamela Gross
From the New World - Oriana Ivy
Mother, Less Child - Jason McCall
The Monster on the Mountain - Johnathan Harper
Sterling - Stephanie McCarley Dugger
Pictures from the Center of the Universe - Allie Marini
Diminution - Charles Rafferty
Weird Science - Christina Olson
Girls on Film - Kathryn Kulpa

NOW AVAILABLE (and not pictured): Chance Operations - Jill Khoury

This sale runs from today, 8/26, through the end of 9/5/16.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Kathryn Kulpa's "Girls on Film"

Girls on Film

“Girls on Film is a flash fiction collection delving into our obsession with celebrity and image. Limiting herself to under one-thousand words per story, author Kathryn Kulpa produces a rich hybrid of short story and poetry, abundant with imagery and dense in lyricism.”
–South Coast Almanac

“As the compelling title suggests, Girls on Film explores the world of cinema and show business, but with a twist--these beautiful and delicate works of prose are not just another facile look at the seedy side of Hollywood. Instead, troubled child stars and bygone actresses have never looked so real (and so vulnerable) on the page ... Girls on Film ropes you in and keeps you reading until the very last, aching word.”
–Gwendolyn Kiste, author and editor of A Shadow of Autumn

“With wit, pathos, and fresh insight, Kulpa captures the essence of American young-womanhood in eight loosely connected flash portraits. Each story is a small world, lean as a haiku and powerful as a novel. You’ll read this
collection in a single, fascinated sitting—and return to it again, and again.”
–Karen Rile, founding editor, Cleaver Magazine

“The women in these finely crafted stories chafe against being infantilized by men and by society even as they long for carefree childhoods that are often only imaginary. ‘Sometimes when I’m alone in my room at night I’m afraid to look in the mirror. If there’s no one to see me will I disappear?’ the narrator of ‘American Blonde’ asks. The women in Girls on Film all fear erasure, but are far too memorable, too precisely drawn, to ever be forgotten.”
–Lisa Borders, author of The Fifty-First State and Cloud Cuckoo Land

“We come to Girls on Film steeped in the very myths of celebrity that these stories deftly and intimately expose with authority, wit, and a sharp eye for detail. While regret and wonder at life’s turns are woven throughout these moving and beautifully crafted pieces, hope is never in short supply. Kathryn Kulpa is a masterful writer.”
–Hester Kaplan, author of Unravished