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Today is    •   (Updated 3-30-15)

 

Publishing opportunity: The beautiful online Trainless Magazine is now accepting unsolicited fiction and nonfiction.

 

 

Spring 2015 Issue of the Hamilton Stone Review, #32,
is now available for your reading pleasure!

Poetry by Billy Cancel, Darren C. Demaree, Howie Good, Nels Hanson, Nora Iuga, Seth Jani, Dan Lewis, Kevin McLellan, Kat Meads, Simon Perchik, Erin Redfern, Margaret A. Robinson, Terry Savoie, Elaine Sexton, D.E. Steward, Mark Young, and Lisa Zimmerman; Fiction by Peggy Backman, Dreama Wyant Frisk, Edward Miller, Caleb Okereke, Michael Price, Patty Somlo, Peter Speziale, and Scott Wheatley; Nonfiction by Liza Case, Chelsey Clammer, Reamy Jansen, Dean G. Loumbas, Gregg Orifici, and Steven Roiphe.

Submissions to Issue # 32 of The Hamilton Stone Review are now CLOSED. For information about the next open period, click here.

 

 

More Good News about Vera's Will:

Start with a Story Blog

 Blog post by Carol Rosenfeld

NYU Stories profile of Shelley Ettinger

Library Journal calls Shelley Ettinger's Vera's Will 
"powerful, superbly written" and "a breathtaking achievement"!!!

Beth Barrett calls Vera's Will an "instant classic."

Vera's Will deserves to be recognized as a major literary work immediately. Written with the grace of Carson McCullers, "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter," and the elegance of Radclyffe Hall's "The Well of Loneliness" (without the self loathing and capitulation to social pressures), Shelley Ettinger has written a book that narrates profound human truths - particularly the soul's ravenous hunger for intimacy and the corresponding pain at its denial - far better than most recent best-selling (usually heterosexually-themed) novels that purport to dive into similar territory. Here is real honesty, gut-twisting, loving, beautiful and terrible in the intergenerational lives of lesbian women who to varying degrees must fight for their identify, for love and mostly for their own self respect. This beautiful novel deserves to be widely recognized outside the "gay and lesbian literary ghetto." What the "L Word" did for popular television culture, "Vera's Will" should do for modern literature. It should become part of the American literary canon.

 

http://www.workers.org/articles/2015/03/19/veras-will-shows-a-better-lifes-in-birth/

 

Jane Lazarre has a new article online at TomDispatch
about being the mother of black sons.

 

Our Brand New Novel:

Shelley Ettinger's Vera's Will

2-15-15 reading and celebration: Shelley Ettinger, Shelley and Meredith Sue Willis; the book; MSW and Carole Rosenthal

 

Now on Amazon's bestseller list for lesbian fiction.
AND! Feautred at Amazon as a HOT NEW RELEASE!

 

Vera's Will is a beautifully written family saga with a twist that tells the parallel stories of a woman and her granddaughter who are both lesbian. Their intersecting stories, one that begins a hundred years ago in Czarist Russia and the other that begins in suburban America, re-create in vivid detail their historical epochs. One is a story of self-sacrifice, the other is a story of liberation; the author's great gift is to show us how they intertwine.  Michael Nava, author of  The City of Palaces

 

Vera's Will is a novel of tremendous insight, and tremendous import. Shelley Ettinger moves expertly between two compelling voices, between the recent and distant past, between the personal and political, writing with clarity and heart. Too many stories are lost to history, too many voices are silenced, often the stories and voices we need most. Vera's Will is not only a deeply moving book, but a gift, and a kind of rescue. Justin Torres, author of  We the Animals

 

 

Vera's Will spans the twentieth century and three generations, taking us from Russian pogroms to immigrant struggles, from family-ravaging homophobia to GLBT resistance. Ettinger's captivating story is rich with social and cultural detail, alive with generously-drawn characters, and unflinching in its political passion. Ellen Meeropol, author of  On Hurricane Island

 

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Our Latest E-books:

Now an e-book versions of Jane Lazarre's Inheritance
( Kindle, Nook, and all other formats ) and Some Place Quite Unknown
(
Kindle, Nook, and all other formats).

 

 

 

Don't forget Reamy Jansen's Available Light!

Latest praise:"This is a soft spoken heartfelt book--one to be read slowly, akin to short sips from a glass of fine wine."     — Robert Milo-Baldwin, Bloomsbury Review of Books

More books by Reamy Jansen: Two Ways of Not Hearing and My Drive, A Natural History are both at Finishing Line Press in Georgetown, KY. Two Ways of Not Hearing covers issues of mortality and constancy and the threats of getting older. My Drive is a series of linked prose poems about commuting to work and going solo to the unknown.

 

 

 

More Hamilton Stone Editions e-books!

Meredith Sue Willis's Re-Visions (Click for the Kindle edition, for all other formats) and Edith Konecky's Fiction and the Facts of Life (click for the Kindle edition; for all other formats, click here).

 

A new selection from Carole Rosenthal's novel-in-progress and an interview at Works in Progress.

 

 

A selection from Carole Rosenthal's memoir The Woods (1953) has been published in the March 2014 anthology Not Somewhere Else but Here, from Sundress Publications. See Carole's webpage here.

 


Welcome, Shelley Ettinger

 

Her upcoming novel is Vera's Will, which ranges the twentieth century from the Kishinev pogrom to American homophobia in the nineteen-twenties-- to the struggle for GLBT rights in the nineteen-seventies!
See Shelley's blog.

 

Now available:

Stories about New York

A New Imprint at Hamilton Stone Editions:
Irene Weinberger Books

E-Books and Hard Copy Books in Cooperation with Other Publishers

Our First Release: Oradell at Sea by Meredith Sue Willis,
In cooperation with West Virginia University Press

 

 

 

 

Fall 2014 Issue of the Hamilton Stone Review, #31,
is now available for your reading pleasure!

Poetry by Roy Bentley, Doug Bolling, Rob Cook, Darren Demaree, William Ford, Nels Hanson, Tom Holmes, Ted Jean, Michael Lauchlan, Al Maginnes, Tom Montag, Marge Piercy, Kenneth Pobo, Stan Sanvel Rubin, David Salner, Barry Seiler, Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, Don Thompson, and Laryssa Wirstiuk; Fiction by Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois, Richard Kostelanetz, Stacy Graber, Jana Wilson, and Alan Swyer; Nonfiction by Max Bakke, Mike Ekunno, Edward Myers, Diane Payne, and Fred Skolnik.

 

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Some Recent Publications:

Miguel Antonio Ortiz's Novel Parental Sins
And James Cervantes' poems,
From Mr. Bondo's Unshared Life

 

 

 

2-16-15 Jane Lazarre has an article online at TomDispatchabout being the mother of black sons.
Latest praise for Reamy Jansen's Available Light: "This is a soft spoken heartfelt book--one to be read slowly, akin to short sips from a glass of fine wine."     — Robert Milo-Baldwin, Bloomsbury Review of Books
More books by Reamy Jansen: Two Ways of Not Hearing and My Drive, A Natural History are both at Finishing Line Press in Georgetown, KY. Two Ways of Not Hearing covers issues of mortality and constancy and the threats of getting older. My Drive is a series of linked prose poems about commuting to work and going solo to the unknown
A selection from Carole Rosenthal's memoir The Woods (1953) has been published in a March 2014 anthology Not Somewhere Else but Here, from Sundress Publications.
Hamilton Stone's newest provisional member is Shelley Ettinger. Her upcoming novel is Vera's Will, which ranges the twentieth century from the Kishinev pogrom to American homophobia in the nineteen-twenties-- to the struggle for GLBT rights in the nineteen-seventies! See Shelley's blog.
Hamilton Stone Review #30 Winter-Spring 2014  has lots of great reading: Poetry by Gale Acuff, Kevin Carey, Michelle Disler, Doug Draime, Susan J. Erickson, Kate Falvey, William Ford, Benjamin Goluboff, Howie Good, Hannah Greenberg, Michael Hettich, Charlene Langfur, Catherine Morocco, Keith Moul, Frederick Pollack, Mary Ann Rockwell, Gerard Sarnat, and David Trame; Fiction by Ellen Alexander Conley, Arturo Desimone, Priscilla Jolly, Edith Konecky, and Jane Stark; and Nonfiction by Gretchen Clark, Chelsey Clammer, Bruce Colbert, Catherine Mauk, and Jay Hansford C. Vest.
Trina Carter in Foreword Reviews says of Miguel Ortiz's new Hamilton Stone novel Parental Sins,"Drawing on folkloric traditions, Miguel Antonio Ortiz explores themes of sin and salvation, guilt and atonement, betrayal and forgiveness....By turns philosophical and metaphorical, he manages to poke fun at 'the viability of sin' while considering what it means to have inherited from our original parents 'the guilt that requires having to expiate timeand again the crime of having eaten the apple.'"
Excellent review of Lynda Schor's Sexual Harassment Rules from The Brooklyn Rail.
Hamilton Stone author Meredith Sue Willis has a new e-book only out from Foreverland Press, Love Palace. She also has a new story in the Winter 2014 issue of Persimmon Tree. It's an updated version of "Little Red Riding Hood" called "Feral Grandmothers: Little Red's"
Hamilton Stone Editions poet, James Cervantes read from his new book, From Mr. Bondo's Unshared Life Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 7:00 PM at Changing Hands Bookstorein Tempe, Arizona.
Hamilton Stone Review #29 Fall 2013  has lots of great reading: Poetry by Sarah Anderson, Nina Bennett, Roy Bentley, Ace Boggess, Doug Bolling, Craig Cotter, Mark DeCarteret, William Doreski, George Freek, Nels Hanson, Maureen Kingston, Tricia Knoll, Philip Kobylarz, Desmond Kon, David McAleavey, Bruce McRae, Karla Linn Merrifield, BZ Niditch, Holly Painter, Joyce Peseroff, Roger Pfingston, Brianna Pike, Tim Suermondt, Anne Whitehouse, Chelsea Whitton, and Leonore Wilson; Fiction by Rebecca Andem, Jack Dowling, Desirée Jung, Richard Kostelanetz, Robyn Ryle, Yong Takahashi, and John Duncan Talbird; and Nonfiction by David W. Ricker,  Jerry Wemple, James Ferry, Terry Barr, and Jim Krosschell.
Leora Skolkin-Smith was interviewed in Lilith magazine about about the re-release of her novel "Hystera" (winner of the Global -Ebooks Award and the USA Book Award in Fiction).
Hamilton Stone author and editorial board member Lynda Schor has a new book from SpuytenDuyvilPress :Sexual Harrassment Rules.
Harriet Rzetelny's short story "Tag Line" will be published soon in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

 

 

Hamilton Stone Has E-Books!

 

More News and Older News

 

Hamilton Stone's First Book published as an E-book First!
Camino Meditations by Kelly Watt

For Kindle, for Nook-- for all e-readers!

 

Meet Kelly Watt and Miguel A. Ortiz on our Authors' Page

 

 

Latest E-books:


Available Light by Reamy Jansen and Dwight's House and Other Stories by Meredith Sue Willis

 

New Book by Hamilton Stone Author Halvard Johnson: Remains to Be Seen from Spuyten Duyvil Press.

Jane Lazarre's INHERITANCE is reviewed on Politerature

Hamilton Stone Review contributor Mike Maggio has a new book out, Granite and Steel.

New Issue of the Hamilton Stone Review is now available! Fiction by Steven Schrader and Jay Baruch, nonfiction by E.J. Myers, poetry by Judith Skillman-- and many, many more!

New Submissions Guidelines for the Hamilton Stone Review

Halvard Johnson reports the death of Hamilton Stone Review poet Sybil Kollar. See poems at Hamilton Stone Review # 5 .

 

Hamilton Stone author wins Global E-book award! Congratulations, Leora Skolkin-Smith!

 

New Issue of The Hamilton Stone Review Now Up!
Fall 2012, Issue #27--

Poetry by Alan Britt, Bill Brown, Keith Dunlap, Myron Ernst, Susan Firer, Howie Good, James Grabill, Jeff Gundy, Rachel N. Heller, Len Krisak, Casandra Lopez, Paul Nelson, Genevieve Payne, Simon Perchik, Ned Randle, Lois Roma-Deely, Elaine Sexton, Tim Suermondt, Lee Upton, and David Woodward; Fiction by Deborah Clearman, Valerie Fox and Arlene Ang, Mike Maggio, Charles Rammelkamp, Andreas Trolf, and Eva White.

 

Eva Kollisch's book mentioned in The Forward

Excellent first review of Sleepwalker's Songs in Hinchas de Poesia

Leora Skolkin-Smith interviewed online in a piece
about the new International Journal Jewishnet

 

Hamilton Stone Editions was at the Brooklyn Book Festival on 9-23-12

Submissions to the Hamilton Stone Review Fall Issue
Now closed.    Complete guidelines here.

 

 

More Recent Books

Sleepwalker's Songs, Poems by James Cervantes                 Homeward Bound by Howard Waskow

 

Sleepwalker's Songs: New and Selected Poems by James Cervantes

James Cervantes's Sleepwalker's Songs seems so sane, its light so much that of the quotidian, that it is only with a certain shock (like that produced by a dream remembered) that one realizes what one has really experienced

                                                                           - T.R. Hummer

 

Cervantes, one can reasonably assume, believes longing is its own music.  Be forewarned. These are the poems of someone who knows the dangers in such music and has chosen to dance to it anyway.

                                     - Sam Pereira

 

 

Homeward Bound: Seeking Satisfaction in the Family by Howard Waskow.

"Readers are accompanied by a wise guide on a journey to understand more deeply the sources of disappointment in their family relationships and to discover potential paths to greater satisfaction in the family and in intimate relationships more generally.."  
                                    —Irene Elkin, PhD Professor Emerita, University of Chicago, Psychotherapy Researcher

 

 

 


 

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More in e-book formats!


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The Cisco Kid in the Bronx by Miguel A. Ortiz & Love and Money by Edith Konecky



 

2012 Books


Sleepwalker's Songs, Poems by James Cervantes ; Homeward Bound by Howard Waskow;
The Cisco Kid in the Bron
x by Miguel A. Ortiz; Fiction and the Facts of Life by Edith Konecky;
Inheritance by Jane Lazarre; and Re-Visions by Meredith Sue Willis

 


 

The Hamilton Stone Review # 26-- Winter 2012
Poetry and Fiction

Poetry by John Allman, Gerard Beirne, Ruth Gooley, KJ Hannah Greenberg, Sarah Marshall, Tim Mayo, Mark J. Mitchell, Simon Perchik, Frederick Pollack, Aaron Poller, and Judith Skillman. Fiction by Ellen Alexander Conley, Jack Dowling, Joachim Frank, Nicholas Grider, Sue Mellins, Suzanne McConnell, Richard Peabody, Susan Robbins, and Jane Zingale.

 


 

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Archives of The Hamilton Stone Review

German Edition of The Ground Under My Feet
Out from Czernin Verlag.

 

 

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Members of Hamilton Stone Editions

Full members: Jim Cervantes, Reamy Jansen, Halvard Johnson, Edith Konecky, Jane Lazarre, Nathan Leslie, Miguel Ortiz, Carole Rosenthal, Harriet Rzetelny, Lynda Schor, and Meredith Sue Willis

 

Editorial Board: Halvard Johnson, Edith Konecky, Carole Rosenthal, Lynda Schor, and Meredith Sue Willis

 

 


 

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