The Hamilton Stone Review
Issue # 30 Winter-Spring 2014
2013 Books from Hamilton Stone Editions
Miguel Antonio Ortiz's novel Parental Sins; James Cervantes' poems,
From Mr. Bondo's Unshared Life; Kelly Watt's Camino Meditations
The Hamilton Stone Review publishes twice a year, March and October. Submissions are open August 15 through September 20 for the October issue and January 15 through February 20 for the March Issue, but may close early without notice.
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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.
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.
Poetry by William L. Alton, Dennis Camire, Andrew Cox, William Ford, Anne Britting Oleson, Dave Seter, Judith Skillman, MK Sukach, Robert J. Tillett, and David Trame; Fiction by Steven Schrader, Jay Baruch, Penelope Mermall, and Ed Tato; Nonfiction by E.J. Myers and Reamy Jansen.
Poetryby 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.
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.
Poetry by John Abbott, Lakey Comess, Sharon Cramer, Larry O. Dean, Naomi Guttman, Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, Bruce McRae, Reagan Upshaw, and Anne Whitehouse; Fiction by Miryam Sivan, Gail Greiner, Wendy Shreve, Julia Kaminsky, and Miriam Kelly-Ferguson; and Nonfiction by Vivian Faith Prescott, Michael Hettich, Joan White, Pamela Floyd, and Reamy Jansen.
Poetry by Laura Carter, Ken Champion,William Ford, Hugh Fox, Jeff Gundy,
Michael Hettich, Rich Ives, Anthony Nannetti, Philip Byron Oakes, Simon Perchik, and James Valvis; Fiction by Ken Champion, Kyle Hemmings, Robert James Russell, and Patty Somlo ; and Nonfiction by Jacqueline Doyle, Pamela Floyd, Don Iannucci, Reamy Jansen, Marc Kaminsky, George Lies, Liya Li, Oden Oak, Hannah Schor-Engel, and Randi Ward.
Poetry by Ralph Burns, Hugh Fox, Matthew Haughton, Halvard Johnson, Renee Nelson, Tam Lin Neville, Keith Ratzlaff, Tom Sheehan, Judith Skillman, and Delia Tramontina; fiction by Curt Eriksen, Lori Horvitz, Anna Jaquiery, and Corey Mesler; Nonfiction by Neal Kreitzer, Liya Li, Oden Oak, Soo Na Pak, and Joan White.
Poetry by Billy Cancel, Sherry Chandler, Wayne Dodd, Lara Dolphin, Howard Good, James Harms, Lyn Lifshin, Donal Mahoney, Simon Perchik, Roger Pfingston, Adam Sol, Don Stinson, Davide Trame, James Valvis; Fiction by Gerry Albarelli, J. Linn Allen, Roberta Allen, Edith Konecky, and Kathrin Perutz.
Poetry by Carol Berg, Iain Britton, Jessie Carty, Ken Champion, W. Frank, Alice Friman, Peter Greico, Anne Haines, Reamy Jansen, A.F. Moritz, Linda Ravenswood, Kevin Stein; Nonfiction by Faye Rapoport DesPres, Linda M. Hasselstrom, Sue Ring deRosset, and Marianne Rogoff.
Poetry by Matthew DeBord, Elizabeth Dodd, Steve Ely, Susan Firer, Jeff Gundy, James Hazard, Jane Hilberry, Christine Holland, George Kalamaras, Karen Kovacik, Mercedes Lawry, Alison Luterman, David Mason, Christine Rhein, Elaine Sexton, Sean Singer, Joe Somoza, Bert Stern, Richard Stolorow, Chase Twichell, Mark Young, and Harriet Zinnes; Fiction by Jack Dowling, Beverly Gologorsky, Sybil Kollar, Jocelyn Lieu, and Miguel Antonio Ortiz; Nonfiction by Sherisse Alvarez, CL Bledsoe, Clyde L. Borg, Chris Echaurre, Christina Holzhauser, Randall Horton, Ingrid Hughes, Jim McGarrah, and Meg Morley.
Poetry by Nathan Leslie. Fiction by Jan Clausen, Dave Engeldrum, Jackie Ernst, Laurence Klavan, Angela Lang, Corey Mesler, Leora Skolkin-Smith, and Barry Spacks. Nonfiction by Kelle Groom, Rigoberto Gonzalez, James Richardson, and Damon Shaw.
Poetry by CL Bledsoe, James Grabill, Libby Hart, Nicholas Karavatos, Kathleen Kenny, Sandy McIntosh, Rodney Nelson, and David Woodward. Fiction by Miriam N. Kotzin, Jen Micharski, Charles Rammelkamp, Grant Tracey, and Joyce Yarrow.
Poetry by Alan Baker, Pēters Brūveris, Andrew Burke, Ashok Niyogi, Camille Martin, Dan Raphael, Karla Linn Merrifield, Dion Farquhar, Scott Hammer, Philip Byron Oakes. and Stephen Vincent. Fiction by Jay Baruch. Summer Block, James Cervantes, Dot DeLuitzo, Andrew J. Madigan, Michael Shannon, Diane Simmons, and Robert Wexelblatt.
Poetry by Maggie Anderson, Debbie Benedetti, Laura Bentley. Mary Lucille DeBerry, Cheryl Denise, Victor Depta. Harry Gieg, Chris Green, Marc Harshman, Kirk Judd, P.J. Laska , Jeff Mann, John McKernan, Llewellyn McKernan, Phyllis Moore, Eddy Pendarvis, Sue Ann Simar, Barbara Smith , Anna Egan Smucker, Beth Staley, Sandy Vrana , Randi Ward, Sherrell Wigal; and prose by Dory AdamsBelinda Anderson, Colleen Anderson, Crystal Allene Cook, Lori D'Angelo, Denise Giardina, Patricia Hopper, Norman Julian, Deane Lindsey Kern, Chuck Kinder, Gretchen Moran Laskas, George Lies, Susan Maczko, Keith Maillard, Marie Manilla, Katherine Manley, Lee Maynard, Phyllis Moore, Ann Pancake, Cat Pleska, Carter Seaton, Kevin Stewart, M. Glenn Taylor, and Dolly Withrow.
Fiction by J. C. Frampton, Luke Rolfes, Sharmila Mukherjee, Nora Costello, and Hallie Elizabeth Newton. Poetry by Chad Heltzel, Reamy Jansen, Allen Bramhall, Gabriele Quartero, Meg Pokrass, Sheila Murphy and Douglas Barbour, Joseph Somoza, Craig Cotter, Janet Butler, Robert E. Wood, Rick Marlatt, Simon Perchik, Ron Winkler
Featuring selections from Hamilton Stone Edition's 2008 Book List by Rebecca Kavaler, Jane Lazarre, Eva Kollisch, and Rochelle Ratner; and poetry by Bobbi Lurie, CL Bledsoe, David Thornbrugh, Alex Cigale, Georgios Tsangaris, John M. Bennett, Burt Kimmelman, Jamie Cooper, Cheyenne Nimes, and Laurie Price.
Fiction by Helen Duberstein, Anne Earney, Joan Newburger, and Niama Leslie Williams; and poetry by Stephen Baraban, Gary Beck, Hugh Fox, Skip Fox, James Grabill , Holly Iglesias, Roger Mitchell, Sheila E. Murphy, Gianina Opris, Suzanne Ryan, Gregory Vincent St. Tomasino, and Mark Weiss.
Fiction by Mary Chang, Daniel Coshnear, Nelson Eshleman, Tom Fillion, Semia Harbawi, Remy Jansen, Robert Miltner, Chris Semansky; nonfiction by Judith Jenya; and poetry by John M. Bennett, Jenn Blair, CL Bledsoe, Mark DuCharme, Bob Marcacci, Ashok Niyogi, Philip Byron Oakes,Doug Ramspeck, Jessy Randall, Rochelle Ratner, Daniel M. Shapiro, Amanda Silbernagel, and Davide Trame.
Fiction by Marilyn Coffey, Julie Compton, Harold Klapper, Sybil Kollar, and Suzanne McConnell; nonfiction by Jim Murphy; and poetry by Maxianne Berger, Andrew Burke, James Davies, Roger Day, Mary Rising Higgins, Rodney Nelson, Maurice Oliver, Simon Perchik, Elizabeth Kate Switaj, R. L. Swihart, Sally Van Doren, Jason Wilkinson, Michael Young, and Changming Yuan.
Fiction by Stephanie Bachula, Ken Champion, Hugh Fox, Brian E. Langston, Denise Mann, and Wayne Scheer; and poetry by Crag Hill, Jan Clausen, Peter Munro, John M. Bennett, Sandy McIntosh, Roy Frisvold, Jéanpaul Ferro, Hugh Fox, Joel Solonche, Scott Keeney, and Glenn Bach.
Fiction by D. L. Luke, Grant Tracey, Aaron Gilbreath, Charles Rammelkamp, and Mark MacNamara; nonfiction by Lori Horvitz and Tim Murphy; and poetry by Rodney Nelson, kari edwards, Sybil Kollar, Lanny Quarles, Michelle Greenblatt and Sheila E. Murphy, Jan Clausen, Jeanne Shannon, Alan Sondheim, Janet Jackson, Bob Marcacci, and Simon Perchik.
Fiction by Thaddeus Rutkowski, Jason Rice, Darryl Halbrooks, and Raymond Federman, and poetry by Katherine Holmes, Mary Rising Higgins, Sam Pereira, Harry Nudel,Cortney Davis, Bruce Covey, Alan Sondheim, CL Bledsoe, Jon Leon, James Cervantes, and Richard Kostelanetz.
Fiction by Sheila Kohler, Eva Kollisch, Kathrin Perutz, and Karen Satran; and poetry by Ioan Flora, Kenneth Wolman, L. N. Allen, Lynn Levin, Rodney Nelson, Maurice Oliver, Sarah Birl, Mark Young, and Maxianne Berger.\
Fiction by Pat MacEnulty, Ramsey Wilkins, and Masha Zager , and poetry by Gene Frumkin, Amy King, Kenneth Pobo, Joseph Somoza, David Hopes, Stephen Vincent, Bob Marcacci, Harriet Zinnes, Kerry O'Keefe, Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino, Eileen Tabios, Frederick Pollack, and David Howard.
Fiction by Sybil Kollar, Sue Mellins, Lance Olsen, and poetry by Deborah Poe, Alan Brilliant, Susan Donnelly, Paul Murphy, Catherine Daly, Tad Richards, Sybil Kollar, Todd Swift, mIEKAL aND, Roy Frisvold, Rochelle Ratner, Hugh Steinberg, William Sylvester, Tim Martin, Andrew Lundwall, Burt Kimmelman, James Cervantes, Skip Fox, Sheila E. Murphy, and César Vallejo (translated by Rebecca Seiferle)
issue no. 4, fall 2004 All Fiction Issue
Fiction by members of the Hamilton Stone Collective: Halvard Johnson, Rebecca Kavaler, Edith Konecky, Carole Rosenthal, Lynda Schor, and Meredith Sue Willis
issue no. 3, summer 2004 All Poetry Issue
Poems by Jordan Davis, Harriet Zinnes, Edward Field, Gene Frumkin, Zan Ross, Barry Alpert. Hugh Seidman, Alvin Greenberg, and Mary Rising Higgins.
Poems by Jane Augustine, Michael Heller, Rebecca Kavaler, Sybil Kollar, Larry Goodell, Lewis LaCook, Roger Mitchell, Tom Raworth , Rochelle Ratner, and Joseph Somoza. Fiction by Jane Lazarre, Richard Perry, and Susan Robbins.
Poems by James V. Cervantes, Wendy Battin, Dick Allen, and Gwyn McVay.
Fiction by Joan Newburger, Ellen Alexander Conley, and Shelley Ettinger.
The Hamilton Stone Review is part of a movement of small, independent publishers and publications dedicated to distributing high quality fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. We intend to encourage writers, whether unpublished or established, by bringing their work to readers by way of this online literary magazine.
Submissions for Issue 30 of The Hamilton Stone Review, March 2014, are now closed. Read detailed information below.
Hamilton Stone Editions, the book publisher, does NOT accept unsolicited manuscripts.
The Hamilton Stone Review, an online literary magazine, publishes two issues a year, in March and October. Submissions guidelines vary with genre and season and may close without notice. The submissions period for the October issue is approximately August 15 through September 20.
The submissions period for the March Issue is approximately January 15 through February 20.
Nonfiction submissions are now closed. When they reopen, send e-mail submissions only to Reamy Jansen at email@example.com with "HSR" in the subject line.
Poetry submissions are now closed. When they reopen, send e-mail submissions only to Roger Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org with "HSR" in the subject line. Roger Mitchell says, "HSR has no esthetic or other agenda, looks for poetry that convinces by its knowledge and intensity, however they may already exist and/or come into being on the page."
Fiction submissions are now closed. When they reopen, send e-mail submissions only of 12 pages or fewer (double-spaced) to Lynda Schor at email@example.com. We're especially interested in unusual and experimental writing, and short shorts. Please note: fiction submissions must have " HSR" in the subject line. Other submissions get lost.
No snail mail submissions, please. It's a good idea to include your work in both the message and an attachment. Don't forget to put "HSR submission from [your name]" in your subject line.
Poetry Editor Issue 1, Fall 2003: Halvard Johnson.
Fiction Editor Issue 1, Fall 2003: Meredith Sue Willis.
Poetry Editor Issue 2, Spring 2004: Halvard Johnson.
Fiction Editor Issue 2 Spring 2004: Carole Rosenthal.
Editor Issue 3, Summer 2004: Halvard Johnson.
Editors Issue 4, Fall 2004: Rebecca Kavaler & Edith Konecky
Poetry Editor Issue 5, Winter 2005: Halvard Johnson.
Fiction Editor Issue 5, Winter 2005: Carole Rosenthal
Poetry Editor Issue 6, Summer 2005: Halvard Johnson.
Fiction Editor Issue 6, Summer 2005: Lynda Schor
Poetry Editor Issue 7, Fall 2005: Halvard Johnson.
Fiction Editors Issue 7, Fall 2005: Rebecca Kavaler & Edith Konecky
Poetry Editor Issue 8, Winter 2006 : Halvard Johnson.
Fiction Editor Issue 8, Winter 2006: Lynda Schor
Poetry Editor Issue 9, Spring 2006: Halvard Johnson.
Fiction Editor Issue 9, Spring 2006: Nathan Leslie
Non-fiction Editor Issue 9, Spring 2006: Lynda Schor
Poetry Editor Issue 10, Fall 2006: Halvard Johnson.
Fiction Editor Issue 10, Fall 2006: Meredith Sue Willis
Poetry Editor Issue 11, Winter 2007: Halvard Johnson.
Fiction Editor Issue 11, Winter 2007: Carole Rosenthal
Nonfiction Editor Issue 11, Winter 2007: Lynda Schor
Poetry Editor Issue 12, Summer 2007: Halvard Johnson.
Fiction Editor Issue 12, Summer 2007: Lynda Schor
Nonfiction Editor Issue 12, Summer 2007: Lynda Schor
Poetry Editor Issue 13, Fall 2007: Halvard Johnson.
Fiction Editor Issue 13, Fall 2007: Edith Konecky
Poetry Editor Issue 14, Winter 2008: Halvard Johnson.
Fiction Editor Issue 14, Winter 2008: Meredith Sue Willis
Poetry Editor Issue 15, Summer 2008: Halvard Johnson.
Fiction Editor Issue 15, Summer 2008: Lynda Schor
Editor Issue 16, Fall 2008--The West Virginia Issue: Meredith Sue Willis
Poetry Editor Issue 17, Winter 2009: Halvard Johnson.
Fiction Editor Issue 17, Winter 2009: Lynda Schor
Poetry Editor Issue 18, Summer 2009: Halvard Johnson.
Fiction Editor Issue 18, Summer 2009: Nathan Leslie.
Fiction Editor Issue 19, Fall 2009: Lynda Schor.
Nonfiction Editor Issue 19, Fall 2009: Reamy Jansen.
Poetry Editor Issue 20, Winter-Spring 2010: Roger Mitchell.
Fiction Editor Issue 20, Winter-Spring 2010: Lynda Schor.
Nonfiction Editor Issue 20, Winter-Spring 2010: Reamy Jansen.
Poetry Editor Issue 21, Summer 2010: Roger Mitchell.
Nonfiction Editor Issue 21, Summer 2010: Reamy Jansen.
Poetry Editor Issue 22, Fall 2010: Roger Mitchell.
Fiction Editor Issue 22, Fall 2010: Edith Konecky.
Poetry Editor Issue 23, Winter 2011: Roger Mitchell.
Fiction Editor Issue 23, Winter 2011: Lynda Schor.
Nonfiction Editor Issue 23, Winter 2011: Reamy Jansen.
Poetry Editor Issue 24, Summer 2011: Roger Mitchell.
Fiction Editor Issue 24, Summer 2011: Meredith Sue Willis.
Nonfiction Editor Issue 24, Summer 2011: Reamy Jansen.
Poetry Editor Issue 25, Fall 2011: Roger Mitchell.
Fiction Editor Issue 25, Fall 2011: Harriet Rzetelny.
Nonfiction Editor Issue 25, Fall 2011: Reamy Jansen.
Poetry Editor Issue 26, Winter 2012: Roger Mitchell
Fiction Editor Issue 26, WInter 2012: Carole Rosenthal
Poetry Editor Issue 27, Fall 2012: Roger Mitchell
Fiction Editor Issue 27, Fall 2012: Nathan Leslie
Poetry Editor Issue 28, Spring 2013: Roger Mitchell.
Fiction Editor Issue 28, Spring 2013: Miguel A. Ortiz.
Nonfiction Editor Issue 28, Spring 2013: Reamy Jansen.
Poetry Editor Issue 29, Fall 2013: Roger Mitchell.
Fiction Editor Issue 29, Fall 2013: Lynda Schor.
Nonfiction Editor Issue 29, Fall 2013: Reamy Jansen.
Poetry Editor Issue 30, Winter-Spring 2014: Roger Mitchell.
Fiction Editor Issue 30, Winter-Spring 2014: Carole Rosenthal.
Nonfiction Editor Issue 30, Winter-Spring 2014: Reamy Jansen.
In April of 2010, Hamilton Stone Editions published Reamy Jansen's Available Light, Recollections and Reflections of a Son, a set of linked essays on fathers and sons, generations and mortality. Jansen’s work—essays, poems, fiction—has appeared in a variety of publications, such as Gargoyle, Alimentum (www.ninetymeetsinninetydays.com) Fugue, The Bloomsbury Review, LIT, Innisfree Poetry Journal and 32 Poems-Vol. 6, No. 1(www.32poems.com/issues), among others, and are reprinted in www.enskyment.org and www.ninetymeetingsinninetydays.com. His works in Hamilton Stone Review are in issues 12, 15, and 21. Jansen is also a long-time Contributing Editor to The Bloomsbury Review of Books and is the creator of it short essay section, “Out of Bounds.” He is also a founding Board member of Radical Teacher, along with Paul Lauter, Richard Ohmann, Louis Kampf, having co-edited the issue on privatization with Dick Ohmann. He has blogged for Radical Teacher as well, and was an editor for University Review where he interviewed Norman Mailer and later Jerzy Kosinski. Other interviews have included Li-Young Lee (collected in Breaking the Alabaster Jar, Conversations with Li-Young Lee, BOA, 2009) as well as D. Nurkse, Cornelius Eady, Michael Cunningham and David Means. He was vice president of the National Book Critics Circle for 6 years.
Halvard Johnson, the poetry editor of The Hamilton Stone Review for its first 18 issues, was born in Newburgh, New York, and grew up in New York City and the Hudson Valley. His poetry and fiction have appeared in Puerto del Sol, Wisconsin Review, Mudfish, Poetry: New York, For Poetry, CrossConnect, Salt River Review, Blue Moon Review, Crania, Gulf Stream, The Florida Review and Synaesthetic. He has lived and worked in Chicago, Illinois; El Paso, Texas; Cayey, Puerto Rico; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Maryland, and New York City. For many years he taught overseas in the European and Far East divisions of the University of Maryland.
Nathan Leslie is the author of six books of short fiction, one book of poetry and editor of two anthologies. He is the fiction editor for Pedestal Magazine and was the series editor for Best of the Web. He lives in Northern Virginia, and teaches at Northern Virginia Community College.
Roger Mitchell is the author of ten books of poetry, most recently Lemon Peeled the Moment Before: New and selected Poems, 1967-2008, published by Ausable Press. He taught for many years in the English department at Indiana University and now lives in wayupstate New York near the Canadian border. See some of his poetry in HSR # 13 and in HSR #2 .
Lynda Schor is the author of four collections of short fiction, and a multitude of anthologized stories, magazine articles and reviews. Her fifth and latest collection of stories, SEDUCTIONS: Stories of Love & Art. has just been published by Spuyten Duyvil Press.
Edith Konecky is the author of Allegra Maud Goldman, in print for most of the years since its 1976 publication; A Place at the Table, Past Sorrows & Coming Attractions, and View from the North.
Miguel Antonio Ortiz is the author to King of Swords, a historical novel set during the Spanish-American War in Puerto Rico; and The Cisco Kid In The Bronx, an episodic novel about coming of age in New York City. He was an editor of Hanging Loose magazine and publications director at Teachers & Writers Collaborative. He worked for Chase, Merrill Lynch and TIAA-CREF as a computer analyst and programmer. Currently he lives and writes in Brooklyn.
Carole Rosenthal is the author of It Doesn't Have To Be Me, a collection of short stories. Her fiction appears in a wide variety of periodicals, ranging from literary magazines like Transatlantic Review, Confrontation, Other Voices, and The Cream City Review, to Mother Jones, and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Her frequently anthologized short stories have been dramatized for radio and television, translated into eleven languages, and her articles and reviews published in newspapers and with presses including Dell, Arbor House, and the Modern Language Association. She teaches at Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, where she is a Distinguished Professor. She lives part-time in New York City and part-time in the Catskills.
Harriet Rzetelny is a writer, singer and clinical social worker. She began her writing career as a humorous feature writer for The Village Voice, and The Soho Weekly News. Since then she has published mystery fiction in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and has been nominated for several awards, including a Derringer Award for her 2003 story, Amazing Grace. Her most current non-mystery short fiction has been published in the Bellevue Literary Review, a journal of humanity and human experience, and has recently been anthologized in The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review. Harriet’s novel, Graveyard Blues, was published in 2010 by Hamilton Stone Editions.
Meredith Sue Willis is the author of more than 18 books from publishers including Charles Scribner's Sons, Ohio University Press, Montemayor Press, HarperCollins, and-- Hamilton Stone Editions. The New York Times Book Review said of her first book of short stories, In the Mountains of America: "Ms. Willis...provides a[n]...important lesson on the nature and function of literature itself."
From the West Virginia Writers, Inc. Newsletter:
The Hamilton Stone Review is part of a movement of small, independent publishers dedicated to distributing high quality fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Their intent is to encourage writers, whether unpublished or established, by bringing their work to readers by way of this online literary magazine. For the latest issue, those of better judgment at this widely respected literary magazine have handed the reigns to author, teacher, and West Virginia expatriate, Meredith Sue Willis. She has gathered some of the best of the best of the mountain state to create 'The West Virginia Issue' [Number 16, Fall 2008]. Don't hesitate to download this to your computer, sit back, and enjoy the fruits of the children of these hills' labor. Enjoy! . . . and thank you Meredith Sue Willis!
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-- Carter Seaton
I love what you and other editors are building on the web in The Hamilton Stone Review -- range, depth, writing that takes chances, makes changes... I can't ask for more as reader and writer.
-- Crag Hill, Moscow, Idaho
Eva Kollisch's "Stealing" [HSR Issue # 7, Fall 2005] is a deeply penetrating story....The imaginary dialogue between the old lady, Lisa, and her school-age alter ego, Fev, spanning so many years of single life, gives a tender poignancy to the story. It's a feeling similar to what I felt towards the end of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. -- Lawrence Israel
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