Leslie Pietrzyk Reading: Thursday, September 29


Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:00 pm UMSL North Campus SSB 331 (The bldg next to the Tower) 1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63121  Author Leslie Piertryzk will read from her newest short story collection, This Angel On My Chest, winner of the 2015 Drue Heinz award. Kirkus Reviews named it one of the 16 best story collections of the year! Books will be on sale, and the author will discuss writing linked stories and answer questions. Contact Mary Troy (marytroy@umsl.edu) or directions if needed.





For more on Leslie Piertryzk‘s writing, go to: http://lesliepietrzyk.com/



Issue #35 Release Party with Boulevard

The editors of Boulevard and Natural Bridge are delighted to invite you to a reading in celebration of our spring issues!




The event is free and open to the public and will be held at Dressel’s Public House. Wednesday, May 25th starting at 6:30 PM.

Featuring writers from the issues, including Adrian Matejka, Angela Mitchell, Travis Mossotti, and Mary Troy.

Click the image above for a link to the Facebook event page with more information.

Issue #30 Now Available

Natural Bridge Issue #30 is Edited by Shane Seely and continues Natural Bridge‘s tradition of featuring the best new work from emerging and established writers, including a new three-part interview with Amanda Coplin.

Here is an excerpt from Seely’s introduction:

To edit a literary journal is to gain special insight into the ecosystem of contemporary literary writing. If reading a literary journal is like going to a fish market, then editing one is like hauling up a trawler net: we see not just the fleshy beauties packed in ice, but the full biome —everything that the ecosystem offers. And, while our oceans struggle under the pressure of our hungers, our literary ecosystem flourishes: each week, I and my editorial team found writhing in our nets an astonishing variety of living, breathing literary work. It became quickly clear what we might otherwise forget: that the world is full of writers. Brave, wild, passionate, dedicated writers. It was heartening, amid the constant reports of the waning of the written word, to be so reminded.

Of course, most of the writing we hauled up we had to throw back. Some didn’t suit us. Some was too similar or too different from what we had already taken. We made some tough decisions. We argued. We digressed. We ate leftover birthday cake. In the end, we brought back a clutch of rich, powerful writing that we are proud to present to readers. These are the fleshy beauties, presented for your pleasure and your illumination.

Issue 28 Available Now!

Natural Bridge Issue 28 is guest edited by John Dalton and continues Natural Bridge‘s tradition of featuring the best new work from emerging and established writers, including a new three-part interview with Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

From the introduction:

It’s tricky business trying to define for readers—even discerning and avid readers—what exactly is the difference between literary and genre fiction. At best you’ll end up sounding condescending. At worst you’ll speak in generalizations that turn out to be partly or mostly wrong.

Continue reading the introduction.