NER Author Wins Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

Press 53 LogoCongratulations to Dennis McFadden, winner of the 2016 Press 53 Short Fiction Award for his story collection Jimtown Road.

Kevin Morgan Watson, publisher and judge for the Press 53 Short Fiction Award, writes, “Jimtown Road is a uniquely linked collection of stories that span years and lifetimes, sometimes gritty and hard-hitting, other times laugh-out-loud funny. Each story kept me riveted and I found myself at the end of each looking forward to wherever the next story would take me.”

The book will be published in October.

McFadden has published stories in numerous journals, including Missouri Review, Massachusetts Review, and New England Review, most recently in 35.3.

New Books by NER Writers: Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle 6

“Susan Jackson Rodgers is always right about how life feels. One after another of her extremely different characters—some familiar, some hilariously strange—seems to have been written from within.”
—Alice Mattison, author of When We Argued All Night

“Susan Jackson Rodgers examines the ordinary to extraordinary effect; brings us to the precipice of disaster again and again; then flips our expectations in ways authentic and entirely unpredictable, exposing our mortal wounds, big, small, terrifying, true…”
—Dinah Lenney, author of Bigger Than Life: A Murder, A Memoir

A story from this collection, “Outside,” appeared in NER 27.4.

Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle Six can be purchased from Press 53 or from Powell’s and other booksellers.