1913's Kickstarter + Bravura Cool!

Dear friends de 1913,
Please join us in welcoming these new-new projects into the world like party frocks, chicks, & eggs!
Cheers & Aprils to all,
New NOW from 1913 press!
Bravura Cool by Jane Lewty
The Transfer Tree by Karena Youtz
Congratulations to Scott McFarland, whose book O, Human Microphone won the 2012 1913 Prize for 1st Books selected by Rae Armantrout!
Congrats to Brenda Iijima & Sarah Riggs, whose books were selected for the 2012 Open Reading Period!
...stay tuned soon for:
1913 a journal of forms' Issue 6
Big House/Disclosure & Four Electric Ghosts by Mendi+Keith Obadike
Kala Pani by Monica Mody
Strong Suits by Brad Flis
The Wrong Book by Nathaniel Otting
Hg-the liquid by Ward Tietz
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1913 meets 2013!

Welcome to 2013 all...the 10th/100th anniversary of 1913!

We have radical plans planned, beginning with a brand new book:

The Transfer Tree by Karena Youtz... 
available NOW from 1913 Press & SPD! 
Here & here.

And we are simply agog to announce TWO absolutely stunning selections from 1913's Open Reading Period 2012:

Untimely Death is Driven Out Beyond the Horizon 
by Brenda Iijima 

Pomme & Granite 
by Sarah Riggs

Thanks to all who sent their wonderful works our way.

We’d like to single out the following dizzyingly excellent manuscripts, among a field of so many fine excellents:

Anais Nin: I of the Storm by Kazim Ali 
The Posture of Contour: A Public Primer by James Belflower 
Abra by Amaranth Borsuk & Kate Durbin 
Quantum Poetics: The Word and Its Earthwork by Amy Catanzano 
Talks Over Stolen Food by Jon Cotner & Andy Fitch 
seer/SUCKER by Steve Halle 
Third Sound by Kevin Holden 
Nineties by Lucy Ives 
Dead Man’s Hat by Quincy Jones 
Nonfiction by Shane McCrae 
You’re Going to Miss Me When You’re Bored by Justin Marks 
Very Different Animals by Frank Sherlock 
Jacques Lipchitz by Paul Siegell 
Pay Per View by Tony Trigilio 
Meadow Slasher by Joshua Marie Wilkinson

Stay tuned soon for Bravura Cool by Jane Lewty ...and maybe 1,913 things or more!

1913 Prize results!

We are delighted to announce that Rae Armantrout has selected  

“O, Human Microphone” by Scott McFarland 

for publication by 1913 Press as winner of 2012’s 1913 Prize for 1st Books!

There were so many wild, wonderful, and truly exquisite submissions, and we thank everyone who entered.

We’d especially like to honor the following 12 finalists, whose first books are exciting news of what’s afoot:


Eric Amling
Junior Clemens
Dennis Etzel Jr.
Leora Fridman
Leif Haven
Lauren Ireland
Drew Krewer
Ji Yoon Lee
Stephanie Luczajko
Athena Nilssen
Andrew Terhune
Elizabeth Clark Wessel

The editors would also like to recognize the following truly wonderful semifinalists whose stunning work stood out in the mix:


Stephanie Anderson
Elaine Bleakney
Raymond Johnde Borja
Wendy Burk
Loretta Clodfelter
Thomas Cook
Jeanine Deibel
Jane Gregory
Christine Herzer
Jen Hyde
Steven Karl
Paula Koneazny
M. Mack
Stephen Mead
Juan Daniel Millan
Alexandra Nichols
Frances Justine Post
Afton Wilky

We wish all those who entered the best of luck, and we look forward to reading you in the years to come.

Very best,

Thank yous!

thx to all of yall who submitted manuscripts to 1913's 1st Book & Open Book reading periods...we'll be ogling yr work over the summer with news by fall...hoo-ray! cheers, 1913.

1913 Prize for 1st Books: Selected by Rae Armantrout!

The 1913 Prize lives on! 1913 will read submissions for a FIRST BOOK in ANY (or NO) GENRE during the month of MAY 2012! We are especially tickled to announce that RAE ARMANTROUT will select the winning book(s)! We are delighted to accept your submissions online via Submittable (formerly Submishmash) from MAY 1-MAY 31, 2012. The winning writer may not have previously published any book-length collection in any genre (chapbooks are ok). 1913 abides by all fair & sensible guidelines in its reading of submissions. No genre, length, or other restrictions; submit any work, in any form. We are simply on the lookout for the best & baddest work out there. Please sign up for our mailing list to receive updates. And find us on Facebook & other likely places! The winning book(s) will be announced by September 30, 2012. All work submitted will also be considered for inclusion in 1913 a journal of forms. Reading fee = $25 Click here to submit! We look forward to reading you…

so much news from 1913...

Announcing 1913’s newest publications:

Conversities ($14) by Dan Beachy-Quick & Srikanth Reddy
READ: an anthology of inter-translation ($12, Sarah Riggs & Cole Swensen, eds.) featuring work in French & English by Jen Bervin, Joshua Beckman, Donna Stonecipher, Stéphane Bouquet, Vincent Broqua, & Martin Richet

…both available NOW via 1913press.org & Small Press Distribution

In other 1913 news:

We will be reading for the 1913 Prize for 1st books from May 1-May 31st, 2012—to be selected by Rae Armantrout!

We will read for all other/non-1st books in the month of June, to be selected by the editors.

Look out for 1913 a journal of forms’ Issue 6 later this spring, in addition to new books by Nathaniel Otting, Jane Lewty, Brad Flis, Karena Youtz, & Mendi+Keith Obadike.

Happy spring things to all,

1913 off-site & outta sight @ AWP

1913 Press is excited to be launching a brand new collaborative book--"Conversities" by Dan Beachy-Quick & Srikanth Reddy--at AWP this week. Please join us for an off-site reading at The Empty Bottle before the madness begins. 1913 Press & La Presse will be at table i10 in Table X land all week...please stop by & check out the new book & other 1913 goodies, grab some swag, say cheerio.

Wednesday 2/29
1913, Canarium Books, & The Iowa Review
Location: The Empty Bottle - 1444 W. Chicago
Cost: free
Join Dan Beachy-Quick, Srikanth Reddy, Darcie Dennigan, and Anthony Madrid as they launch their books with short readings, generous pours (cash only, of course), and lots of smiles. And stay for the AWP Chicago Kick-off Party!

Lovely review of "Conversities" in its earlier chapbook iterations at Jacket2.

Hooray for Brad Flis!

1913 Press congratulates Brad Flis, whose most excellent manuscript “Strong Suits” has been selected by the editors for publication in 2012. And a HUGE thanks to the many fabulous writers who also submitted their work to the 1913 Press Open Reading Period in 2011.