Here's some excellent news for both Kyle and Dzanc Books:
Dzanc Books to Publish Kyle Minor
November 26, 2007 - Ann Arbor, MI—Dzanc Books is proud to announce that it will publish a collection of stories and a novella by Kyle Minor in late 2008. Kyle Minor's work has appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, among them The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, Surreal South (Press 53, 2007), and Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers: The Best New Voices of 2006 (Random House, 2006). His work, much of which falls into the category of longer stories, has been nominated twice for Pushcart Prizes, and one of the stories won the Tara M. Kroger Prize for Short Fiction.
Kyle is also co-editor, with Okla Elliott, of The Other Chekhov (New American Press, 2008). His writing has been lauded by The Atlantic Monthly, The Columbus Dispatch, and Random House. Originally from Florida, he now lives in Ohio, where he is Visiting Writer at the University of Toledo.
“Both Steve and I had been well aware of Kyle’s fantastic non-fiction writing,” said Dan Wickett, “but it wasn’t until reading his incredible novella, “A Day Meant to Do Less,” in The Gettysburg Review that we had really thought about the possibility of publishing his fiction. When we investigated, it turned out he was nearly ready to put finishing touches on his manuscript, and it was during these talks with Kyle that we realized how much of his material we had read, and enjoyed, and remembered fairly vividly. We are really excited to bring the first full book of Kyle Minor-only fiction to the literary world. He’s an incredible young writer to keep your eyes on.”
About Dzanc Books
Dzanc Books was created in 2006 to advance great writing and champion those writers who don’t fit neatly into the marketing niches of for-profit presses. As a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, Dzanc Books not only publishes literary fiction, but works in partnership with literary journals to advance their readership at every level. Dzanc is also fully committed to developing educational programs in schools. For more information on Dzanc Books and its mission, books, authors, awards, and programs, please visit www.dzancbooks.org.
- Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.