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Publisher of the Month
Write Bloody Publishing
Write Bloody Publishing stands out for its humbleness and openess. On their websiite, they state, "We are grass roots, DIY, boot strap believers who believe that great poetry changes people for the better" and that they "call [themselves] a family." What really stands out is the aesthetic of their books, with many taking on simple but memorable designs that show artistic integrity. Learn more about Write Bloody Publishing here!
Literary Journal of the Month
The Phare is a literary magazine based in the UK that is not "proscriptive" and that likes "reading words that hold a mirror up to [themselves] – something that reflects the truth of being human over the oceans of uncertainty." Immediately we were pulled in by the tranquil oceanic and lighthouse visuals on their website; the aesthetic was a perfect fit for the style of work we found. And the work is excellent. The Phare's stories came in many forms, with some stories simple and others with the dictional finesse of a long-working storyteller. The Phare's work brings truth and uncertainty to the forefront of thought with no limitations. Don't limit yourself by not reading. Learn more about The Phare here!
Book of the Month
The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston
Ashley Poston's The Dead Romantics is a paranormal romance that follows the curious life of Florence Day, a ghostwriter who can see ghosts, whose whole world is turned upside down following the death of her father. Returning home to her family’s funeral parlor, the last person she expects to see is Benji Andor, Florence’s well read, but apparently dead editor, knocking on the front door. Poston strikes a perfect balance between humor and heartache in this brilliantly original story about life, death, love and grief. If you are interested in a romance that will make you laugh just as much as it will make you cry, you can find The Dead Romantics and Poston's other works here!