Each year, we gain respect for the responsibility of reading prize entries. We receive creative work in a creative spirit. To all of the writers who submitted, wherever they find themselves on the continuum of skill and confidence, please know that your work was carefully considered, appreciated, and wished well. We’re grateful to Patrick Ryan […]

Connect with TCR editors at “North America’s Largest Literary Conference,” the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference and Bookfair, this year in Washington, DC, February 9-11, and always an opportunity to inspire and be inspired by some of the best contemporary writers, editors, and publishers. Our editor, Anna Schachner, will be at our Bookfair table […]

Dear Readers, we hope you’ll support our mission of “Exporting the South, Importing the World” by investigating our latest offering, Off the Record, from a large group of brave writers. The issue is available for $8 in our TouchNet TCR store. And to all who submitted, thank you – we found an embarrassment of riches, taste […]

A review by Ginger Eager   The Dream Life of Astronauts. Patrick Ryan. The Dial Press. 2016. 272 pp. $26.00 (hardback).   Patrick Ryan’s new collection, The Dream Life of Astronauts, is set on Merritt Island, Florida, a tiny strip of loamy flatland that was home to citrus farms until John F. Kennedy called a […]

And with judges Patrick Ryan in fiction and Jill Talbot in nonfiction, the Lamar York Prizes are opportunities that shouldn’t be missed. For more information, visit our guidelines.  

And sure to inspire your own musings, your own investigations about records undiscovered or unrecoverable . . . or not yet written, or not yet imagined. We found the gutsiest, most thoughtful, wildest, angriest, silliest, vacantly shocking, so shocking as to imply an almost-imperative at times: not within political issues, where we begin within cozy […]

Friday, TCR editors discussed our Classroom Adoption Program for panel attendees at TYC-GA and would like to thank the wonderful attendees. We encourage anyone interested to learn more information at clmp.org/adoption, or email lship@gsu.edu to reserve copies of Off the Record.