421 Atlanta 2016 Release Dates!

421 Atlanta 2016 Release Dates!

421 Atlanta is in full production mode on our four 2016 releases. The countdown begins! March 1: Earth Science by Sarah Green March 15: Oosh Boosh by Shannon Burns March 29: Murder by Jane Liddle April 12: Lay Me Low by Chris Cheney All books will be for sale at AWP. Pre-orders will open soon. Look for readings and events in your...
Announcing the 421 Atlanta 2016 Catalog!

Announcing the 421 Atlanta 2016 Catalog!

After receiving something like 71 nominations for who to publish next through the Secret Book Scouts submissions, 421 Atlanta has selected 4 manuscripts to publish in 2016! They are: Sarah Green EARTH SCIENCE poetry Scouted by Chad Reynolds Jane Liddle MURDER short prose Scouted by Sean Doyle Chris Cheney LAY ME LOW poetry Scouted by Rachel B. Glaser Shannon Burns OOSH BOOSH poetry Scouted by Emily Pettit Thank you to everyone who participated in the Secret Book Scouts submissions. It was special and beautiful to read these little love letters that people wrote about authors they believe in. Thank you to these four authors for entrusting their brilliant manuscripts to 421 Atlanta. I hope to do right by them! And hey! Thanks to all of everyone who supports this press and independent...
Secret Book Scouts: Whose book should we publish next?

Secret Book Scouts: Whose book should we publish next?

  As of 4/21, 421 Atlanta is now taking nominations for the next author we publish. Whose book should we publish next? Tell us! Anyone can be a secret book scout, and you can nominate anyone whose writing you believe in, whether you know them or not (as long as it’s secret). Maybe you’ve read an incredible essay by someone online but they don’t have a collection yet. Maybe your friend has only published poetry but has a great novella manuscript just waiting for the right press. NOMINATE HERE. If we publish an author you recommend, you will receive a finder’s fee in the form of some 421 Atlanta books (including 5 copies of the book you nominated) and swag. We will celebrate your excellent scouting skills in every way we can! On your honor, please do not ask someone else to nominate you. Nominations will be open for a...
The Motion Trailer and E-book

The Motion Trailer and E-book

Look at this beautiful video made by Meggie Green and Michael Inscoe. It’s a trailer for The Motion by Lucy K Shaw but it also its own experience. The e-book for The Motion is now available for $5. Buy it...
THE MOTION by Lucy K Shaw

THE MOTION by Lucy K Shaw

  Lucy K Shaw’s debut collection of stories, THE MOTION, will ship on March 31. It’s available for pre-order now. Read the story about how THE MOTION became a book.  Read about Lucy in Spanish! Read an excerpt from the book at Dazed Digital and read a feature on the Shabby Dollhouse Reader at Dazed Digital,...
421

421

Earlier this year*, I bought a little bungalow called the 421. So far, there is a signature 421 cocktail and a 421 pizza. There is a 421 breakfast sandwich. Linguistic maps here. Also this year**, I printed COLLECTED ADULT LESSONS, a small book of poems, a few of which appeared in my 2010 chapbook Selected Adult Lessons from Agnes Fox Press, the rest of which were previously uncollected. As I prepared CAL for publication, in consultation with publishing and editing don Adam Robinson, I discovered that, in addition to a bungalow, cocktail, pizza, and breakfast sandwich, 421 would become a press, starting now. So, here goes! * 2013, which won’t always be *this* year, admittedly. ** See...
Warrior Women in Wonderland: Photo Booth!

Warrior Women in Wonderland: Photo Booth!

What do you do when a triple book release party has a trio of themes? Well, if you are 421 Atlanta, Rose Metal Press, and Little, Brown, and those themes are Joan of Arc, Alice in Wonderland, and the Civil War, then you have a PHOTO BOOTH! Here’s what...
Warrior Women in Wonderland: A Triple Book Party at the Highland Ballroom, Sep. 20

Warrior Women in Wonderland: A Triple Book Party at the Highland Ballroom, Sep. 20

  Saturday, September 20 Doors at 7, Readings at 8, Revelry till 11 Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 N. Highland Ave. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30306 Calling all fire-starters, cross-dressers for a cause, and queens of our book-loving hearts. Rose Metal Press, 421 Atlanta, and Little, Brown, in conjunction with Vouched Books, invite you to celebrate a veritable hat trick of hot new releases: Two chapbooks by William Todd Seabrook: The Imagination of Lewis Carroll (Rose Metal Press) and The Passion of Joan of Arc (421 Atlanta) and the acclaimed new novel by Laird Hunt: Neverhome. There will be a raffle! Culinary delights! A photo booth! Readings! Book signing! We encourage dressing in drag and donning all your finest Civil War and Hundred Year’s War...
421 Atlanta Releases NEW OLDESTLAND by Guy Benjamin Brookshire

421 Atlanta Releases NEW OLDESTLAND by Guy Benjamin Brookshire

At last! Today, Tuesday, September 9, 421 Atlanta, releases a chapbook that I’ve been excited about since the birth of my little press. It was right around Halloween of last year that I hosted an impressive squadron of brilliant men–artists and writers all–to read in my home, the 421. One of those talents, Guy Benjamin Brookshire, showcased his newly e-published The Universe Wars (Publishing Genius), an ecstatic odyssey in collage that, well, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I’d met Brookshire just days before, and it was friendship at first quiche, as depicted in John Dermot Woods’s drawing (not pictured: quiche):   Sitting on hay bales round a bonfire late on the night of the reading, I expressed the desire to see Brookshire’s work in print form. I had just revealed my intention to start a chapbook press, so other revelers, including Woods and Brookshire’s publisher, Adam Robinson, urged to me realize that vision myself. (I needed no urging). During the next month, I launched the press and corresponded with Brookshire about which of several exciting collage-prose projects I would publish. We landed squarely and happily in the realm of New Oldestland, an encyclopedia in chapbook form of the until-now-forgotten doomed colonies of the Latitudinarian Empire. On my honor–and I don’t use the word lightly–I vouch to you that this chapbook is like no other. The sixteen full-color collages, hand-scissored and pasted, are worth the cover price, but then too there’s the humor, the invention, the meat. An entire world, a whole history. See you in New...
4:21 on 4/21: Announcing 421 Atlanta’s First Anniversary Chapbook by LK Shaw!

4:21 on 4/21: Announcing 421 Atlanta’s First Anniversary Chapbook by LK Shaw!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE4/21/14  4:21 PM EDT421 Atlanta will release a short fiction chapbook by LK Shaw in November 2014. It will be released on or near 421 Atlanta’s first anniversary as a press so the chapbook will be its first anniversary release.  Lucy K Shaw is the founding editor of Shabby Doll House. This month, she is the guest editor of Everyday Genius. Her short prose can be found at Illuminati Girl Gang, Thought Catalog, and Keep This Bag Away from...