A Writer’s Interview: Kyle Coma-Thompson and Ahab Cloud

  “CRAZIES FLOCK TO PARADISE”: Sixteen Questions Between Kyle Coma-Thompson and Ahab Cloud In general, author interviews attempt to motivate an author to talk about him or herself. Talking about their work--i.e.. some book they have just published--often offers a...

Glen Chamberlain interviewed on Montana Public Radio

Excited to announce that Glen Chamberlain was interviewed by Cherie Newman of Montana Public Radio's The Write Question. She reads from her collection as well as answers some questions about how the collection came to be and why she left her big New York Publisher to...

Glen Chamberlain’s Book Release!

Twelve years ago founding editor, Dane Bahr took a writing class with Glen Chamberlain. He remembers Glen coming into class the first day in the fall wearing tight Wranglers, tooled cowboy boots, a black leather vest, this wonderful shock of salt and peppered hair...

Steve Yates on Mississippi Public Radio!

     Our own Steve Yates is featured here on Mississippi Public Radio's Thacker Radio Hour! There's a little interview in the beginning with Thacker's host, and then Steve reads a couple of passages—one in particular we really like (mentioned in our own podcast, The...

Steve Yates in the Clarion-Ledger

We're happy to announce a wonderful write up of Steve Yates's new novella, Sandy and Wayne, in Jackson, Mississippi's The Clarion-Ledger! Have a read here, and then go to your favorite local bookstore or pick one up at this site's store! Nice work, Steve!...

Steve Yates on NPR!

We're so excited to announce that Steve Yates, author of Sandy and Wayne, was interviewed on NPR's KUAF. He was interviewed by Kyle Kellams. Give a listen, buy the book, and then let us know what you think of it. Congratulations Steve! Listen...

Dock Street/Big Fiction Knickerbocker Prize

Hey guys, we're opening up the 3rd Knickerbocker Prize! If you're not familiar with it, it's something Heather Jacobs, founder of Big Fiction Magazine, began a few years ago, honoring that strange and subtle form known as the novella. The inaugural prize was judged by...

January Dock Street Salon

We hope you can make it out January 21, 7pm for the Dock Street Salon at Phinney Books! We're excited to collaborate with the University of Washington and host a few MFA candidates. Our salon is growing, gaining some nice steam. Come be apart of it, heck, former mayor...

Our New Colophon!

After some debate, we've decided to change our colophon! The hurricane lantern will be Dock Street's new icon, soon to be famous alongside Penguin's, Scribner's, McSweeney's, and FSG's! Let us know what you think, and help spread the word! -Editors...

New Covers!

We just wanted to show off the new covers of our forthcoming titles! Stay tuned for a few sample pages as the books near their pub dates. Sandy and Wayne, by Steve Yates, won the 2014 Big Fiction Magazine Knickerbocker Prize. Lauren Groff judged, and we liked it so...

Dock Street Salon

Last night the salon at Phinney Books went beautifully! We had Seattle writers Nicole Hardy and Jenny Hayes read new work. Nicole read excerpts from her forthcoming memoir about her year spent at sea on a tall ship and Jenny read Halloween inspired tomes, one of which...

Dock Street Salon

Last month, September 17th, we hosted two wonderfully talented Seattle writers, Allison Green, author of The Ghost Who Travels with Me, and Donna Miscolta, author of When the de la Cruz Family Danced at our monthly reading series the Dock Street Salon. It was a great...

Autumn in Colorado!

It's here: Autumn. Back to school, shorter days, cooler nights. Though we here at Dock Street find this time of year perfect for reading. Our editor, Dane Bahr, and his wife and associate editor, Madeline Mancini-Bahr, are currently in Crested Butte, Colorado,...

Mesilla Trading Cards!

      We've decided to bring back the Dock Street Trading Cards. Pick up a copy of Mesilla, by Robert James Russell through our website and get an individual card with a drawing from the author! Each card comes with a  small vignette. Perhaps a little...

Sou’Wester Finalist Julie Stewart

Our third Sou’Wester Award finalist is Julie Stewart for her work, Three Sisters, A Hybrid Collection. Julie is a writer as well as a mother of seven children. She grew up in Evansville, Indiana, the hometown of her parents and her grandparents, and left at 18 years...

Sou’Wester Finalist Dan Mancilla

A Sou’Wester Award finalist for his work, All the Proud Fathers, Daniel Mancilla received a Ph.D in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University and has had chapters from All the Proud Fathers published in journals as Barrelhouse, The Chicago Tribune, The...

Sou’Wester Finalist Angela J. Fountas

Angela Jane Fountas is a former Hugo House writer-in-residence and Jack Straw writer. She has been awarded an Artist Trust Fellowship and grants from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and 4Culture. Her work has appeared in Fairy Tale Review, Quick Fiction,...

Sou’Wester First Book Award Finalists

  Named after a type of storm reputed for its southwest origins and unexpected arrival across the sea, the Sou’Wester First Book Award was founded by Dock Street Press to usher in new writers and their first books. First books are reputably hard to sell, often...

Anca Szilagyi and Angela J. Fountas at Next DSP Salon

For our next Dock Street Salon on August 27th, we present two readers, Anca Szilagyi and Angela J. Fountas! Get ready to be transported to the edge of reality with Anca Szilagyi, where the strange and the fantastical thrive! Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Anca...

DSP’s Dane Bahr Nominated for James W. Ray Award

  We are so proud to announce that our very own Dane Bahr has been nominated for the prestigious James W. Ray Venture Project Award, presented by Artist Trust! Artist Trust is a major source of support for artists across Washington State and we are so excited to...

Shout out to our Dock Street Salon Readers

Thank you to Len Kuntz, Robert Kaye and Erik Evenson for another great Dock Street Salon reading! We really enjoyed your stories and always appreciate our readers, our listeners and Phinney Books for making this event happen.                           Our next Salon...

The Cover Page: Where Visual Art Meets Writing

"As a designer, it is my job to help a reader accurately judge the book by it’s cover." ~Kelly Bahr Much like a painter who blends colors, draws outlines, and fills in the edges to create a piece of art, a writer is also an artist who uses the written word to...

A Little Q&A with Erik Evenson

Erik Evenson Meet Erik Evenson, our third reading of the evening, whose love of reading poetry and great books inspires him to constantly improve his own writing. For him, writing has become an integral part of his life. "I just feel awful if I don't write," he...

A Little Q&A with Len Kuntz

Len Kuntz The process of writing can be one of the best ways of coping and processing significant life events. Len Kuntz, our second reader of the evening, finds cathartic release in writing. He produces stories about people who struggle with their mistakes or "people...

A Little Q&A with Robert Kaye

In light of the salon coming up on Thursday, I sent our readers a little questionnaire about themselves as writers and a little preview of what they will bring to the salon. Let’s get started! Robert Kaye Our first reader is the author of “The Last Time We Saw...

Dock Street Salon on July 23rd, 7pm @ Phinney Books

Prepare yourselves! Our next reading will be on July 23rd (Thursday) at Phinney Books, 7pm. Look forward to our readers for the evening, Robert Kaye, Len Kuntz and Erik Evenson. Keep an eye out for a little profile on the readers that will be coming next week! Phinney...

Spartan Journal: Minimalist Prose with a Simple Objective

Created by author Ross McMeekin and Miles Wray in fall of 2012, the concept was this: “Let’s do one thing really well.” This one thing was to produce writing of superior quality, selecting from the slush pile of many local submissions. Following this theme of quality...

Friday Musings: The Power of Stories

Why do we tell stories? Why do we listen to stories? Why are we willing to exchange large sums of money for a story? I always thought it was for the escape, the thrill of living a new life for just five minutes or throwing yourself into an adventure where the...

A Coffee and a Book, Please

There are many things that go hand-in-hand in this world, the perfect match, like chicken and beer, crackers and soup, bread and butter, but one of my personal favorite pairings is the warm and cozy books-and-cafes twosome. A match made in heaven, the cozy...

Reading Night at Phinney Books

This past Thursday on June 18th, I attended the Dock Street Salon at Phinney Books, whose manager was kind enough to partner with Dock Street Press and host a reading by Ross McMeekin, co-founder of Spartan Journal, and Heather Jacobs, our very own managing editor....

Late Night Literature

We're going to do a better job of sharing things on our website, rather than just on Twitter and Facebook and whatnot. So, here's a podcast Sara Lippmann did with Erika Anderson of Late Night Literature. She has some very nice words about us, and also let the cat out...

Winter Fundraiser!

Winter Fundraiser!   With winter just around the corner, here at Dock Street we’ve begun to think about teachers and the positive impacts they make in our lives. Today begins our winter fundraiser for The Dock Street Story Project, our nonprofit organization...

A Debate Uncovering a Wilde Area

Volume 7: A Debate Uncovering a Wilde Area By Colin James Desert as far as the eye can see. Dirt paths associative in consequence. We ran as fast as possible through the unforgiving terrain, stopping only to rest and listen for engines. Hard to spot while dogging our...

Lazarette Books!

Thought we should add this little tidbit! We're in the process of getting ready to launch the first imprint of Dock Street, Lazarette Books! Lazarette will be focusing on shorter novels and novellas. Not only that, but Heather Jacobs, THE HEATHER JACOBS, editor...

Our New Interns

We have two new interns to tell the world about. Bethany Scully and Lacey Rowland. Bethany will be reading for us, has read already, and found us some promising manuscripts. Lacey Rowland is our new social media intern. And thank God! We are admittedly not great at...

A New Handwritten Story with Every Order!

At Dock Street we wanted to add an even more personal touch to the books we make and love. Through the end of July all orders made on our website will be accompanied by a new, unpublished story from the author. Sara, Christian, and Kyle have all been turning out some...

We’ve signed Curtis Smith!

We're happy to say we've signed COMMUNION, a wonderful new collection of essays by Curtis Smith! You can find out more about him and his work at www.curtisjsmith.com. We've set a tentative pub date for 2015, so check back for samples of this great collection!

Q&A with Sara Lippmann, author of Doll Palace

Q&A with Sara Lippmann, author of Doll Palace Q. How did this collection come together? When my kids were little and my brain a sad, gray pulp I returned to the page. It’d been so long since I’d written anything, much less fiction, and I had doubts whether I’d be...

Q&A with Christian Winn, author of Naked Me

Q&A with Christian Winn, author of Naked Me   Q. How did this collection come together? The stories in NAKED ME came together over a period of years, with some of the pieces in the collection getting their starts and pretty solid early drafts a dozen years...

A Consequence of the Meeting

Volume 6: A Consequence of the Meeting By Matthew Thompson Since he didn't love his wife anymore, it didn't take long to meet someone. That’s what he told his wife: that he’d met someone. She took the news pretty well. She didn’t cry or anything. She called her sister...

The Observer

Volume 5: The Observer By Randal O'Wain My cell phone rings as I hammer your mother’s bone china with a meat tenderizer. The collection she mailed from Dalton two Christmas’ ago. A grid-like pattern forms in the breaks of each blue and white dish. Three weeks since...

Three shorts from The Zoo, a Going.

Volume 4: 3 shorts from The Zoo, a Going By JA Tyler The Octopus >> from The Zoo, a Going (forthcoming from Dzanc Books, fall 2013) Sucking in and out, the eight legs of this octopus go, making the octopus swim. Octopussy my dad says, and then laughs, and my mom...

Talking with Ross Hargreaves

We were able to get a hold of Ross for a few questions regarding his story SHARK EYES and few other things that seemed applicable to the greater writing world (we think…maybe not…who knows?)   The Victoria Rose: What are you writing mostly these days? Ross...

Shark Eyes

Volume 3: Shark Eyes By Ross Hargreaves She called the day I broke my arm. I’d finished a long shift at CheapFoods, grabbed my phone out of my locker and under missed calls was her name. Shannon. No message. The last time we’d talked was six months ago when I called...

Q&A with Hans Anderson

We caught up with the poet, Hans Anderson, to ask him some questions about his writing, about poetry’s place in contemporary society, and the poet’s role in the literary community. Dock Street Press: One of our editors found a poem of yours in a lit. journal, Pacifica...

Writer Chat: Dane Bahr & Glen Chamberlain

Montana writer and Pushcart Prize recipient, Glen Chamberlain, author mostly recently of Conjunctions of the Verb To Be, sat down with writer and Dock Street Press founder, Dane Bahr, to talk about writing and artists and various other things. For the sake of brevity...

Siblings

Volume 1: Siblings By Dane Bahr See him there. His pale face. His white gown. In that room reserved for the ones acquainted with mindless violence, strange convictions. His face drugged, the face of a father barely alive. This will be the last visage of the day, the...