Contemporary Vermont Fiction

Publisher: Green Writers Press

Contemporary Vermont Fiction: An Anthology is a 244-page collection of short fiction by established Vermont-based writers, each rendering their own unique and diverse perspectives on the cultural and physical landscape of the Green Mountain State.  

Featuring stories by Howard Frank Mosher, Annie Proulx, Wallace Stegner, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Castle Freeman, Jr., Peter Gould, Ellen Lesser, Jeffrey Lent, Miciah Bay Gault, Bill Schubart, Robin MacArthur, Laurie Alberts, Julia Alvarez, Joseph Bruchac, Suzanne Kingsbury and others, this book is a chorus of voices portraying the diversified landscape and culture of Vermont.

Though we believe such a book will be particularly relevant to Vermont residents and tourists, Green Writers Press has national distribution and we hope the anthology will have broad reach and impact. We consider this collection not just an ode to a specific place, but a book about how places shape and are shaped by the people who inhabit them, how writers interpret places differently, and about the power of fiction itself: how stories are a means of engendering empathy, illuminating interconnection, prompting new ways of imagining and living, and by doing all of these, help birth cultures of conservation.  

Wallace Stegner wrote, No place is a place until things that have happened in it are rememberedfictions serve as well as facts. We at Green Writers Press agree and believe such literary renderings are key components to the conservation, understanding, appreciation and preservation of places.

About John Elder

John Elder specializes in American nature writing and pastoral literature, as well as Basho and the Haiku Tradition, contemporary poetry and environmental studies. He has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship and Guggenheim Fellowship. His most recent books include Reading the Mountains of Home (Harvard University Press, 1998), The Frog Run (Milkweed Editions, 2002).

About Robin MacArthur

Editor, Robin MacArthur, is a third-generation Vermonter from Marlboro who has been studying Vermont-based fiction (and writing her own) since she left for college at eighteen. She has an MFA in Fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts; her essays and stories about Vermont have appeared in Orion, Shenandoah, Hunger Mountain and Alaska Quarterly.

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Binding EAN ISBN-10 Pub Date PAGES Language Size Price
Paperback 9780989983822 098998382X 2014-11-07 244 English 0.00 x 6.00 x 9.00 in $19.95
E-Book 9780989983839 0989983838 2014-10-03 240 English 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00 in $9.99

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Regional book tour, speaking engagements, radio, print, and television interviews, university and college tour; followed by national media outreach and awards. ARCs will be sent to regional bookstores, libraries, and the media by the end of April, 2014. Upon publication, a book tour in Vermont: Galaxy in Hardwick, Phoenix in Burlington, Bear Pond in Montpelier, Norwich Bookstore, Misty Valley Books in Chester, Shiretown Books, Yankee Bookshop and Pleasant Street Books in Woodstock, Everyone’s Books in Brattleboro, Village Square Booksellers, in Bellows Falls, Bennington Bookshop, Rivendell Books in Berlin, The Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, The Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury, the Norwich Bookstore, Bartleby’s Books in Wilmington, and the Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne. The book festivals will feature many of the authors and the anthology include the September 2014 Burlington Book Festival (advance copies) and the October Brattleboro Book Festival—official launch of the book with national publicity.

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