ATTN: Electric Literature’s GREAT INDIE 2015: Blurbers (Claimed/Unclaimed Hype)


Nearly there, everyone. Listed below are the blurbers and the books they have claimed to write a paragraph hype-blurb (err towards the formal rather than informal; we want interesting, honest hype, not cliquey exaggeration). That being said, we could really use more blurbers, especially blurbs from female authors/lit citizens.

The deadline for publishers/editors to get their 2015 press schedules to me is JANUARY 31st.

The deadline for blurb-claims is FEBRUARY 2nd (claim blurbs by commenting on the FB post that led you here).

The deadline for blurbs is FEBRUARY 8th.

The Preview and Cheat Sheet will be published by Electric Literature during the last week of February.

Blurbers, editors/publishers, contact me at michael @ electricliterature dot com


CLICK HERE FOR THE WORK-IN-PROGRESS PREVIEW (you’ll find press schedules here)




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Quincy Rhoads

The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood” by Bhob Stewart

Manic Pixie Dream Poems by Trevor L Sensor

Ben Fama

Literallydead by Sophia la Fraga

Simon Jacobs

This Boring Apocalypse by Brandi Wells

Edward Rathke

The Doors You Mark Are Your Own by Okla Elliott and Raul Clement

The Zoo, A Going by JA Tyler

Binary Star by Sarah Gerard

Lemon Yellow Poison by Brian Allen Carr

Sam Slaughter

Calloustown by George Singleton (November)

Death Domestic by Matt Bell

Sex and Death by Ben Tanzer (June)

Gabino Iglesias


Grant Wamack

The Pulse Between Dimensions and the Desert by Rios de la Luz

Calculating How Big of a Tip to Give is the Easiest Thing Ever, Shout Out to My Family & Friends by Steve Roggenbuck (February)

Jay Slayton-Joslin

LIVEBLOG by Megan Boyle

Hospice by Gregory Howard

Bipolar Cowboy by Noah Cicero

Exigencies edited by Richard Thomas

Troy Weaver

Last Mass by Jamie Iredell

The Strangest by Michael J Seidlinger

Andrew Miller

Haints Stay by Colin Winnette

The Only Ones by Carola Dibbell

Jamie Iredell

Desire: A Haunting by Molly Gaudry’s DESIRE: A HAUNTING. I’ve already read a few drafts of this stellar book. Anyone who read WE TAKE ME APART, prepare mind for ex and/or implosion.

Norman Lock’s AMERICAN METEOR: Lock’s language will lure readers to a dangerous inquietude whilst still and lulled. He’s done it in so many tomes and he continues, all quality.

Frank Stanford’s COLLECTED POEMS: It’s Frank Stanford’s collected poems. I’ve been excited about the possibility of this book since 1976, when I was born

Michael Hessel-Miel

Wildlives by Sarah Jean Alexander

Asuras by Jayinee Basu

Art Sick by Lara Glenum

Janaka Stucky

Abraham Smith (Action)

Susan McCarty (Aforementioned)

Brian Alan Ellis

“The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic” by Jessica Hopper (Featherproof), ”

“The Perforated Nothingness” by Mark Cronin,

“Zero Saints” by Gabino Iglesias,

“How to Pose for Hustler” by Andrea Kneeland

Sara June Woods

The Pulp vs. The Throne by Carrie Lorig (June)

Spiritual Instrument by M Kitchell

Good Luck With The Moon & Stars & Stuff by Beyza Ozer (January)

Veronica Bench by Leopoldine Core (April)

Bud Smith

Leverage by Eric Nelson

David Atkinson

Mozos: A Decade Running with the Bulls of Spain by Bill Hillmann (July)

The Pleasure Merchant by Molly Tanzer (November)

F-250 by Bud Smith (February)

Sam Snoek-Brown

The New Sorrow Is Less Than the Old Sorrow by Jenny Drai

The Guild of Saint Cooper by Shya Scanlon

Little Sister Death by William Gay

Gina Abelkop

Fat Daisies by Carrie Murphy

Companion Animal by Magdalena Zurawski

The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

Shane Cartledge

Nothing Crown by Michael Kazepis

Jigsaw Youth by Tiffany Scandal

Liberty Hardy

Almost Crimson by Dasha Kelly (May)

Morte by Robert Repino (January)

Tobias Carroll

Fat Kid by Jamie Iredell (Spork)

On the Edges of Vision (Queens Ferry)

See You in the Morning (featherproof)

Meghan Lamb

DEAD HORSE by Niina Pollari (February)

The End of Something Great by Lily Hoang

Big Venerable by Matt Rowan (April)

Jillian by Halle Butler (February)

Unperformed Actions of Rudolf Schwarzkogler by Pierre Abidi (with Photographs by M Kitchell) (Fourth Quarter)

This Is a Dance Movie by Tim Jones-Yelvington (Spring

Selected Poems of Kim Yideum, translated by JiYoon Lee

Jackson Nieuwland

Glass Half Full with Burning People by Bob Schofield

The Three Sunrises by Edward Mullany

Post Pussy by Gabby Bess

Dear S by Rachel Hyman

Sheldon Lee Compton

Metal Gear Solid by Ashley and Anthony Burch

Nothing But the Dead and Dying by Ryan W. Bradley

Berit Ellingsen

The Infernal by Mark Doten

Justine Post

The Business of Naming Things by Michael Coffey (January)

You and Other Pieces by Corey Zeller (July)

War of the Foxes by Richard Siken (Spring/summer)

Pictograph by Melissa Kwansy (March)

Naturalism by Wendy Xu (November)

Multiply/Divide by Wendy S. Walters (August)