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Allran, Austin, The Legend of the Isle of Cats (Redhawk Publications, 2022)
Ariail, Gregory, The Gospel of Rot (Mercer University Press, 2022)
Baker, Peter C., Planes (Knopf, 2022)
Barnhardt, Wilton, Western Alliances (St. Martin’s Press, 2023)
Ewing, Paige, Explosive Chemistry (City Owl Books, 2023)
Gulledge, Jim, Green Forest, Red Earth, Blue Sea (Koehler, Books, 2024)
Harris, Terah Shelton, Long After We Are Gone (SOURCEBOOKS Landmark, 2024)
Hudson, Patricia L., Traces (UP of KY, 2022)
Joy, David, Those We Thought We Knew (G.P. Puntam’s Sons, 2023)
Khoury, Angel, Between Tides (Dzanc Books, 2021)
Kingfisher, T., Nettle & Bone (Tor Books, 2022)
Kline, Lisa Williams, Between the Sky and the Sea (Dragonblade Publishing, 2023)
Kline, Lisa WIlliams, Ladies’ Day (CamCat Books, 2023)
Livesey, Margot, The Road from Belhaven (Knopf, 2024)
Maren, Mesha, Perpetual West (Algonquin, 2022)
Maren, Mesha, Shae (Algonquin, 2024)
Miranda, Megan, Such a Quiet Place (Simon & Schuster/Marysue Rucci Books, 2022)
Morelli, Frank, On the Way to Birdland (Fish Out of Water Books, 2021)
Moose, Ruth, The Goings on at Glen Arbor Acres (St. Andrews University Press, 2022)
Neal, Dale, Kings of Coweetsee (Regal House, 2024)
Newton, Heather, The Puppeteer’s Daughters (Turner Publishing/Keylight Books, 2022)
Reinhardt, Susan, The Beautiful Misfits (Regal House, 2023)
Starck, Lindsay, Monsters We Have Made (Vintage, 2024)

Short Stories

Brown, Les, Iron Bridge Sunday and Other Stories (Redhawk Publications, 2023)
Dasgupta, Sayantani, Women Who Misbehave (Viking India, 2021)
Dixon, Nathan, Radical Red (BOA Editions, 2025)


Abbate, Chris, Words for Flying (FutureCycle Press, 2022)
Amen, John, Dark Souvenirs (NYQ Books, 2024)
Bates, Jenny, Essential: Poems (RedHawk Publications, 2023)
Bates, Jenny, Where the Deer Sleep (Hermit Feathers Press, 2022)
Beam, Jeffrey, Verdant (Kin Press, 2022)
Brown, Joyce, Hard-Packed Clay (Redhawk Publications, 2022)
Brown, Les, Cold Forge (Redhawk Publications, 2022)
Childress, Catherine Pritchard, Outside the Frame (EastOver Press, 2024)
Copeland, Beth, Shibori Blue: Thirty-Views of The Peak (Redhawk Publications, 2024)
Cox, Mark, Knowing: Poems (Press 53, 2024)
Erickson, Terri Kirby, Night Talks: New and Selected Poems (Press 53, 2023)
Gaspeny, Michael, Flight Manual: New and Collected Poems (Unicorn, 2023)
Gow, Robin, Laternfly August (Driftwood Press)
Hoppenthaler, John, Night Wing Over Metropolitan Area (Carnegie Mellon UP, 2023)
Jacobs, Jessica, Unalone (Four Way Books, 2024)
Moore, Lenard, A Million Shadows at Noon (Cuttlefish Books, 2023)
Phillips, Lance, Devil-Fictions (BlazeVOX, 2023)
Pratt, Minnie Bruce, Magnified (Wesleyan University Press, 2021)
Pugatch, Ana, Engrams: Seven Years in Asia (Redhawk Publications, 2023)
Rapier, Forrest, As the Den Burns (Texas Review Press, 2022)
Redmond, Glenis, The Three Harriets and Others (Finishing Line Press, 2022)
Ringleb, Jayme, So Tall It Ends in Heaven (Tin House, 2022)
Rouphail, Maria, All the Way to China (Fishing Line Press, 2022)
Smith, Crystal Simone. Dark Testament (Henry Holt, 2023)
VanderHart, Han, What Pecan Light (Bull City Press, 2021)
Way, Maura, Mummery (Press 53, 2023)
White, Jacinta V., Resurrecting the Bones (Press 53, 2022)
Wickless, Bob, The Secret Care the World Takes (Orchard Street Press, 2023)
Youmans, Marly, Seren of the Wildwood (Wiseblood Books, 2023)


Brantley, Michael K., A Southern Season: Rural Stories (Black Rose Writing, 2023)
Christie, Morgan, Boolean Logic (Howling Bird Press, 2023)
Dasgupta, Sayantani, Brown Women Have Everything (UNC Press, 2024)
Ewen, Charles R., and E. Thomson Shields, Jr., Becoming the Lost Colony (McFarland Press, 2024)
Holsaert, Faith S., Ma Lineal: A Memoir of Race, Activism, and Queer Family (Wayne State UP, 2024)
Kolkin, Jon, Inner Harmony: Living in Balance (teNeues, 2021)
McCown, Clint, Mr. Potato Head vs. Freud (Press 53, 2021)
McGaha, Jennifer, The Joy Document (Broadleaf Books, 2024)
Rankin, Richard, Local Signs and Wonders: Essays About Belonging to a Place (Mercer UP, 2024)
Simpson, Bland, Clover Garden: A Carolinian’s Piedmong Memoir (UNC Press, 2024)
Smith, Stephen E., The Year We Danced: a Memoir (Apprentice House, 2024)
Vollmer, Matthew, This World Is Not Your Home (EastOver, 2022)
Willis, Cecil, Hillibilly Odyssey: Resilience in a Small Mountain Mill Town (Redhawk Publications, 2024)


Deaver, Jeffery, Hunting Time (Penguin Random House, 2022)
Kasper, Jason, Lethal Horizon (Severn River Publishing, 2024)
Slocumb, Brendan, Symphony of Secrets (Anchor Books, 2023)

Children’s and YA Literature

Brantley-Newton, Vanessa, Becoming Vanessa (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2021)
Carpenter, Nora Shalaway, Fault Lines (Running Press Kids, 2023)
Hitchcock, Shannon, Of Words and Water: The Story of Wilma Dykeman—Writer, Historian, Environmentalist (Reycraft, 2024)
Lukens, F.T., Otherworldly (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2024)
Theodore, Adrea, A History of Me (Neal Porter Books, 2022)
Vernon, Zackary, Our Bodies Electric (Regal House Publishing, 2024)
West, Hannah Bunn, Save Our Sand Dunes (UNC Press, 2024)
Wolf, Allan, The Blanket Where Violet Sits (Candlewick Press, 2022)

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