Issue 9 of The ASP Bulletin & Writer Accomplishments

This past week, Alan Squire Publishing released the newest edition of our literary magazine: Issue 9 of The ASP Bulletin. As always, we included stirring poetry, thought-provoking nonfiction, and compelling fiction – this issue also contains a thoughtful book review written by Alex DiFrancesco, an interview with author John Vercher about his new book Devil is Fine, and the featured story “Feeding Time” by Jen Soong, from ASP’s anthology Already Gone: 40 Stories of Running Away. You can read all of these and more at the ASP Bulletin’s website.

In addition to publishing The Bulletin, ASP’s publishing team and writers alike have not been idle. These are only some of the accomplishments and events in which ASP has been a part.

Hannah Grieco, editor of Already Gone and Editor-in-Chief of The Bulletin, has most recently had her essay “Thin Dreams” published in Issue 73.2 of Shenandoah Magazine. It is a work about motherhood, grief, and more importantly, living, and well worth the read.

ASP poet and Bulletin poetry editor, Elizabeth Hazen, has an essay in the new issue of Gargoyle Magazine, published by ASP Legacy author, Richard Peabody. “Family Recipe” is a haunting self-examination on the author’s relationship to food, self, and family.

Author of Billy Christmas Mark A. Pritchard is raking in awards for his new screenplay, “Betty and the Blitz,” taking home Best International Screenplay at the 2024 Marina Del Ray Film Festival and Best Screenplay at the Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition.

Poet Saida Agostini, author of “let the dead in,” has a stunning, twisting poem published in the current issue of Glass Poetry. It is a celebration of the Black women and femmes that are so often overlooked, and of the speech structures of Black woman preacher Prathia Hall.

Legacy author Linda Watanabe McFerrin has a new poetry collection, on the liminal spaces between time, love, darkness, and light: “Post-Apocalyptic Valentine,” forthcoming from 7.13 Books in September.

Richard Peabody flaunted his presence in the community, featuring in the keynote panel at the Washington Independent Review Conference in February and in a panel on publishing at the Chesapeake Writer’s Conference in St. Mary’s, MD in June.

Please take the time to read the publications of our fantastic writers and editors, all of whom are incredibly deserving of the spotlight. All of the mentioned works are available to read online or pre-order; and keep an eye out in community spaces, where you may see one or two of our authors out and about.