2019 Open Prose Results + Forthcoming Publications


2019 OPEN PROSE RESULTS

We're delighted to announce that in spring 2021 Rescue Press will publish Gabriel Blackwell's Correction, selected by editors Hilary Plum and Zach Savich as the seventh title in our Open Prose Series. 

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Gabriel Blackwell is the author of four books, the most recent of which, Madeleine E., was named a Best Book of 2016 by ViceThe BelieverGulf CoastVol. 1 Brooklyn, and Essay Daily. His fictions and essays have appeared in many issues of Conjunctions, in Tin HouseDIAGRAMPuerto del SolPost Road, and elsewhere.

We were honored to review the terrific range of manuscripts submitted to our January 2019 reading period.

Additionally, we’re excited to share a sneak-peek of our upcoming publications:


FALL 2019

Tessa Micaela’s Where Bells Begin (poetry, winner of the 2018 Black Box Poetry Prize, selected by jos charles)
Tessa Micaela writes poems and letters, often to inanimate objects. Tessa is the author of there are boxes and there is wanting (Trembling Pillow Press, 2016), and the chapbook Crude Matter (ypolita press, 2016) and co-edits HOLD: a journal. Currently living and working in central Vermont, Tessa practices herbal medicine, and is a midwife-in-training.

Jonathan Blum’s The Usual Uncertainties (stories)
Jonathan Blum is the author of two books of fiction: Last Word (Rescue Press, 2013), a novella, and The Usual Uncertainties (Rescue Press, 2019), a forthcoming story collection. Blum grew up in Miami and graduated from UCLA and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His short stories have appeared in Angels Flight • literary west, The Carolina Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, Playboy, Sonora Review, and in Shanxi Literature, among others. He has taught fiction writing at The University of Iowa, Drew University, and the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, and is the recipient of a Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award, a Hawthornden fellowship in Scotland, and a grant from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. He has also been a guest writer at the Tianjin Binhai New Area International Writing Program in China. He lives in Los Angeles.


SPRING 2020

Brad Fox’s To Remain Nameless (novel, 2018 Open Prose selection)
Brad Fox’s stories, articles, and translations have appeared in the New Yorker, Guernica, and the Whitney Biennial. He has won awards from the Soros Center for Contemporary Art, the Sacatar Foundation, and the Roma World Congress. From 1996 to 2011 he worked as a journalist, researcher, and relief contractor in the Balkans, Mexico, the Middle East, and Turkey. He teaches at City College in Harlem. 


 FALL 2020

Sarah Minor’s Beasts of the Interior (essays)
Sarah Minor is the author of The Persistence of the Bonyleg: Annotated (Essay Press, 2016) and teaches as Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her writing has appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Ninth Letter, Mid-American Review, and Gulf Coast, among other journals and has been featured in several text installations, most recently at the Ohio University Galleries. Minor is the video editor at TriQuarterly Review, curator of the Visual Essay series at Essay Daily, and Assistant Director of the Cleveland Drafts Literary Festival. She holds an MFA from the University of Arizona and a PhD from Ohio University.

Marc Rahe’s Gravity Well (poetry)
Marc Rahe received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His poems have appeared in Gutcult, iO: A Journal of New American Poetry, jubilat, notnostrums, Painted Bride Quarterly, Petri Press, Sixth Finch, and other literary journals. Marc lives in Iowa City and works for a human service agency. He is the author of two collections of poetry: The Smaller Half (Rescue Press, 2010) and On Hours (Rescue Press, 2015).


SPRING 2021

Gabriel Blackwell’s Correction (novel, 2019 Open Prose selection)
Gabriel Blackwell is the author of four books, the most recent of which, Madeleine E., was named a Best Book of 2016 by ViceThe BelieverGulf CoastVol. 1 Brooklyn, and Essay Daily. His fictions and essays have appeared in many issues of Conjunctions, in Tin HouseDIAGRAMPuerto del SolPost Road, and elsewhere.


FALL 2021

Vanessa Jimenez Gabb’s Pink Salt (poetry)
Vanessa Jimenez Gabb is the author of Images for Radical Politics (Rescue Press, 2016). Recent poems have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, The Poetry Project Newsletter, and PEN America. She is from and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Dot Devota’s Untitled (poetry)
The Poet Dot Devota is the author of The Division of Labor (Rescue Press), And The Girls Worried Terribly (Noemi Press), The Eternal Wall (BookThug), and Dept. Of Posthumous Letters (Argos Books). MW: A Field Guide to the Midwest is her nonfiction novel; excerpts are published in PENAmerica, Denver Quarterly, Poetry Foundation, among others. Her most recent book >SHE is autofiction.