Both Kirkus Reviews and blurbers have compared Avner Landes’s debut novel, Meiselman: The Lean Years, to the writing of some literary greats, like Isaac Singer and Saul Bellow.
At Bloom, we believe it is never too late to take a risk and try something new. In that spirit, we are excited to announce that we are now accepting poetry and fiction submissions from blooming authors who first publish or publish in a new genre (for example, a novelist who publishes a poem, an academic …
by Evelyn Somers
“We leave home and shed the identity we’re compelled to inhabit in our daily lives. At the same time, we’re not able to fully inhabit the place we’ve journeyed to. The result is an emotional and intellectual space we have unprecedented control over, but one with more room for self-invention.”
by Sonya Chung
Porter’s newest film—her 4th full-length project in 7 years—is JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE, a profile of the late Congressman and Civil Rights giant. The film could not be more timely.
by Martha Anne Toll
Despite vast differences in wealth, status, ancestry, time, and setting, the eight-year-old girl in John Singer Sargent’s The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit haunts me. Why?
By Susan Sechrist
“Each character’s struggle to find equilibrium between fate and wish makes the reader also long for a glimpse of the larger underlying structure of it all.”
by Andy Shi
“If in these characters you recognize your own psychosis, if the plot at large seems less redolent of the Red Scare of the 1950s and resembles more today’s sociopolitical bedlam, you are not wrong.”
by Caitlin Hamilton Summie
Oh, for the love of short stories! Today, a little late for May’s Short Story Month, I thought it would be wonderful to celebrate one more short story writer…