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Everyone loves a good novel. But not everyone loves to pay for a good novel. Luckily, our own Shya Scanlon has taken care of that for you. Border Run, his new pulp/sci-fi book, is now available FOR FREE from New Dead Families. You can download it as a PDF or as an ebook for your […]

Like so many other places, we here at Monkeybicycle think summer and books go hand in hand. So—also like so many other places—we’ve compiled a summer reading list. Take a look and let us know what you’re reading this summer.   J.A. Tyler Another Governess / The Least Blacksmith by Joanna Ruocco (FC2, March 2012) […]

Every year May sees the small press corner of the internet flooded with short story recommendations and analyses. Writers, blogs, and journals all celebrate literature in its short form by sharing some real gems. No one takes this month by the horns the way Dan Wickett does over at the Emerging Writers Network, of course. […]

If you’re reading this blog, chances are you like great writers. And I’m guessing you probably like cinema, too. If so, there’s good news! Writing Off Script: Writers on the Influence of Cinema is an ebook that combines these two things perfectly. Edited by Cynthia Hawkins, this book includes some top-notch contributions from these folks: […]

I’m a huge fan of Ninth Letter. They always publish really engaging, fun work. And as a graphic designer, I’m always inspired and delighted by the look of the pages in their print issues. Now I’m doubly inspired and delighted because they are releasing their first ever special-edition chapbook, Man-Made Lands. This book, edited by […]

This year’s Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Stories list is up. This year’s selecting editor, Dan Chaon, had a lot of great material to work with, and he did a tremendous job of selecting some really amazing works from some of the best online lit sites out there. We are very happy to wish a […]

Four of our past contributors have new books out recently, and we think you should buy them both. First up is: Cataclysm Baby by issue six contributor, Matt Bell. Paperback · 118 pages 5″ x 7″ · $12.00 ISBN 978-0-9830263-7-2 Mud Luscious Press Beset with environmental disaster, animal-like children, and the failure of traditional roles, […]

With our ninth print issue right around the corner, we need to make some space in the ol’ warehouse. So we’re holding a contest and giving away a bunch of back issues. Here’s how it works: All you have to do is read through our web archives and pick your favorite story. Then, leave a […]