Best of the Press: September


SPD News & Reviews


New York Times

Nell Zink in NYT!

The New York Times Book Review has just given an absolutely glowing review of SPD's bestselling fall fiction title, The Wallcreeper.  If you're wondering how often SPD titles get reviewed in the NY Times the answer is...well...really not a whole lot.  To celebrate this great review SPD is offering the book for 35% off. Just use promotion code NYT as you checkout. (Also, for folks in the Bay Area, comes see Zink at Green Apple Books on October 23rd, 7pm, at their 9th Avenue location).



Nell Zink.

2 SPD Titles Honored by National Book Award!

SPD is delighted to hear that Fred Moten's The Feel Trio, published by Letter Machine Editions, is now officially a FINALIST for this year's National Book Award in Poetry.  Only four other poetry books are among those finalists (and it's a truly great list, but we still are pulling for Fred!). Big congratulations as well to Nightboat Press, whose book A Several World by Brian Blanchfield made the longlist, which is also a great honor.  Also note that SPD volunteer Eric Sneathen made A Several World a staff pick before it was cool: read that here!


The Feel Trio
(Temp out of stock,
but expecting more soon)
A Several World 






Gov General Awards

2 SPD Titles on GGLA Shortlist

The Governor General's Literary Awards are Canada's most prestigious literary prize, and SPD is delighted to see two of our titles on the shortlist for their poetry award.  Congrats to Brick Books and BookThug for this great achievement!  See below for the two titles, both of which we are certain would meet the approval of Lord Tweedsmuir, who founded the prizes back in 1937.  Let's hope an SPD press "brings home a Tweedsmuir" this year!



Light Light

 Light Light
by Julie Joosten


Lake of Two Mountains

Lake of Two
by Arleen Pare 




LAMBDA Literary Awards 2014

LAMBDA Literary Award Finalists & Winners!

SPD is very excited to announce that these 12 books have been named as finalists for this years LAMBDA Literary Awards! Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on June 2nd! In the meantime, take 25% off of any title in the list by using the discount code: LAMBDA

Wanting in Arabic WINNER!
Rise in the Fall WINNER!
The End of San Francisco WINNER!
How to Shake the Other Man
Obscenely Yours
The Talking Day
We Come Elemental
This Assignment Is So Gay-LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching
Troubling the Line-Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics








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New Arrivals

The Cave
Tom Holmes

Universal Bureau of Copyrights
Bertrand Laverdure

Lemonworld & Other Poems
Carina Finn

29 Waters
Laura Jaramillo

A Civilization
Fred Muratori

No Texting at the Dinner Table
Christopher Goodrich