We tumbl. We somrsault. We publish novellas by emerging authors.
Our favorite month has arrived once more.  To celebrate, we’re putting the whole store on sale for 30% off (e-books are already discounted; no code necessary). And below, check out some of our favorite bits of novella-related things from the past year or so.

-Did you read Sleep Donation, a novella by Karen Russell? It was released by Atavist Books in March with a fancy, interactive website to supplement and promote the e-book format. A hopeful interpretation of the changing publishing landscape and where novellas fit in.

-We’ve got new brethren! Check out Black Hill Press, whose fearless leader, Kevin Staniec, is doing rad things for the novella form. There’s also the very handsome Dock Street Press. Both presses are actively seeking novellas!

-Our pals at The Lit Pub is also taking novella submissions!

-The Deerbird Novella Prize, awarded by Artistically Designed Press, was awarded to Jenny Drai for Letters to Quince.

-Adore, a novella by Doris Lessing, was made into a movie starring Naomi Watts and Robin Wright. (It was just OK.)

-Did you know that Song of Fire and Ice (aka the source material for Game of Thrones) author George R.R. Martin writes a ton of novellas? Because he does.

-Recent(ish) novellas we recommend:
Brown Dog, a collection of novellas by Jim Harrison
Dirty Love, a collection of linked novellas by Andre Dubus III
“The Hanging Fruit” in Joan Silber’s National Book Award-finalist collection Fools
The Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill. The big stamp on the cover of the book says “A NOVEL,” but c’mon, Knopf. It’s a novella if there ever was one, and a breathtaking one at that.

-Here’s the list of novellas we crowd sourced two years ago.

Our favorite month has arrived once more.  To celebrate, we’re putting the whole store on sale for 30% off (e-books are already discounted; no code necessary). And below, check out some of our favorite bits of novella-related things from the past year or so.

-Did you read Sleep Donation, a novella by Karen Russell? It was released by Atavist Books in March with a fancy, interactive website to supplement and promote the e-book format. A hopeful interpretation of the changing publishing landscape and where novellas fit in.

-We’ve got new brethren! Check out Black Hill Press, whose fearless leader, Kevin Staniec, is doing rad things for the novella form. There’s also the very handsome Dock Street Press. Both presses are actively seeking novellas!

-Our pals at The Lit Pub is also taking novella submissions!

-The Deerbird Novella Prize, awarded by Artistically Designed Press, was awarded to Jenny Drai for Letters to Quince.

-Adore, a novella by Doris Lessing, was made into a movie starring Naomi Watts and Robin Wright. (It was just OK.)

-Did you know that Song of Fire and Ice (aka the source material for Game of Thrones) author George R.R. Martin writes a ton of novellas? Because he does.

-Recent(ish) novellas we recommend:

Brown Dog, a collection of novellas by Jim Harrison

Dirty Love, a collection of linked novellas by Andre Dubus III

“The Hanging Fruit” in Joan Silber’s National Book Award-finalist collection Fools

The Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill. The big stamp on the cover of the book says “A NOVEL,” but c’mon, Knopf. It’s a novella if there ever was one, and a breathtaking one at that.

-Here’s the list of novellas we crowd sourced two years ago.

Just popped into Skylight Books in Los Feliz, and guess who’s hanging out front and center with Stephen Colbert and Sherman Alexie, keeping California's seat warm?!

Pick up Edan’s novella there or here while you’re waiting for her novel to come out!

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clmporg:

Dear Writer,

Remember your first time?

First time being published, that is. Maybe it was a story in your college lit mag, or a poem in an online journal, or an essay in a periodical. Maybe you even had a manuscript accepted by a small press. Whatever your publishing track record,…

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YOU GUYS. So many big things today!!! Deep breath. Deeeeep breath. Let’s start from the top:

1.) Last night, Sherman Alexie went on The Colbert Report and plugged the hell out of Edan Lepucki’s California in the wake of this whole Amazon-Hachette battle. SHE GOT AN OFFICIAL COLBERT BUMP and is now the best-selling book at Powell’s!

2.) We just got word that Emma Straub’s The Vacationers will debut at #18 on the mother effing New York Time’s Best-Seller’s List! 

MOST BRILLIANT DAY EVER. So excited for these incredible writers, and SO PROUD to have worked with them. 

And um, also, you can buy Edan Lepucki’s novella If You’re Not Yet Like Me here. Emma’s Fly-Over State is out of print, but it’s collected in Other People We Married, and you can keep sticking it to Amazon by buying it straight from her original publisher, Five Chapters

italicsmine:

skylightbooks:

housingworksbookstore:

littlebrown:

Editor joy! Little, Brown editor Allie Sommer holds up one of the first finished copies of California by italicsmine. 

This book is really, really good. I’ve thought about it every day since I read it.

California!!!

AHHHHH!!!!!   It looks beautiful!  Also, isn’t my editor Allie just so adorable and elegant?

We are in love with this book, naturally. Go pre-order a copy, because we want to discuss it with you all STAT.

italicsmine:

skylightbooks:

housingworksbookstore:

littlebrown:

Editor joy! Little, Brown editor Allie Sommer holds up one of the first finished copies of California by italicsmine

This book is really, really good. I’ve thought about it every day since I read it.

California!!!

AHHHHH!!!!!   It looks beautiful!  Also, isn’t my editor Allie just so adorable and elegant?

We are in love with this book, naturally. Go pre-order a copy, because we want to discuss it with you all STAT.

emmastraub:

The Vacationers is out today! Thank you for publishing it, @riverheadbooks! Everyone please go buy three copies! Thank you!

You guys! Emma is magic. Go buy this STAT.

emmastraub:

The Vacationers is out today! Thank you for publishing it, @riverheadbooks! Everyone please go buy three copies! Thank you!

You guys! Emma is magic. Go buy this STAT.

"Is she a good baby? People would ask me. Well, no, I’d say."This was SO GOOD.But it’s probably like, 30K words. It’s a novella. Deal with it, Knopf.

"Is she a good baby? People would ask me. Well, no, I’d say."

This was SO GOOD.

But it’s probably like, 30K words. It’s a novella. Deal with it, Knopf.

millionsmillions:

Does your story have a ghost or monster? Does your heroine faint frequently? Then you might be in a Gothic novel. The Guardian has infographics on how tell if you’re in a Gothic novel.

Swooning over this analysis.

millionsmillions:

Does your story have a ghost or monster? Does your heroine faint frequently? Then you might be in a Gothic novel. The Guardian has infographics on how tell if you’re in a Gothic novel.

Swooning over this analysis.