Queen's Ferry Press

The Let Go
Jerry Gabriel

Jerry Gabriel’s first book of fiction, Drowned Boy, was chosen by Andrea Barrett to win the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction and was published in 2010 by Sarabande Books. It was a Barnes and Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection and awarded the 2011 Towson Prize for Literature. His stories have recently appeared in Five Chapters, EPOCH, Big Fiction, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Missouri Review. He lives in Maryland, where he teaches at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and directs the Chesapeake Writers’ Conference.

May 2015

Pool Party Trap Loop
Ben Segal

Ben Segal is the author of 78 Stories (No Record Press), co-author of The Wes Letters (Outpost 19), and co-editor of The Official Catalog of the Library of Potential Literature. His short fiction has been published by Tin House (Online), The Collagist, Gigantic, Puerto del Sol, and many other magazines and journals. He holds an MFA from UCSD, an MA from the European Graduate School and a BA from Hampshire College, and has been a visiting scholar or writer at the University of Pennsylvania, the Haisyakkei residency in Toride, Japan, and Mustarinda House in eastern Finland. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

June 2015

Inland Empire
George McCormick

George McCormick is the author of Salton Sea (Noemi Press, 2012) and his work has been published, or is forthcoming, in Epoch, Willow Springs, The Santa Monica Review, and Arcadia. His short story "The Mexican" won a 2013 O. Henry Prize. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Cameron University. He lives with wife and daughter in Lawton, Oklahoma.

July 2015

On the Edges of Vision
Helen McClory

Helen McClory is a writer from Scotland. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of New South Wales. There is a moor and a cold sea in her heart. This is her first collection.

August 2015

All the Ways We Say Goodbye
Victoria Kelly

Victoria Lynn Kelly received her M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, her B.A. Summa Cum Laude from Harvard University and her M.Phil. in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin, where she was a U.S. Mitchell Scholar. Her fiction has been published in Colorado Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Southwest Review, The South Carolina Review, Fiction, and The Idaho Review, among others. Her poetry has appeared in Best American Poetry 2013, Southwest Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Hopkins Review, and Prairie Schooner. The winner of the Coal Hill Chapbook Prize, her first poetry chapbook, Prayers of an American Wife, was published by Autumn House Press in 2013.

September 2015

The Violence
Rob McClure Smith

Rob McClure Smith’s fiction has appeared in many literary journals, including Gettysburg Review, Story Quarterly, Chicago Quarterly Review, Fugue, Manchester Review, Barcelona Review, and Chapman. Born and raised in Glasgow, he now lives in Western Illinois. He teaches film studies at Knox College.

October 2015

Where the Wind Can Find It
Ben Nickol

Ben Nickol's stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Fugue, Hunger Mountain, The Los Angeles Review, Monkeybicycle, Canoe & Kayak, Nowhere Magazine, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Arkansas Arts Council and the Baucum-Fulkerson Award in Fiction from the University of Arkansas. He lives in Montana and teaches at Helena College.

November 2015

Adulterous Generation
Amy L Clark

Amy L Clark is a writer and educator. She has had fiction and nonfiction published in literary journals, including Hobart, Juked, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Action Yes Quarterly, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Litro. She works as a Writing Specialist for Northeastern University’s Foundation Year program.

January 2016

So Many True Believers
Tyrone Jaeger

Tyrone Jaeger is the author of the cross-genre novella The Runaway Note. His work is published in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, in such journals as The Oxford American, descant, West Branch Wired, The Literary Review, Southern Humanities Review, PRISM International, Indiana Review, Toad Suck Review, and many others. He is an Associate Professor of English/Creative Writing at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. So Many True Believers is his first short story collection.

February 2016

Whiskey, Etc.
Sherrie Flick

Sherrie Flick is the author of the novel Reconsidering Happiness, a semi-finalist for the VCU First Novelist award, and the flash fiction chapbook I Call This Flirting. Her flash fiction appears in many anthologies and journals, including Norton’s Flash Fiction Forward and New Sudden Fiction, Ploughshares, Booth, Fiction Southeast, and SmokeLong. She has received fellowships from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Ucross Foundation, and Atlantic Center for the Arts. She lives in Pittsburgh where she works as a freelance food writer and teaches in Chatham University’s MFA and Food Studies programs.

March 2016