Queen's Ferry Press

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.

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

My Brooklyn Writer Friend
Greg Gerke

Greg Gerke’s fiction and non–fiction has appeared in Tin House, The Kenyon Review Online, Denver Quarterly, Quarterly West, Mississippi Review, LIT, Film Quarterly, and others. He lives in Brooklyn.

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

Sarah Van Arsdale

Sarah Van Arsdale’s third novel, Grand Isle, was published by SUNY Press in 2012. Her second, Blue, winner of the 2002 Peter Taylor Prize for the Novel, was published by the University of Tennessee Press in 2003, and her first, Toward Amnesia, was published in 1996 by Riverhead Books. Her poetry, book reviews, interviews and essays have appeared in national publications, including Guernica, Passages North, Fiction Writers Review, Bookslut, Episodic, and Oxford Magazine. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College, and teaches in the Whidbey The Whidbey Writers Workshop Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program and at NYU; she serves on the board of the Ferro–Grumley Award in Fiction and curates BLOOM: The Reading Series at Hudson View Gardens in New York City.

April 2016

All the Ways We Say Goodbye
Victoria Kelly

Victoria 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 and poetry have appeared in Best American Poetry 2013 (Scribner) as well as Alaska Quarterly Review, Southwest Review, Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Nimrod, and Hopkins Review, among others. Her chapbook, Prayers of an American Wife, was published by Autumn House Press in 2013. Her first full-length poetry collection, When the Men Go Off to War, will be published by the Naval Institute Press in 2015, as the first poetry collection in the Press’s 100-year history. Her debut novel will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2016. She lives in Virginia Beach with her daughters and her husband, a fighter pilot for the U.S. Navy.

May 2016

Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall
James Magruder

James Magruder’s adaptations of works by Molière, Marivaux, Lesage, Labiche, Gozzi, Dickens, Hofmannsthal, and Giraudoux have been staged on and off–Broadway, across the country, and in Germany and Japan. His stories have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, New England Review, Subtropics, Bloom, The Normal School, New Stories from the Midwest, and elsewhere. His début novel, Sugarless, was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and shortlisted for the 2010 William Saroyan International Writing Prize. His collection of stories, Let Me See It, was published by TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press in 2014. He is a four–time fellow of the MacDowell Colony and his writing has also been supported by the Kenyon Playwrights Conference and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, where he was a Walter E. Dakin Fellow in Fiction. He lives in Baltimore and teaches dramaturgy at Swarthmore College.

June 2016