August 30, 2018

The Story I Tell Myself About Myself  by Sarah Layden, winner of the inaugural Sonder Press Chapbook Competition, is now available from Sonder Press as well as Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and IndieBound.  And, if you live in the Indianapolis area, don't miss the launch of this engaging collection, September 7th at Indy Reads Books, there will b...

April 20, 2018

Travelers, the debut collection of essays from Laura Bernstein-Machlay, is now available for preorder from Sonder Press as well as Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and IndieBound.  And, if you live in the Detroit area, don't miss the launch of this engaging collection, May 3rd at Pages Bookshop, where Laura will be reading as well as taking questions and sign...

January 1, 2018

Travelers, the debut collection of narrative nonfiction from Laura Bernstein-Machlay, is official slated for release May 1st, 2018. From the press release:

"Travelers, Laura Bernstein-Machlay’s debut collection of essays, maps the author’s journey as she makes sense of her recovering city, the generations that preceded her, and her own definition of...

December 31, 2017

Our 2017 competition has come to a close and we are excited to ring in the New Year with the announcement of our winner! 

We want to offer a sincere thank you too all of the authors who submitted their work for our 2017 prize.  It was a pleasure to read so many outstanding manuscripts and ultimately our final decision was much more difficult than we...

April 18, 2017

F(r)iction, an imprint of Tethered by Letters, does not disappoint with its sixth issue.  As spectacularly conceived as the writing and artwork which adorns its pages, this little lit mag is fresh and vibrant, and certainly not your traditional literary journal.  Issue six boasts not only a bevy of artfully crafted short fiction and poetry, it hold...

April 1, 2017

Anne Valente’s debut collection of short fiction, By Light We Knew Our Names, is a true triumph.  This astonishing, freshly voiced collection, formed of thirteen delicately conceived and devastatingly well-crafted stories, clings to the skin, takes up residence in the hollow of your bones.  Valente’s stories rip your heart out before handing it gen...

March 6, 2017

Girlchild is the exuberant, arresting debut of Tupeol Hassman.  It is the story of Rory Dawn Hendrix, ‘feebleminded daughter of a feebleminded daughter, herself the product of feebleminded stock.’ Born to the Calle, a Nevada trailer park as poor and forgotten as the dirt it sits upon, Girlchild sees Rory attempt to navigate her way to adolescence t...

February 27, 2017

Welcome to Sonder Tips! This is the spot where our editors share their best advice and ideas to help you write/edit/design/publish the best version of your work.  This edition, our Founder and Executive Editor brings you her three top thoughts when it comes to putting that final polish on your nearly-there piece.

Whether I’m editing a piece for Sond...

February 10, 2017

Hello all!

Welcome to the new face of Sonder.  As you can see – since here you are – we have a completely new and in my opinion, rather snazzy website.  Our logo also got a revamp, courtesy of the brilliant Sasha Pincus, our ingenious Art Director/General Editor (have you met her? No? Go here.) And, with the help of Jeremy A. Jackson, our valia...

January 29, 2017

Kayla Pongrac’s chapbook, The Flexible Truth, is full of strange, succulent little fictions, each one as startling and deftly crafted as the next.  Pongrac’s stories are provocative, poignant and disarming.  The twenty-seven pieces that form this collection are brief but luminous, deliberately worded and with marked intent.  In these stories, a wom...

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