Mark Bailey and Kirsten Allen are mavericks. They’re starting a press at a time when publishers are crashing all around us, book review sites are vanishing and waves of e-books are washing traditionalists out to sea. They have a vision. Stories are the most powerful means to open up dialogue and inspire reverence for the American West. They hope the next Willa Cathers and David James Duncans will step forward.
The ambitious Torrey House plan has obstacles. Mark’s intense blue eyes focus just this side of tomorrow as he says, “I am the dog who caught the bus!” The bus he’s been chasing is his dream of new writers; the multiple fine manuscripts he’s received are the shiny bumper, in his teeth.
Watch for this Utah publisher to print six titles this year. Tell your friends to watch us, too. As the new Marketing Editor, I’m asking you to tell everyone you know about our upcoming nonfiction contest. We want the best work out there. See details below. The prizes are bodacious!
Torrey House Press, celebrating stories of the New West!
Creative Literary Nonfiction Contest
First prize $1,000; second prize $250; third prize $100
Deadline is Sept. 1, 2011
2,000 to 10,000 words
Show us the power of the Colorado Plateau and the American West
Entry fee $25
All winners published in Torrey House Press annual journal
Find out more at www.torreyhouse.com or follow us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/TorreyHousePress.
Winners of the Torrey House Press Winter 2011 Fiction Contest will be announced on April 7, on our website. We’re already hungry to read the work in the Fall 2011 Creative Literary Nonfiction contest. Deadline coming up, folks.
Please tell your friends!