Honeysuckle Press is a literary press committed to expanding and redefining human truths by prioritizing the narratives of unsung communities.

 

We are currently open for entries to the 2018 Honeysuckle Chapbook Contest. We are also currently accepting queries for full-length manuscripts of poetry and short-stories. 


We're proud to announce the winners
of the 2017 Honeysuckle Chapbook Contest!

POETRY

WINNER | BITTER MAP BY CRYSTAL BOSON

"Bitter Map is a world pocked with the memory of trauma, place, and power. This voice knows prayer and pain and sweat and work and how to make do when god forgets your face: "crawdads in the carpet / means we ain’t gonna starve  / go on an wait out the rain / we can’t move on out / what the devil moves in.” The devil is there in rain, in work, and in perhaps our very understanding of citizenship itself -- reminding us that perseverance is a path of disruption within the map of our oppressive United States."

-- judge Saeed Jones

PROSE

WINNER | DISLOCATE BY SIMONE PERSON

"I chose Dislocate for its figural imaginary: the many creatures, beached or washed up, diverted during the course of a long journey; an extreme mermaid who talks back to her ambivalent rescuer, who feeds her (nevertheless) tin after tin of sardines; entities called Unperson or Bunnyman.  Dislocate is a work of abject longing, set in temperatures that don't easily regulate or normalize.  What is normal?, the book seems to ask, as each story builds a vortex of fear and love from which its characters don't easily, or always, escape."

-- judge Bhanu Kapil


We're currently seeking paid staff members dedicated to inventive and remarkable literature.

 

 
Check out our sister site, Winter Tangerine, a literary magazine dedicated to evocative poetry, prose, and visual art.

Check out our sister site, Winter Tangerine, a literary magazine dedicated to evocative poetry, prose, and visual art.