A Journal

"I'm going to come back to West Virginia when this is over. There's something ancient and deeply-rooted in my soul. I like to think that I have left my ghost up one of those hollows, and I'll never really be able to leave for good until I find it. And I don't want to look for it, because I might find it and have to leave".----Breece D'J Pancake, in a letter to his mother. 

Nick Waterhouse's Second Album Holly is Out

We interviewed Nick Waterhouse in our first issue and it feels like he's everywhere now.  His new album Holly is out and it's on a bunch best albums of 2014 lists.  GO buy it.  Go see him live.  He will be in a city/ country near you.   Revist our podcast with him from 2012 here:


Keep up with Nick at

Watch him perform the title track from the new album here:

Renee Nicholson Publishes her First Collection of Poetry

Renee, our lovely fiction editor, is publishing her first collection of poetry "Roundabout Directions to Lincoln Center" as a part of the Crossroads Poetry Series at Urban Farmhouse Press.

Way to go Renee!

Here is a trailer for the book:


You can also find her working hard on her other podcast project: Summer Books

You can follow them on twitter @summerbooks1 



Bianca Stone Publishes First Book: Someone Else's Wedding Vows

Congrats to Bianca Stone for publishing her first book: Someone Else's Wedding Vows.   With Tin House and Octopus Books (whoaaaaa).    Three poems In souvenir appear in the book and what an honor to be a first home for those poems.  Revisit them here:

Now go out and by this book, because it's awesome :

Elaine McMillion and Hollow Win the Peabody!

Congrats to Elaine McMillion and the Hollow team for winning the Peabody!  We Interviewed her back in our first issue about Hollow and we are so excited to see she is getting the recognition she deserves.  Revisit the podcast at  and also keep up with other projects she's been working on at: