USA TODAY SAYS THIS BOOK TRAILER IS “MUST SEE”… SUMMER READING HAS NEVER BEEN THIS HOT!

Leesa Cross-Smith’s smart, heartbreaking story collection, Every Kiss a War, has won praise from Roxane Gay and Kathy Fish, plus has rockin’ reviews rollin’ in from Ben Tanzer, David Abrams, and Robyn Ryle. Click Buy Books and grab your copy of Mojave River Press & Review’s #1 Bestseller.

Click BUY BOOKS on our menu to order! Use discount code MOJAVEKISS at checkout (takes a buck off!) from either the Mojave Press & Review Facebook page or at our alt.storefront. Save even more when you purchase our Summer Reading Bundle of fiction and prose poetry: Leesa Cross-Smith’s Every Kiss a War and Daniel Romo’s When Kerosene’s Involved.
Leesa Cross-Smith's much anticipated book, Every Kiss a War, arrives in time for your long awaited summer reading. A perfect time for such a smart, heartbreaking, and genuine book. Enjoy our ravishing book trailer for Every Kiss a War, as well.
The twenty-seven stories in Leesa Cross-Smith’s debut short story collection Every Kiss a War are set to the sounds of “frogs and crickets out back, steam-pulsing like a machine” and “a sad country song that hasn’t been written yet.” Men and women love and leave over cigarettes and shots of kitchen table whiskey. She takes us down Kentucky roads in the back of a pickup truck to both truculent and delicate women and rough, rambling men edged with gentleness. A finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award and the Iowa Short Fiction Award, this collection is a ravishing war of characters laid bare as they look for the glow and fight to stay in the light. As affecting as they are sexy and romantic, these stories burn with sweetness like firecrackers and honey as you throw them back and holler for another round.
Leesa Cross-Smith is a homemaker, living and writing in Kentucky. She and her husband run a literary magazine called WhiskeyPaper. Her work appears in dozens of journals and magazines. Find more at LeesaCrossSmith.com

Click BUY BOOKS on our menu to order! Use discount code MOJAVEKISS at checkout (takes a buck off!) from either the Mojave Press & Review Facebook page or at our alt.storefront. Save even more when you purchase our Summer Reading Bundle of fiction and prose poetry: Leesa Cross-Smith’s Every Kiss a War and Daniel Romo’s When Kerosene’s Involved.

Leesa Cross-Smith's much anticipated book, Every Kiss a War, arrives in time for your long awaited summer reading. A perfect time for such a smart, heartbreaking, and genuine book. Enjoy our ravishing book trailer for Every Kiss a War, as well.

The twenty-seven stories in Leesa Cross-Smith’s debut short story collection Every Kiss a War are set to the sounds of “frogs and crickets out back, steam-pulsing like a machine” and “a sad country song that hasn’t been written yet.” Men and women love and leave over cigarettes and shots of kitchen table whiskey. She takes us down Kentucky roads in the back of a pickup truck to both truculent and delicate women and rough, rambling men edged with gentleness. A finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award and the Iowa Short Fiction Award, this collection is a ravishing war of characters laid bare as they look for the glow and fight to stay in the light. As affecting as they are sexy and romantic, these stories burn with sweetness like firecrackers and honey as you throw them back and holler for another round.

Leesa Cross-Smith is a homemaker, living and writing in Kentucky. She and her husband run a literary magazine called WhiskeyPaper. Her work appears in dozens of journals and magazines. Find more at LeesaCrossSmith.com

wyrde asked:

I am interested in submitting some poetry, but noticed that you did not indicate how many poems you preferred for a submission in your submission guidelines. I am not in the southwest, although I've been there. I put a lot of micropoetry out on twitter as @wyrde, & there I correspond with a poet who goes by the handle @coyotesings who does live in the southwest (that might be worth your while to take an interest in). We have exchanged poetry, renga style, or just for each others appreciation.

Hey thanks for asking about subs. We’re looking for 3-5 poems in a submission. You can get the complete 411 re: our sub guidelines on our Submittable page at http://mojaveriverpress.submittable.com/submit … happy writing!

NEW BOOKS & MOJAVE RIVER REVIEW RELEASED!

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Orders are now open for both Daniel Romo’s incendiary book of prose poems, When Kerosene’s Involved, (shipping now!) and Leesa Cross-Smith’s brilliant short fiction collection, Every Kiss a War (pre-ordering). Both these books are must read! Click the titles to buy, or buy directly from our store on the Mojave River Press & Review Facebook or even super-plus-bonus at our lovely alt storefront.

Our inaugural issue of Mojave River Review dropped online less than two weeks ago and already has garnered more than 5,000 readers. See what all the fuss is about… 223 pages of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and hybrid works, plus some gorgeous photography. Yes, yes, click that MRR link!

From Mojave River Press & Review master poet, Daniel Romo: “I am THRILLED with this pimped out, highly expanded and revised second edition. Sebastian Matthews wrote the foreword for it, and AMP blurbed it.” If you pre-order Daniel’s new book, Mojave River will also send you his limited edition chapbook, The IKEA Experience. ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Pre-order before 1/31/14 at http://bit.ly/18XaIyZ and get the *free* chapbook!

From Mojave River Press & Review master poet, Daniel Romo: “I am THRILLED with this pimped out, highly expanded and revised second edition. Sebastian Matthews wrote the foreword for it, and AMP blurbed it.” If you pre-order Daniel’s new book, Mojave River will also send you his limited edition chapbook, The IKEA Experience. ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Pre-order before 1/31/14 at http://bit.ly/18XaIyZ and get the *free* chapbook!

Mojave River Press WHEN KEROSENE’S INVOLVED Pre-order Party

Daniel Romo’s wildfire of prose poems, the revised and expanded edition of WHEN KEROSENE’S INVOLVED, is now available for pre-order, and it’s *super bonus time* because if you pre-order this great book by 1/31/14 you’ll receive a *free* copy of Daniel’s chapbook, THE IKEA EXPERIENCE. What are you waiting for? Go to http://bit.ly/18XaIyZ and pre-order now!