Mar 20, 2013
From staff reports
A handbook on flash nonfiction edited by Ohio University Creative Writing Director Dinty W. Moore is a finalist for the ForeWord Reviews' 2012 Book of the Year Awards.
"The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction" is named in two separate categories – Writing and Anthologies.
Featuring 26 eminent writers, editors, and teachers offering expert analysis, exercises, and examples of what make the brief essay form such a perfect medium for experimentation, insight, and illumination, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction is an essential handbook for anyone interested in the succinct flash nonfiction form. Rose Metal Press Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit publisher of hybrid genres.
Moore, professor of English in the College of Arts & Sciences, is the author of the memoir "Between Panic & Desire," winner of the 2009 Grub Street Book Award for Nonfiction, and numerous other books, essays and stories. The Creative Writing Program offers students a range of beginning, intermediate, and advanced workshops in poetry, fiction and nonfiction.
ForeWord's Book of the Year Awards program was created to highlight the year's most distinguished books from independent publishers. Representing more than 700 publishers, the finalists were selected from 1,300 entries in 62 categories. These books are examples of independent publishing at its finest. Award winners are chosen by librarians and booksellers.
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