After long deliberation, Letter Machine Editions has selected Renee Angle’s WoO to be published in the spring of 2016, followed by Fred Moten’s new book The Service Porch in the fall of 2016. Angle’s WoO is her first book and was ten years in the writing. Moten’s The Service Porch completes a trilogy, beginning with The Feel Trio (Letter Machine 2014) and The Little Edges (Wesleyan 2015). We’re honored to have the opportunity to bring both Renee’s and Fred’s books out next year. Both authors will read for Letter Machine in Los Angeles at the AWP conference at an off-site event at the Ace Hotel in April 2016, so keep your eyes open for that.
A warm thank you to all the folks who submitted to our open reading period. We were staggered to see so much incredible work. It’s that classic thing: we only wish we could do more and are so grateful to all the amazing writers who sent us their work to consider. I also want to thank the incredible folks who read every manuscript: Lisa Wells, Jake Syersak, Brianna Sheaffer, each of whom gave hours and hours for free to this little nonprofit to scour through and offer feedback to the over 200 manuscripts we received. Thank you all.
More about Renee Angle’s work:
WoO is a hagiography written and translated under the spiritual guide of a heretic. Ten years in the making, WoO (work without opus number) is a creative translation of the first 116 pages of the Book of Mormon that were lost by Joseph Smith, never found, and subsequently rewritten as The Book of Mormon that is now circulated for free around the world in 110 languages.
Renee Angle’s writing has been published in Entropy Magazine, Western Humanities Review, The Volta, Diagram, Practice New Art + Writing, Sonora Review, EOAGH, I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing By Women, and in the chapbook Lucy Design in the Papal Flea (dancing girl press). She lives and works in Tucson, AZ, where she is an archivist for The League of Holographic Music and the Education Programs Coordinator for The University of Arizona Poetry Center.