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Pushcart Prize Nominee, Stay With Me, Wisconsin celebrates with new contest

JoAnneh Nagler's 2021 collection of short fiction, Stay With Me, Wisconsin was recently featured in August's edition of Kirkus Reviews with an Indie Starred Review. In addition, one of her stories, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize: "Claire Rose" is about a young farm girl who recounts the story of her mistakes, losses, and eventual survival of domestic violence in a deeply intimate voice which will resonate with readers long after. Kirkus Review writes, "Among the collection’s shorter, more potent tales is the unforgettably gritty, nine-page yarn “Claire Rose,” which portrays how a traumatized wife processes a horrific ordeal involving her child. Nagler sketches in the difficult details of healing and the grief and anger that eventually yield to places where “pink flowers come up year after year without being asked, in a place they’re not supposed to grow.”

The Ebook goes on sale at all retailers starting Monday, September the 12th! So now is your chance! And to celebrate this promotion, Coyote Point Press has posted a call for a literary short fiction collection. Coyote Point Press, the literary fiction imprint of Flying Ketchup Press, is now accepting submissions:

We believe in short stories with all our hearts. Stories allow us to visit the worlds of characters from every walk of life—and experience many of them in one collection or anthology. We’re looking for soulful, smart, passionate, humorous, sensitive and heart-opening short fiction that moves us and makes us remember what it is to feel fully alive. While many publishers are sidelining short story collections with the dubious thought that they “don’t sell well,” we’re celebrating them. We are committed to the form, with its unique and rich ability to help readers quickly dive into the interior lives of protagonists and walk with them through their failings and faults, their joys and elations, their heartbreaks and healings.

Specifically, they are looking for upmarket literary and commercial fiction, book club and women’s fiction. Please no science fiction, magical realism, or fantasy. We are looking for the next short fiction author with quality short fiction for today's audiences.

No length restrictions. Stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words are suggested, however we do not restrict writers in story length. We do, however, in longer forms, want the story to compel us to keep reading. Find out more on our call on submittable page.

There are ten more tales in Nagler’s collection. Try it today!

Eleven sensual and modern-day short stories about love, loss, sex, devotion, and desire. Set in the small lake towns and suburbs of the country's Midwestern heartland, the tales thread from one heart to another with extraordinary effectiveness and power. Lovers, partners, family members and friends-they push courageously toward love, and often win. Intimate and impeccably crafted, they invite us into the passionate world of one of the most important new voices on the American literary scene. JoAnneh Nagler, author of "Naked Marriage," wows her fans again with her first foray into short fiction, where they will beg her to stay.

Coyote Point Press is a new imprint of Flying Ketchup Press ® for excellent short fiction located in Kansas City, MO. We are proud to champion new and diverse regional voices with the story power of the heartland. Meet our first author raised in the WI, and as one reviewer said, 'she has captured the unique blend of reserve and friendliness inherent’ in the Midwest. See


Title: Stay With Me, Wisconsin

Date of Publication: January 10th, 2022

Author Website:

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Comps: Alice Monroe, Laurie Colwin, Richard Ford

TagLine: The literary richness of Paula McLain’s “The Paris Wife” meets the evocative sensuality of Water for Chocolate,” set in the contemporary Midwestern Heartland.

Page count: 278

Price: $18.99 softcover. eBook price: $9.99

ISBN-13: 9781970151-93-0 LOC: 2021944262


Media Questions: Hannah Andress

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JoAnneh Nagler is the author of the upcoming collection of short stories, Stay with Me, Wisconsin (January 2022) Coyote Point Press and imprint of Flying Ketchup Press, as well as three nonfiction books, Naked Marriage; How to Be an Artist and The Debt-Free Spending Plan, two of which were Amazon Top-100 titles. Her books have been featured in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, Essence Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, and more. Her fiction has appeared in the literary journals New Haven Review, Glimmer Train, Mobius, You Might Need to Hear This, and Gold Man Review.

Coyote Point Press is the literary fiction imprint of Flying Ketchup Press, publishing short stories of the highest caliber. We believe in exceptional fiction that pushes the boundaries of genres and spans emotional landscapes, taking readers behind the masks and under the skin of our evocative, complicated and frail humanity. Our stories will thrill and awaken your heart with bouts of passion, fury, and pleasure; tenderness, hope, and joy; and most importantly, to every sensual moment that makes us feel fully human and alive.


Flying Ketchup Press ® grassroots and artist-run, we are a trademarked small press in Kansas City to champion new and diverse voices in poetry and short story. Our dream is to salvage lost treasure troves of written and illustrated work-- to create worlds of wonder and delight; to share stories. Maybe yours.

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