Many of you know that I was the fiction editor, and later the co-editor, of the Amsterdam-based literary journal Versal from 2005 to 2017. It was a super, and meaningful run. I left this position, one I dearly loved, only because of the exigencies of a tenure-track position, coupled with Versal‘s re-centering in Amsterdam (along with the live series Verso). So I’ve been waiting to see what Versal would become. I’m happy to say that Versal is transforming from literary journal to press, with their first book coming through an inaugural contest. This is a great step, and I can’t wait to see what manuscript they select.
Info on the transformation: https://www.versaljournal.org/news/2019/title
Info on the book contest: https://www.versaljournal.org/call-for-work