October 18, 2011


I once introduced Kevin Sampsell at a reading as “the Kevin Bacon of indie lit.” Sampsell is basically the best, and if Future Tense doesn’t deserve your support, well, we just about don’t know what does.

(via The Future of Future Tense Books by Kevin Sampsell — Kickstarter)

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March 7, 2012


I had a great time at AWP this past week. There were so many people to see, meet, and say hello to that it’s really kind of an impossible mission to complete. Someone should make a video game out of it to inspire kids to become writers. It would be like: I have to make it to the Hobart table before they run out of magic juice (whiskey)…I have to make it to the Sun Magazine reading to see Cheryl Strayed and get 500 points…I have to find Lindsay Hunter and give her a high five…I have to avoid that dude with the long beard who keeps submitting manuscripts to me…I have to meet the guys from McSweeney’s and have a discussion about irony for 800 points and a bronze coin with Dave Eggers’s face on it…I have to try to remember who that guy is who wrote that poem I liked in that new lit journal…AAAAAARRRRRGGGH! I’ve been stabbed by Jamie Iredell!!

My favorite AWP recap intro ever.

AWP 4EVA | Kevin Sampsell

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September 30, 2012



"I love the clipped tone of Nice’s work, which sometimes comes across as shy and observant and sometimes as caustic and blunt."
— Kevin Sampsell, asked by Nylon Magazine what October book release he’s most excited about.

Other Kinds will ship this week! And if you order through us, we’ll send you an e-book version for free!

"I love the clipped tone of Nice’s work, which sometimes comes across as shy and observant and sometimes as caustic and blunt."

— Kevin Sampsell, asked by Nylon Magazine what October book release he’s most excited about.

Other Kinds will ship this week! And if you order through us, we’ll send you an e-book version for free!


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October 1, 2012


Another great review, with almost too many smart/kind/awesome pieces to excerpt, but here’s one of those nice chunks:

Unreturned phonecalls, impeded intimacies, homesickness for homes we’ve outgrown: for all of us, these fierce longings are familiar. For me, Other Kinds is a book about human finitude. It encompasses not only its narrators’ nostalgia and alienation, but also mine, maybe yours.


hobartpulp:

“I love the clipped tone of Nice’s work, which sometimes comes across as shy and observant and sometimes as caustic and blunt.”
— Kevin Sampsell, asked by Nylon Magazine what October book release he’s most excited about.

Other Kinds will ship this week! And if you order through us, we’ll send you an e-book version for free!

Another great review, with almost too many smart/kind/awesome pieces to excerpt, but here’s one of those nice chunks:

Unreturned phonecalls, impeded intimacies, homesickness for homes we’ve outgrown: for all of us, these fierce longings are familiar. For me, Other Kinds is a book about human finitude. It encompasses not only its narrators’ nostalgia and alienation, but also mine, maybe yours.

hobartpulp:

“I love the clipped tone of Nice’s work, which sometimes comes across as shy and observant and sometimes as caustic and blunt.”

— Kevin Sampsell, asked by Nylon Magazine what October book release he’s most excited about.

Other Kinds will ship this week! And if you order through us, we’ll send you an e-book version for free!

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repeat from HOBART

January 9, 2013


POWELL’S STAFF TOP 5s of 2012 

POWELL’S STAFF TOP 5s of 2012 

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March 5, 2013


Overall, artistically, I think it’s a pretty exciting time in the literary world.

David Henry Sterry: Powell’s Bookseller, Author & Publisher Kevin Sampsell Talks Writing, Bookstores & All That Jazz with The Book Doctors

we agree!

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