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LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE EDITOR REVIEWS SMITH BY TIMOTHY J. LOCKHART FOR THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
Tuesday 06/20/2017

"Blackmailed into working for a secret government organisation, a hard-bitten former servicewoman overcomes a perilous training programme to become a highly skilled and extremely resourceful assassin in a taut, action-packed thriller."

Nicholas Litchfield's review of Smith is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Read the review here.

EDITOR OF LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE REVIEWS THE AFFAIR OF LADY WESTCOTT'S LOST RUBY / THE CASE OF THE UNSEEN ASSASSIN FOR THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
Tuesday 05/23/2017

"In a pair of intriguing novellas set in London in the 1890s, the deductive skills of Sherlock Holmes and his protégé, Inspector Alec MacDonald of Scotland Yard, are severely tested by a string of random killings of 'gentlemen of consequence' and a plot to bring down the monarchy and plunge the British Empire into chaos."

Nicholas Litchfield's review of The Affair of Lady Westcott's Lost Ruby / The Case of the Unseen Assassin is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Read the review here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE EDITOR REVIEWS STRANDED BY MATTHEW P. MAYO FOR THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
Tuesday 05/16/2017

"Best known as an author of popular western novels, Matthew P. Mayo produces his finest work of fiction to date with this compelling, heartbreaking account of Janette Riker's harrowing experiences while stranded for months on end in the Rockies, battling blizzards, frostbite and floods, and a vast array of ravenous, menacing critters."

Nicholas Litchfield's review of Stranded is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Read the review here.

EDITOR OF LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE REVIEWS EMILY BRIGHTWELL'S MRS. JEFFRIES RIGHTS A WRONG FOR THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
Thursday 05/04/2017

"When a genial businessman is brutally bludgeoned to death in his hotel room with his own walking stick, it's up to Inspector Gerald Witherspoon's resourceful household servants to piece together the clues and point their master in the right direction."

Nicholas Litchfield's review of Mrs. Jeffries Rights A Wrong is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Read the review here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE EDITOR REVIEWS THE DELIGHT OF BEING ORDINARY BY ROLAND MERULLO FOR THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
Monday 04/24/2017

"Missing and believed kidnapped by the Mafia, two of the world's most recognisable holy men embark on a secret, impromptu road trip across the appealing Italian countryside in a delightfully whimsical novel from acclaimed American author Roland Merullo."

Nicholas Litchfield's review of The Delight of Being Ordinary is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Read the review here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE EDITOR REVIEWS MY ITALIAN BULLDOZER BY ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH FOR THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
Tuesday 04/04/2017

"Wine, women and bulldozers are the three ruling muses in the charming and amusing fourth stand-alone novel from prolific, bestselling Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith."

Nicholas Litchfield's review of My Italian Bulldozer is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Read the review here.

EDITOR OF LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE REVIEWS THE PHANTOM OF THOMAS HARDY BY FLOYD SKLOOTFOR THE COLORADO REVIEW
Monday 04/03/2017

"An appealing and uncommon fusion of biography and personal narrative, The Phantom of Thomas Hardy is also a thoughtful and gratifying journey of discovery."

In the Colorado Review, the editor of Lowestoft Chronicle reviews the latest novel by American memoirist, novelist, and poet Floyd Skloot. You can read the full, in-depth book review at this web link.

Read the full review here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE EDITOR REVIEWS SARATOGA PAYBACK BY STEPHEN DOBYNS FOR THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
Tuesday 03/28/2017

"After an absence of almost 20 years, Stephen Dobyns' popular laconic hero, former police sergeant turned private eye Charlie Bradshaw, makes a welcome return to the sleuthing world in a lively tale of multiple murder, mutilation and horse-napping."

Nicholas Litchfield's review of Saratoga Payback is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Read the review here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE EDITOR REVIEWS PETER HELLER'S CELINE FOR THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
Tuesday 03/14/2017

"Quick on the draw, cool under pressure, and a crack shot with a handgun or high-powered rifle, this silver-haired senior citizen is as lethal as the Glock she carries in her shoulder rig."

Nicholas Litchfield's review of Celine is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Read the review here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE EDITOR REVIEWS DATE WITH THE EXECUTIONER BY EDWARD MARSTON FOR THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
Friday 03/03/2017

"Highly enjoyable, full of surprising twists, and with a strong cast of duplicitous characters, Date with the Executioner is another well-executed novel by a reliably masterful storyteller."

Nicholas Litchfield's review of Date with the Executioner is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Read the review here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE EDITOR REVIEWS BIG LONESOME BY JOSEPH SCAPELLATO FOR THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
Wednesday 03/1/2017

"In his bold debut story collection, Joseph Scapellato takes aim at the American frontier's familiar gun-toting, galloping figures and proceeds to blast 25 blistering holes clean through them."

Nicholas Litchfield's review of Big Lonesome is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Read the review here.

IN THE COLORADO REVIEW: EDITOR OF LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE REVIEWS FRAGMENTS OF A MIRROR BY KNUD SØNDERBY
Tuesday 2/28/2017

"Full of deft humor and thoughtful introspection, Fragments of a Mirror offers up glittering shards of Knud Sønderby at his finest."

In the Colorado Review, the editor of Lowestoft Chronicle reviews the newly translated story collection by the late Knud Sønderby (translated by Michael Goldman). You can read the full, in-depth book review at this web link.

Read the full review here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE EDITOR REVIEWS LOU CAMERON'S ANGEL'S FLIGHT FOR THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
Monday 02/27/2017

"Reprinted for the first time in 57 years comes a hard-hitting crime noir tour de force that charts a gutsy musician's bruising journey through the cutthroat American music business during the Dirty Thirties to the Fabulous Fifties."

Nicholas Litchfield's review of Angel's Flight is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Read the review here.

EDITOR OF LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE REVIEWS A GARDEN FED BY LIGHTNING BY MARSHALL MOORE FOR THE COLORADO REVIEW
Monday 2/20/2017

"A uniquely imaginative, startlingly enjoyable collection of uncommonly well-written tales."

Today, in the Colorado Review, the editor of Lowestoft Chronicle reviews Marshall Moore's latest story collection A Garden Fed by Lightning. You can read the full, in-depth book review at this web link.

Read the full review here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE EDITOR REVIEWS NORTH OF FORSAKEN BY MATTHEW P. MAYO IN THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
Wednesday 02/15/2017

"Old family wounds are reopened during a treacherous, blood-splattered journey through Wyoming to track down a valuable deeded property in a gritty Western from Spur Award-winning author Matthew P. Mayo."

Nicholas Litchfield's review of North of Forsaken (A Roamer Western) is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Read the review here.

EDITOR OF LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE REVIEWS ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH'S THE BERTIE PROJECT FOR THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
Thursday 02/09/2017

"With its sharp, worldly wise humour, interesting personal tales and fine array of charming characters eager to engage in insightful conversation, The Bertie Project is never less than extremely entertaining and highly addictive. Long may the series continue."

Nicholas Litchfield's review of The Bertie Project is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Read the review here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE EDITOR REVIEWS WORLD, CHASE ME DOWN BY ANDREW HILLEMAN IN THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
Monday 02/06/2017

"Colourful, real-life American outlaw Pat Crowe, the most wanted man in America at the turn of the century, is masterfully resurrected in the epic, action-packed Western novel World, Chase Me Down"

Nicholas Litchfield's review of World, Chase Me Down is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Read the review here.

IN THE COLORADO REVIEW: EDITOR OF LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE REVIEWS "MASSIVE, CLEANSING FIRE" BY DAVE HOUSLEY
Thursday 1/5/2017

"An imposing inferno of visually dazzling, dynamic writing."

This week, in the Colorado Review, the editor of Lowestoft Chronicle reviews Dave Housley's latest story collection Massive, Cleansing Fire. You can read the full, in-depth book review at this web link.

Read the full review here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE EDITOR REVIEWS DEATH AND THE NAKED LADY / THE LADY AND THE CHEETAH BY JOHN FLAGG IN THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
Wednesday 01/04/2017

"John Flagg, pseudonym of American crime writer John Gearon who died in 1970, delivers a barrage of murder and mayhem in two fabulous 1951 mysteries…with the added bonus of a suspense-packed short story."

Nicholas Litchfield's review of Death and the Naked Lady / The Lady and the Cheetah is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Read the review here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE EDITOR REVIEWS ERLE STANLEY GARDNER'S THE KNIFE SLIPPED IN THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
Friday 12/09/2016

"After a forty-six year lull, the frosted office door of 'B. Cool, Investigations' swings open once more as the lovable private eye team of 'hard as nails' boss Bertha Cool and her 'little runt' operative, Donald Lam, set to work on a tough new case in The Knife Slipped."

Nicholas Litchfield's review of The Knife Slipped is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and 25 other newspapers across the UK.

Read the review here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE EDITOR REVIEWS LAWRENCE BLOCK'S NOVEL SINNER MAN FOR THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
Thursday 12/1/2016

"First published in 1968 and thought lost for many years, acclaimed US mystery writer Lawrence Block's riveting, unflinching first crime novel is at long last reprinted." Nicholas Litchfield's review of Sinner Man is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and 25 other newspapers across the UK.

Read the full review here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE'S 2016 PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINATIONS
Tuesday 11/29/2016

We've made the following nominations for the Pushcart Prize XLII (for poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot published by little magazines and small presses in 2016):

Pushcart Prize nominations:
"Windsock" by Robert Boucheron
"Kundalini Yoga at the YMCA" by Rob Dinsmoor
"Virtuality" by Ivy Goodman
"There was a Knock" by Peter Marsh
"The Keys" by Dorene O'Brien
"Eyeless in Goa" by Olga Pavlinova Olenich

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE'S NOMINATIONS FOR THE BEST AMERICAN SERIES
Wednesday 11/23/2016

We've nominated these pieces for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's annual Best American anthology series.:

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy:
"Virtuality" by Ivy Goodman
"The Garden of Extinction" by Sam Grieve

Best American Travel Writing:
"On Being American in Europe" by Carrie Camp
"People-Watching in the Galápagos Islands" by Mary Donaldson-Evans
"In and Around Seoul - 1992" by Clare Goldfarb
"Rescue at Notre Dame" by Connie Kallback
"I Eat a Sea Mammal' by Richard LeBlond
"The Keys" by Dorene O'Brien
"Safari on Mors Island" by Knud Sønderby (Translated by Michael Goldman)

AFAR MAGAZINE: LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE - #1 BEST FREE TRAVEL JOURNAL
Friday 11/18/2016

Lowestoft Chronicle is featured today in AFAR magazine, a US travel publication focused on Experiential Travel. The LC tops the list of best free travel journals to explore over the holidays. Writer Pat Tompkins notes: "In this quarterly, you'll find creative nonfiction, short stories, and a few poems, with a welcome dose of humor in many. Try 'People-Watching in the Galápagos Islands.' Wander around the site and you'll find intriguing stories."

Read the "7 Free Travel Journals to Dive Into" article here.

EDITOR OF LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE REVIEWS ABIGAIL R. SHAFFER'S DEBUT NOVEL FOR THE COLORADO REVIEW
Tuesday 11/1/2016

Published in the Colorado Review today, Lowestoft Chronicle editor Nicholas Litchfield takes a close, detailed look at Abigail R. Shaffer's notable debut novel, Children of the Country.

Read the full review here.

GRAND DEPARTURES (LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE'S 2016 ANTHOLOGY)
Tuesday 11/1/2016

"Haunting, idiosyncratic, and unexpected, like the true delights of travel."
— Ivy Goodman, award-winning author of Heart Failure and A Chapter from Her Upbringing

Published today, Grand Departures, the latest in the Lowestoft Chronicle Anthology Series, featuring work by: Elaine Barnard, Roland Barnes, William Quincy Belle, Doug Bolling, Bill Cole, Eileen Cunniffe, Colin Dodds, Liz Dolan, Nancy Ford Dugan, Justine Dymond, Gina Ferrara, Nancy Scott Hanway, David Havird, Ashley Mace Havird, Caroline Horwitz, Michael C. Keith, Tina Koenig, Robert Mangeot, Robert Garner McBrearty, Frank Mundo, Ryan Napier, Jim Plath, Christina Selby, Scott Solomon, J.E.A. Wallace, and Olga Wojtas. Available from all the major online booksellers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or directly from us.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE FEATURE — EDITOR DISCUSSES 5 FANTASTIC JOURNEYS
Saturday 10/08/2016

Lowestoft Chronicle is featured today on author Mary Beth Magee's website. Last year, Magee reviewed the Lowestoft Chronicle anthology Other Places in Examiner.com. Here she invites the editor of Lowestoft Chronicle to share five fantastic journeys in literature.

Read the full article here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE'S 2016 ANTHOLOGY: Grand Departures
Thursday 09/01/2016

Grand Departures, the latest in the Lowestoft Chronicle Anthology Series, will be published on November 1st. The book will feature the following masterful writers: Elaine Barnard, Roland Barnes, William Quincy Belle, Doug Bolling, Bill Cole, Eileen Cunniffe, Colin Dodds, Liz Dolan, Nancy Ford Dugan, Justine Dymond, Gina Ferrara, Nancy Scott Hanway, David Havird, Ashley Mace Havird, Caroline Horwitz, Michael C. Keith, Tina Koenig, Robert Mangeot, Robert Garner McBrearty, Frank Mundo, Ryan Napier, Jim Plath, Christina Selby, Scott Solomon, J.E.A. Wallace, and Olga Wojtas.

STELLAR REVIEW OF LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE'S ISSUE #26 TODAY IN THE REVIEW REVIEW
Monday 08/08/2016

"Lowestoft Chronicle publishes some of the finest work of travel writing on the Internet today. Yours truly had been assigned to review Summer, Issue 26, and I found that I wanted to tell all of my friends about it." — Krystal Sierra in The Review Review

Read the 5-star review of our latest issue published today in The Review Review, a website devoted to reviewing literary journals. "The pieces, specifically works of fiction and nonfiction, are captivating. Enamored by this work is not the appropriate way to describe my experience — I was enthralled by the work, by the control in narrative each of the contributors have. I was compelled to read each of the pieces from the first word to the last. Like a new lover, Lowestoft Chronicle fascinated me more times over than I anticipated, and I believe that it is something the journal aims for and will continue to do," writes Sierra, going on to analyze several of her favorite pieces.

It's not common for literary journals to receive a 5-star review in TRR, and this marks our second standout review.

Read the full review here.

ISSUE #26 OF THE LC IS PERHAPS THE BEST YET!
Monday 05/30/2016

This summer in Lowestoft Chronicle: A newly translated travel essay by renowned Danish novelist and journalist Knud Sønderby, a stunning new tale from acclaimed author Michael C. Keith, and uniquely original new fiction from Ivy Goodman, winner of the prestigious Iowa Short Fiction Award. Check out the latest issue, which contains some of the most entertaining prose and poetry on the web.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE'S BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING NOMINATIONS
Saturday 10/24/2015

We've nominated the following pieces for The Best American Travel Writing series, a yearly anthology published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:

BATW nominations:
"Danish as She is Spoke" by Scott Dominic Carpenter
"Road Kill" by Liz Dolan
"Metro" by Justine Dymond
"Real Mickey" by Nancy Scott Hanway
"River High" by Michael C. Keith

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE'S 2015 PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINATIONS
Monday 10/12/2015

We've made the following nominations for the Pushcart Prize XLI (for poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot published by little magazines and small presses in 2015):

Pushcart Prize nominations:
"Unsquared" by Bill Cole
"Downhill from the Marble Village" by David Havird
"River High" by Michael C. Keith
"After Zombies" by Robert Garner McBrearty
"A Normal Country" by Ryan Napier
"Second Opinion" by Scott Solomon

GLOWING REVIEW OF OTHER PLACES IN ROUGH EDGES
Thursday 07/16/2015

"If you're interested in literary fiction, I highly recommend the Lowestoft Chronicle, and OTHER PLACES is a great sampling of the sort of work you can find there." — James Reasoner in Rough Edges

The New York Times bestselling author James Reasoner (a veteran author with more than 300 tremendous novels to his name) writes a glowing review of the latest Lowestoft Chronicle anthology, OTHER PLACES, in his popular blog, Rough Edges. Picking out his favorite stories, poems, and interviews, Reasoner discusses the work of more than half a dozen contributors, including work by William Quincy Belle, Peter Biello, Geoffrey B. Cain, David Hagerty, Michael C. Keith, Jay Parini, Sheldon Russell, and others. Check out his excellent review at the weblink below.

Read the review here.

EXAMINER.COM PRAISES LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE AND OTHER PLACES
Saturday 07/11/2015

"Armchair travelers, rejoice! Filled with fiction, nonfiction and poetry about travel and destinations, Other Places brings the far corners of the world to the reader's armchair." — Mary Beth Magee, Examiner.com

Read the 5-star review of OTHER PLACES, the latest book in Lowestoft Chronicle's anthology series, published today in Examiner.com. The online review discusses the work of half a dozen contributors.

Read the review here.

THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST GIVES OTHER PLACES A RAVE REVIEW
Thursday 07/02/2015

"Other Places is the perfect holiday destination, offering truly original locations, a cast of unforgettable travellers, some fun-filled outings, and plenty of local colour." — Lancashire Evening Post

Read the fantastic review of Other Places, the latest Lowestoft Chronicle anthology, in today's edition of the Lancashire Evening Post. This very old and well-known British daily tabloid newspaper features Lowestoft Chronicle in its online edition this week, and it gives the journal high praise indeed. The online review discusses the work of a dozen contributors! It's available to read at the weblink below. There will also be a review published in the print edition of the newspaper on July 13th. Widely distributed and well worth getting hold of!

Read the review here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE'S 2015 ANTHOLOGY: Other Places
Wednesday 05/20/2015

Other Places, Lowestoft Chronicle's 2015 anthology, will be published on July 1st, 2015. The book will feature the following terrific writers: Raymond Abbott, William Quincy Belle, Peter Biello, Robert Boucheron, Geoffrey B. Cain, Scott Dominic Carpenter, Stephen Cloud, Mary Donaldson-Evans, Soren A. Gauger, David Hagerty, David Havird, C.B. Heinemann, Michael C. Keith, Victor Robert Lee, Robert Mangeot, dl mattila, Joe Mills, John Mueter, Matt Nestor, Mona Zutshi Opubor, Jay Parini, Kevin Quigley, Sheldon Russell, Robert Sachs, James Stark, and Allister Timms.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE'S 2014 PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINATIONS
Wednesday 11/26/2014

We've made the following nominations for the Pushcart Prize XL (for poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot published by little magazines and small presses in 2014):

Pushcart Prize nominations:
"Break and Enter" by Peter Biello
"Antique Roses" by Robert Boucheron
"Danish as She is Spoke" by Scott Dominic Carpenter
"Bangkok of the Mind" by Stephen Cloud
"Shooing Flies" by David Havird
"A Question of the Tide" by Victor Robert Lee

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE IN EXAMINER.COM — EDITOR PICKS 5 FAVORITE RAILROAD BOOKS
Friday 03/14/2014

Lowestoft Chronicle's 2014 anthology, SOMEWHERE, SOMETIME, is featured today in the LA Books Examiner section of Examiner.com. Frank Mundo invites the editor of Lowestoft Chronicle to share his five favorite railroad books. You can read the article, titled "Five Favorite Railroad Books, by Nicholas Litchfield," at the weblink below.

Read the article here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE'S 2014 ANTHOLOGY: Somewhere, Sometime
Saturday 03/01/2014

Somewhere, Sometime, Lowestoft Chronicle's 2014 anthology, will be published on March 15th, 2014. The book will feature the following marvelous writers: Jason Braun, Nancy Caronia, Tim Conley, Brian Dennehy, Kim Farleigh, Sue Granzella, Ed Hamilton, Andrew House, Michael C. Keith, Nick LaRocca, Matthew P. Mayo, James Reasoner, George Moore, Susan Moorhead, Jay Parini, Yvonne Pesquera, Thomas Piekarski, Chuck Redman, Rob McClure Smith, Michael Solomon, Jackie Strawbridge, and Laine Strutton.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE'S 2013 PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINATIONS
Friday 11/29/2013

We've made the following nominations for the Pushcart Prize XXXIX (for poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot published by little magazines and small presses in 2013):

Pushcart Prize nominations:
"Time Dilation Case Study: Central America" by Jason Braun
"The Arsenale" by Nancy Caronia
"Gestures" by Nick LaRocca
"The Vegetable Gods" by George Moore
"The Exit" by Susan Moorhead
"French Lesson" by Jackie Strawbridge

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE EDITOR DISCUSSES HIS 5 FAVORITE BOOKS IN EXAMINER.COM
Wednesday 10/23/2013

Published today in the LA Books Examiner section of The Examiner, Frank Mundo invites the editor of Lowestoft Chronicle to talk about five of his favorite books. You can read the article, titled "Five Favorite Books Themed Around Humorous Journeys by Nicholas Litchfield," at the weblink below.

Read the article here.

SWAMPJACK VIRUS BOOK REVIEW IN THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
Tuesday 10/22/2013

"A fast-paced, well-plotted and gripping 21st century espionage thriller...Swampjack Virus, with its ironic undertones, charismatic cast and nail-biting suspense, takes us on a high-speed, rollercoaster journey from the opulent colonial lake houses in New York State to the slate-grey industrial towns and bleak back lanes of England. Don't miss the all-action adventure..."
Lancashire Evening Post

The English newspaper, the Lancashire Evening Post, features an excellent book review of Swampjack Virus today (a suspense thriller by the editor of Lowestoft Chronicle). The book review is available to read on their website or in various other regional newspapers. There will also be a review published in the printed version of the Lancashire Evening Post on the 28th of October.

Read the review here.

FM4 FEATURES LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE
Monday 09/02/2013

FM4, the fourth and youngest radio station at the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, features Lowestoft Chronicle as their web tip of the day. In his Today's Webtip segment, Dave Dempsey writes: "I used to read a lot of literary magazines. Wonderful little collections of short stories and essays that you could only find in bookstores that felt like home. It wasn't until I ran across lowestoftchronicle.com that I realized just how long it has been. The Lowestoft Chronicle gets around both problems...they even have a print version. It's worth a look for fans of short stories, creative non-fiction and poetry."

Read Today's Webtip at FM4 here.

EXCELLENT BOOK REVIEW OF INTREPID TRAVELERS IN ROUGH EDGES
Monday 08/12/2013

"Refreshing and well-written, Intrepid Travelers takes the reader to a wide variety of literary destinations, and makes even a confirmed hermit like me want to get up and go somewhere. Highly recommended." — James Reasoner, Rough Edges

In his entertaining blog, Rough Edges, the New York Times bestselling author James Reasoner writes a wonderful review of the latest Lowestoft Chronicle anthology, Intrepid Travelers. Focusing on the fiction and interviews, Reasoner discusses the work of half a dozen contributors, including stories by Tamara Kaye Sellman, Hector S. Koburn, David Klein and Brian Conlon. Check out his terrific review at the weblink below.

Read the review here.

GREAT BOOK REVIEW OF INTREPID TRAVELERS IN THE EXAMINER.COM
Sunday 07/21/2013

"Intrepid Travelers is a solid collection of funny and fine travel-themed stories, poetry, essays and interviews that easily fits in a back pocket or carry-on bag." — Examiner.com

There is a terrific review of the latest Lowestoft Chronicle anthology, Intrepid Travelers, published in the Examiner.com today. The LA Books Examiner, Frank Mundo, writes: "When I received Intrepid Travelers in the mail for review, a literary anthology I had never read or seen before, I was not only pleasantly surprised to see one still going so strongly, I was also extremely impressed, after reading it, with the variety and quality of the writing. Without a single stinker or filler piece in the bunch, this wonderful 160-page "little" anthology definitely bids well for the strength of work the online magazine version must regularly publish." The glowing review, which discusses the work of seven of the contributors, is available to read at the weblink below.

Read the review here.

THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST REVIEW OF INTREPID TRAVELERS
Thursday 05/30/2013

"Intrepid Travelers is a coruscating cornucopia of humour, drama and big, beautiful adventures. Highly original and entertaining. Don't miss it!" — Lancashire Evening Post

The Lancashire Evening Post, the excellent British daily tabloid newspaper that dates back to 1886, carries a glowing review of our latest anthology, Intrepid Travelers. Discussing the work of at least ten of the contributors, the online review is available to read at the weblink below. There will also be a review published in the printed version of the Lancashire Evening Post on June 17th.

Read the review here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE'S 2013 ANTHOLOGY: Intrepid Travelers
Thursday 05/30/2013

The latest Lowestoft Chronicle anthology, Intrepid Travelers, features the following fabulous writers: Jada Ach, Jack Austin, Randal S. Brandt, Brian Conlon, Steve Gronert Ellerhoff, Bruce Gatenby, Sharleen Jonsson, Michael C. Keith, David Klein, Hector S. Koburn, Barth Landor, Robert Mangeot, dl mattila, Mark J. Mitchell, Lynn E. Palermo, James Reasoner, Tamara Kaye Sellman, Denise Thompson-Slaughter, Dennis Vanvick, and Franz Wisner.

Intrepid Travelers is available to order from all the major online booksellers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble or directly from us.

ISSUE #13 OF LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE IS THE BIGGEST AND BOLDEST ISSUE YET!
Friday 03/01/2013

Among the 13 pieces in our 13th issue: new poetry by international bestselling author Jay Parini, New York Times bestselling author James Reasoner discusses some of his many Westerns and describes his writing process, and there's new fiction by acclaimed author Michael C. Keith, as well as an interview with him about his new story collection, his memoir, and his academic works.

INTREPID TRAVELERS: Lowestoft Chronicle's 2013 Anthology
Wednesday 02/13/2013

The newest collection in Lowestoft Chronicle's yearly anthology series, INTREPID TRAVELERS, will be published on June 1st, 2013. More details to follow soon.

THE HUFFINGTON POST REVIEWS MICHAEL C. KEITH'S LATEST SHORT STORY COLLECTION
Tuesday 12/18/2012

Sad Boy, the new short story collection from regular Lowestoft Chronicle contributor Michael C. Keith, was published this month. Among the many fine short stories in the collection is "Pájaro Diablo" (first published in Issue #10 of Lowestoft Chronicle). There is a glowing review of his new book in The Huffington Post this week.

Read the review here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE'S 2012 PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINATIONS
Friday 11/30/2012

We've made the following nominations for the Pushcart Prize XXXVIII (for poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot published by little magazines and small presses in 2012):

Pushcart Prize nominations:
"On Seeing Frédéric Ten Years Later" by Jada Ach
"Pájaro Diablo" by Michael C. Keith
"Lion of Lucerne" by dl mattila
"Bloody Driving Gloves" by Hector S. Koburn
"Grotte de Niaux" by Barth Landor
"These Are The Days" by Sharleen Jonsson

NEWPAGES.COM ISSUE 11 REVIEW
Monday 10/01/2012

"Lowestoft Chronicle presents entertaining and exciting stories that lend themselves toward travel without dipping completely over into travel writing. This issue's fiction chronicles traveling with a girlfriend who has Seasonal Affective Disorder, moving to the plains to help build a railroad, taking the upsell on a cruise in Paris, and wandering into a movie set." — NewPages

NewPages, the independent publishing review website, reviews the latest issue (#11) of Lowestoft Chronicle.

Read the full review here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE'S 2012 NOMINATIONS
Saturday 09/01/2012

We've made the following nominations for the 2012 Best of the Net anthology (for poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction published online between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012):

Sundress Publications' 2012 Best of the Net anthology:
"on the stairs" by Michael J. Berntsen
"November Poem" by Joan L. Cannon
"Trunyan" by Douglas Cole
"Getting Lucky" by Kathie Giorgio
"Bloody Driving Gloves" by Hector S. Koburn
"Notes on my Father" by Kate McCahill
"Jogging Through Jane Austen" by Joe Mills
"Practice" by Mark J. Mitchell
"Loi Krathong" by David Russomano
"Political Awakening, 1970" by Denise Thompson-Slaughter

FOLLOW-UP ON EDITOR'S INTERVIEW WITH RANDAL S. BRANDT
Sunday 08/26/2012

"The latest issue of Lowestoft Chronicle contains a fascinating interview with Randal S. Brandt about his discovery of a lost manuscript by the author David Dodge." — Nicholas Rombes, author of Ramones and A Cultural Dictionary of Punk: 1974-1982.

Over the last couple of months, Lowestoft Chronicle's interview with Randal S. Brandt was positively reviewed in the literary review website The Review Review, and praised by acclaimed authors Nicholas Rombes and James Reasoner. It was also cited in the independent news site Berkeleyside, the crime fiction news and features website The Rap Sheet, as well as being reprinted in full in Mystery Fanfare.

TCR STORY OF THE MONTH FOR JULY
Tuesday 07/31/2012

The Committee Room, a website covering aspects of literary culture, has chosen as its Story of the Month "Something Like Culture Shock" by Dennis Vanvick, first published in Issue 10 of Lowestoft Chronicle.

Read the Q&A with Dennis Vanvick here.

ISSUE #10 REVIEW: LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE FLIES HIGH WITH HUMOR, TRAVEL AND FLASH FICTION
Sunday 06/24/2012

"Lowestoft Chronicle's latest issue, #10, is a good read …many short stories and poems here offer deeper meanings and address heavier topics. Overall, this issue is full of great talent and exceptionally written pieces." — The Review Review

Read the five star review here.

INTERVIEW: RANDAL S. BRANDT ON LATEST DAVID DODGE DISCOVERIES
Thursday 05/31/2012

In Issue 10 of Lowestoft Chronicle: an exclusive interview with Randal S. Brandt, creator of the profoundly comprehensive website "A David Dodge Companion," chronicling the life and works of mystery writer David Dodge (1910-1974). Also, newly found, never-before-seen photos of David Dodge.

Read the interview here.

"LIKE IT? LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE IT!"
Wednesday 02/29/2012

Join in our "Like it? Lowestoft Chronicle it!" campaign. Like us on Facebook. Buy one of our books. Ask your library to stock our softcover titles. Suggest us to your family and friends, your students, your colleagues, your book club chairperson and the chap sitting next to you on the train. Bookmark Lowestoft Chronicle today!

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE'S 2012 ANTHOLOGY: Far-flung and Foreign
Monday 01/23/2012

Far-flung and Foreign, Lowestoft Chronicle's 2012 anthology, will be published on March 1st, 2012. The book will feature the following fabulous writers: Vanessa Blakeslee, Will Buckingham, Joan L. Cannon, Lorraine Caputo, Martina Clark, Rijn Collins, Laury A. Egan, Michael Frissore, Bruce Gatenby, Kathie Giorgio, Charles Haddox, Rick Hartwell, Paul Kavanagh, Michael C. Keith, Wayne Lee, A. L. Means, Nicholas Rombes, Gordon West, and Scott Younkin.

GET THE LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE 2011 ANTHOLOGY FOR JUST $6.91 AT AMAZON.COM
Friday 01/20/2012

For a limited time only the Lowestoft Chronicle 2011 Anthology is being offered for only $6.91 at Amazon.com (a whopping 54% off the retail price!). Mr. Amazon is also offering free super saver shipping on this product. Steal of the month for this splendid coffee table filler.

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MY AUDIO UNIVERSE
Wednesday 12/28/2011

My Audio Universe, the literary magazine of sound, has adapted to audio the story "I like your deer's moustache, and other Lithuanian tales" by Rijn Collins, first published in Issue 7 of Lowestoft Chronicle.

Listen to the story here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE'S 2011 NOMINATIONS
Wednesday 11/30/2011

Pushcart Prize nominations:
"Tourist Attractions" by AL Means
"Waiting For The Train" by Howard Waldman
"Supernova" by Nicholas Rombes
"Ordinary Deckhand" by Wayne Lee
"Le Caprice Bar, Mykonos" by Laury A. Egan

Sunday 10/30/2011

Sundress Publications' 2011 Best of the Net anthology:
Lisa Abellera — "Lola"
Joan L. Cannon — "Evensong at Ripon Cathedral"
Laury A. Egan — "Le Caprice Bar, Mykonos"
Wayne Lee — "Ordinary Deckhand"
A.L. Means — "Tourist Attractions"
Rodney Nelson — "Hold of the Passed"
Erika Ostergaard — "Apple-Eaten Heathen"
Howard Waldman — "Waiting For The Train"

NEWPAGES.COM ISSUE 6 REVIEW
Thursday 9/15/2011

"Lowestoft Chronicle's website is nicely laid out and there is wide variation of reading material. This is an eclectic journal which stresses that it likes humorous pieces with an emphasis on travel, hence many of the works take one to far-away and exotic places." — NewPages

A glowing review of Lowestoft Chronicle can be found in NewPages — one of the most valuable independent publishing review websites.

Read the full review here.

REVIEWS OF LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE
Thursday 9/1/2011

"A tip of the hat (sombrero, fez) to Lowestoft Chronicle for fueling our urge to turn off Jersey Shore, toss our cell phones into a lake, and go embrace this amazing planet of ours. Bon Voyage!" — FRANZ WISNER, New York Times bestselling author of Honeymoon with My Brother and How the World Makes Love.

During the past couple of months we have received glowing reviews from some of our favorite authors. A special thank you to Tony Perrottet, Abby Frucht, and Peter Jenkins for some very kind words. We are extremely grateful to our friend, the gifted travel writer and adventurer, Franz Wisner, for his help, his humor, and his supportive comments. See our Reviews page to read what people are saying about us.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE 2011 ANTHOLOGY
Wednesday 5/18/2011

"This is a fine anthology that I found both provocative and enjoyable. Highest praise: it made me want to write short stories again." — Luke Rhinehart

We recently received praise from a number of great writers, among them one of our favorite writers of all time, Luke Rhinehart — acclaimed author of the cult classic The Dice Man. The prestigious British magazine Loaded named it "the novel of the century," and The Telegraph, one of the UK's leading newspapers, included it in their list of the 50 Best Cult Books of all time. His exceptional books continue to inspire us and we are indebted to him for taking the time to read our anthology and offer his thoughts.

The Lowestoft Chronicle 2011 Anthology is now available to order online through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Borders, or you can get a copy directly from us. See our Shop page for details.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE'S 2011 STORYSOUTH MILLION WRITERS AWARD NOMINATIONS
Tuesday 3/1/2011

The 2011 storySouth Million Writers Award:
"Compassion" by Tim Conley
"The Memory of Laughter" by Paulina Shur
"Waiting For The Train" by Howard Waldman

LIBRARY JOURNAL REVIEW OF LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE
Tuesday 2/22/2011

"All things considered, it might just be a very good thing if the Lowestoft Chronicle were to achieve their goal of world domination. Best wishes to them!" — Cheryl LaGuardia, e-Views, Library Journal

Read the full review here.

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE'S PUSHCART NOMINATIONS
Thursday 11/11/2010

Pushcart Prize XXXVI anthology nominations:
"Praha, Czech Republic" by Jeremy Rich
"Gout" by Davide Trame
"May Prostitutes Only Take Cash" by Tyke Johnson
"The Shooting Party" by Jack Frey

LOWESTOFT CHRONICLE'S "BEST OF" NOMINATIONS
Sunday 10/3/2010

In recognition of their jolly good writing, we have nominated these writers for the following awards.

Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web 2011 anthology:
“The Last Election” by Frank Roger
“Point No Point” by Laury A. Egan
“America Versus Mount Fuji” by Brinna Deavelar

Sundress Publications' 2010 Best of the Net anthology:
"Praha, Czech Republic" by Jeremy Rich
"In Panama" by William Doreski
"Gout" by Davide Trame
"Point No Point" by Laury A. Egan

 
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