Both Kirkus Reviews and blurbers have compared Avner Landes’s debut novel, Meiselman: The Lean Years, to the writing of some literary greats, like Isaac Singer and Saul Bellow.
At Bloom, we believe it is never too late to take a risk and try something new. In that spirit, we are excited to announce that we are now accepting poetry and fiction submissions from blooming authors who first publish or publish in a new genre (for example, a novelist who publishes a poem, an academic …
by Evelyn Somers
“We leave home and shed the identity we’re compelled to inhabit in our daily lives. At the same time, we’re not able to fully inhabit the place we’ve journeyed to. The result is an emotional and intellectual space we have unprecedented control over, but one with more room for self-invention.”
by Sonya Chung
Porter’s newest film—her 4th full-length project in 7 years—is JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE, a profile of the late Congressman and Civil Rights giant. The film could not be more timely.
In solidarity with antiracism protests around the country and internationally, Bloom strives to be antiracist in what we publish, whom we interview, and the books we choose to excerpt. Bloom understands that many who fit that profile come from marginalized communities of all varieties, and that paths to publication are too often challenged by systemic racism. Our goal is to amplify the underheard and to celebrate the undersung—the authors who are not reviewed in mainstream publishing. Our all-volunteer editorial team is fiercely dedicated to realizing a just society through the dissemination of diverse voices that speak to equality for all.
by Joe Schuster
“Maybe all stories are really about secrets and revelations” – K. L. Cook
by Evelyn Somers
“I also wanted to write about the women who never show up in historical writing more generally. Sometimes in our histories the women disappear altogether. This mysterious—actually ridiculous—absence of women at key historical moments became crucial to me.”