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Steve Yates is Assistant Director / Marketing Director at University Press of Mississippi, which means, in part, that he travels with word of 75+ new books each year to stores all around Mississippi and sometimes into Louisiana. In off hours (like when?!) he writes fiction and is the winner of the 2012 Juniper Prize. His short story collection, Some Kinds of Love: Stories, was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2013. He is the winner of the inaugural Knickerbocker Prize from Big Fiction for his novella "Sandy and Wayne." He has won two grants for it from the Mississippi Arts Commission, one from the Arkansas Arts Council, and has published stories in TriQuarterly, Louisiana Literature, Southwest Review, Missouri Review, Ontario Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Valley Voices and many other journals. His novel, Morkan's Quarry, was published in May 2010 by Moon City Press. And its sequel The Teeth of the Souls will be published by Moon City Press in 2015. Find updates and thoughtstuff at Fiction and History

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  • Mississippi Bookstores

    Mississippi Bookstores

    17 months ago

    Twice a year, I travel to many Mississippi bookstores for University Press of Mississippi, and I think they are the most valuable havens for bibliophiles in America. Many of Mississippi's towns lack the population to...