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Flatmancrooked is done

From FMC:

“Dearest Readers,

You’ve might’ve heard the rumors by now and, unfortunately, the rumors are true. Flatmancrooked is closing its doors. The reasons for this are varied but are largely due to my decision to leave publishing in order to focus on my family and health. Various editors, including our illustrious Senior Editor Deena Drewis and Associate Editor Steve Owen shall remain in the game, producing good work with new entities. Deena will be continuing with a novella press much in keeping with LAUNCH and the novellas we put out at FMC–stay tuned here: nouvellabooks.com; Steve is starting a journal and press called Mixer, which promises all the whimsy and brains of a mixed-genre, experimental endeavor; details TBA, so keep your eyes peeled.

Starting today, April 4th, 2011, all remaining stock of FMC titles in house are deeply discounted and priced to move. Go to the store link for an opportunity to get your copies while they are still available. As of May 1st, we will close our doors permanently.

The FMC Poetry contest entries will be refunded in mid-April, so fret not all you poets, and thank you for your participation.

On a personal note, Deena and I, along with the many folks that helped make Flatmancrooked what it was, would like to thank you for all your support over the last three years; it was an incredible and unforgettable experience.


  • John Madera is the author of Nervosities (Anti-Oedipus Press, 2024). His other fiction is published in Conjunctions, Salt Hill, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His nonfiction is published in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, New York State Council on the Arts awardee John Madera lives in New York City, Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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  1. I am shocked. Wow, that’s a major bummer. I was a huge fan of what FMC has been doing, but I totally understand your decision, Elijah, and wish you the best. I hope that Deena and Steve can find a solid place to stand, and I’ll keep an eye out for all of their future projects. Sad. But thanks for the excitement and the energy and the great writing you produced, Elijah. Breath of fresh air, it was.

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