Lisa Torem, Back at RoscoeBooks

We have a follow-up announcement to our previous post about Lisa Torem’s publication in The Cost of Paper, IV.

Lisa Torem will be joining actor and writer Susie Griffith for a launch and reading at RoscoeBooks. The event is this Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30 pm. There will be snacks!

Having launched our own anthology at RoscoeBooks earlier this year, we are sure you’ll have a great time at this amazing independent bookshop! If you need an extra nudge, read Lisa’s LED contribution and you won’t want to miss Wednesday’s reading.

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Unbound Book Festival

We want to extend a huge thank you to the Columbia Daily Tribune for sponsoring our table at the Unbound Book Festival. We had a truly wonderful time sharing our Partial Press publications with Columbia’s readers, and encouraging writers to enter our new LED writing competition!

We were honored to present “A Good Song” by Jennifer Maritza McCauley, and so pleased by the enthusiastic reception received by the piece and the LED display itself!

Thanks also to Linda Hays of the Tribune, who captured some lovely images throughout the day:





New LED Contest with the Columbia Daily Tribune

We have officially launched our newest writing competition, run by the Columbia Daily Tribune. You can read the details here on the LED website, and easily enter your submission.

You can also visit the competition on the Tribune website.

Details are in the links above, but here are the basics:
We are accepting submissions until through June 30, 2017. The chosen piece will be displayed in downtown Columbia, and the winning writer will receive a cash prize.

You can even submit right here, right now!

We are so grateful for the support of the Columbia Daily Tribune and the City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs, without whom we could not have offered this exciting new opportunity for Mid-Missouri writers.

Unbound Book Festival – Sat. April 22

A quick update about the Unbound Book Festival.

We will have our new LED installation at Stephens College all day Saturday, April 22 (not Friday and Saturday as previously announced).

Here’s why you should stop by:

See you there!


Jennifer Maritza McCauley

Our installation at the 2017 Unbound Book Festival will feature new work by Columbia author, Jennifer Maritza McCauley. We couldn’t be happier about sharing her writing with Columbia’s literature lovers!
In case you don’t already know her work:

JMMJennifer Maritza McCauley is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Missouri. She is also Contest Editor at The Missouri Review, associate editor at Origins Literary Journal and reviews editor at Fjords Review. She has received creative writing fellowships from SAFTA, CantoMundo and the Knight Foundation, and her work appears or is forthcoming in Columbia Journal, Vassar Review, Passages North and Jabberwock Review, amongst other outlets. Her poetry collection SCAR ON/SCAR OFF will be released in fall 2017.

Come see us on April 21st and 22nd to experience Jennifer’s work scrolling by on our LED display – you won’t be disappointed.