LitMag, a new literary magazine founded by Marc Berley, celebrates its launch. There will be readings by contributors to the first issue: Bette Pesetsky, Chinelo Okparanta, Jonathan Greenhause, Emily Saso, and Sarah Wang. Refreshments will be provided.
Bette Pesetsky is the author of three novels, including Midnight Sweets, and two collections of short stories, Stories Up to a Point and Confessions of a Bad Girl. Her stories have appeared inThe New Yorker and Paris Review.
Chinelo Okparanta is the author of Under the Udala Trees (2015) and Happiness, Like Water (2013). One of Granta’s six New Voices for 2012, she is a 2014 O. Henry Award winner, as well as a two-time Lambda Literary Award winner. Her work was nominated for the 2016 NAACP Image Awards in Fiction as well as for the 2016 Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award in Fiction. She was named one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists of 2017. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, and The Kenyon Review, among others.
Jonathan Greenhause’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Artful Dodge, FOLIO, Gargoyle, Mantis, RHINO, Stand, and elsewhere. He was a finalist for the 2016 Iowa Review Poetry Award.
Emily Saso graduated from Binghamton University, where she majored in English Literature and Creative Writing. A Top 25 Finalist in Glimmer Train’s 2015 Very Short Fiction Contest, she has published one story online, in Harpur Palate. Born in Brooklyn, she now lives in Harlem. Her story “All the Bells” was her first print publication.
Sarah Wang was runner-up for the 2016 Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Literary Award. Her work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books,Conjunctions, Story Magazine, The Third Rail, and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.