“The stories in The Year of the Monster are tender, truthful, fiery and finely wrought. Tara Stillions Whitehead has built a collection that leaves little doubt as to her range and mastery as a storyteller. This book could be studied at the level of language alone as her sentences are both elegant and exacting. I’m in awe of Whitehead’s intelligence and heart, fully on display in these pages. I know she has many more books ahead of her. I can’t wait to read every one of them.”
– Kathy Fish, author of Wild Life: Collected Works
Releases 9.27.22 from
Available for preorder through
Barnes & Noble or the press.
Blood Histories, a hybrid chapbook,
out now from Galileo Press!
“The Mother Must Die and Other Lies Fairy Tales Told Me,” a hybrid essay about Anne Sexton, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Cinderella, and motherhood/addiction, published in the Gold Issue of Fairy Tale Review was nominated for a 2022 Pushcart Prize!
Sincere thanks to the editors at Porcupine Literary Journal for nominating “A Lesson on Endings” for both a 2022 Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net!
12.3.2021 – New interview about Blood Histories, fairy tales, creative nonfiction, and recovery, up at Fractured Lit: “Omission Serves a Purpose: An Interview with Tara Stillions Whitehead.”
News, Events, & Goings On
Huge thanks to X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine for nominating
“Undertow” for a 2021 Best of the Net!
Wiggie! Wiggie! Wiggie!
“Seven Bodies I Didn’t Leave Behind,” originally published in HAD (Hobart), selected for Wigleaf Top 50 2021 by Molly Gaudry!
Huge thanks to the series and selecting editors at Wigleaf!
July 16, 2021
Thank you to the editors at Porcupine Literary for nominating “A Lesson on Endings” for Best of the Net! Good luck to all of the nominees!
7.9.21 – Reading – Chapbook Promo Series @ Zoom 6pm EST – Reading
9.11.21 – ZOOM – Madeline Anthes Book Launch – A Novel Idea on Passyunk
9.29.21 – San Diego, CA/Zoom @ SDSU Living Writers Series – Reading/Craft discussion
Open to the public. Register here: https://mfa.sdsu.edu/community/living_writers.html
10.30.21 – Philadelphia, PA @
A Novel Idea on Passyunk – Reading