I am absolutely thrilled to announce that Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Stories was chosen as an IndieFAB Finalist for Best Anthology of 2016! This is an incredible honor and I am so deeply grateful to see the hard work of these emerging writers being not only acknowledged but celebrated. Congratulations to all the writers anthologized in SOMS, and thank you so, so much to everyone who has supported us along the way!
Join SONGS OF MY SELFIE at Manhattanville College for a reading and Q&A and celebration of millennial pride! Featuring Manhattanville alum Tiffany Ferentini, editor Constance Renfrow, and SOMS contributors Angus McLinn, Carolyn Drake, and Aaron Thorpe. Copies of SONGS OF MY SELFIE will be available for purchase and signing. RSVP on our Facebook event page or for information, check out the Manhattanville website.
Wednesday October 27
7 to 9 p.m,
Manhattanville College Library
News and Events Room
Purchase, NY 10577
Hosted by the Undergraduate Writing Program, Graffiti Magazine, and Three Rooms Press.
ABOUT SONGS OF MY SELFIE:
With fresh new voices and edgy prose, seventeen stories by millennial writers offer a cross-section of vibrant young characters: unemployed grads deep in debt, expectant mothers on the cusp of adulthood, online relationship addicts, and twenty-somethings at war with their families’ expectations. Here are the strong and the weak, the self-aware and those who reject reality—all carefully crafted to buck the common perception of this generation.
“For once in your life, celebrate your millennial spirit and dive into the stories of your peers with Songs of My Selfie. From college grads in debt, to teen mothers, to Tinder addicts...they have it all. You can learn something from your fellow millennials and maybe even see yourself in some of them.” —Astral & Opal
“Doing for “bad Millennials” what Bad Feminist did for uncertain feminists, Songs of My Selfie celebrates the Millennial stereotypes — flaws and all . . . this story collection not only stands up for Millennials, it gives Millennials a place to stand up for themselves.” —Bustle
"Who better to write about millennials than millennials? This modern and hilariously refreshing anthology series is composed of stories by edgy new writers who completely capture the plight of millennials today." —Buzzfeed
Songs of My Selfie has made some great Internet lists, and we're loving the attention. Take a look!
Vanessa Hudgens's blog Astral and Opal lists Songs of My Selfie as one of six books that suck you in from page one!
Bustle calls Songs of My Selfie the #1 Book that Celebrates the Millennial Spirit!
"Doing for “bad Millennials” what Bad Feminist did for uncertain feminists, Songs of My Selfie celebrates the Millennial stereotypes—flaws and all—and traverses the emotional terrain beyond them, exploring selfies and self-doubt, self-reliance and self-realization."
And Buzzfeed calls us one of 8 Mesmerizing Reads for Millennials.
Check out the links above for some kickass Songs of My Selfie press. As always, don't forget to follow us on Facebook or Twitter @SongsOfMySelfie. Haven't read it yet? Order your copy today! (And don't forget to rate and review!)
I'm thrilled to announce that my article "Read Millennial Writers" is featured this week on Portland Book Review. Here I discuss why it's so important to read works written by this generation. Read the full article here.
It's also thrilling to see that Tampa Bay Times has listed Songs of My Selfie as one of three notable books about millennial lives. Check it out!
Songs of My Selfie has been receiving rave attention in the news!
Check out The Daily Tar Heel's feature on contributors Xingyue Sarah He and Jared Shaffer. He and Shaffer read to a full house at Flyleaf Books in North Carolina.
Tampa Bay's Creative Loafing calls Songs of My Selfie, "an excellent read, one I unreservedly recommend." Read the full review here.
Red Eye Chicago lists Songs of My Selfie one of "25 New April Books We Can't Wait to Get Our Hands On."
And San Francisco Book Review writes "An excellent showcase of up-and-coming new writers." Read the full review here.