10/26 SONGS OF MY SELFIE at Manhattanville College

(Kat Georges Design)

(Kat Georges Design)

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.

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 contributors Xingyue Sarah He and Jared Shaffer reading at Flyleaf Books. Photo by Alex Kormann/The Daily Tar Heel.

Songs of My Selfie contributors Xingyue Sarah He and Jared Shaffer reading at Flyleaf Books. Photo by Alex Kormann/The Daily Tar Heel.

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.

SONGS OF MY SELFIE Launch Was a Huge Success!

Thank you all for coming to Friday's SOLD OUT launch of Songs of My Selfie! The show was a huge success, with readings by twelve fantastic millennial writers, giveaways, great drinks, music, and more. Check out the photos below, or on our Facebook page!

Couldn't make it to the launch party? Don't worry, there are plenty more Songs of My Selfie events coming up.

April 18 at 7 p.m.
A Reading and Conversation with Jared Shaffer and Xingyue Sarah He
Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd.)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

May 12 at 7 p.m.
A Reading and Open Mic with Joshua Tuttle

Auntie's Bookstore
402 W. Main
Spokane, WA 99201 

May 25
Songs of My Selfie: Millennial Writers Reading

85 E. Fourth Street
New York, NY 10003

SONGS OF MY SELFIE Reviewed on A Journaled Life

SONGS OF MY SELFIE received a stunning review on the blog A Journaled Life. This is our first review by a non-millennial reader, and it's so rewarding to see Regina's perspective and insight into our stories.

Regina writes:

What I noticed was happening for me halfway through the book was that a pit had developed in my stomach. There was so much heartache. . . . I wanted to know: What happened? How did they get like this? What can I as a mother of a rising millennial do (in addition to helping him navigate away from student loans & Sally Mae)? . . . But that’s the sign of great story right? It makes you feel something, see things differently, want to change yourself and the circumstances for others.

On a more personal note, reading this review was my "I've done it. I'm a writer now" moment. My work, and the works of these sixteen talented contributors, changed someone else's understanding and made someone care. That's the reason we do this, right? That's always been the dream, though it so often felt unattainable. I'm very proud to share this review with you, and I'm so proud of the writers in Songs of My Selfie. 

 Check out the full review on A Journaled Life.  

And don't forget, Songs of My Selfie is still available for preorder on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, or from your local bookstore. 

Follow Songs of My Selfie on Twitter @SongsOfMySelfie or on Facebook

"The Edge of Happiness" Featured on Citizen Lit!

I'm ecstatic to announce that I'm this week's featured reader on Citizen Lit! Following a spotlight on Amanda Miska from Split Lip Press, I read from my short story "The Edge of Happiness," soon to be published in Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Stories (Three Rooms Press, April 2016). I'm honored to be included on this incredible podcast.

Hosted by Wilkes University's Jim Warner, this weekly literary and arts podcast has chosen to spotlight Songs of My Selfie. Over the course of the next few episodes, Citizen Lit will feature select contributors reading from their stories.

Head over to Citizen Lit to listen to the episode. "The Edge of Happiness" begins at around 16:00. 

Check back next Monday for more readings from the Songs of My Selfie team!