for immediate release

Ghostbird Press is thrilled to announce 
Ethan Kaplan 
is the winner of the first Birdhouse Prize.  
His play Imitatio will be published by Ghostbird Press. 


Thank you to all entrants!  The MFA thesis manuscripts were, without exception, strong works of poetry, fiction, memoir, playwriting and translation. 

We would also like to thank Prof. Nicole Cooley, Director of the CUNY Queens College MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation, for her partnership and guidance with the establishment of the Birdhouse Prize.  Open annually to all MFA thesis students at CUNY Queens College, the Birdhouse Prize will bring one thesis manuscript to life as a published work from Ghostbird Press.

Stay tuned for information about the release date and launch events for Imitatio!

We're movin' and shakin' at Ghostbird Press - looking ahead to exciting things in the coming months!

Forthcoming Releases in 2016:

  • Resplendent Slug, poems by Kimiko Hahn

  • eco-logic of the word lamb, translations / imitations by Roger Sedarat

  • For My Son, A Kind Of Prayer, poems by Richard Jeffrey Newman

  • The Shop, a comic book by James Vanderberg

Upcoming Events:

Promo Pens!

  • We are weirdly excited about our new pens - come see us at any Ghostbird event and we'll give you one!