- Soft Skull Press
Soft Skull Press is an independent publisher founded by
Sander Hicksin 1992. It is currently run by Richard Eoin Nash and is owned by Counterpoint LLC.
It has published an array of fiction and non-fiction by authors such as
Mark Ames, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Paul Berman, Lisa Crystal Carver, Dennis Cooper, Brian Gage, Douglas A. Martin, William Upski Wimsatt, James Hatfield, Maggie Estep, Nick Mamatas, Lydia Millet, Daniel Nester, Wanda Phipps, Genesis P-Orridge, Nate Powell, Jack Sargeant, K. Thor Jensen, Lynne Tillman, Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio and Tim Wise.
In December 2005, Richard Eoin Nash, on behalf of Soft Skull Press, was the recipient of the Miriam Bass Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing. [http://www.publishers.org/main/PressCenter/Archicves/2005_Dec/Dec_05.htm AAP Press Center ] ]
The press currently is located on West 21st Street in
New York City, NY.
In 2007, Michael McColly's "The After-Death Room" won the 2007 Lambda Literary Award for Spirituality. [http://www.softskull.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/archive/Soft_Skull_Media/20070603214455/ Soft Skull Press Release about 2007 Awards] ] The same year, the Matthew Sharpe's "Jameston" was nominated for a 2007 Quill Award for Fiction (but lost for
Cormac McCarthy's "The Road"), Chris Mazza's "Oh Pure and Radiant Heart" was shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award for Science Fiction writing [http://davemonkey.vox.com/library/post/arthur-c-clarke-awards-shortlist.html Arthur C Clarke Awards 2007 Shortlist Announced] ] and Alain Mabancko's "African Psycho" was on The Believe Book Awards 2007 Shortlist. [http://www.believermag.com/issues/200805/?read=believer_book_awards THE 2007 BELIEVER BOOK AWARDS] ]
In 2004, Soft Skull Press won the 2004 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender/GenderQueer with Charlie Anders' book "Choir Boy". Several other Soft Skull book were nomated for 2004 Lambda Literary Awards, including "That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation" ("Anthologies/Nonfiction"), "The Haunted Hillbilly" ("Gay Men's Fiction"), "Skels" ("Lesbian Fiction"), "Juicy Mother" ("Humor"), "Manstealing for Fat Girls" ("Debut Lesbian Fiction") and "Deliver Me from Nowhere" ("Transgender/GenderQueer"), among others. [http://www.lambdaliterary.org/awards/previous_winners/paw_2004_2005.html 2004 Lambda Literary Awards] ]
* [http://www.softskull.com Official site]
* [http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/something-close-to-unique/ Interview with Publisher Richard Nash at 3:AM Magazine]
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