Da Chen Forever

We launched Woodhall Press with the mission to publish high-quality books that bigger publishers weren't noticing. We were lucky to have the support of Fairfield University's MFA program (our alma mater), including one of our favorite mentors, Da Chen. When we published our first book, Mentoring Teenage Heroes, Da provided his endorsement: “A beautiful synthesis of coming of age struggles from literature and real life. A must read for parents and teachers, this is a treasured book in my library.”—Da Chen, The New York Times bestselling author of Colors of the Mountain. We mourn his passing this week and remember him with gratitude for his support, his teachings, his writings, and his inimita

PUSHCART NOMINATIONS

It is our pleasure to nominate the following essays by LaRue Cook for consideration in this year’s Pushcart Prize contest: “The Day My Father Died” “Dirty Dishes” “The Price of Admission” “Black Lives Matter, Part 1” “Black Lives Matter, Part 2” “Black Lives Matter, Part 3” The essays were published in March 2019 as part of Man in the (Rearview) Mirror, which chronicles the author’s unorthodox decision to leave his corporate job in Connecticut to become an Uber driver in his hometown in Tennessee—all while the United States experienced one of the most polarizing presidential elections in its history. Part voyeuristic, sometimes hilarious, always thoughtful and probing, the essays reflect a m

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