2015 in review, new releases by Israel Horovitz and Richard Vetere, Pushcart Prize nominees
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The Writer's Life

A Life of Words

A Conversation with Fascinating Poet, Novelist, Editor, and Victorianist Constance Renfrow

by Kat Georges
Sometimes there’s magic. That’s how Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges felt when we were fortunate enough to start working with poet, novelist, editor, and all-around brilliant person, Constance Renfrow. Since May 2014 she’s been the editor-in-chief and creative consultant for 3RP. Along the way, she's been getting her poetry, fiction, and journalism published in places like DIY:MFA and Calbido Quarterly. In addition, she offers her own private editorial services. Most recently at 3RP, she took on a new role as editor of the forthcoming title Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Stories. And on top of all this, she’s a self-described Victorianist, serving as young volunteers coordinator, graphic designer, and event host at New York’s famed Merchant’s House Museum, a unique time capsule of a typical affluent New York merchant family of the 19th century. 
Whew! We were somehow able to catch up with this extraordinary woman to get some answers to some burning questions about what makes her tick, and keeps her going. READ MORE
Check out our December ebook sale—available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple. Most titles just $4.99, including DARK CITY LIGHTS: New York Stories edited by Lawrence Block, and MALANGA CHASING VALLEJO: Poems of César Vallejo translated by Gerard Malanga! Famed minimalist poet Aram Saroyan's unique detective novel STILL NIGHT IN L.A. is just $9.99.

And, until December 31, you can get the popular LGBT YA love WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT'S HIS NAME for just $1.99!!


Win a free copy of SONGS OF MY SELFIE: An Anthology of Millennial Stories—signed by editor CONSTANCE RENFROW—on Goodreads. Click HERE to enter the contest!
2015  in Reflection

A Banner Year with Noteworthy Releases

2015 has been one of the most productive and accomplished years for Three Rooms Press yet—nine books and 23 events later

by Peter Carlaftes

It's been a distinctive year at Three Rooms Press, and as 2015 winds to a close, it's thrilling to look back at what we've accomplished. The year saw us launching nine extraordinary books, and hosting events in four countries and multiple states here in the U.S. Here's a look back at some highlights. 

JANUARY: The year started off with The 8th Annual Charles Bukowski Memorial Reading at Cornelia Street Cafe where extraordinary poet and novelist Kim Addonizio (Bukowski in a Sundress) and friends tore it up to a packed house.

FEBRUARY began with a inspiring BURROUGHS 101 night with Performance Artists Anne Waldman and Penny Ardcade paying tribute to William S Burroughs. The month ended with the publication of my own book TEATROPHY: Three More Plays culminating in a production of my play ANTI starring Eloise Eonnet, Olivia Jampol, and Laura Betz –and directed by Kat Georges at the Barrow Street Theatre. What a great night for yours truly.

MARCH brought Kat and I down to the warm clime of Longboat Key, Florida for the launch of Stephen Spotte's notable memoir MY WATERY SELF: Memoirs of a Marine Scientist at the Mote Marine Laboratory. Spotte generously agreed that his home would become the new headquarters of Three Rooms Press South during the winter months. READ MORE

FREE CATALOG! Find out what Three Rooms Press will be publishing in Spring 2016. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR FREE CATALOG!

Award Nominations

Announcing 3RP Pushcart Prize Nominees for 2015

Three Rooms Press is pleased to announce the nominees for the Pushcart Prize for work published in 2015. Since 1976, hundreds of presses and thousands of writers of short stories, poetry and essays have been represented in this noted annual collection. And the nominees are:

    Chapter One from Weird Girl and What's His Name
    Chapter One from Still Night in L.A.
    "Amsterdam in the 90s" from Dark City Lights: New York Stories edited by Lawrence Block
    "Coney Island" from My Watery Self
    Thomas Bernhard translator PETER WAUGH
    "Biography of Pain" from On Earth and In Hell
    "Planet Chernobyl" from Maintenant 9: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art
Congratulations to all the nominees and best of luck!
FINAL CALL FOR DADA SUBMISSIONS: Three Rooms Press seeks creative works on the theme of "WARM/HUNGER" for MAINTENANT 10: A Journal of DADA Writing and Art. Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of DADA. Deadline: December 31, 2015.

Save the Dates

Upcoming Three Rooms Press events:

Third Annual Prose! Poetry! Party!
Friday, December 4, 6 pm
Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC

A night of literature featuring award-winning authors (and kick-ass performers!) including novelist/poet Meagan Brothers, singer/poet Jane LeCroy, noted poet and editor David Lawton, poet/activist Robert Gibbons, poet/playwright Karen Hildebrand, painter/poet John S. Paul, playwright/novelist Richard Vetere, poet/performer Jane Ormerod, author Thomas Pluck, author Eamon Loingsigh, author Angus McLinn, and 3RP's own Editor-at-large Constance Renfrow, plus--direct from London!--psychic performance artist and author Becky Fawcett. Hosts are Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges. All audience members will be eligible to win free prizes throughout the event! Info/RSVP:

World Premiere!

"Medication Time: An Epic Poem"
written & performed by Kat Georges

Sunday, December 13, 4 pm
Parkside Lounge, NYC

Join 3RP co-director Kat Georges for the world premiere of "Medication Time: An Epic Poem" as great weather for media presents Spoken Word Sundays @ The Parkside Lounge. The new work is "both hilarious and haunting" according to preview audience members. Co-featuring with Kat is broadcast journalist and author Francesca Marguerite Maximé plus open reading. The event will be hosted by David Lawton and held at The Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston Street (at Attorney), New York. $2 donation appreciated; two drink minimum. Details available here.


The 9th Annual CHARLES BUKOWSKI Memorial Reading
Friday, January 8, 6 pm
Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC

Celebrate the start of the new year with the 9th annual Charles Bukowski Memorial Reading, Jan. 8, 2015, 6pm at Cornelia St. Cafe. Charles Bukowski was truly one of the few and far between: a champion of the outsider, the lost and lonely, the outcasts from society. His work resonates like none other, revealing the core of what it is to be human—sans electronics—counting on nothing, but ready to win, be it with horses, women or writing. The event, held since 2008, will feature performances of Bukowski poems and tales by a unique cast of hardcore fans including controversial writer Kim Addonizio (Bukowski in a Sundress), renowned monologist Mike Daisey (The Secret War), playwright/novelist Richard Vetere (Champagne and Cocaine), playwright Michael Puzzo (Spirits of Exit Eleven), poet George Wallace (Poppin’ Johnny), and poet Puma Perl (Retrograde), plus Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges. Info/RSVP:
Save the Date: Tuesday, January 19
An Evening with Richard Katrovas, author of Raising Girls in Bohemia
at Czech Center New York at the Bohemian National Hall (between 1st and 2nd Avenue) 321 E 73rd Street New York, NY 10021

For additional information on any event, please visit our website at or drop us a line at

Coming soon: MY OLD LADY: Complete Stage Play and Screenplay with an Essay on Adaptation by Israel Horovitz. An analysis of the challenges and techniques of adapting a stage play for the screen, including complete scripts of both the play and the movie bridged by a brilliant, instructive essay by famed playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz (writer and director, My Old Lady play and film. Preorder now.

Weird Girl and What's His Name
the compelling novel by Richard Vetere.

At the height of the sex, drugs and disco scene in early-80s New York, an inveterate card player thinks he can’t lose — until he does, finding himself in a no-win situation with the Mafia that forces him to commit unspeakable acts, all while looking for a way out. Preorder NOW on amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, & your favorite indie bookstore.

Weird Girl and What's His Name

Get it for yourself or give it as a GIFT.

"This compelling YA novel has all the makings to become a classic of this generation." —Foreword Reviews
  • Top 17 New YA Books Oct. 2015Bustle
  • Best 12 Books of October 2015Brit+Co
  • Top 18 New YA Books of Fall 2015BuzzFeed
  • Best YA Books of Fall 2015StyleCaster
  • Starred review, ALA Booklist
  • Starred review, Kirkus Reviews
  • Five-star review, Foreword Reviews
Available on amazon, Barnes & Noble, & your favorite indie bookstore

The music of the repetition, its insistent organizing principle, functions like the serial arrangement in Cage, Steve Reich, or Phillip Glass, and it provides a haunting resonance. The impact on a reader over 200 pages is cumulative. Even though Malina’s lens may be tightly focused, the scope of her story stretches over a half-century.” —John Tytell, Los Angeles Review of Books. Available now from amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell's, or your favofite indie bookstore.

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