Newsletters

Summer Solstic 2019

We Came Like Spirits of the Wind

On May 16th, seven of our authors came to Rochester, New York for CosmoCon to read from their work and celebrate the spirit of Cosmographia. It was an unforgettable event with lots of joy and camaraderie.

June 2019

Cosmographia at "The Ladder"

Just a quick note that Cosmographia will be at the Ladder Literary Conference this Saturday, June 8, at the Rochester Riverside Hotel. If you're attending, stop by our table and meet Carolyn Birrittella and Linnea Schaefer. 

May 2019

Laura Johanna Braverman's Debut Poetry Collection, Salt Water

Salt Water is a record of a particular arc in time, albeit one that encompasses many years. As is often the case, the poems are explorations instigated by a central loss—here, that of the father. 

CosmoCon 2019

A Literary Event for the Mind & Soul

Just a quick note that Cosmographia will be at the Ladder Literary Conference this Saturday, June 8, at the Rochester Riverside Hotel. If you're attending, stop by our table and meet Carolyn Birrittella and Linnea Schaefer. 

Easter 2019

National Volunteer Month Thank You

Since the beginning of the year, I've been mentoring two brilliant literary types: one in her 30s, in her 20s, on the ins and outs of running a small press.  

Spring 2019

Journeys with Fortune:

A Tale of Other Lives

Trained in cultural anthropology, Elizabeth Bodien was at first skeptical that past lives even existed, much less that exploring them could heal present-life troubles. .

Valentine's Day 2019

Robin Sinclair's Notes from the Road

Touring to support this book has been a fascinating, strange, and wonderfully fulfilling experience. I continue to encounter some of the most talented writers and artists I've ever met.

Feburary 2019

My Life Has Been a Love Story

I fell in love with Lore (pronounced Lor-ee), her of my dedication, in high school, senior year. She already had a boyfriend, a year older, who was off at college. Lore asked me out to the Sadie Hawkins dance. I knew she had an away boyfriend, but "what the hell."

January 2019

Announcing the Winner of Our Spiritual Fiction Prize.

Malaika Favorite's spiritual sci-fi Arrangement in Gray and Black,won the Cosmographia 2018 Spiritual Fiction Prize. 

Thanksgiving 2018

Meet Suspense Author Patti Lavell

Publication of Island Chains by Patti Lavell. Facebook Live Book Discussion with Patti Lavell. Small Business Saturday Discounts and Fun at Our Website

October 2018

Hidden Clues from Sweet Jane

Letters to My Lover From Behind Asylum Walls is a modern gothic tale of letters written by Sweet Jane to her lover, Eleanor, recounting and obscuring the dark secret that lead to Sweet Jane being committed. 

Autumn 2018

On the Pleasure and Terror of the

Early American Gothic Tradition

As a reader and writer, I find something deliciously compelling about the early days of our American literary heritage.

September 2018

Sharon Whitehill on How Her

First Book of Poems Freed Her

This is a major moment for me, the release of my first book of poems. A lifelong writer of prose, I never imagined myself as a poet.

August 2018

Journey to the Graves of Authors

in Upstate New York

Steve Huff has been traveling and researching this (off and on) since early 2016, and this year has spread out his notes and begun to write the posts.

Summer 2018

Holley M. Hill on Family,

Subjective Truth, and Healing

I did not write this book for others to read; I wrote it for the little girl inside of me to read. 

June 2018

Conversation with Elizabeth Osta

Elizabeth Osta was a postulant, nun, teacher, and activist with the Sisters of St. Joseph in Rochester, New York. That was in the 1960s and 70s during Vatican II's aggiornamento, or the "bringing up to date" of the Catholic Church. 

May 2018

Conversation with John Barrale,

Winner of 2018 Chapbook Contest

John Barrale, winner of the 2018 Cosmographia Chapbook Prize for his collection Poems for the Camel, joins us for a chat about the meaning of transcendence, the ecstatic in literature, and his return to poetry in later life.