The New Guard Volume II

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TNG VOL. II features A Storm of Blizzard Proportions (1944) by Ralph Ellison, a complete finished story which has never before been in print. Alongside A Storm of Blizzard Proportions, we've published a reproduction the original typewritten pages, straight from The Library of Congress.

Also included in this special section is an interview of John Callahan, Mr. Ellison's literary executor and author of A Man You Could Love. We are excited by this tremendous opportunity to share Mr. Ellison's work with our readers and writers.

TNG VOL II is a deluxe trade paperback with French flaps of 334 pages. Cover art is by Maine artist Jeff McCreight.

The Vol. II Letters Section: "Writers to Superheroes and Supervillains." Letter contributors: Joe WenderothTim SeiblesTod GoldbergFred MarchantMichael KimballEd SkoogCarolina De RobertisAaron HamburgerSarah BraunsteinJames K. ZimmermanAlexandra Oliver & Mike Heppner. A special illustration by local artist dave naybor (Dave Peabody) precedes the letters and kicks off this volume's group.

TNG VOL. II includes a section called "Twenty Questions," TNG's ode to writers who have lived and worked in Maine. Writers playing 20Q in VOL. II are Tess GerritsenLiz Hand & former Maine Poet Laureate Baron Wormser.

We are also be featuring two established writers in this volume: Theodore Deppe & Cortright McMeel.

We are grateful to our Vol II judges, Charles Simic and David Plante.