For the cover design, we felt that we should try to encompass the intricate stories, vibrant details, and the solemn-yet-hopeful tone that is present in the anthology. There was the obvious visual theme of roots that we’re playing on for the cover, but we chose the design with special care.
In light of the stay-at-home orders that most of the world is currently following, authors have brought literary salons––places to explore ideas, share stories, and gain insight into the writing process––to Instagram. By allowing us into their writing spaces, these authors are giving us a rare, uncensored look into their lives. Sharing these spaces allows us to refill our creative wells through conversation and a shared love of books and writing.
After minutes of research into our Ooligan titles, I’ve paired each book with a topographical feature of the modern American home. We’ve already endured many weeks of social distancing—during which we’ve learned new recipes or drunk our entire wine cellar—and this tour will provide you with the entertainment and intellectual stimulation you’ll need to get you through the rest of your time at home.
The other morning, before opening my eyes, I had this comforting yet strange (and rather eerie) sensibility that I was in my bed at my parents’ home in Tennessee. I swear to God I heard a cow moo, too, before realizing I had in fact moved to the West coast (over a year ago), and […]