Three on Anderbo Named "Notable Stories" of 2011
New York, July 10, 2012—"Ghosts", a short story by Mac Barrett, "Clarins", a short story by Courtney Maum, and "Monologue", a short story by Juliet Grames, were each named a 2011 Notable Story in the annual storySouth Million Writers Awards.
“Here Is David, the Greatest of Descendants” one of 10 Best Stories of 2010
New York, June 30, 2011—Today, storySouth, the online literary journal, announced that Spencer Kealamakia's "Here Is David, the Greatest of Descendants", published by Anderbo.com, has been chosen as one of the Top 10 best stories of the year by the Million Writers Award.
Robert Warner's Anderbo Story Shortlisted
New York, June 24, 2010—"Alabamer Pianers", an Anderbo short story by Robert Warner, wins a 2009 "Notable Story" designation from the storySouth Million Writers Awards, and was on the short list, narrowly missing the "Top 10" final vote.
Susan Breen Interviews Anderbo Editor Rick Rofihe
New York, October 1, 2009—Susan Breen: "First off, some very exciting news. My story, 'Triplet,' has been selected for the anthology BEST AMERICAN NONREQUIRED READING 2009. Dave Eggers was editor, Marjane Satrapi wrote the introduction and, as of two days ago, the book was featured in displays in every bookstore I went into.
Anderbo Story Wins "Best of the Web"
New York, July 7, 2009—Waqar Ahmed's 2008 Anderbo.com story, "The Right Passengers", has been chosen to appear in Dzanc Books' 2009 BEST OF THE WEB, available now in bookstores. "The Right Passengers" is Waqar's first published story—initially online on Anderbo, and now in hard copy in the new Dzanc volume.
Two on Anderbo Named "Notable Stories" of 2008
New York, July 3, 2009—"Chasing Adonis", Anderbo fiction by Adam Gallari, and "We Were There and Now We're Here", a novella by Kayla Soyer-Stein on Anderbo.com's home page, were each named a 2008 Notable Story in the annual storySouth Million Writers Awards.
“Izzi Accepts a Bagel from Her Mother" is named
New York—June 22, 2008—"Izzi Accepts a Bagel from Her Mother": by Jessica Pishko has been named a Notable Story of 2007 by storySouth's Million Writers Award. Jessica Pishko's first story, "Night," is also on anderbo.com .
“Yankees" and "Island" Notable Stories of 2006
New York—June 2, 2007—"Yankees" and "Island" have been named Notable Stories of 2006 by storySouth's Million Writers Award.
"Yankees" by Alison Bull can be found at Fiction at anderbo.com, while "Island" by Erika Recordon is on the home page.
For more information on Anderbo, please visit the Web site www.anderbo.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Anderbo, the Word
Anderbo.com, the New York-based online literary journal, is the brainchild of Rick Rofihe, who serves as the journal’s Editor-in-Chief. Rofihe, who had neither personally typed nor sent an e-mail in his lifetime, and so might seem a highly improbable originator of such an online literary venture, yet his unique print perspective brings a distinct feeling to Anderbo.
But what is Anderbo? “Anderbo is a made-up word,” explains Rofihe, “and the reason I made it up was, I didn’t want to ruin an already existing word, so I tried to make up a new one. For example, it used to be that when you said ‘mustang’ people would think ‘horse.’ But now when you say, ‘mustang,’ people think you mean the car built by Ford.”
“The Rules of Urban Living” one of 10 Best Stories of 2005
New York—April 3, 2006—Today, storySouth, the online literary journal, announced that Kara Janeczko’s "The Rules of Urban Living" has been nominated as one of the Top 10 best stories of 2005 by the Million Writers Award.
Janeczko’s story was published in the fall of 2005 by anderbo.com, the New York based online literary journal, headed by Editor-in-Chief Rick Rofihe. Recently, anderbo.com was also honored by Million Writers Award, when it was named the best new online literary journal of 2005.
“We are excited and pleased for Kara,” says Rofihe. “She is a seasoned writer with a sharp wit and a unique style and she truly deserves this honor. Her story exhibits the qualities we look for and admire in the writers we choose for Anderbo.”
Kara Janeczko has taught media literacy and video production in Poughkeepsie, NY and New Mexico; she now teaches in New York City. Currently, she is pursuing an MFA in creative writing at City College and lives in Harlem.
Readers can log onto storySouth (www.storysouth.com), or to read Janeczko’s story visit Anderbo at www.anderbo.com
anderbo.com Honored—Named Best New Online Journal
New York—April 1, 2006—In March, storySouth, the online literary journal, announced that it had given its 2005 Million Writers Award for “Best New Online Magazine or Journal” to anderbo.com.
Still a young publication, anderbo.com was launched by Editor-in-Chief Rick Rofihe in the summer of 2005. The work that can be found on Anderbo is a combination of stories, poems, and short nonfiction pieces known as “fact.”
In announcing the award to anderbo.com, storySouth stated, “This new journal features a top-notch editorial crew and started 2005 out with a bang. The journal should achieve even greater heights in the years to come.”
Despite its youth, or maybe even because of it, Anderbo is attracting some of the best new writing talent around, with three of its writers, Jeffrey Rubin, Kara Janeczko, and Martha Wilson, all having their work considered among the storySouth Million Writers Award's most notable online stories of 2005.
Founded by The New Yorker fiction contributor and Whiting Writing Award-winner Rick Rofihe, anderbo.com is a New York City-based Literary Online Journal that publishes short stories, poetry, and nonfiction (a.k.a. “fact”). Named “The Best New Online Journal” by storySouth, anderbo.com accepts work from previously-unpublished and emerging talents, as well as established writers and poets.
Writers published on anderbo.com include: Marge Piercy (author of 17 poetry collections, most recently The Crooked Inheritance, published by Knopf), Susan Breen (author of the novel The Fiction Class, published by Plume/Penguin), Jeffrey Lent (novelist, A Peculiar Grace, from the Atlantic Monthly Press), Lisa Margonelli (author of the nonfiction title Oil on the Brain: Adventures from the Pump to the Pipeline, from Nan A. Talese/ Doubleday), Waqar Ahmed, and Jody Madala. To visit the site, where one can view the latest published works as well as obtain submission guidelines, go to http://www.anderbo.com
Anderbo.com also hosts the annual Anderbo Poetry Prize contest. For information on how to submit to the 2009 competition, visit:http://www.anderbo.com/anderbo1/anderprize2009.html
Anderbo.com now also has a Facebook page. To become a “Fan” of anderbo.com and be apprised of future deadlines, contests, and new issue information, visit us at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anderbocom/17653914869?ref=ts
In addition to his publishing credits at The New Yorker, Mr. Rofihe’s fiction has appeared in Grand Street, Open City, Swink, Unsaid, and on epiphanyzine.com. His nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, SPY, The East Hampton Star, and on mrbellersneighborhood.com. He has taught writing at Columbia University, The Writer’s Voice of the West Side Y, and Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Mr. Rofihe is a member of PEN and The Authors Guild.
Mr. Rofihe also judges and runs Open City’s annual short story contest, dubbed The RRofihe Trophy. For contest guidelines and submission info, please visit http://opencity.org/the-rrofihe-trophy