This fall, I am serving as a non-fiction reader for the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses’ 2014 Firecracker Indie Book Awards. CLMP has joined forces with the American Booksellers Association and a team of publishing professionals to revive and revamp the Firecracker Awards, last given in 2002. The new set of awards will be devoted to celebrating independent literary publishers, and self published works of high literary merit. Click here to read more about the Firecracker Awards and submit your work. Submissions are blind.