Vocabula Press

February 2014 — W. W. Norton publishes To the Point: A Dictionary of Concise Writing by Robert Hartwell Fiske

February 2014 — The Editorial Freelance Association renews its Vocabula site license.

February 2014 — The University of Tennessee renews its Vocabula site license.

December 2013 — The Daily Vocabula debuts.

November 2013 — Yale University renews its Vocabula site license.

October 2013 — Columbia University and the University of Zurich renew their Vocabula site licenses.

September 2013 — Syracuse University renews its Vocabula site license.

August 2013 — Creighton University renews its Vocabula site license.

August 2013 — The 2013 Vocabula Well-Written Writing Contest winners have been selected and are listed here:

First place: Bob Thurber: "The Manufacturing of Sorrow"

Second place: Janet Cincotta: "The Bandaged Place"

Third place: Vince Czyz: "Greased Willie"

Honorable mention:
Deborah Thompson: "Chemo Dreams"
Madison Owens Bakalar: "The Game"

All five essays will be published in the September 2013 Vocabula.

June 2013 — Eastern Kentucky University renews its Vocabula site license.

April 2013 — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign renews its Vocabula site license.

March 2013 — W. W. Norton will publish Robert Hartwell Fiske's To the Point: A Dictionary of Concise Writing in March 2014.

March 2013 — National University of Singapore renews its Vocabula site license.

January 2013 — University of Zurich renews its Vocabula site license.

December 2012 — University of Texas, Dallas, buys a Vocabula site license.

November 2012 — Yale University buys a Vocabula site license.

August 2012 — The 2012 Vocabula Well-Written Writing Contest winners have been selected and are listed here:

First place: Gregory Fox: "Drill"

Second place: Virginia Young: "You Can't Find Me"

Third place: Ashton Nichols: "Assateague Island Memories"

Honorable mention:
Anne Goldman: "On Reading"
Paul Weidknecht: "In a Cafeteria, a Long Time Ago"
Caroline Zarlengo Sposto: "Worldwide Web"
Lisa Tiffin: "Body Rondo"
Meg Eden: "The Game My Father Gave Me"
Pat Gallant: "Airtight"

All nine essays will be published in the September 2012 Vocabula.

April 2012 — George Mason University renews its Vocabula site license.

March 2012 — University of Zurich buys a Vocabula site license.

February 2012 — University of Tennessee buys a Vocabula site license.

February 2012 — Syracuse University renews its Vocabula site license.

February 2012 — College of St. Benedict/St. John's University buys a Vocabula Review site license.

January 2012 — EBSCO renews its contract until 2018 to license The Vocabula Review's content.

January 2012 — Princeton University and Columbia University renew their Vocabula site licenses.

November 2011 — Robert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Unendurable English is published by Simon & Schuster.

August 2011 — CUNY Graduate School of Journalism buys a Vocabula Review site license.

August 2011 — The 2011 Vocabula Well-Written Writing Contest winners have been selected and are listed here:

First place: Fathima Mayan: "The Ire of Gnarled Things"

Second place: Jeffery Cohen: "Bearing Witness"

Third place: Joanna Gardner: "Opus 32, Mvmt. 4"

Honorable mention:
Heather Burles: "When Allah Calls"
Madeline Chais: "Sloan-Kettering"
Serena Maszak: "It Was the Garlic Powder That Did Me In"
Elizabeth Creith: "His Mother's House"
Boris Gregoric: "Poetic Realism"
Richard Hague: "Chicken Watch"
Gregory Fox: "Falling"

All ten essays will be published in the September 2011 Vocabula.

May 2011 — The Best Words is published by Marion Street Press.

April 2011 — Stanford University buys a Vocabula Review site license.

March 2011 — National University of Singapore buys a Vocabula Review site license.

March 2011 — Boston University Law Library buys a Vocabula Review site license.

February 2011 — The Editorial Freelance Association (EFA) buys a Vocabula Review site license.

January 2011 — Simon & Schuster will publish a new edition of Robert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Disagreeable English later this year.

December 2010 — Eastern Kentucky University buys a Vocabula Review site license.

November 2010 — George Mason University buys a Vocabula Review site license.

October 2010 — Syracuse University buys a Vocabula Review site license.

September 2010 — Creighton University buys a Vocabula Review site license.

August 2010 — Princeton University buys a Vocabula Review site license.

August 2010 — The 2010 Vocabula Well-Written Writing Contest winners have been selected and are listed here:

First place: Beverly Akerman: "Adela Could Not Find Her Way out of the Woods"

Second place: Jennifer Cristalli: "She Picked a Dandelion and Bit Her Lip"

Honorable mention:
Mary Geary: "Cultivating Life"
Elina Zhang: "The Beginning of Something"

All four essays will be published in the September 2010 Vocabula.

March 2010 — Northeastern University buys a Vocabula Review site license.

March 2010 — The Vocabula Review is now available from Harrassowitz's OttoSerials.

February 2010 — The National Association of Independent Writers and Editors buys a Vocabula Review site license.

October 2009 — Robert Hartwell Fiske is quoted in the Winston-Salem Journal.

October 2009 — Columbia University Libraries buys a Vocabula Review site license.

August 2009 — The August 2009 issue of The Vocabula Review marks our tenth year of publication. That's 120 issues since September 1999.

August 2009 — The 2009 Vocabula Well-Written Writing Contest winners have been selected and are listed here:

First place: David Schwankle: "Have You Met My Uncle Jack?"

Second place: Jim Ruland: "The Numbers"

Honorable mention:
Margaret Rozga: "Leave Room for Cream"
Babs Griswold: "Who Are You and What Have You Done with My Husband?"
Julie Liedman: "Scents and Sensibilities"
D. I. Telbat: "Death by Kindness"

All six essays will be published in the September 2009 Vocabula.

April 2009 — Robert Hartwell Fiske is quoted in About.com: Grammar & Composition: Gobsmacked by Susan Boyle.

November 2008 — Speaking of Silence (or Agnes and Otto) has been published and is now available for sale.

November 2008 — Robert Hartwell Fiske is quoted in NewsOK: Listen can be noun, media-speak says.

September 2008 — Vocabula Bound 2: Our Wresting, Writhing Tongue has been published and is now available for sale.

August 2008 — Silence, Language, & Society: A guide to style and meaning, grace and compassion has been published.

July 2008 — The 2008 Vocabula Well-Written Writing Contest winners have been selected and are listed here:

First place: Ben Saunders: "Superman the Beautiful"

Second place: Robert Montgomery: "Snowfall on Football"

Honorable mention:
Rinna Samuel: "The Red Rug"
David Palmer: "How to Commit Suicide"
Joan Taber: "A Question of Reason"
Steven Cushing: "Slow Down, Listen Up"
Anne Goldman: [Untitled]
Kathryn Work: "By Herself"
Nancy Burkhalter: "Why We Swear"
Bruce O. Boston: "Arts Education: Discovering Who We Are"
Samantha Miller: "red skies, instant pleasure, and kids playin' footsie"

All eleven essays will be published in the September 2008 Vocabula.

June 2008 — Vocabula Bound 1: Outbursts, Insights, Explanations, and Oddities has been published and is now available for sale.

March 2008 — Twenty-eight essayists and ten poets who have been published in The Vocabula Review will also be published in Vocabula Bound 2.

January 2008 — Robert Hartwell Fiske was interviewed on Sirius Satellite Radio's "Across the Nation."

December 2007 — The Vocabula Review publishes its 100th issue this month.

October 2007 — Six Vocabula authors were nominated for the 2007 Pushcart Prize.

October 2007 — Robert Hartwell Fiske and his Dimwit's Dictionary are mentioned in an Arizona Star Gazette article and on Townhall.com.

September 2007 — Robert Hartwell Fiske announces the new and yearly Vocabula Well-Written Writing Contest.

August 2007 — Several of Skip Eisiminger's Vocabula essays are published, along with other work, in Felix Academicus: Tales of a Happy Academic.

August 2007 — Robert Hartwell Fiske and Vocabula are mentioned in a Wall Street Journal article about "leetspeak."

February 2007 — EBSCO now includes The Vocabula Review in its Literary Reference Center database, which many thousands of libraries subscribe to.

January 2007 — George Witte's poem "At Dusk, the Catbird," published in Vocabula originally, was chosen by Heather McHugh for the Best American Poetry 2007 anthology, to be published by Scribner in the fall of 2007.

December 2006 — Joseph Epstein writes, in The Wall Street Journal, about The Vocabula Review and its editor, Robert Hartwell Fiske.

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