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Take a look at the image of the state of Louisiana. Each one of those little dots represents a wonderfully complex and compelling town that is rich with stories and characters. There are stories waiting to be told in every one of them. Maybe they’ve already been written. Maybe they’re in progress. Maybe there’s a bored and misunderstood sixteen year old writing the first lines of a great story in a math notebook she never uses, and it’s only a matter of time before New Bayou Books presents that story to you.
Our mission is to draw the great Louisiana writers out of the shadows and help them put great shit out into the world. Because it’s time to raise our collective standards and reject the corporate bullshit the antiquated publishing houses are trying to sell us. Seriously, does anybody really need another Dave Robicheaux book?
How do we know every one of those little dots represents at least one great story waiting to be told? Simple. If you are from the state, ask yourself how many great story tellers you know. How many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and crazy assed neighbors do you know who keep everybody in stiches every time there’s a supper or a fish fry? Louisiana is full of story tellers. We can’t help but be great story tellers because we naturally see things different.
Our position is, it’s time to bring the great writers out of the shadows to show the world, and the rest of us, what Louisiana authors can do.
If you know a writer, tell them to send their work to firstname.lastname@example.org . We’re looking for the next radical to help us kick start the revolution in bad ass Louisiana literature.