No Tokens Issue 3: Launch Celebration

Wednesday May 20, 2015
07:00 pm

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We hosted a reading featuring No Tokens contributors Sam Allingham, Terese Svoboda, Rick Moody, Mary Morris, Sean H. Doyle, Victoria Cooper, Glenn Kinen, Tommy “Teebs” Pico, Laura Scott and Anne-E. Wood.

About No Tokens
No Tokens is a biannually published journal celebrating work that is felt in the spine. We are run entirely by women, dedicated to featuring the words and artwork of all voices of the past, present, and future. We are here to keep stories alive. We are here to make a physical object to hold in your hands. We are paying attention.


Sam Allingham's work has appeared in Five Points, StoryQuarterly, Epoch, One Story, and American Short Fiction, among others. He lives in West Philadelphia, where he is currently working on a novel and attempting to learn elementary Croatian.


Victoria Cooper holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and a BA in English Writing from St. Lawrence University. She grew up in Cold Spring Harbor, NY and spends time hobnobbing in the Place of Good Water, Amagansett, NY. She is not a city person.


Sean H Doyle lives in Brooklyn, NY. He works hard every day to be a better person and is learning how to love himself more. His book, This Must Be The Place, was published by CCM Press in May 2015. For more information on Sean and his work visit his website at


Glenn Kinen was raised in Miami in a Cuban-Argentine family, attended Harvard College, and lives in Connecticut.


Rick Moody is the author of six novels, three collections of stories, a memoir, and a collection of essays of music. With the Wingdale Community Singers, he has also released three albums of songs. His forthcoming novel is entitled Hotels of North America.


Mary Morris is the author of fourteen books - six novels, three collections of short stories, and four travel memoirs, including Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone. Recently her short stories have appeared in such places as The Atlantic, Ploughshares, and Electric Literature. The recipient of the Rome Prize in Literature, Morris teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Her new novel, The Jazz Palace, set in Chicago during the Jazz Age was published in April, 2015 by Nan A. Talese/ Doubleday. For more information visit her website at


Tommy “Teebs” Pico is the author of absentMINDR (VERBALVISUAL, 2014)—the first chapbook APP published for iOS mobile/tablet devices—was a Queer/Art/Mentors inaugural fellow, 2013 Lambda Literary fellow in poetry, and has poems in BOMB, Guernica, and [PANK]. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Brooklyn.


Laura Scott's fiction has appeared in Monkeybicycle. She’s served as managing and assistant editor for books in the McSweeney’s Voice of Witness series, and she’s a MacDowell Colony fellow.


A 2013 Guggenheim fellow, Terese Svoboda is the author of six books of fiction, most recently Bohemian Girl (Bison Books) in 2011. Her stories have recently appeared in Conjunctions, Slice, Numero Uno, Exterminating Angel, and The Common.

Anne-E. Wood's fiction has appeared in Lumina, Gargoyle, Tin House, Agni, New Letters, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Cream City Review, Fourteen Hills, and others. She has an MFA in Fiction from San Francisco State University where she was the recipient of the Michael Rubin Award for her collection Two if by Sea (Fourteen Hills Press). She teaches writing at Rutgers University and Gotham Writers' Workshop.