Helen Phillips’ book selected for Selected Shorts program


Author of the short story collection And Yet They Were Happy (2011), Helen Phillips has received the opportunity to have her story “Failure #1” be a part of a performance of readings by actors of short stories and poetry for an invited audience of adult literacy students.

Selected Shorts is a weekly public radio show broadcast from New York City. It records podcast episodes free for download and sponsors readings of authors’ and students’ work read by actors.

This year, Phillips’ short story has been recognized and will be included  in the live readings at three performances between November 2013 – June 2013 at Symphony Space and at various locations in Upstate New York. The readings will also be recorded and free for literacy teachers to use in their classrooms until June 2014. Dates and venues will be posted at a later date.


About Leapfrog Press
Leapfrog Press was created to search out, publish, and aggressively market books that tell a strong story. Leapfrog began its life in Wellfleet, Mass., at the outer end of Cape Cod, in 1993. In 2008 we migrated to Falmouth, Mass., and in 2012 we made the move to Fredonia, N.Y., a town with a rich creative history and an equally rich present in the arts and science. Our list is eclectic and includes quality fiction, poetry, and nonfiction; books that are described by the large commercial publishers as midlist, and which we regard as the heart and soul of literature.

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