Elephant Rock Books will be taking a brief hiatus from publishing to produce the first annual Connecticut Literary Festival: a day-long celebration of the literary arts to take place on Saturday, October 5 from 10 AM to 6 PM at Real Art Ways in Hartford. Come join us for a full day of panels, readings, food trucks, and a spectacular book fair. If you’re a lover of books, you’ll love it here.

More information about our next book project will be posted here in January 2020, so check back soon to find out what we’ll be up to – and for more about our next Sheehan YA Book Prize!

Stories You Won’t Forget

2018 Sheehan YA Book Prize Winner 

We’re pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Helen Sheehan YA Book Prize. Our judges unanimously selected Lucia DiStefano’s novel Borrowed as the best of 110 entries. This genre-bending novel, Texas-based DiStefano’s first, is out now! 




Connecticut Literary Festival

October10, 2020 

10 AM – 6 PM

Real Art Ways

56 Arbor Street

Hartford, CT 06106 

Monthly Writing Contest

Submit your best one-sentence story to the Roar Reading Series for a chance to win a free book from our press! All you need is forty words (or less)! Oh, and one (or more) of them must be the special word(s) of the month! 

This month’s words: “Bailiwick”

The deadline: January 30, 2020

Ready? Set? Write!