The Aurorean :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
About The Aurorean: Upbeat New England poetry journal. Small Press Review-recommended; profiled in Poet’s Market. Proudly welcomes newer poets alongside the biggest names in the small press.
P.O. Box 187
Farmington, ME 04938
Simultaneous submissions: no Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: 8/16-2/15; 2/16-8/15 Response time: 3 months Payment: copies Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 1521-8376 Founded: 1995 Issues per year: 2 Copy price: $11 (U.S.); $12 (Int'l) Average pages: 70 Sample price (postpaid): $11 current/$7 back issue Subscription (Ind) 1 year: $21 (U.S.); $23 (Int'l) Subscription (Inst) 1 year: $15.75
Publisher's description: The Aurorean
has been profiled in Poet’s Market; several-times recommended
by Small Press Review (“a journal that has both high production
values and quality poetry...perfect to elevate you from the dark
night of the soul”). Subject matter/style open; mostly free verse.
Focuses: New England; the seasons; haiku; uplifting poetry (not
religious or denominational). We routinely publish the biggest names
in the small press but are just as pleased to showcase newer poets.
Since 1995, the Aurorean has published over 1,000 poets
from around the world while being firmly rooted in its New England
heritage. We strive to live up to our name, the adjective form of
aurora—aurorean—luminescent, like the dawn. We have distinguished
ourselves by our reputation of: uninterrupted and timely publication;
acknowledging each submission as it arrives; and sending a galley
proof for every poem that appears on our pages. 61 pages of poetry
(approximately 90 poets, 2 featured); “Best Poem” from last issue
receives $30. Contests: Poetic Quote of the Season; Editor’s Chapbook
Choice; Outstanding Haiku (students in Creative Writing programs).
With this Spring/Summer 2013 issue, we enter our eighteenth year of publication. This issue features the poetry of Marydale Stewart and Steve Tomasko. Other selected contributors: Jenifer Debellis, Joan M. Howard, George Looney, Gary Metheny, Randy Phillis, Kathleen M. Quinlan, Zara Raab, Thomas R. Smith and Jadene Felina Stevens. Available in paperback and enhanced digital version.
The current issue of the Aurorean (Fall/Winter 2012-2013) marks its seventeenth continuous year as an independent poetry journal. This volume features the poetry of Steve Ausherman and Shelley Girdner. Other selected contributors include Kathy Butterworth, Corey Cook, Heidi Schulman Greenwald, Lydia Javins, Anne Britting Oleson, Mary Orovan, Edward J. Rielly, Marjorie Roemer, Russell Rowland, Thomas R. Smith, Richard Spilman and David Stankiewicz.
As always, we celebrate the seasons, New England, uplifting/meditational poetry and haiku. Our Spring/Summer 2012 issue features the poetry of Kimberly Cloutier Green and Dave Reddall. Other selected contributors: Russell Bourne, Kevin Marshall Chopson, Diana Cole, Lisa Ericson, Michael Gray, Carol Hamilton, Geoffrey A. Landis, Michael S. Morris, Tim Napier and Nancy Compton Williams.
last updated 5/20/2013