Phoebe :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
A Journal of Literature and Art
About PHOEBE: For over 40 years, Phoebe has supported new writers, whose voice, form, and subject matter vigorously appeal to the senses, intellect, and emotions of our readers.
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
Phone: (703) 993-2915
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Postal submissions: yes Reading period: 9/1-4/15 Response time: 4-6 months Payment: no Contests: yes (see website) Founded: 1971 Issues per year: 2 (1 print, 1 online) Average pages: 110 Sample copy (postpaid): $4 Copy Price: $6
Publisher’s Description: For 41 years, PHOEBE has prided itself on supporting up-and-coming writers, whose style, form, voice, and subject matter demonstrate a vigorous appeal to the senses, intellect, and emotions of our readers. We choose our writers because we believe their work succeeds at its goals, whether its goals are to uphold or challenge literary tradition. PHOEBE welcomes both experimental and conventional prose and poetry, and we are always especially pleased to discover new voices. Unpublished writers are encouraged to submit their work.
PHOEBE sponsors an annual Winter Fiction Contest and the Greg Grummer Poetry Award. Winners receive $1000 and publication. Past poetry judges have included Robert Creeley, Charles Wright, and Claudia Keelan. Past fiction judges have included Richard Ford, Tom Franklin, and Sandra Scofield. Additionally, PHOEBE has inaugurated the Annual Creative Nonfiction Prize. Winners receive $500 and publication. This year’s judge was Mary Roach. Entries due Dec. 15. Please visit our website for details.
The centerpiece of issue 41.1 is our annual poetry special feature. This year we’re showing you the “Guts” of Julie Doxsee, Rebecca Farivar, Kate Greenstreet, D.A. Powell, Zach Savich, and Mathias Svalina. Ten other poets round out our selection for the current number. For fiction lovers, we’ve got short-shorts by Toni Mirosevich and Marianne Villanueva, Corina Bardoff’s formally adventurous “A Good Life”, as well as stories by Trevor J. Houser and Sean Carswell. And our nonfiction offering, George Such’s “Metal”, is absolutely true and absolutely harrowing. This time around we’re also sporting a comic, by cover artist Warren Craghead.
Volume 40 Number 2, Fall 2011, features our annual contest winners: Winter Fiction Contest winner Aja Gabel and honorable mention Dwight Holing; Greg Grummer Poetry Award winner Mark Wagenaar and honorable mention Grace Curtis; Inaugural Nonfiction Contest winner R.B. Moreno and honorable mention Jessica McCaughey. Plus, poetry by Jason Bredle, Matthew Gagnon, Matt Hart, Luke Johnson, Iris A. Law, David Dodd Lee, Jill Magi, Kurt Olsson, and Abraham Smith. Fiction from Leon Baham and Andy Mozina. Photographs by Erik Pennebaker.
This issue (40.1, Spring 2011) features special selections from seven Capital Region Poets: Maureen Thorson, Justin Sirois, Tony Mancus, Hope LeGro, Christophe Casamassima, Buck Downs, and Joe Hall. The cover and interior postcards are by Emily Trueblood, an award-winning New York based woodcut and linocut artist.
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