Prick of the Spindle :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
Prick of the Spindle
About Prick of the Spindle: We are looking for well-written, interesting pieces that embrace the fabric of diverse voices who have something to say, say it well, and originally.
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: year-round Response time: 3 months Payment: yes, for print editions Contests: see website ISSN: 1940-5499 Founded: 2007 Issues per year: 4
Publisher's Description : It is the goal of Prick of the Spindle both to recognize new talent and to include those who have one or more feet planted in the writing community. We publish well-written, interesting pieces that embrace the fabric of diverse voices who have something to say, say it well, and say it originally. Prick of the Spindle publishes poetry, fiction (from flash to novelette-length), drama, creative and academic nonfiction, interviews, art, film, and literary reviews.
Prick of the Spindle is proud to have been the first literary journal available as a Kindle magazine, and we always try to look ahead and keep a finger on the pulse of what is happening in the publishing industry. The journal has also expanded tinto a biannual print edition, where content is separate from that of the quarterly online edition and corresponding Kindle magazine edition. Check the website often for competitions; we run these about once per year or so.
Prick of the Spindle announces the release of its third print edition. Issue 3 (Fall 2012) includes guest artists Loren Kantor, Los Angeles-based woodcut artist (cover and interior art), and Chris Friend (interior illustrations). Poetry Open Competition No. 2 First Place winning poem by Elizabeth Weber is also featured in this edition, alongside poetry by M. Pfaff, Marcia Arrieta, Steve Longfellow, and others; fiction by Mary Byrne, Eric Grunwald, Shannon Robinson, and others; a review of work by Paisley Rekdal; nonfiction from Josie Brown and John M. Gist; and an interview with Kyle Minor.
Last updated 11/26/2012