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Assisi essays, fiction, poetry, photography, art
The Muse poetry, scholarly research, essay, interview, book reviews
The Washington Pastime poetry, fiction, nonfiction
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Anobium poetry, prose
The Raintown Review poetry, literary criticism, interviews, translations
Grasslimb poetry, prose, line art, cartoons, reviews
Voices de la Luna poetry, prose, graphic art
Mixed Fruit poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, translations, art
YB Poetry poetry, reviews
Trans-Portal essay, creative non-fiction, reviews
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Edge Piece fiction, non-fiction, poetry, reviews, art
In The Snake Magazine fiction
Specter poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, flash fiction
Lishnu haikai, translation
Black Magnolias poetry, fiction, prose
Moonshot poetry, fiction, comics, arts
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Apropos Literary Journal
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Metta-Physics exploring the science-spirituality interface
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Featured in Issue 1.1 is Fiction by George Masters, Elizabeth Dunphey, Tim Martin, Nana Adjei-Brenyah, and Bob Kalkreuter; Non-Fiction by Katie Liming, and Kendra Shirey; Poetry by, Catherine Batsios, Alana Aguilar, Thommie Gillow, Paige Webb, Nico Mara-McKay, and Amanda Montell; Photography by, Kendra Shirey, Vanessa Levin-Pompetzki, and Keith Moul.
EdgePiece is "hungry for fiction, non-fiction and poetry" but will also consider book/essay/poetry/film reviews, photography, and other graphic/visual art.
1st JoeAnn Hart, "Open House"
2nd Mandy Manning, "Growth"
Honorable Mention Q. Lindsey Barrett "Toro-nado"
1st Amanda Skelton, "Warding off the Monkey"
2nd Carolyne Wright, "Los Olvidados: The Forgotten Ones"
Honorable Mention Ed McCourt, "Watching Rocco"
1st Colleen Runyan, "me or the tea"
2nd Erika Brumett, "Fight Overheard in Sign Language"
Honorable Mention Carolyne Wright, "Acrostic: Evcharistoic Eulene"
Issue 1.1 (Summer 2011) with Guest Editors Lucie Monroe, Michael Gill includes works by Brandon Amico, Rusty Barnes, Gale Batchelder, Cassandra Clarke, Jim Cronin, Gregory Crosby, Judson Evans, Reinhard G
The current issue (shown) is 300 pages - takes a while to download - but completely worth it (as are the previous issues - some shorter and quicker to download).
Especially worth the wait is "Mississippi Beaches: One Year After the BP Oil Spill" - a series of photographs by Julie Dermansky - a poignant reminder of how "clean up" does not equate to cleaned up.
Published online, the first issue of Specter, launched at the end of July, features works by Mick Davidson, Lois Harrod, J. Bradley, Noriki Nakada, Bradley Warshauer, Jasmon Drain, Chris Castle, and Tom Sheehan.
Specter accepts poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and flash via Submishmash.
In The Snake Magazine is currently holding a short story contest for their Summer 2011 Elephant Prize. Deadline for submissions is August 31.
In The Snake Magazine is also accepting submissions for upcoming issues, offering guidelines with detailed expectations of plot, theme, style, and existential conflict: "We look for stories that build strong, dynamic characters that reflect the nature of the human experience." In addition to cash awards for their contest, In The Snake Magazine is a paying market.
The event is scheduled to take place Monday, September 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm at The New School: Lang Cafe, 65 West 11th Street; New York, NY.
RSVP on Facebook.
Trans-portal's Founding Editor/Curator Michael Broek is joined by Contributing Editors Patrick Donnelly, Stephen D. Miller, Susan Castillo, Matthew Carter and Tarfia Faizullah, and Editor-At-Large Laura McCullough in producing an online biannual, appearing summer and winter.
The first issue (Summer 2011) features lyrical essays by Amanda Abel, Elizabeth Howort, and Steve Newton; scholarly essays by Camille Alexander, Danielle Mortimer, Margaret R. Borders, Bryce Christensen; an audio essay by Paul Lisicky, a photo essay by Tarfia Faizullah, and a review of Lisa See’s Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and and Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom by Judy Chen-Cooper.
Trans-portal also includes individual resource pages for essays an articles on a variety of "trans" concepts: Trans-Personal, Trans-Cultural, and Trans-National. I hope to see this become a wealth of resources that continue to grow with the longevity of the publication.
Trans-portal is seeking creative non-fiction lyric essays and scholarly articles pertaining to any of our themes, with an emphasis on synthesis and contemporary relevance.
There are also a number of staff changes taking place: Editor-in-Chief Anthony Cook is stepping down (congratulations on the new baby!); the new editor will be Jessica Jacobs. Poetry editors Mario Chard and Josh Wild and nonfiction editor Chidelia Edochie will also be moving on, with replacements yet to be announced.
[Cover Image: Photograph by Linda Connor]
Editors include Kat Lewin (fiction), Jessica Plante (poetry), Matthew Burnside (fiction/poetry), Kea Wilson (fiction/Spanish/Greek translation), Courtney Thomas Vance (fiction), Summer Greer (poetry/Thai/German translation) and contributing editors Peter Alan Herbert (fiction/copy), Bethany Sarah Startin (poetry reader/French/Ancient Greek/Latin translation), Donna Vorreyer (poetry reader), Olga Mexina (Russian translation), Elisa Fernandez-Arias (Spanish/French translation), and Paula Bertr
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2011 Fiction Contest (Dawn Raffel, judge)
1st Place: Joe Aguilar, "The Flood"
2nd Place: Jen Bergmark, "Boyle Heights"
3rd Place: Kellie Wells, "The Incinerating Place"
2011 Poetry Contest (Julie Carr, judge)
1st Place: Amy Woolard, "The Housewarming"
2nd Place: Amy Woolard, "The Petty Arsonists"
3rd Place: Denise Leto, "Jaw Simulacra"
The first issue includes poetry by A. D. Winans, Adam Bogar, Adrienne Wolfert, Alan Lindsay, Anca Vlasopolos, April Avalon, Benjamin Myers, Boghos L. Artinian, Carl Scharwath, Carrie Allison, Chris Tanasescu, Christina Murphy Dalel Sarnou, Devreaux Baker, Gale Acuff, Hal O'Leary, Hugh Fox, Jennifer C. Wolfe, Judith Prest, Kathleen Specter, Kenneth Pobo, Linda Appleby, Michael D. Sollars, Michael Lee Johnson, Mike J Gallagher, Paul Lobo Portuges, Phillip A. Ellis, Raj Vatsya, Richard Oko Ajah, Rebeca Sara, SamEisenstein, ShradhaKamra, ThomasZimmerman, Valentina Cano, Victor W. Pearn, and William John Watkins.
Also featured in this issue are research papers and essays "Pet Trees & Dancing Bay Ponies" by Joseph Powell, "How Dangerous Is Digital Literature?" by Felix Nicolau, and "A Tribute to Raymond Garlick (1926 - 2011)" by Byron Beynon, as well as interviews with Hugh Fox and Al Beck and book reviews.
The Muse is open for submissions of poetry, research papers, essays, and reviews. The deadline for the December issue is November 10.
Anobium's masthead is: Senior Editor Mary J. Levine, MFA; Managing Editor Benjamin D. van Loon, BA; Assistant Editors Jon-Erik Means, BA, Michael Zielinski, BA, Lauren Monokian, BA; Illustrator & Assistant Designer Jacob van Loon, BFA; and Executive Administrator Sarah E. Docherty, BM.
Anobium: Volume 1 (Summer 2011) features new writing from Laura Carter, Jennifer Collins, William Doreski, Eric Evans, Ricky Garni, Jonathan Greenhause, Luke Irwin, Rich Ives, Eddie Jones, J.S. MacLean, Claire McCurdy, Bethany Minton, Thomas Mundy, Ben Nardolilli, James Payne, Stephanie Plenner, Graham Tugwell, Meredith Turits and Susan Yount. Also included is a feature story and interview with "Chicago favorite," Joe Meno.
Submissions for volume 2 are now open for poetry and prose. Specific guidelines are available on the Anobium website.