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New Lit on the Block :: Slush Pile

Who knew the Slush Pile is somewhere you would actually want to end up?

Editor M.R. Branwen knew it, and gathered up a team to beat all slush piles: Matthew Hotham, Poetry Editor; Sara Petras, Art Editor; Caroline Tanski, Copy Editor; David Thorpe, Music Reviewer – with room for what appears to be a couple more to join in the area of Movie Reviews and Advice.

This first “installment” into the pile, which follows a publication format similar to Anderbo, includes that journal’s number one, Rick Rofihe, as well as the following fiction contributors: Casey Lefante, Roland Goity, and Ben Miller.

Poetry kicks in with works by Cynthia Chin, Peter Conners, Mary Fuchs, Kythe Heller Hilary White, Emily Vogel, and Billy Collins – who, Mister Brawnen explains as “true story,” “contributed a poem to this issue in exchange for information about my tattoos.” – read the rest on the editorial.

David Thorpe reviews The Needy Visions, Laura Bradford, Craig MacNeil, The Last Front, and Thick Shakes.

Sara Petras Curates introduces a selection of paintings by Marian Brunn Smith.

Egan Budd contributes an essay to the “Slush” section: “Noise! Understanding the Mysterious Cacophony.” This section also already houses two archived works: “Vegetarian Touring Exploits: Japan” by Russell Lissack and “How to Write a Book in Ten Easy…Years” by Christina Thompson.

Slush Pile is currently accepting submissions in all areas.

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