The Fall 2012 issue of The MacGuffin holds a considerable amount of news within the short editor’s note. First off is the announcement of the winner for the Poet Hunt contest. The winning poem, selected by Dorianne Laux, is “Like a Scrap of Michigan Sky” by Sharron Singleton. This poem, along with the Honorable Mention poets—Sophia Rivkin and Kevin Griffin—can be read in the Winter 2013 issue.
The MacGuffin also announces that the next year’s competition will be judged by 2011-2012 Poet Laureate Philip Levine. Poems from Levine are included in this Fall issue.
And lastly, The MacGuffin welcomes three new members to its editorial staff—Ashley Rossi, Connor Armstrong, and Jeaneth Kirkpatrick. “Their enthusiasm and keen eyes and ears are already serving to select the best short fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry we receive,” writes Editor Steven Alfred Dolgin.