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Published August 15, 2016
river teethThis week's covers just say "summer" to me, starting with this Spring 2016 issue of River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative. The cover photo is of Chipmunk Creek, Richland County, OH by David FitzSimmons.
gettysburg reviewThe Gettysburg Review Autumn 2016 issue features The Letter A, detail by Alexandra Tyng, 2012, oil on linen. The publication also includes a full-color portfolio of eight of his works.
ragazineThe online publication Ragazine features Castles in the Sky, oil on watercolor paper by Laura Guese, and also includes an interview with her in the issue here.
Published August 03, 2016
It's been a while since we've done some cover art features, so thanks to you readers who let us know how much you appreciate this post!
colorado reviewIrresistable: Colorado Review's Summer 2016 cover image is just so summery with this full-cover-wrap photogray by Lenny Koh of Lenny K Photography.
themaThema's Summer 2016 cover is reflective of this issue's theme: "Lost in the Zoo." Cover photograph by Kathleen Gunton.
cimarron reviewAlong with Cimarron Review's Spring 2016 issue, I almost had a whole cat theme going. This one taps my appreciation for whimsy with Sabrina Barnett's photo "Greens (2)."
Published May 09, 2016
crazyhorse 89Still Life with Apple by David Harrison is a rich oil on canvas acquired for the Spring 2016 issue of Crazyhorse, which also includes the winners of their Crazy-shorts! Short-Short Fiction Contest.
sarah katharina kayssI liked this slightly dizzying photo on the cover of Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley. Credit goes to German photographer Sarah Katharina Kayß, whose work provides unique perspectives on architecture.
colorado reviewI want to believe it is the Blue Bird of Happiness that adorns the Spring 2016 cover of Colorado Review [no photo credit given].
Published May 02, 2016
three elements reviewBenjamin Duke's Home Again, Home Again fills the front and back covers of the Spring 2016 (#10) issue of 3 Elements Literary Review, an online publication that challenges writers and readers alike with issues themed with three elements. Spring's elements are Measure, Cleave, and Sliver.
apple valley review spring 2016Taking the old and making it new again is this spring issue of the online Apple Valley Review, which features cover artwork: “Cabin in the Woods, North Conway, New Hampshire,” 1848, oil on canvas by Thomas Cole.
michigan quarterly reviewSix Million is the photograph by Conor MacNeill on the cover of Winter 2016 Michigan Quarterly Review. It was taken in Berlin at the Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas - the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and is companion to the opening essay by Philip Beidler, "This Way to the Führerbunker: Gertrud-Kolmar-Straße, Berlin, Mitte."
Published April 25, 2016
macguffin winter 2016G. Davis Cathcart is the artist behind this sugar-crazed untitled work of a young man/boy enjoying his morning dose of Sugar Pops on the Winter 2016 cover of The MacGuffin.
green mountains reviewAnother comic cover on Green Mountains Review (v29 n1) is an illustration by Tim Mayer from OldGuy: Superhero. Selections of both poetry and images from the illustrated chapbook by William Trowbridge are featured within the issue.
Published April 18, 2016
hamilton arts letters"Ill Met by Moonlight" is the theme of Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine issue 8.2, which features a collage of works from artists featured in the issue, including "Steve" by Lisa Wöhrle from the portfolio "Then and Now: The (Young) Contemporaries."
raleigh review spring 2016"Crow Chief" by Geri Digiorno is also a collage which invites readers in to the spring 2016 issue of Raleigh Review Literary & Arts Magazine. The publication's new, larger format provides a spacious canvas for this work.
arroyo spring 2016It helps to see the full spread on this cover art for the spring issue of Arroyo Literary Magazine: "Fiori Bacio (Lovers)" by ALE + ALE.
Published April 11, 2016
fieldField: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics Spring 2016 issue features a strking image - no photo credit given - which shows I'm not always drawn to splashy color covers. You can read some sample poems from the issue here.

literary juice march 16Literary Juice is an online bi-monthly of all genres of prose, poetry, and art. As the editors note: "Lately, we've done away with all artistrict boundaries." This issue's cover photo is "We Almost Rejected the Barn But No One Wants To Be Trolled by Cows" by A. Riding.

hermeneutic chaos 13 march"Sad Cactus" by Netherlands photo artist Stanislaw Lewkowicz is featured on the cover of the online Hermeneutic Chaos March 2016 issue. Lewkowicz's mezmerizing image is the perfect match for Hermeneutic Chaos, which editors consider a collection of "beautifully crafted narrative mindscapes that move us with their linguistic, emotional expanse and powerful imagery."

Published April 04, 2016
writing disorder
The Writing Disorder Spring 2016 WAXenVINE Photography
The Beautiful Images of Scott Irvine & Kim Meinelt
WAXENVINE is the collective vision of husband and wife team Scott Irvine and Kim Meinelt. Their work centers around themes of light, shadow, texture and beauty. They are drawn to finding the unusual within the mundane and beauty in unexpected places. Their process often involves blending multiple images together – resulting in a haunting dreamscape that transcends reality and the singular image.

terrainTerrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environment features some stunning photography on its site that accompanies each written work. Header photo of goshawk in flight by Vladimir Hodac, courtesy Shutterstock.
Published March 28, 2016
weberI'm a sucker for rich, gorgeous, thick layers of color, and this cover image on Weber 32.1 absolutely satisfies. This "Untitled #1" is a mixed media by Ginger Wallace, whose work is also featured on a ten-page spread inside.
kenyon reviewKenyon Review Editor David H. Lynn tells readers, "Don't be fooled by the playful beauty of our covers . . . the changes that have come to Kenyon Review over the past year are more than skin deep." Indeed, while now managing their own electronic versions, writers will be pleased to know the publication has equalized its pay scale between online and print contributors. The cover by artist and illustrator Jon McNaught drew me in to read the rest.
still points quarterlyStill Points Arts Quarterly is the beautiful, lavish, journal of arts and literature published by Shanti Arts, which was founded in 2011 by Christine Brooks Cote to celebrate art, nature, and spirit. "Night Flight" by Charlotte Lees is featured on the front cover, while a portfolio of her sculptures is featured inside.
Published March 22, 2016
Copper Nickel 22I simply couldn't look away from Copper Nickel #22, even though I found it somewhat disconcerting. "Samy" by Christine Stormberg is an oil on canvas.
haydens ferry review"Borderlands" is the theme of Hayden's Ferry Review Fall/Winter. Issue 57. "Borderlands are complex spaces filled with treacherous enthymemes, conflicting traditions, and a certain loneliness and search for identity," writes Editor Chelsea Hickok in her introductory letter. The cover art (which extends to the back cover as well) by Bobby Neel Adams seems a fitting entryway to the borderlands within.
antioch reviewNow that Antioch Review has your attention... "Funny Bird Sex" by John R. Nelson is the opening essay that the issue takes as its subtitle as well as influencing the cover photo by Dennie Eagleson.
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