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Published November 28, 2016
fiddlehead“to pursue the unattainable” (2011; mixed media on paper; 22" x 30") from Carol Collicut's  Marcus Aurelius Series is featured on the autumn 2016 cover of The Fiddlehead: Atlantic Canada's International Literary Journal and looks similar to a form of asemic writing.
into voidPublished out of Dublin, Ireland, this second issue of Into the Void Arts and Literature features "In the Dream I'm Falling" by Zach Moroney on its cover.
southeast reviewNewPages will always favor any lit mag cover that features the Detroit Tigers "D" on its cover. Though the black and white rendition of "An Ode to Farad #1" by Jamea Richmond-Edwards doesn't quite do it justice, readers can find the full-color image inside The Southeast Review v.34 n.2, as well as and interview with the artist by Jessica Reidy.
Published November 21, 2016
new guardThis whimsical "Dinosaur Feeding Frenzy" by Robert C. Jackson on the cover of Vol. V of The New Guard is an oil on linen, three panels sized 48" x 36" or 48" x 108". The issue itself is a contest winners frenzy, featuring winners, finalists and semifinalists of the The New Guard Vol. V Knightville Poetry Contest and the Machigonne Fiction Contest.
catamaran literary readerI couldn't look away from this child's searching expression on the fall 2016 cover of Catamaran. "Via Mal Contenti" by Bo Bartlett is an oil on linen (82 x 56; 2006) is as haunting as Founder and Editor in Chief Catherine Segurson's closing words in her editor's letter: ". . . please remember to vote this November, because we are responsible for the world our children will inherit."
Published November 14, 2016
fieldJorge Mayet's De Mis Vivos y Mis Muertos (2008, electrical wire, paper, acrylics, fabric) is featured on the cover of the poetry journal Field's fall 2016 issue. Inside, readers can find a symposium on the work of C.D. Wright, with essays by Jenny Goodman, Laura Kasischke, Pamela Alexander, Sharon Olds, Kazim Ali, and Stephen Burt.
river teethThis fall 2016 cover of River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative features the photography of David FitzSimmons, "Sweet Gum and Moon, Ashland, Ohio."
the gettysburg reivewIn keeping with what seems to be a 'tree' theme, this acrylic on panel by Eric Green, entitled "Pole," is just sample of the kinds of stark yet lush images included in his full-color portfolio inside The Gettysburg Review, winter 2016.
Published October 24, 2016
black warrior reviewI think Black Warrior Review covers make the pick every issue, with Luanne Redeye's (Self)Image on the Fall/Winter 2016 cover just another example of why. More from her "Genre Paintings 2011 - " series can be found inside the publication, as well as here on her website.
mssachusetts reviewThe cover of The Massachusetts Review (v57 n3) features Nina Chanel Abney's What, 2015 (unique ultrachrome pigmented print, acrylic, spray paint on canvas). More of her work is also featured in the publication and can be viewed in her online portfolio here.
subprimal poetry artThe cover of the seventh issue of Subprimal Poetry Art features Three Shadows by Kate Viola, who says the painting was "inspired by the haunting arias often found in operas." Subprimal Poetry Art is a open access online publication of words with music, words alone, and artwork.
Published October 10, 2016
crabfat magazinePhotographer John Chavers' kaleidoscope image is featured on the October 2016 online issue of Crab Fat Magazine, a journal "founded on the principles of inclusive & diverse writing/publishing." And they mean it.
georgia reviewThe Georgia Review has been turning heads for 70 years and will be celebrating through the year with a variety of special events that they will update on their website. The Fall 2016 cover art ("#1637") is by Masao Yamamoto, whose work is also featured with an introduction and full-color, twelve-page portfolio within.
Published October 03, 2016
raleigh reviewThe Raleigh Review Fall 2016 issue features "Red Madonna" by Geri Digiorno on its cover, an appropriate welcome to its contents, which Editor Rob Greene comments: "Many of us enter the arts as a way to heal . . [the arts] is about real people trying to make a better world. We hope the work in this volume guides you a better understanding of humankind."
carolina quarterly"Jenna's First" by William Paul Thomas adorns the cover of The Carolina Quarterly Fall 2016, with a full-color portfolio of his work within. "I paint representations of disembodied heads of people in my social circle and sometimes scrawl text directly over their likenesses," Thomas writes in his Artist's Statement. "As it relates to my portraits, whatever the viewer derives from looking is the correct interpretation. I embrace symbolic ambiguity while clinging to observational specificity."
haydens ferry review"My work explores narratives that recognize the urgency and conflict in our continuing attempts to connect to the world around us," writes Hanna Dansie in her Artist's Statement. Her work is featured both on the cover of the Spring/Summer 2016 Hayden's Ferry Review and with several internal pages as well.
Published September 12, 2016
lalitambaLalitamba, which means Divine Mother, calls itself a "journal of international writings for liberation" and was inspired by a pilgrimage through India. Each issue, the cover is meditaion on the publication's focus and inspiraiton. [No photo credit.]
michigan quarterly reviewMichigan Quarterly Review Summer 2016 cover photo is a rich perspective on the beauty of summer. "A Patch of Green" photo by MIchael Owen, 2014.
subprimalCynthia Low's artwork appears both on the cover and is featured inside Subprimal Poetry Art, an online journal. See the full print and Low's commentary here.
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].
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