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Published September 29, 2014
meridian

Geogrpahic Tongues
is a photo series by Elisabeth Hogeman featured both on the cover and the inside of Issue 33 of Merdian. And yes, it's really tongues. And yes, they really are quite lovely.

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Aptly entitled "Rust," this image by nyk fury sets the theme for issue 34 of Slipstream: Rust, Dust, Lust.
 
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Room
's cover art by mixed media artist Sandra Chevrier is a beautiful expression of this issue's theme "Geek Girls" (37.3). The piece is "La Cage aux fenêtres laissant entrées un soleil déja mort" (2013).
Published September 22, 2014
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Gargoyle
's covers are regularly striking, but this issue in particular for its lack of any identifying information about the publication printed over the image, "Urban Graveyard Crows," © Donna Snyder 2010.

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"Disambiguation" is the name of this photo by Nosael Gleason on the Summer 2014 cover of Cimarron Review. Despite the vividly images prickly spindles, I was completely drawn to grab up this issue and run my hand across its cover.
 
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There's just something hauntingly sweet about this cover image, "Birds" by Jennifer Balkan, on the second issue of The Austin Review.
Published September 15, 2014
It wasn't my intention when I started posting covers here, but it seems I found myself in a "white" theme that worked out fairly well for the week.

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The cover of Nowhere Number 12, an online journal of literary travel writing, is a strongly composed image of balanced whites and beige. A very simple but striking image, a still life that moves the reader to travel to the inside.

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permafrost

This rainbow greyhound on the cover of the Winter 2014 Permafrost issue is a stand out. Of course, generally anything with a dog will garner my attention.

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The Literary Review's Summer 2014 cover is in keeping with the publication's theme, "The Glutton's Kitchen: Tales of Insatiable Hunger."

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To finish out the covers comes this one from the online publication Chagrin River Review, which features a painting by JenMarie Zeleznak.
Published September 01, 2014
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Is it a jinx or good luck to select Issue 13 of Superstition Review to feature for cover of the week? I'm going with luck considering the beauty of Melinda Hackett's watercolor. More of her works, along with those from a number of other artists, can be found featured in this online publication.
 
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Big Fiction
's cover caught my eye and my touch, being hand-set letterpress printed by Bremelo Press. Maybe selecting it is cheating just a bit, because it's a cover that really deserves to held to be best appreciated. Here is is full print, unfolded. Truly, letterpress is art.

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west marin review

The cover of West Marin Review Volume 5 made me smile, reminding me of high school days gone by (and maybe a few college days) of sneaking in or breaking in after finding myself locked out. Jasmine Bravo, Grade 12, Tomales High School contributed this digital photograph entitled "Sister's Keychain" (2013).
 
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poetry northwest

Poetry Northwest
Summer & Fall 2014 features the stunning marine photography by Adam Summers: “Hedgehog Skate.” More inside the publication as well.
Published August 08, 2014
This cover of Southern Poetry Review features Cocoon Series #115 by E. E. McCollum, an artist from Fairfax, VA that focuses on the human figure through his fine art photography.

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The cover of The Fiddlehead's latest issue may be mostly black, but the color of it is stunning. It's Black Tulip by James Wilson.

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If with this cover Fence wanted to stand out in the pile of literary magazines, they certainly have. The artwork is a video still from Priapus Agonistes by Mary Reid Kelley with Patrick Kelley.


Published August 01, 2014
The colors of this cover of Able Muse are absolutely brilliant and eye-catching. Look closer and you'll see that she is rising out of lava and fire. The image is called "Element Fire" by Catherine Langwagen.

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Apalachee Review's current cover features the artwork of Susan Stelzmann, Occupy My House. A detail from her Blow Your House Down is featured as the frontispiece.

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The Lindenwood Review's latest cover features the feet of a doll, just disappearing off the top of the page. The viewer is left to guess what's going on in the scene. And, in fact, Eve Jones has more of these photographs throughout the issue, all giving a unique view.
Published July 25, 2014
Cover art for this issue of The Cincinnati Review is called Shallow Water, a 16in by 20in acrylic by Felicia Olin who also contributes a portfolio within the issue, all included pieces worth discovering.

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The cover art for the "Reimagined: Bridging this World and Others" issue of Nimrod is a photograph by Brooke Golightly with just as an enticing of a title, "Beneath the Skirt of the Sea."

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Notre Dame's "Listen Here" issue features cover art by Gail Schneider. On the front cover, Right Ear made with clay and mortar. " terra cotta. I wasinterested in the contrast of the soft sensuousness of the human body, the fragility of body parts such as the heart and ear and the impenetrable stability of brick," she writes.
Published July 18, 2014

Passages North's 2014 cover is simple but effective. It's done by Jennifer Burton of Vermont: "Her work draws on imagery from old photographs found in family albums, both her own and those of others."

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Okay, this cover of Frogpond looks so tasty that I could lick it, seriously, but not really. It certainly says, "Hey, it's a hot summer day. Open me up; it'll be refreshing." The design and photo is by Christopher Patchel of Mettawa, IL.

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The cover illustration for Sterling's latest issue is done by Bill Frenec, but, unfortunately, that's all we know about it. It is, however, an excellent homage to Minneapolis—the unofficial theme of the issue—including the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry. (Plus some awesome buttons featuring elements of the cover art.)
Published July 11, 2014

Magical. That's the word I would use to describe this cover of Cutbank. It's called Cosmic Forest by Matt Green and was created with acrylic on a wood panel.

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Smartish Pace's cover is fun, with a mixed media piece called I'm Dying, It's Okay. Let's Go! by Rashawn Griffin with chocolates, fabric, needles, nuts, paper, pigment, plastic, reed, resin, screws, spray paint, and water soluble water paint.
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The design of the cover of The Stinging Fly summer issue is fun, and it just makes me smile. It's designed by Fuchsia MacAree. See more of her work here.

Published July 04, 2014
This cover features an old passport of Mavis Gallant, the writer who is being honored and feature within the first half of this new issue of Brick.

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The Meadow's 2014 issue features cover artwork from Marti Bein titled "Aurora View."

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It's rare that I don't like a cover from Parcel. This one is by Cable Griffith, an artist and curator living in Seattle whose work also graces the inside pages. "Return to the Source" and "Gallatin Passage" are two of my favorites.

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