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Published August 02, 2007
StoryQuarterly announces that our new system for receiving submissions year-round is now online. Also, the SQ Fiction Contest is accepting entries until September 30 and offers a First Prize of $2,500, a Second Prize of $1,500, and a Third Prize of $750. Additionally, ten Finalists will each receive $100. The new issue of SQ is also online, featuring:
Charles Johnson’s short story “Night Watch, 500 BCE”
Steve Kistulentz’s short story “Reykjavík the Beautiful”
Gary Buslik’s short story “Don’t Open That Door”
Elea Carey’s short story “First Love, Last Love”
Darrach Dolan’s short story “Riot”
Golda Goldbloom’s “Wyalkatchem Stories”
Skip Horack’s short story “Bluebonnet Swamp”
Hannah Pittard’s short story “Pretty Parts”
Emily Rapp’s short story “November”
Published August 02, 2007
The staff of the North Central Review invites you to submit to the national, undergraduate literary journal published by North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. The North Central Review considers all literary genres, including short fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction, and mixed-genre pieces, for two issues annually. The submission deadlines for the Fall and Spring issues are October 15 and February 15, respectively.
Published July 18, 2007
Absinthe
Number 6, 2006
Number 7, 2007

The American Poetry Review
Volume 36 Number 4, July/August 2007

Borderlands Texas Poetry Review
Number 28, Spring/Summer 2007

College Literature
Volume 34 Issue 3, Summer 2007
Special Focus: Popular Textualities

The Distillery
A Literary/Creative Arts Journal published by Motlow State CC
Volume 14 Number 1, July 2007

Event
Volume 36 Number 1, 2007

Frogpond
The Journal of the Haiku Society of America
Volume 30 Number 2, Spring/Summer 2007

Habitus
Number 2, Spring/Summer 2007
Focus: Sarajevo

Main Street Rag
Volume 12 Number 2, Summer 2007

The Malahat Review
Number 159, Summer 2007

New England Review
Volume 28 Number 2, 2007

Paterson Literary Review
Issue 35, 2006

Salt Hill
19, Winter 2007
Biannual

South Dakota Review
Volume 45 Number 1, Spring 2007

Upstreet
Number 3, 2007

Yale Review, The
Volume 95 Number 3, July 2007
Published July 11, 2007
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Published July 01, 2007
Fourteen Hills
Volume 13 Number 2, Summer/Fall 2007

Grain Magazine
Volume 34 Number 4, Spring 2007

Jubilat
13, 2007

Minnetonka Review
Issue 1, Summer 2007

Missouri Review, The
Volume 30 Number 2, Summer 2007

Poetry
Volume 190 Number 4, July/August 2007

Virginia Quarterly Review
"Framing the War"
Volume 83 Number 3, Summer 2007
Published June 26, 2007
American Literary Review
Volume 18 Number 1, Spring 2007

The American Scholar
Volume 76 Number 3, Summer 2007

Meridian
Issue 19, May 2007

Modern Haiku
Volume 38 Number 2, Summer 2007

Seneca Review
Volume 37 Number 1, Spring 2007

One Story
Issue Number 90

Swill
Issue 1, 2006
Published June 26, 2007
The Writer’s Toolbox: Tips, talk and techniques for students and teachers of writing from the editors of Geist Magazine.

Geist in the Classroom: Geist sends you a free class set of the magazine. Geist will post free lesson plans to use in the classroom.
Published June 24, 2007
The Carve Volume 8 Issue 2, Summer 2007

Hybrid
by Stephanie Dickinson
I’m looking at myself in the taxi’s side mirror. You will never get a kiss because you’re invisible, the mirror says, a glare of sun where my face should be...[Read more]

Samurai Bluegrass
by Craig Terlson
Their harmonies teeter on the edge of sweetness and mournful whine. It's that high lonesome sound. The bluegrass band enraptures the pierced patrons, their ghost-white faces tilt toward the stage...[Read more]

Turning the Bones
by Marcy Campbell
Jillian and I are sitting on the hard-packed earth in front of a large fire, the flames illuminating the faces of the others in the circle. The air is saturated with the smell of spice, strong coffee and sweat...[Read more]

If You Don't
by Rob Bass
When Ryan is four and Colleen is two, another toddler comes up to her in the sandbox and kicks over the upside down bucket mold she's just finished patting down to perfection. She throws her hands up in the air and lets loose with a great wail and Ryan stomps over to push the offending party down into the sand...[Read more]
Published June 23, 2007
The summer 2007 issue of Contrary Magazine features the prose poetry of wildlife biologist Patrick Loafman, whose eye for the natural captures the magical. Poetic prose is Contrary's specialty, and you'll find more examples in stories by Thomas King (of McSweeney's and The Believer), Sarah Layden, and Amy Reed. We also have new poetry by C.E. Chaffin, Derek Pollard, Taylor Graham, and Patrick Reichard.

In other news from Contrary:
A poem by Contrary Poetry Editor Shaindel Beers won first place in the Dylan Days Festival, honoring Bob Dylan, in Hibbing Minnesota. Her poem "Rewind" surpassed about 400 poems from 250-300 poets from almost every state and most continents.

Two Contrary contributors have new books out: Mary E. Mitchell's novel Starting Out Sideways (St. Martin's Press), and Corey Mesler's winner of the Southern Hum Chapbook Competition,The Lita Conversation.
Published June 23, 2007
Interesting indeed, given the number of lit mags currently in editorial and financial flux, as noted in the Virginia Times Quarterly Blog. Magazines mentioned include Ploughshares, Georgia Review, Southern Review, Granta, Paris Review, The Antioch Review, and most notably (for their unique response) McSweeny's, facing $130,000 debt has turned to an online auction to raise money (a guided tour of the Daily Show with John Hodgman is still availaible - but hurry).
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