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Published December 12, 2007
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American Short Fiction
Volume 10 Issue 39
Winter 2007
Quarterly

Beloit Poetry Journal
Volume 58 Number 2
Winter 2007
Quarterly

Brick
Issue 80
Winter 2007
Biannual

Freefall
Canada's magazine of Exquisite Writing
Volume 17 Number 2
Winter/Spring 2007-08
Biannual

Gulf Coast
Volume 20 Number 1
Winter 2007
Spring 2008
Biannual

Louisville Review
Number 62
Fall 2007
Biannual

Mississippi Review
New Fiction Issue
Volume 35 Number 3
Fall 2007
Biannual

New Letters
Volume 74 Number 1
2007-2008
Quarterly

Rattle
Conversation with Tess Gallagher, Arthur Sze; Tribute to Nurses; Rattle Poetry Prize Winner
Volume 13 Number 2
Winter 2007
Biannual

relief
A Quarterly Christian Expression
Volume 1 Issue 4
Summer 2007
Quarterly

River Styx
75
2007
Triannual

The Sewanee Review
"Ancestral Voices of War"
Volume 115 Number 4
Fall 2007
Quarterly

subTerrain
The Best in Outlaw Literature: "The Best of Campus Writing from Coast to Coast"
Volume 5 Number 47
2007
Biannual
Published December 10, 2007
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32 Poems
Volume 5 Number 2
Fall 2007
Biannual

Absinthe
Number 8
2007
Biannual

Agni
Number 66
2007
Biannual

Atlanta Review
Volume 13 Number 2
Spring/Summer 2007
Biannual

Bellingham Review
30th Anniversary Edition
Volume 30 Numbers 1 & 2 Issue 59
Spring/Fall 2007
Biannual

Chicago Review
Volume 53 Number 2/3
Autumn 2007
Triannual

Colorado Review
"The Winner of the 2007 Neddligan Prize for Short Fiction"
Volume 34 Number 3
Fall/Winter 2007
Triannual

Conjunctions
49
2007
Biannual

Contemporary Verse 2
The Open Issue
Volume 30 Issue 2
Autumn 2007
Quarterly

Crab Creek Review
Volume 21 Number 1
Fall/Winter 2007
Biannual

Diner
A Journal of Poetry: Final Issue
Volume 7
2007
Biannual

Fiddlehead
Number 233
Fall 2007
Quarterly

Field
Number 77
Fall 2007
Biannual

Glimmer Train
Issue 65
Winter 2008
Quarterly

Ibbetson Street Press
Issue 22
November 2007

Knockout
Volume 1 Issue 1
Spring 2008
Biannual

The New Centennial Review
Volume 7 Number 2
Fall 2007
Triannual

/nor
(New Ohio Review)
Issue 2
Fall 2007
Biannual

Poet Lore
Volume 102 Numbers 3/4
Fall/Winter 2007
Biannual

The Rambler
Volume 4 Number 6
Nov-Dec 2007
Bi-monthly

Tarpaulin Sky
Issue 13 Print Issue 1
Fall/Winter 2007
Online mag that prints issue

Thereby Hangs a Thread
Issue 2
Summer 2007
Biannual

Tuesday: An Art Project
Poems Photographs Prints (Postcard Packet)
Volume 1 Number 2
Fall 2007
Published December 04, 2007
"Knockout is here, and the first issue features some of the finest writers working today. Half of the proceeds from sales of issue one will go to the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation, an organizaiton established to help those affected by the civil war in Sudan, and a portion of the proceeds from teh sale of future issues will go to other charitable causes.

"The first issue, all poetry, includes work by a number of well-known writers, including Marvin Bell, Thomas Lux, Todd Boss, Aaron Smith, Carl Phillips, Carol Guess, Larissa Szporluk, Laurie Blauner, Lynn Levin, Timothy Liu, Jonathan Williams, Thomas Meyer, Jim Elledge, Christopher Hennessy, Ronald H. Bayes, CAConrad, Gerard Wozek, Jeff Mann, Michael Montlack, Jeffery Beam, Robert Bly, Ger Killeen, Denver Butson, Dan Pinkerton, Charles Jensen, Brent Goodman, Theodore Enslin, Alberto Rios, David Mason, Billy Collins, Mabel Yu, Kim Lambright and Joseph Massey, among others.

"Knockout is considering poems for #2 & #3. Translations are welcome, as long as you have permission of the author (as long as they are still kicking), and we're particularly interested in translations in German, Chinese, the Nordic Languages, and translations from the Middle East."
Published December 03, 2007
"Diner is going on a hiatus - the "On Vacation" sign is taped to the window. We are feeling the financial burden of printing, mailing and lack of staff. The cost of mailing alone went up over 30% last May. Diner as an independent journal has been a labor of love done by volunteers. The Tips jar doesn't begin to cover the printer, the postage, the envelopes, and all the other sundry expenses. We have survived for 7 years – 2 issues printing astounding work – by the skin of our teeth. We thank each and every one of you who have submitted your work – and all those who have subscribed at whatever level – you all count. I wish I could hold a party and make my special blackberry pancakes, with a side of home fries, for all of you.

"Nevertheless we are going out with an explosion of outstanding poetry, fiction, essays and art. Of particular notice is award-winning author Adria Bernard 's elegy to her teacher and friend Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota who died October 22, 2002, in a plane crash. Also of note are our two Blue Plate Specials: James Dempsey with new translations of Chaucer's court poetry and Martha Carlson-Bradley, with an excerpt from her latest manuscript The Sea Called Fruitfulness, poems inspired by the two Jesuits who first mapped the moon.

"Our last issue proclaimed, 'Our intention is not only to preserve the light (of discourse in the midst of increasing darkness) that shines today, but to increase the brightness of that light with every issue.' It is with great sadness that the lights of Diner are flickering off.

"There is a chance that Diner will open again as an online journal or a print journal if we can find a school or sponsor willing to finance what has turned out to be one the best journals in the country. We are proud of every issue we published and whatever happens, we have no regrets. All the effort has been worth it."

Eve Rifkah & Michael Milligan
Published December 03, 2007
Colorado Review, Volume 34 Number 3, Fall/Winter 2007 is out and features the winner of the 2007 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction: Thomas Grattan's story "I Am a Souvenir.” Final Judge Charles Baster said of the work: "This story is both elliptical and straightforward, beautifully detailed and psychologically intricate. The events are crisply narrated, surprising, and slightly shocking, though completely plausible." Grattan is a graduate of the Brooklyn College M.F.A. program. His work has been chosen as a finalist for the Iowa Review Fiction Award, and he is also the recipient of the Lainoff Prize for fiction.

Deadline for the Fifth Annual Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction is postmark January 15, 2008 - March 15, 2008.
Published December 02, 2007
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The American Poetry Review
Volume 36 Number 6
Nov/Dec 2007
Bimonthly

Antioch Review
"Falkland (Malvinas) Islands: Sounth Atlantic's Forgotten War”
Volume 65 Number 4
Fall 2007
Quarterly

Callaloo
The Cultures and Letters of the Black Diaspora: 30th Anniversary Issue 3/4
Volume 30 Number 2
Spring 2007
Quarterly

Cimarron Review
Issue 161
Fall 2007
Quarterly

Fifth Wednesday Journal
Issue 1
Fall 2007
Biannual

Gargoyle
Audio CD only
Number 52
2007
Annual

The Gettysburg Review
Volume 20 Number 4
Winter 2007
Quarterly

Hollins Critic
William Steinkraus
Volume 44 Number 4
October 2007
Five Times

Hunger Mountain
Issue 11
Fall 2007
Biannual

The Journal of Ordinary Thought
Lessons Outside: JOT Writers on Formal and Informal Education
Summer 2007
Quarterly

Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet
Number 21
November 2007
Biannual

The Land-Grant College Review
Issue Number 4
2007

The Missouri Review
"Exposed"
Volume 30 Number 3
Fall 2007
Quarterly

NANO Fiction
"A Journal of Short Fiction" from UoHouston Undergrad
Volume 1 Number 2
2007
Biannual

One Story
“Bar Joke, Arizona” bySam Allingham
Issue 97
2007
Monthly

Opium
Number 5
Winter 2007
Biannual

Pembroke Magazine
African American Literature (U of N.C.)
Number 39
2007
Annual

Poetry
Volume 191 Number 2
November 2007
Monthly

[sic]
2
2007
Annual(?)

Watershed
CSU, Chico's Literary Magazine
Volume 30 Number 2
Spring 2007
Biannual
Published November 26, 2007

"Effective immediately" says Editor Susan Burmeister-Brown, "Linda and I have decided to allow simultaneous submissions. We’ve had a policy for 17 years against simultaneous submissions, but now that we’ve tightened up our submission response times, we feel we can manage it better, and it’s been harder and harder to support our position when it is so darned difficult to get one’s work published. We do ask to be emailed immediately should a submitted piece be accepted elsewhere."
Published November 18, 2007
The latest issue of Agni includes a unique bonus feature: A CD to accompany Harrison Solow's essay "Bendithion." This CD, AGNI's first, marks the American recording debut of Welsh tenor Timothy Evans. The essay is as much about Wales as it is about Timothy, as it is about song and emotion and performance and solitude. I'll say no more - you need to read the essay and listen to the CD yourself. (And, yes, I cried.)

From Solow's essay:

"My name is Harrison Solow. I come from Los Angeles and I've never seen, met, known, or heard anyone in the world like Timothy Evans. And unless you live here, in this remote and somewhat implausible Welsh village where Timothy and I live, then neither have you.

"Timothy is our postmaster. He sells stamps, issues various baffling permits, collects payments for bizarre things like television licences and road tax and many nanny-like little punishments which the British government delights in inflicting upon its citizens. (By the way, never mistake 'Welsh' for 'English.' It's far worse than mistaking a Canadian for an American, and in my opinion - having lived for some years in Canada - with good cause.) Timothy makes tea for his employees in the back room every morning, wears what appears to be the same sweater every day, and goes home to an empty house every night.

"He goes home, as well, to acres of soft emerald fields full of the Shetland ponies, Torwen sheep, and Bantam hens that he breeds and cares for single-handedly every morning, some noons (during lambing), and every night of his spectacularly mysterious life.

"He also has a voice that comes pretty close to what 'Let there be Light' would have sounded like had it burst forth from the lungs of an anthropomorphic god in the act of creation. And pretty close to Light itself.

"Let me say at the outset that this is not an objective account. I am absolutely committed to celebrating this man's voice. It is flawless, haunting, and irrefutably magical. You won't be the same after you've heard it. No one else is. And you will have probably wept through every unblemished note. Everyone else does. Of course, right now, 'everyone' doesn't constitute a lot of people. This voice is one of the best (and deliberately) kept secrets in the world, as is so much about Wales. But that's about to change. I'm about to do a little 'let there be light' in America, myself."

The five-track CD and the rest of this essay are available in Agni 66.
Published November 10, 2007

I was a bit surprised to receive the latest issue of Gargoyle - usually a three-pounder publication - in a small, square envelope weighing about an ounce. You guessed it - Gargoyle 52 is a CD version. Personally, I'm psyched about it. I'm a big fan of audio these days, since time to read anything other than the stacks of student papers piling up is out of the question. However, there are inherent risks with listening to literature - poor recording quality, writers who are good writers but bad readers (painfully bad sometimes), bad/annoying/distracting background music (usually played by the ________ [fill in relationship] of a friend who just couldn't be denied), and works that are recorded but really would be better read silently in the privacy of one's own gray matter.

Alas, fear not. With Peabody at the helm, Gargoyle 52 succeeds in taking on these risks. The CD includes groovy music w/lyrics, readings with "poet's voice" (aka no inflections), readings with inflections, some with playful vocal characterizations, readings with sound effects, some true spoken word and music (nearly a lost art these days), and readings with tempos and rhythms that never - never - would have surfaced in this gray matter, but that have made all the difference.

Still, I'm a bit of a hog - it would have been nice to have the liner notes include the words. I'm still a strongly visual learner - I want to see it just as much as I want to hear it. Need to see it in some cases. But then, I guess we'd be back to a three-pounder with a CD accompaniment, and that may well defeat the effort here.

Gargoyle 52 features Cravin’ Dogs, Silvana Straw, Brigitte Diane Knudson, William Levy, Reginald Harris, Mesmer and Passiflora, Miranda Saak, George Kalamaras, Franetta McMillian, KD Rouse and the Sams, Jennifer Cutting, Henry Warwick, Jeffrey Little, Neelam Patel, Jonathan Vaile, Julianna Spallholz, Jillian Ann, Kate Braverman, Thylias Moss, Venus Thrash, David Hernandez.
Published October 27, 2007
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The Bitter Oleander
Includes Rob Cook interview and selections
Volume 13 Number 2
2007
Biannual

Five Points
Volume 11 Number 3
2007
Triannual

The Georgia Review
Volume 61 Number 3
Fall 2007
Quarterly

The Hudson Review
Volume 60 Number 3
Autumn 2007
Quarterly

Inkwell
Number 22
Fall 2007
Biannual

Mandorla
New Writing from the Americas
Issue 10, 2007
Annual

New Letters
Volume 73 Number 4
2007
Quarterly

Oleander Review
U of Mich - Open submission publication
Issue 1
Fall 2007

One Story
The Strings Attached by James Scott
Issue Number 96
2007
Monthly

Roger
Volume 2
Spring 2007
Annual

Santa Monica Review
Volume 19 Number 2
Fall 2007
Biannual

Southern Review
Volume 43 Number 4
Autumn 2007
Quarterly

Thema
Volume 19 Number 3
Autumn 2007
Biannual

World Literature Today
Volume 81 Number 6
Nov-Dec 2007
Quarterly

Zahir
A Journal of Speculative Fiction
Issue 14
Winter 2007
Triannual
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