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Published May 21, 2007
Stamp Out the Rate Hike: Stop the Post OfficeThe May 18, 2007 blog entry from Bill Moyers is a call to action to help small press publications. Large publishing firms (Time Warner at the forefront) have lobbied for substantial media mail postal rate increases with built-in discounts for those who send large amounts of mail. Small press publications would not receive these discounts.

In our work with NewPages, we are already hearing from literary magazines who fear they will need to cease publication if the rates go into effect because they simply cannot afford a 25-30% postal increase on their already tight budgets.

There is the link on Bill Moyers's blog to the Free Press, where you can read more about this issue and how to take action - a sample letter to send to those making this decision is included.
Published May 12, 2007
Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought

"The title Yellow Medicine Review is significant in that it incorporates the name of a river in Southwest Minnesota. The Dakota dug the yellow root of the moonseed plant for medicinal purposes, for healing. Such is the spirit of Yellow Medicine Review.

"At this time, we encourage submissions from indigenous perspectives in the area of fiction, poetry, scholarly essays, and art. We define indigenous universally as representative of all pre-colonial peoples."
Published May 01, 2007
After eleven years in print and a hiatus of a few months, the Lummox Journal is now online!

This inaugural issue features two interviews that present 'a sort of Ying and Yang view of modern poetry': Billy Jones (Caboolture, AUS) and Hugh Fox (Madison, WI). Also of interest: an essay by Todd Moore on the poetics of American poetry, an article by Charles Ries on a poetry reading in Santa Cruz, CA, several reviews and some great poetry.

Read the inaugural issue here: Lummox Journal
Published April 15, 2007
Volume 2, Issue 3 - Spring 2007
All Free - All Online

Including:
A Word from the Editor, James Swingle
Articles by Femke Stuut and Kerry Hughes
Interviews with Judith DeLozier and Dr. Michael Shermer
Poetry Kristine Ong Muslim, Zachary C. Bush, Ken Head, Noel Slobada
Fiction by Ralph Greco, Jr., Daniel Ausema, Tesssa Johnstone, Tom Leveen, Mark Fewell, and Craig Pirrall
And book reviews

Noneuclidean Caf
Published April 04, 2007
A new batch of literary magazine reviews posted at NewPages.com.

Reviews of these fine lit mags: Antioch Review, Arkansas Review, Backwards City Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Borderlands, College Literature, The Gettysburg Review, Glimmer Train, Greatest Uncommon Denominator, Meridian, The New Quarterly, The Paris Review, Poet Lore, The Rambler, Rattle, Santa Monica Review, Tampa Review, Tin House, TriQuarterly, Upstreet, Verbatim, Western Humanities Review, and Zahir.
Published April 01, 2007
Conversations and Connections will feature over 30 editors from the most respected literary magazines on the market today. This is a special opportunity for Washington, DC area writers who want to take the next step in independent publishing, literary magazines, online publishing, comic books, poetry, and more. The $35 registration fee includes the full day conference, face-to-face “speed dating” with editors, and a subscription to a literary magazine of choice. To register, please visit http://www.writersconnectconference.com.
Published April 01, 2007
The Spring 2007 issue of Beltway Poetry Quarterly, guest edited by Kwame Alexander, features five women whose training in science and medicine influences the way they write about relationships. Featuring poems by: Jennifer Gresham, Katy Richey, Maureen O'Dea, Tonya Maria Matthews, Deanna Nikaido.
Published March 23, 2007
Press Press Press "is a blog-shop for small poetry presses & journals. If you like small poetry presses & journals then you should stop in & see what's new. Everything is new. All of the time."
Published March 15, 2007
One of the benefits of attending AWP is getting to meet and discover “new” lit mags on the scene. As saddened as we so often are to hear of magazines folding under economic or other life constraints, it is at the same time with great joy that we see new mags crop up, with invigorated, often "youthful" labor, and somehow enough change in their pockets (or foraging skills) to get the publication started. Who knows where these fresh starts may end up; no doubt some of the long-standing lit mags have staff who remember their start-up days — before they went glossy, before they went 501c(3), before the .com, before finding a comfortable hold within academic walls, or perhaps after leaving academia behind... A smattering of new mags offering an infusion of hope include:










Alehouse, San Francisco, CA. Editor Jay Rubin, Contributing Editors Edward A. Dougherty, Kake Huck, and Gary Lessing.

Cannibal, Brooklyn, NY. Editors Matthew Henriksen (also of TYPO) and Katy Henriksen.

Cave Wall, Greensboro, NC. Editor Rhett Iseman.

New Ohio Review or /nor, Ohio University, Athens, OH. Managing Editor John Bullock.

Short Story, Columbia, SC. Editor Caroline Lord.


We wish these newbies the best in their endeavors, and hope to see them continue to grace our pages.
Published March 12, 2007

Another lit mag face lift – er, name lift: roger, an art & literary magazine is the former Calliope (of Ampersand Press), still based out of Roger Williams University. While the current editorial staff remarks that “we will avail ourselves of the Internet with our Web site,” the site has yet to be “launched” (what's there now isn't much...). Still, the publication is “committed to hard copy,” so it would seem it’s just a matter of getting name, web space and print publication to fuse as one for this publication to become fluent in its efforts. For NewPages users, the sooner on the web presence, the better!
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