In this issue: Eric Wilson’s summer with the Eckart family; Samantha Libby beats back the specter of her childhood bullies; Francis-Noël Thomas takes a look behind Patrick Modiano’s Dora Bruder; Jane Breakell follows the trail of Anne Hutchinson; Phoebe Stone returns to the defining moments of her childhood; Laurence de Looze reports back from the land of wild boar and vin de noix; and W. C. Morrow takes a seat at the table in a Paris café, 1900. Poetry by Tara Bray, Anders Carlson-Wee, Joanne Diaz, Alison C. Rollins, Karen Solie, Amber Flora Thomas, and more; fiction by Christine Sneed, Geeta Tewari, Naheed Patel, and others; nonfiction by W.C. Morrow, Phoebe Stone, Eric Wilson, and more.
Essays by Ed Pavlić; David Oates, Marvin Bell & Christopher Merrill, Sebastian Matthews, and James Reston Jr.; fiction by Julia Elliott, A. Joachim Glage, Kent Nelson, Sina Kian, Lee Martin, and James Warner; poetry by Stephen Dunn, Emily Tuszynska, Julie Marie Wade, Moira Linehan, Ralph Burns, Alice Friman, Heather Altfeld, Brian Swann, Maurya Simon, Keith Ratzlaff; and art by Dustin Yellin. Also in this issue, find a selection of book reviews, and three interviews.
Issue 27 includes a feature of 14 Irish and UK poets, with work by Zoë Brigley, James Byrne, Vahni Capildeo, Martin Dyar, Elaine Feeney, Victoria Kennefick, Manuela Moser, Conor O’Callaghan, Paul Perry, Sam Riviere, Stephen Sexton, Lorna Shaughnessy, Jessica Traynor, and Chrissy Williams; fiction by Farah Ali, Jyotsna Sreenivasan, Amy Stuber, and Jacinda Townsend; nonfiction by Stuart Friebert, Kathryn Nuernberger, & Ira Sukrungruang; poetry by Jenny Boychuk, Erika Jo Brown, Emily J. Cousins, Benjamin S. Grossberg, Michael Homolka, L. S. Klatt, Becka Mara McKay, Juan Morales, Hera Naguib, Paul Otremba, Paige Quiñones, Emily Skaja, Molly Spencer, Vanessa Stauffer, Jessica Lynn Suchon, Corey Van Landingham, and more; plus three poets in translation folios.
EVENT. Let Down Your Hair Contest. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-Genre. Entry Fee. [mag] 1/20
Atticus Review. Flash Fiction Contest. Fiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 10/29
Witness. Witness Literary Awards in Fiction and Poetry. Fiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 10/1
Main Street Rag accepts submissions to the Kakalak anthology each year, publishing poetry and art by or about the Carolinas. Submissions are selected through an annual contest, opening in January and running through May.
The 2018 edition will be released this upcoming December, featuring the poetry and art award winners and honorable mentions.
2018 Poetry Award Winners:
1st place: Derek Berry
2nd place: Betsy Thorne
3rd place: Anne Waters Green
Honorable mentions include Jane Seitel, Beverly C. Finney, Suzanna L. Cockerille, and Kathy Nelson.
2108 Art Award Winners:
1st place: Jeanette Brossart
2nd place: Cheryl Boyer
3rd place: Ashley Jolicoeur
Honorable mentions include Jack McGregor and Joyce Compton Brown.
If you pre-order now, you can save a few dollars (to spend on some of the other great Main Street Rag titles perhaps).