Publisher's description: We publish a print edition as well as an online edition, featuring the highest-quality poetry and short fiction with an edge from well-known as well as previously unpublished authors. We offer two literary prizes yearly: The Joy Harjo Poetry Award and The Rick DeMarinis Short Fiction Award. First place winners receive $1250 plus publication/second place receive $250 plus publication. We also publish Honorable Mentions in both genres. Past judges include Charles Baxter, Marvin Bell, Naomi Shihab Nye, Linda Hogan, Luis Alberto Urrea, Dorianne Laux, Robert Olen Butler and Lorian Hemingway.
We accept online submissions through our submission manager as well as submissions by mail. Send only your best work! See our website or send an SASE for complete submission guidelines. Besides prizes, we also feature a “Discovery Poet” in each issue. Our contributors include Wendell Berry, Fred Chappell, Rick DeMarinis, Joy Harjo, Doug Anderson, Patricia Smith, Elizabeth Evans, Naomi Shihab Nye, Dorianne Laux, Marvin Bell, Richard Jackson, Maj Ragain, TR Hummer, Kelly Cherry, Alice Anderson, etc. Our staff includes, Pamela Uschuk, Editor-In-Chief, Beth Alvarado, Fiction Editor Print Edition, William Luvaas, Online Fiction Editor, and William Pitt Root, Poetry Editor.