Publisher's description: We publish a regular online edition as well as a print anthology yearly, featuring the highest-quality poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction with an edge from well-known as well as previously unpublished authors.
We offer three literary prizes yearly: The Joy Harjo Poetry Award, The Rick DeMarinis Short Fiction Award, and the Barry Lopez Nonfiction Award. First place winners receive $1,200 plus publication and second place receive $250 plus publication. We also publish Honorable Mentions in both genres. Past judges include Charles Baxter, Cornelius Eady, Patricia Spears Jones, Lidia Yuknavich, Natalie Diaz, Marvin Bell, Naomi Shihab Nye, Linda Hogan, Luis Alberto Urrea, Dorianne Laux, Robert Olen Butler, Lorian Hemingway and Michael Martone. Besides prizes, we also feature a “Discovery Poet” in each issue.
Our contributors include Wendell Berry, Linda Hogan, Luis Alberto Urrea, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Natasha Singh, Fred Chappell, Rick DeMarinis, Joy Harjo, Doug Anderson, Patricia Smith, Richard Jackson, Carmen Tafolla, Sandra Cisneros, Elizabeth Evans, Naomi Shihab Nye, Dorianne Laux, Matt Mendez, Marvin Bell, Michael Wasson, Maj Ragain, TR Hummer, Kelly Cherry, Alice Anderson, Natalie Diaz, etc.
We accept online submissions through our submission manager Submittable. See our website or send an SASE for complete submission guidelines.
Our staff includes, Pamela Uschuk, Editor-In-Chief; William Luvaas, Fiction Editor; and William Pitt Root, Poetry Editor. Assistant Editors include Teri Hairston, Howie Faerstein, Mark Lee, and Julie Jacobson.