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  • A Journal of the Arts
  • About this Magazine:

    We publish high-quality poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction from well-known as well as previously unpublished authors in a regular online edition and an annual print anthology.

  • Editor(s): Beth Alvarado, Ocatavio Quintanilla, Carmen Tafolla, Luis Alberto Urrea, Pamela Uschuk, Edward Vidaurre
  • Contact Information:

  • Organization (if applicable):
  • Address 1: 5401 N Cresta Loma Drive
  • City: Tucson
  • State Code: AZ
  • Postal Code: 85704
  • Phone: (970) 903-7914
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Submission/Subscription Information:

  • Format: Online, Print
  • Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Simultaneous Submissions: yes (with notice)
  • Postal Submissions: no
  • Email Submissions: no
  • Online Submissions: yes (via Submittable)
  • Reading Period: 9/1-10/31
  • Response Time: 6 months
  • Payment: copies
  • Contests: yes (see website)
  • Founded: 2005
  • Issues Per Year: 1 print, 1 online

Publisher's description: We publish a regular online issue yearly, featuring the highest-quality poetry, short fiction, nonfiction and book reviews with an edge from well-known as well as previously unpublished authors. We also publish special anthologies including Indigenous writers addressing Climate Change.

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 Lidia Yuknavich, Natalie Diaz, Patricia Spears Jones, Heid E. Erdrich, Pam Houston, Charles Baxter, Cornelius Eady, Richard Jackson, 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 Patricia Smith, Wendell Berry, Linda Hogan, Luis Alberto Urrea, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Joy Harjo, Natasha Singh, Fred Chappell, Rick DeMarinis, Doug Anderson, Richard Jackson, Carmen Tafolla, Sandra Cisneros, Patricia Spears Jones, Elizabeth Evans, Naomi Shihab Nye, Dorianne Laux, Matt Mendez, 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.

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