Monday, November 19, 2012

Another Journal You Should Read

Here's another journal you need to read:

Not only does Mead publish award-winning, as well as emerging, authors and poets, it's a fun place to hang out, have a virtual drink, and swap stories. Besides, one of my poet friends (Paul Scot August) has a new poem up you should check out ("Burnham's Island, Prairie Lake").

Stop by, put your feet up, throw one back, and enjoy the poems and stories.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Journals Under the Radar that You Will Want To Read

I'm revitalizing this blog. And what better way than by serving its faithful readers with links to journals somewhat under the radar (depending upon whose radar you are using), that you will want to read (and possibly submit to).

Here are five journals I've recently come across that publish excellent stories and poems--places I would be proud to see my work, that you probably won't find listed in Best American Poetry or Best American Short Stories--YET!

Organs of Vision and Speech Magazine

The Citron Review:

THIS Literary Magazine

The Portland Review:

The Blue Lake Review


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Trio House Press Contest Submission Period Now Open!

I can't believe it's been a year since Trio House Press opened its contest submission period. Now it's time again to submit to "The Trio Award" (for poets who have not published more than one full-length book) and/or to "The Louise Bogan Award" (for all poets writing in the English language--no matter how many books they have or have not published).

Here is the link to THP's website, with all of the guidelines and information you need in order to submit!

The judges this year are Mihaela Moscaliuc (Trio Award) and Joan Houlihan (Louise Bogan Award)--both fantastic poets in their own right.

And congratulations to our first two prize winners: Iris Dunkle (Trio Award) for "Gold Passage" and David Groff (Louise Bogan Award) for "Clay." Both books will be out around the first of the year.

Also, congratulations to Matt Mauch for his manuscript, "If You're Lucky Is A Theory Of Mine," selected by the editors of THP in the summer open submission period. Matt's book will be out soon, as well.

Ok, now let's get those manuscripts submitted!