A Pair of Publication Opportunities

First:  Editors at Red Wolf Journal are looking for submissions for their summer issue (Click on the image to go to the site).

So you tell us a story in a poem. Rather than tell the whole story, your poem pivots on a lyrical moment– let the delicate rendering of a moment tell a story. “Once upon a time” might as well mean “once upon a moment”. Sometimes the poem is the story. What does the act of fictionalizing do? It either transcribes a reality that’s out there, or it creates a reality that doesn’t exist out there. That only you and your reader knows. Now isn’t that just fabulous? Now it doesn’t have to be clear-cut at all. Fantasy does, in truth, intrude into reality (we all daydream don’t we?) and the best poems also play on the idea of rupturing ordinary reality. Story, it turns out, is the reality we create.

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Red Wolf Journal Summer 2015

 

Second:  The Mayo Review 2016 invites submissions for its next issue.  The journal publishes never before published works from the following categories:  short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, photo-art, and short drama.  Click on the image below to visit the submission requirements page on the journal website.

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The Mayo Review 2015 volume

 

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Publication Opportunities

The Mayo Review 2015 is published.  We are already looking for submissions for The Mayo Review 2016.  The journal publishes from the following categories:  short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, photo-art, and short drama.  Click on the image below to visit the submission requirements page on the journal website.

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The Mayo Review 2015 volume

 

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Summer 2015 Issue 6: Once Upon A Time

Yousei Hime:

New issue, new theme to explore. Please consider submitting.

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Red Wolf Journal Issue 6 (Summer 2015)
Our theme: “Once Upon A Time”

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Cover art: Marc Chagall, The Promenade

Poems are stories. As if you didn’t already know. But the stories are eclipsed in shadow so you only get half or a quarter of it. The half or quarter carries the weight of the whole. The best poems inscribe a mood through observed, almost incidental, details. The surface details and action delineate feelings. Feelings are the real deal. Stories are steeped in mystery and enchantment as the title of this volume suggests. They prescribe a path, a journey, a quest because stuff happens. Bad stuff. The reader is hooked. Does the story hold out a promise of the happy ending? The human story is ultimately, to me, a quest for identity (Who am I? What is my place in the universe? What is the meaning of this universe?), which is…

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Publication Opportunities

At my university, I will be a co-editor for next year’s literary journal.  We are accepting submissions now through the end of next January (2016).  Please take a look at the website below (linked to image), send in submissions, and pass the word along.

The Mayo Review

 

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Spring 2015 Issue 5: Here Comes The Sun

Yousei Hime:

A few days left for submissions.

Originally posted on You turn toward me, your lips move, wanting to speak. --Stephen Dobyns, "Wolves In The Street":

Red Wolf Journal Issue 5 (Spring 2015)
Our theme: “Here Comes The Sun”

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Cover art: Vincent Van Gogh, Three Sunflowers in a Vase

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Life is full of strife. Not a bowl of roses. Yet it’s really about how you see, isn’t it? Notes of green, yellow, orange. These balance out, dominate, crowd out the shadows. The brown and the gray. Their presence fills the heart with song, yelling: here comes the sun (yea, The Beatles). We’re sun-worshippers. The sun is the center of your universe, as a lover is. Each day, when the sun goes up, is a moment of rebirth. We’re born again. Art, in tandem, is about making it new. As a trope in poetry, the sun is really about transcendence. Finding the sublime in the mundane. Experiencing joie de vivre. As practicing poets, we like to think art…

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