The August issue is live. I insist you start with Charles Dodd White’s Winter by Heart. This stunning story about a father and son and a man who has little good in him is fine writing by any measure. You’ll also find excellent work from Molly Laich, Jacob Dawson, Kevin Vaughn, Julia Clare Tillinghast, Carlie St. George, Emma Sovich, Gary Sheppard, Alec Bryan, Johanna Reed, Lindsay Norville, Marcelle Heath, Christopher Lirette, Sarah Layden, Ruby Labrusciano-Carris, Caleb Johnson, Michael Glaviano, Claire Burgess, Corey Ginsberg, and last but in no way least, Claudia Cortese.
We have a lot of exciting things coming up with a mini-Crime issue that will debut on 9/1/11.Â We’re also open to submissions until 10/15/11 for a special issue of 50-word stories that will debut on 11/1/11. This issue is guest-edited by JA Tyler. In October, we’ll unveil our second Queer issue, guest-edited by Tim Jones-Yelvington as well as our regular October issue.
We re-open to submissions on 9/1/11 and we truly cannot wait to read your work again. The break was nice but we’re ready to get back to it. Yyou’ll notice we have a new submission category in September–the Tip Jar Submission. You can choose to “tip” us $3 when you submit your work and you’ll get a $5 discount on any subscription to the print magazine or a $3 discount on a Little Book.
Writers are always welcome to submit for free. All submissions will continue to be read and responded too in a very timely manner, sometimes with feedback, sometimes without. The tip does not afford any privileges other than giving you the opportunity to help us do more great things (moving to a semi-annual print schedule, etc.).
I repeat, writers are ALWAYS welcome to submit to free and that will not change.
In August 2012, we are releasing Myfanwy Collins’s full-length collection, I Am Holding Your Hand. This is a book we are honored to be able to usher into the world and in the early part of next year, we’ll be working hard on getting the book ready pre-press galleys and all that good stuff. Stay tuned. Submissions are still open for Little (or not so little) Books.
Eric Beeny is once again featured at Matchbook.
Her Dirt, by Tania Hershman is featured at Welcome Collection.
This stunning prose poem by Elizabeth Wade is well worth the read.
Nicholas Sansone has a story in the August issue of Word Riot and Jonathan Callahan has fiction in the August issue of The Collagist. In that same magazine, you will also find a novel excerpt by Kevin Wilson.
At A-Minor, Andrew Roe.
Thirteen Loops, by BJ Hollars, is forthcoming from the U of Alabama Press.
Ruth Hoberman was one of twelve poets selected for the Site of Big Shoulders Art + Poetry collaborative project. Her poem is online now.