Susan Vespoli publishes in Anti-Heroin Chic
Congratulations to instructor Susan Vespoli, who recently had a poem and an essay published in Anti-Heroin Chic’s February issue. Susan wrote her essay “Alphabet Song” in Gretchen Clark’s course “The Lyric Essay.” Read Anti-Heroin Chic's February issue here »
Rebecca Hanley Publishes “The Town You Came From”
Congratulations to Rebecca Hanley, whose short story “The Town You Came From” was published in the January issue of Blue Lake Review. Rebecca workshopped the piece alongside instructor Jack Smith. Read "The Town You Came From" »
Margo Perin Reads “Plexiglass”
Instructor Margo Perin will be reading from her poetry book Plexiglass this Monday, 1/18, 6:15 EST at Aqus Poetry. Reading alongside poet Georgina Marie, Margo’s poetry will be followed by an Open Mic. Listen to some great poetry and share some yourself! Learn more about the event here »
Susan Vespoli and John Johnson Publish in “Childhood”
Congratulations to John Johnson and instructor Susan Vespoli, both of whom published poetry in the recent anthology Childhood by The Poet Magazine. Take a look at the Childhood Anthology here »
Tina Barry – Diaphanous Press
Congratulations to Tina Barry, whose hybrid poetry/prose/interview piece was published at Diaphanous Press. Combining mixed media with bits of realism and poetic introspection, Tina’s work is part of a much larger work-in-progress. Read Tina's piece here »
Samantha Campagna publishes “A Clamor of Voices” in Cleaver Literary Magazine
Congratulations to Samantha Campagna, whose short story “A Clamor of Voices” was published in Cleaver Magazine. Samantha wrote the piece in Barbara Hennings’ “Flash Fiction: Writing the Short-Short Story.” Samantha’s first literary publication, “A Clamor of Voices” reflects on the year with irony and poignance. Well done to both! Read "A Clamor of Voices" here »
Dara Yen Elerath publishes “The Red Hair” in Tahoma Literary Review
Congratulations to Dara Yen Elerath, whose recently published flash fiction piece “The Red Hair” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The Tahoma Literary Review describes Dara’s piece as “dreamlike” and “evocative.” Dara wrote this piece alongside Barbara Henning’s class Flash Fiction: Writing the Short-Short Story. Well done to both! Read Dara's story here »
Kimberly Lee publishes essay “BEAUTY RESOLUTION”
Congratulations to Kimberly Lee, who published her personal essay “BEAUTY RESOLUTION” in Words & Whispers. Kimberly wrote her essay in Jonathan McClure’s class Experiments in Genre. Well done to both! Read Kimberly's essay here »
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Quarantine Collection was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The journal documents literary responses to both the coronavirus crisis and other creative works produced during quarantine. Emphasis on submissions that are playful or experimental. Open to all genres.
Newfound is accepting submissions for their themed journal “Inner Spaces.” The journal is looking for pieces that investigate intrapersonal experiences and identity development. All genres welcome; submissions are due by December 21st.
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