Devon Balwit, Laurie Blauner, S.T. Brant, Scott Brennan, Floyd Collins, Susan Eyre Coppock, Heather Nelson, Ilari Pass, Matthew Raymond, Alan Reese, Robert Sachs, Gion Davis, Heather Dearmon, Dan Fliegel, Pamela Gullard, Max Heinegg, Stephen Hundley, Jan LaPerle, Xioaly Li, Lisa Low, Becka McKay, Michael Salcman, Sarah Dickenson Snyder, Tim Suermondt, Leona Sevick, Edgar Gabriel Silex, Elle Cee Wallace, Richard Weaver, Guinnote Wise, Brenna Womer
Cover art by Sandro Pappas
Thank you to everyone who recently sent us a book or chapbook during our Spring open reading spell. We will be falling in love with your manuscripts over the next several months. It is such glorious anguish to read you and hear your music yet still knowing that we can only publish the books that sing to we all.
Congratulations to our Pushcart nominees for works published in 2020! Prose Fiction: “One Small Death before the Plague” by Pam Gullard Fiction: “The High Atlas” by Matthew Raymond Poetry “Yellow” by Jan LaPerle “The Look” by Eric Weil “Incident Report” by Gary Duehr...
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