Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who played a leading role in West Coast literary history by championing Beat writer Allen Ginsberg, passed away in his home on Monday, February 22. He was 101 years old. Ferlinghetti and partner launched City Lights as the country’s first-ever all paperback bookstore in 1953. The bookstore was renowned for its bohemian atmosphere and collections of international poetry, fiction, progressive political journals and magazines. It later spawned a literary press which published Ginsberg’s controversial poem “Howl” which saw Ferlinghetti embroiled in a historic court case. Learn more…
Writers and artists follow the theme of “Not of This World” in the Spring 2021 issue of THEMA. Some of the authors’ takes will definitely surprise readers. Contributors include Kayleigh McKee, James Swafford, Lynda Fox, Emily Hanlon, Margo Peterson, James Armstrong, Jennifer Erickson, Linda Berry, John Grey, Tricia Lowther, and more. Find this issue at the Mag Stand.
In this issue: poetry by Nin Andrews, Gabriella Balza, Talia Bloch, Bruce Bond, Lyn Li Che, Jeff Gundy, David Kirby, Jenna Le, Timothy Liu, Adrian Matejka, Miho Nonaka, Emily Ransdell, Erin Saxon, Troy Varvel, Kiani Yiu, and more; fiction by Winston Bribach, Michael Byers, Jack Driscoll, and Andrea L. Rogers; essays by Maura Lammers, Jennifer Murvin, and Kerry Neville. See more at the Mag Stand.
A journal of personal stories exploring mortality, death, and dying related topics. This issue features work by Gaye Brown, Helen Bowie, Patti Santucci, Briana Gervat, Mari-Carmen Marin, Michael Biegner, Bethany Bruno, John Timothy Robinson, Mary Ann Noe, Patricia Miller, Mara Lefebvre, Lee Landau, Sherri Levine, Susan Robison, Jeremy Gadd, and more. Now at the Mag Stand.
In the final issue of The Chattahoochee Review, find poetry by Darius Atefat-Peckham, John Brandon, Jesse Breite, Taylor Byas, Luis Alberto de Cuenca, Maria Castro Dominguez, Courtney Faye Taylor, Bethan Tyler, Joke van Leeuwen, L. A. Weeks, Ross White, and more. Find more contributors at the Mag Stand.
The Winter 2021 issue of Baltimore Review features poetry and prose by John Van Kirk, Mary Ardery, Tara Lynn Masih, Shailen Mishra, Basmah Sakrani, LeRoy Sorenson, Susan Messer, Alden M. Hayashi, Gregory Byrd, Emily James, and more. See more contributors at the Mag Stand.
Grab a copy of the January/February 2021 issue of Kenyon Review for the winners of the 2020 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest.
“Fish Stories” by Janika Oza
“Dungeness” by Steffi Sin
“Cactus Eater” by Stanley Delgado
Kenyon Review Fellow Misha Rai introduces the placing stories.
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Join presenter Cindy Skaggs on Saturday, March 13, 2021 for a virtual flash fiction fundraiser workshop. The one-hour workshop will take you from zero to finished flash fiction. Find out more about Skaggs and registration at Brilliant Flash Fiction‘s website.
Master your flash fiction now and have something to submit to the journal’s next print anthology, submissions open until May 14.
The Winter 2020 issue of New England Review is by turns bracing, inspiring, surprising, and devastating. Like every issue of NER, it gives readers a chance to expand their sense of the known world through language, image, and narrative. But what’s different is that this issue is almost entirely populated by emerging writers, and for many this is among their first publications. Check out some of the contributors you’ll find inside at the Mag Stand.