Able Muse

Able Muse – Winter 2020

This issue’s themed art exhibit is “Exotic,” and our featured poet is “Stephen Kampa,” interviewed by Chelsea Woodard. Other poets in this issue include Tim McGrath, John Beaton, Richard Cecil, Estill Pollock, Bruce Bennett, Anne Delana Reeves, Elise Hempel, Terese Coe, Verga Ignatowitsch, Dan Campion, and others. Plus, a selection of book reviews; essays by N.S. Thompson and Christopher Rivas; and an international fiction special feature. See more contributors at the Able Muse website.

Contest :: Able Muse Write Prize Closes March 15!

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Deadlines: March 15 & March 31, 2021
2021 ABLE MUSE CONTESTS :: SUBMIT NOW. WRITE PRIZE (poetry & fiction): $500 each + publication. Final Judges: Jehanne Dubrow (poetry), William Baer (fiction); $15 entry; deadline: March 15, 2021. BOOK AWARD (poetry): $1000 + book publication. Final Judge: Mark Jarman; $25 entry; deadline: March 31, 2021. ENTER NOW—go to www.ablemusepress.com for details.

Able Muse YouTube Channel: Readings & Book Trailers

If you weren’t able to attend the virtual reading and Q&A with Able Muse Press authors Carrie Green, Hailey Leithauser, and Sally Thomas on January 27, they have uploaded a recording of the event to their official YouTube Channel.

Don’t forget to subscribe for more content…like their recently released book trailer for William Baer’s New Jersey Noir: Cape May. This is the second book of the Jack Colt Murder Mystery Novels Series. It was released on January 15 of this year. They are hoping to bring even more book trailers in the new future.

Plus! Don’t forget their 2021 contests are open to submissions! You can submit fiction and poetry to their Write Prize for publication in their literary magazine Able Muse through March 15. You can submit full-length poetry collections to their Book Award through March 31.

Contest :: 2021 Able Muse Contests Now Open for Submissions

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Deadlines: March 15 & March 31, 2021
2021 ABLE MUSE CONTESTS :: SUBMIT NOW. WRITE PRIZE (poetry & fiction): $500 each + publication. Final Judges: Jehanne Dubrow (poetry), William Baer (fiction); $15 entry; deadline: March 15, 2021. BOOK AWARD (poetry): $1000 + book publication. Final Judge: Mark Jarman; $25 entry; deadline: March 31, 2021. ENTER NOW—go to www.ablemusepress.com for details.

Able Muse Virtual Reading & Q&A with Carrie Green, Hailey Leithauser, Sally Thomas

Literary magazine and press, Able Muse is hosting a virtual reading and Q&A with authors Carrie Green, Hailey Leithauser, and Sally Thomas on January 27 at 7PM EST via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend.

The event will be hosted by Katie Harstock, author of Bed of Impatiens: Poems (Able Muse Press, 2016).

Did you miss out on their last reading with authors John Beaton, Emily Grosholz, and A.G. Harmon? It’s now available online to view.

2019 Able Muse Write Prize Winners

Able Muse‘s annual Write Prize awards $500 for the best submitted poem, $500 for the best submitted flash fiction, and publication in the print journal. The Winter 2019 issue of Able Muse features the winners of the 2019 contest.

Poetry Winner
“Waiting for the Angel” by David MacRae Landon

Poetry Finalists
“Dear Sonnet” by Amy Bagan
“Paradox” by Beth Paulson
“Postcard, Vermont” by Miriam O’Neal

Fiction Winner
“To the Bottleneck Fiction” by Erin Russell

Stay tuned for the winners of the 2020 contest, which closed this past March.

Able Muse – Winter 2019

In this issue, find essays by Edward Lee and Tony Whedon; a photographic exhibit from artists around the world on the theme “Hunt”; poetry by Daniel Galef, Len Krisak, Katie Hartstock,  Hailey Leithauser, and more. Featured in this issue are the 2019 Write Prize for Poetry winners and finalists and the 2019 Write Prize for Fiction Winner. Find a full list of contributors at the Able Muse website.