The latest issue of The Iowa Review is on this week’s Mag Stand. In this issue: toes, 362.28 in the card catalog, a portfolio of fantastical and surreal writing and artwork, a tenure review gone awry, and the winners of the 2019 Iowa Review Awards. Contributors include Julie Gray, Derby Maxwell, Elizabeth Dodd, Andes Hruby, and Laura Crossett in nonfiction; Joyelle McSweeney, Brian Sneeden, Philip Metres, Maggie Millner, and Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer in poetry; and Chloe Wilson, Sherry Kramer, Terrence Holt, Analia Villagra, and Bruce Holbert in fiction.
At this week’s Magazine Stand: Issue 10 of Gris-Gris: An Online Journal of Literature, Culture, and the Arts features fiction by Peter Grandbois, James Hartman, Marlene Olin, and Betty Martin; poetry by Stephanie Brooks, Jonathan Riccio, Sarah Sousa, Hannah Warren, Maria Zoccola, and Daphne Simeon; nonfiction by Robert Vivian; and artwork by Desire’ Johnson.
The Autumn 2019 issue of The Gettysburg Review is featured on the NewPages Magazine Stand this week. Included in the issue is a selection of paintings by Anne Siems; fiction by Cody Harrison, Gary Amdahl, and Kathryn Harlan; essays by Valerie Sayers, Geoff Wyss, and Floyd Collins; poetry by Gregory Fraser, Robert Gibb, Adam Tavel, G. C. Waldrep, Connor Yeck, Kathryn Nuernberger, Alison Pelegrin, Todd Davis, Alice Friman, Nancy Carol Moody, Edward Mayes, Averill Curdy, Joyce Sutphen, Sarah Kain Gutowski, and Stanley Plumly.
In the latest issue of Chinese Literature Today, included in the NewPages Magazine Stand, find a special feature on Twenty-First Century Chinese Theater with work by Liu Hongtao, Zhang Xian, Li Jing (including an interview with Li Jing by Liu Hongtao), Zhai Yueqin, Ding Luonan, Chen Jide, and Song Baozhen. Also in this tenth anniversary issue: a tribute to Jin Yong with work by Liu Hongtao, Paul B. Foster, and Weijie Song; work by Xiao Fuxing; and featured scholar Charles A. Laughlin.
Find an updated Magazine Stand at NewPages this week. Check out new issues from a dozen magazines.
Among these, is Chinese Literature Today with a special feature on Twenty-First Century Chinese Theater.
The Gettysburg Review includes colorful, eye-catching paintings by Anne Seims.
Gris-Gris: An Online Journal of Literature, Culture, and the Arts includes new fiction by Peter Grandbois and nonfiction by Robert Vivian.
The Iowa Review presents readers with the winners of the 2019 Iowa Review Awards, as well as a portfolio of surreal writing and art.
Southern Humanities Review invites readers into the new issue with whimsical cover art by Martha Park: “Deer with Houses.”
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Back at the end of August 2019, Chinese Literature Today celebrated its tenth anniversary. During the past ten years, the journal—a sister publication to World Literature Today—has published sixteen issues of Chinese work and culture. With their latest issue, the editors have chosen to celebrate by publishing “the first ever CLT special section on contemporary Chinese theater.”
In this feature, readers will find over fifty pages of work, including “Boundary-Crossing Experiments: Ecology of the Shanghai Avant-Garde Theater in the New Century” by Zhai Yueqin, translated by Josh Stenberg; an examination of experimental theater by Ding Luonan, translated by Nienyuan Cheng; an interview with Li Jing by Liu Hongtao, translated by David N. C. Hull; and more.
Literary magazine Nimrod has announced a new deadline for their annual Literary Awards. Instead of submissions being accepted through April 30, contest entries are now being accepted January 1 through April 1.
The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry award $2,000 and publication to the first prize winners.
Nimrod accepts both snail mail and online entries. The $20 reading fee includes a one-year subscription. Check out their website for full submission information: artsandsciences.utulsa.edu/nimrod/nimrod-literary-awards/.
Don’t forget to update your calendars, writers!
Winners of Louisville Literary Arts’ annual Writer’s Block Prize are published in The Louisville Review. The Fall 2019 issue includes the winner of the 2019 prize: “The Things We Leave Behind” by Aimée Lehmann.
Lehmann’s fiction was selected by 2019 judge Garth Greenwell. In addition to publication, Lehmann also received a $500 prize for her winning piece. The 2020 Writer’s Block Prize is open during the summer months, so stay tuned for updates on this year’s deadline.
Mudfish is accepting both snail mail and email entries to the contest. You can submit up to 3 poems for $20. $3 fee for each additional poem.
Mail entries to Mudfish, 184 Franklin St, Ground Fl., New York, NY 10013 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to enter is March 15.
Winners of last year’s contest, judged by John Yau, can be read in Issue 21 which is now available for pre-order.
Spoon River Poetry Review’s Winter 2019 issue features the 2019 SRPR Editors’ Prize winner and runners-up.
“The Mammoth Steppe” by Mirande Bissell
“I Thought I Was the Scream that Woke Me” by Abigail McFee
“After weeks apart” by Alex Chertok
“Burning the Field” by Mitchell Untch
“Evolution” by Andrea Deeken
“Hoodoos” by Robin Rosen Chang
“Arizona” by Harry Bauld
Final Judge Rachel Webster introduces Bissell’s work and explains her choice, stating, “And maybe what I appreciate most about this poem is the fact that it introduces me to a speaker, a family and a landscape that are new to me, and piercingly vivid.” This year’s contest is currently open until April 15.
Brevity brings readers a collaborative piece between Jill Kolongowski and the students of her Spring 2019 creative writing class at the College of San Mateo: “160 Things That Scare Me.”
Kaleidoscope‘s “Winterscapes” issue features work by artist Odessos, his subjects including “landscapes, fantasy, cartoons, and architecture.”
The Massachusetts Review wraps up the sixtieth volume of their sixtieth year of publication.
With the 11th issue of Sky Island Journal, “Readers are provided with a powerful, focused literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally.”
Spoon River Poetry Review‘s latest issue includes the SRPR Editors’ Prize winner, runners-up, and honorable mentions.
The work in Witness takes readers to the “brink of disaster” and shows us “courage and resilience in the face of evil.”
Visit our website to learn more about each of these issues.