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New Book :: Inside Outrage

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Inside Outrage
Poetry by Gary Glauber
Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, September 2022

Inside Outrage by Gary Glauber captures wild wisdom and abject love, the amity and misguided memories keeping us whole in this precarious viral existence. These points of refuge and resilience both unmask and protect us, using frustrations to confront rooted fears. In the end, we must own identities, forgive mistakes, and grow older through the salvation of words. In daring to learn the steps and missteps of this odd dance called life, we maneuver through to find where our ‘inside outrage’ happily resides.

Contest :: Sheila-Na-Gig Editions Poetry Chapbook Contests 2021

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Deadline: July 1, 2021
Sheila-Na-Gig Editions invites entries for two chapbook-length poetry manuscript contests (one of these is for poets under age 30): $500 prize, book publication with royalties & copies, and a two-year membership subscription (worth $100) to Duotrope. All participants will receive a copy of the winning volume upon publication. International participants will receive ebook copies.

Contest :: 2020 Sheila-Na-Gig Editions Poetry Manuscript Contest

Deadline: July 1, 2020
Submit: A 60-100 page poetry manuscript. Reading Fee: $25.00. The Prize: One manuscript will be selected for publication by Sheila-Na-Gig Editions; $1,000 honorarium + 20% royalties; 25 copies of the published manuscript (and 40% discounts on future orders). All participants will receive a copy of the winning volume upon publication. International participants will receive pdf copies. The Judge: Hayley Mitchell Haugen, Founder & Editor, Sheila-Na-Gig online & Sheila-Na-Gig Editions. See complete rules at

Kari Gunter-Seymour Talks Trigger Warnings

Sheila-Na-Gig online - Spring 2020Magazine Review by Katy Haas

The Spring 2020 issue of Sheila-Na-Gig online features the winner and honorable mentions of the Spring Poetry Contest. Winner Kari Gunter-Seymour pens the poignant “Trigger Warning.”

In this piece, the speaker’s son grapples with PTSD which worsens in November, the result of time in the military. The speaker’s ability to relate is limited; the closest thing she has is watching her father die, and holding dogs as they’ve died. Throughout the poem she mourns not only her father, but also “the farm boy, the quipster, / the Ren & Stimpy impersonator” who her son used to be before he “boarded the plane, now camouflaged / in anxiety meds and a skeletal body.” I really liked the use of “camouflage” here, an image that not only describes the concealing the person he was, but one that also conjures up military uniforms he once donned.

Gunter-Seymour sums up the message of the poem in two truthful lines, “We don’t get to choose our memories, / they are triggered.”

Sheila-Na-Gig Editions Announce New Titles

Up Late Reading Birds of America coverSheila-Na-Gig Editions, publisher of online lit mag Sheila-Na-Gig online, is not just celebrating the release of two new titles Robert DeMott’s collection of prose poems, Up Late Reading Birds of America, and Barbara Sabol’s Imagine a Town) but also two new titles in the hopper.

First they have their first-ever fiction title. This will be a re-release of John Bullock’s novel Mark Small: This is Your Life. It was previously titled Making Faces. This is a coming-of-age story set at the British seaside.

The winner of their Spring Poetry Contest, Kari Gunter-Seymour, has agreed to let them publish her forthcoming chapbook A Place So Deep Inside America It Can’t Be Seen. Stay tuned for more information on these titles and grab a copy of their current releases.

Oh, and don’t forget their Poetry Manuscript Contest is open through July 1 annually.