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MAY 2024

  • Currently all contests and open calls are closed.
  • The winners, honorable mentions, and finalists have been announced for the Joy Bale Boone Poetry prize. Writers were contacted March  27- 31. Read more here
  • In February we hosted a free open call for poetry. We had a cap of 60 or by April 15, but we reached our cap by the end of Febuary. Thank you! We'll be reading these through the summer, and notifications will be made around August. Selections will be published in the fall issue.  Click here.
  • On 1/16 we hosted a free open call for 60 ficton pieces and within a day or two we received 60! Thank you for your support.  We'll be reading these through summer. Notifications will made hopefully in early summer. We anticipate another fiction call in the fall. 


Here's a summary of what we read in 2023 and what we did:

  • We published both of regular anthologies.
  • We read 354 works of fiction and 175 works of creative nonfiction in 2023.
  • There were 689 submissions in general poetry, but the poets can submit up to 3 poems and most do, so 689*3 so that's over 2000 poems.
  • For the 2024 Joy Bale Boone, we current have 124 submissions which we are reading.

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