In this issue...

Linda Blaskey curated some fire this issue, including work from international and regional poets, two of which are emerging talents from regional writing programs.  Our fiction this round features sharp prose centered around relationships, and communication, in a myriad of power dynamics. Anne Whitehouse, Rebecca L. Monroe, and Tom Gresham's fiction are gems.  James Bourey and Stephen Scott Whitaker review new books by poets Lindsay Warren, Jose Hernandez Diaz, and John Sibley Williams.

Signal Boost

Former contributor Walter Bargen was recently featured on Paul Pepper's show, see it here.

The National League of American Pen Women, Holly Branch Chapter and Kari Ann Ebert, our interview editor, are organizing Downtown Dover's Poetry Weekend.

Former contributor, Tara A Elliot has galvanized Salisbury, Maryland's poetry scene with Salisbury's Poetry Week. Look for readings by Salisbury Poet Laureate Nancy Mitchell and resident poet Christopher Salerno. The celebration will include the search for a Youth Poet Laureate in Salisbury. Salisbury poetry collective The Fenix Youth Project will co-sponsor the Youth Poet Laureate.

Mary B Moore, former contributor and Dogfish Head Poetry Prize winner had a new poem in the most recent issue of Poetry.

Douglas Nordfors has a new collection of poetry, Half Dreaming, out here.

Ann Quinn will present Artifact as Muse: Using the Things We Share to Bring Nonfiction and Poetry to Life at the Maryland Writers Association Conference on March 29.  She will also be leading A Year in Poetry at Yellow Arrow House in Baltimore beginning March 7

And she will present at Confluence, a conference on translation (free) at Montgomery College, April 4. 

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We are currently reading for future issues. We are seeking poetry for 2020, as well as short fiction and flash fiction for 2020-2021. We are also seeking ten-minute, and one-act plays.

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Though we encourage and support writers from the Delmarva peninsula and the  Mid-Atlantic, we regularly publish international authors, first-time authors, emerging authors, and established authors. 


We are interested in reading work from voices under-represented in the publishing world.


Founding Editor, Publisher: James C. L. Brown (National Book Critics Circle)


Managing Editor: Stephen Scott Whitaker (National Book Critics Circle)


Poetry Editor: Linda Blaskey


Fiction Editor: H.A. Maxson

Interview Editor: Kari Ann Ebert, meet her here.


Contributing editors for this issue:

Nina Bennett, Contributing Editor 

James Bourey, Contributing Editor

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