Submissions Open Until Oct. 31st
The deadline for submission for Superstition Review Issue 18 is Oct. 31st. Our editors are reviewing submissions in Art, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Sign in to Submittable to send us your work. Issue 18 launches December 1.
13 Tips for Turning a Non-Reader Into a Reader
Many people have that one friend who doesn’t connect to books like they do, doesn’t treasure the smell of the page or the pleasure of losing an afternoon to the written word. It can be frustrating, if only they’d read that book you recommended they’d never go back to a life without bookshelves. Luckily, Barnes & Noble gives some tips for converting your less literary inclined friends into bibliophiles. Try writing a book yourself, telling your friend you wrote them into it, and have them read it to see what you wrote about them. Or reply to their text messages with only obscure literary references, and have everyone else you know do the same. Better yet, make them wait in a waiting room for hours with nothing to do and hand them a book. Read all 13 hilarious tips here.
Brenda Hillman and Robert Hass Poetry Reading at Phoenix Art Museum
Brenda Hillman and Robert Hass, two of contemporary poetry’s most acclaimed voices, will be reading from their work at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Avenue, on Friday Oct. 7 at 7:00 p.m. Brenda Hillman is the author of nine books of poetry, including Practical Water, for which she received the LA Times Book Award for Poetry, and Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, for which she won the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize and the Northern California Book Award for Poetry. Robert Hass, who served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997, is the author of six books of poetry, including Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005, for which he won the 2007 National Book Award and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. Leah Marche, a local performance poet and spoken word artist, will be opening for the event. The reading is supported by the Angela and Leonard Singer Endowment for Performing Arts, and presented by the ASU Performance in the Borderlands Initiative, Superstition Review, and the University of Arizona Poetry Center.
13 Haunting Books to Read This Fall, if You Dare
Fall isn’t just the the season for curling up by the fire with a book, it’s also the season for curling up with something scary. From noir to true crime to old fashioned ghost stories, there’s always something to keep you up, according to the Huffington Post. Here are 13 haunting books to read, if you dare, ranging from true crime books like The Girls to unsettling short story collections like A Tree or a Person or a Wall.
Featured Partner: Indiana Review
Indiana Review’s 2016 Fiction Prize is now open for submissions. Entry fee is $20 which includes a one year subscription to the magazine. Winners will receive $1,000 and publication in IR 39.1. The final judge is the wonderful Aimee Bender, author of The Girl in the Flammable Skirt and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. Her short fiction has also appeared in Granta, Harper’s, The Paris Review, Tin House, and more! Please send in your amazing works by the deadline, October 31st at Midnight. More information can be found at https://indianareview.org/contests/
Featured Partner: Berkeley Fiction Review
Produced on the same campus that birthed the Free Speech Movement in the wild 1960s, the Berkeley Fiction Review publishes stories that honor expression, creativity and individuality. We believe that all well-written ideas deserve a forum, from the traditional to the experimental, the niche and ubiquitous. Since 1981, BFR has published, and continues to publish, a kaleidoscopic body of work. Will you be a part of it? Visit berkeleyfictionreview.com for details on submissions, as well as our Twitter @BerkeleyFiction
Featured Partner: Prick of the Spindle
Prick of the Spindle is a nonprofit journal of the literary arts, founded in 2007. We are always seeking book reviews and critics to take on the titles listed on our review shelf. We are also seeking short film and visual artists for our online galleries, as well as humor writers for the new online section, The Corner. Submit your fiction, poetry, nonfiction, humorous pieces, reviews, interviews, artwork, and drama for the biannual print edition. Subscribe to the print edition for more than 16% off the cover price.