Literary Partners: Witness

Featured Partner: Witness

Witness CoverThe new issue of Witness is about chaos, which very old references describe as a void, an absence, a state before creation. But more recent scientific use implies that randomness and disorder would make sense if we could just get a vast enough perspective.

We’ve strived toward that goal with new fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, in print and online at

From life-changing events that take place in the womb to unexpected shifts at the end of a life, these pieces contemplate the control we work to exert or the lack of control that we endure within individual lives.

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Literary Partners: Indiana Review

Featured Partner: Indiana Review


Indiana Review and Indiana University Press are proud to present the Blue Light Books prize, awarded on alternating years to short story and poetry collections of outstanding merit.

This year, we will be reading full-length poetry collections. Submit a manuscript between 48 and 75 pages with a $20 reading fee for a chance to win $2,000 and a publication contract with IU Press. The deadline is February 15. Ross Gay will judge.

To learn more about Blue Light Books or to submit your manuscript, please see our website:

Literary Partner: The Florida Review

The Florida ReviewThe Florida Review is seeking submissions to the 2017 Jeanne L. Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award. The deadline for all submissions is December 30, 2016.

The Jeanne L. Leiby Award is given to the single best prose manuscript entry in Fiction, Essay, or Graphic Narrative. In addition to publication, the winner will also receive $1000. Second place will receive tuition at Sanibel Island Writers Conference and a selection of the entry considered for publication in The Florida Review.

Visit our submissions guidelines for more information.



NimrodNimrod International Journal announces the 39th Annual Nimrod Literary Awards: The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction. The Awards offer first prizes of $2,000 and publication, and second prizes of $1,000 and publication.

For poetry, submit 3-10 pages (one long poem or several short poems); for fiction, one short story, 7,500 words maximum. Include a cover sheet with titles of the works and the author’s name, address, phone, and email. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. Entry fee: $20 (includes a one-year subscription). Postmark deadline: April 30th. Complete rules:


Literary Partner: The Los Angeles Review & Red Hen Press

Amy Hassinger

New! from Red Hen Press

After the Dam – Amy Hassinger

Available where books are sold

“This book does what my favorite books always do: grab the reader with tautness and fierce intelligence, so that even the quiet drama of it gets pulled into the page-turning qualities of the narrative. I could say, Read this book. Instead I’ll say, Start this book. You won’t stop reading until its terrific ending.”

—Leigh Allison Wilson, author of Wind and From the Bottom Up

“Forces of nature—big water and big love—come together in this unforgettable literary page-turner. Amy Hassinger has woven a tale out of the very earth where the Ojibwe live. Her protagonist—Rachel—is a lover, mother, and activist, a woman of our time on a hero’s journey toward wholeness.”

—Patricia Henley, author of Hummingbird House, finalist for the National Book Award


Love is a Stone Endlessly in Flight: Poems by Dante Di Stefano


Dante Di Stefano’s first collection of poetry, Love is a Stone Endlessly in Flight is now available in Amazon.

Dante Di Stefano’s poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in Brilliant Corners, Iron Horse Literary Review, The Los Angeles Review, New Orleans Review, Obsidian, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, The Writer’s Chronicle, and elsewhere. He was the winner of the Thayer Fellowship in the Arts, The Red Hen Press Poetry Award, Crab Orchard Review’s Special Issue Feature Award in Poetry, The Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, The Ruth Stone Poetry Prize, The Phyllis Smart-Young Prize in Poetry, The Bea González Prize in Poetry, and an Academy of American Poets College Prize. He is a correspondent for The Best American Poetry Blog, a poetry editor for Dialogist, and the book review editor for Arcadia. He earned his PhD in Poetry from Binghamton University and lives in Endwell, New York.

Prick of the Spindle

Prick of the SpindlePrick 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 at

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 at

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