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Monday, February 1, 2010

Crab Creek Review Sunday Meeting

Yesterday the editorial staff of Crab Creek Review got together for discussion, and brunch. It was a great meeting, and great food. Here's a shot from my perspective:

To learn about the Crab Creek Review:

From the Seattle PI, online:

The Writer’s Block: Living a Writer’s Life

News from Seattle's Crab Creek Review

Seattle's Crab Creek Review has been publishing for more than twenty-five years with a mission of "introducing you to the best writing from the Northwest and beyond."

Readers: check out the web site for the latest issue -- and better yet, buy it locally at Elliott Bay, Open Books, or Bulldog News (see the web site for other venues around the Pacific Northwest).

Writers: the review has a few deadlines coming up: a poetry contest (deadline April 30), a special issue in Ekphrastic Poetry, edited by Susan Rich (deadline May 31), and general submissions (through April 30).

Crab Creek also has a blog, which will keep you up to date on news and submission deadlines, and offers The Writer's Notebook: guest blogs from writers on various aspects of writing. I recently did a blog on writing routines (specifically, on my very random writing routine), and included a few tips for similarly scattered writers.


Posted by Midge Raymond at February 1, 2010 10:12 a.m.

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From Crab Creek's main site:

Crab Creek Review is a perfect-bound print literary journal dedicated to publishing the best poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.
We are interested in publishing both emerging and established poets and writers. Over the years we have published: Naomi Shihab Nye, Rebecca Wells, William Stafford, Madeline DeFrees, Lyn Lifshin, Dorianne Laux, Marvin Bell, Peter Pereira, Ilya Kaminsky, Kathleen Alcala, Denise Duhamel, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Peggy Shumaker, William Doreski, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Susan Rich, Ryan G. Van Cleave, Alison Pelegrin, Mary Biddinger, Frances McCue, Virgil Suarez, Nancy Pagh, Alice Fogel, Oliver de la Paz, Martha Silano, Jim Daniels, James Bertolino, Ciaran Berry, Kathleen Flenniken, Patricia Fargnoli, Sam Hamill, Tod Marshall, Joseph Powell, Alice Derry, Marjorie Manwaring, Joannie Kervran Stangeland, Molly Tenenbaum, and Kary Wayson.

Crab Creek Review's 2010 Poetry Contest (Feb. 1st - May 31st)

  • Submit up to 5 previously unpublished poems
  • Entry fee: $10, check payable to Crab Creek Review
  • Deadline for all submissions: May 31, 2010
  • The winning poet will receive $200 and publication in CCR 2010 Vol. II
  • All entries will be considered for publication
  • Guest Judge: Crab Creek Review Advisory Board member and poet, Nancy Pagh, author of the prize winning poetry books, No Sweeter Fat (Autumn House Press, 2007) and After (Floating Bridge Press, 2008).
    Please visit our contest page for complete guidelines and for more information on our guest judge, Nancy Pagh.

Special Call For Poetry Submissions: Ekphrastic Poetry (for inclusion in our 2010 Vol. II issue)
Guest Editor: Susan Rich

We begin with the visual. Ekphrastic poetry is a response in words to a painting, photograph, dance, building, sculpture, Ikea catalogue, child’s drawing, or bumper sticker. An ekphrastic poem begins with inspiration from another piece of art and with the intuitive understanding that art begets art. In a sense, the art object becomes the rough draft of the poem.
We are looking for the best ekphrastic poems, 30-lines (or less) to showcase in an upcoming issue of Crab Creek Review.
For this project, we are accepting email submissions to the email address below. To submit to this special portfolio of ekphrastic poetry, write your name and title of the submission in the subject line and then send your previously unpublished poems in the body of an email to Editor, Susan Rich at: duende3417@yahoo.com
Please send 3-5 poems at the most.
Also, include a short bio and contact info as well.
Deadline is May 31, 2010
Please note that we are still accepting regular submissions of poetry sent to our Seattle address for the 2010 Vol. II issue. Please see our submissions page for complete guidelines.

Susan Rich is on the Crab Creek Review Advisory Board and is the award winning author of The Cartographer's Tongue: Poems of the World (White Pine Press, 2000), Cures Include Travel (White Pine Press, 2006) and The Alchemist's Kitchen due out in spring of 2010. To learn more about Susan and her work, please visit her website: http://www.susanrich.net

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