Subscriber News: January 2023
Congratulations to Amina Gautier. Her story "Persephone" won the Flash Fiction category of the 54th New Millennium Writing Awards. The next deadline for this twice-yearly contest, with $1,000 prizes for poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and essays, is January 31.
Congratulations to Michael Loderstedt. His essay "More Beautiful" won the Musepaper Contest #65 from New Millennium Writings. This is his first essay to appear in print, and his first literary award in this genre.
Congratulations to Duane L. Herrmann. His eighth poetry collection, Zephyrs of the Heart, was released by Cyberwit in 2022. LB Sedlacek at Pegasus Literary gave the book a positive review, calling it a "spiritual and wondrous journey" in which every poem "carries a life within the lines." In addition, Duane had two poems published in In Between Spaces: An Anthology of Disabled Writers (Stillhouse Press), edited by Rebecca Burke. The Literary Yard published his essay "The Existence of One Who Writes is Evidence of...", which discusses the Baha'i teaching that our creative abilities are proof of a Creator. Carrot Ranch Blog and the Adirondack Center for Writing published several of his responses to their weekly writing prompts. His poem "Feeding Cattle" was published in the annual Heron Clan anthology from Katherine James Books. On December 31, Kansas Public Radio invited him to come to their studios in Lawrence, KS to record his reading several poems on disabilities that he had sent them in response to their call for such poems.
Congratulations to Diane Elayne Dees. Her chapbook The Wild Parrots of Marigny was published December 30 by Querencia Press. This collection is centered on New Orleans and Louisiana, with topics such as Hurricane Katrina, the BP oil spill, egrets, Creole tomatoes, the state's sometimes breathtaking natural beauty, and more.
Congratulations to Remi Recchia. His poetry collection Sober was published by Red Bird Chapbooks in June 2022. Remi will be the editor of Sundress Publications' 2024 e-anthology Transmasculine Poetics: Filling the Gap in Literature & the Silences Around Us, submissions for which will open later in 2023.
Congratulations to Helen Bar-Lev. Her suite of 10 poems about Jerusalem won the Poetic Collection category for international poets in the 2022 "I Colore dell'Anima" Poetry Competition from Mondo Fluttuante, an Italian cultural organization. In other news, Helen's poetry chapbook Late Life Love was published by New Feral Press of Oyster Bay, New York, in cooperation with Shabdagucha Press of Woodhaven, New York. Poet Katherine L. Gordon says, "This collection is a symphony in three parts: the joyous odes of discovery of a deep and mutual passion, the erosion of this wonder by an unstoppable and cruel illness, the sadness of irretrievable loss as illness destroys and takes away the essence of the beloved." Late Life Love can be purchased on Amazon or by sending a check for $20 to Joan Digby, New Feral Press, 30 Kellogg Street, Oyster Bay, New York 11771. For orders outside the US, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for PayPal and shipping information.
Winning Writers contest judge Mina Manchester and Lauren Christiansen co-authored an essay, "My NaNoWriMo Diary", which was published in Electric Literature in November.
Winning Writers Editor Jendi Reiter's letter to the editor, supporting reparations for slavery, was published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette on Dec. 27.
David Kherdian's poetry collection Remembering Island Park is now available on Amazon. It was inspired by landscape architect Jens Jensen's park in Racine, WI, where the author grew up. Read a poem from the collection on David's website.
J Brooke's essay "Denny and Me" was published in Passengers Journal, Vol. 3, Issue #4 (December 2022). This online journal includes audio versions of the poetry and prose they publish. Brooke's essay is read by Colette Samman.
Kip Meyerhoff's thriller The Last Case, the next installment in his Los Angeles P.I. Rollo Michaels series, is available now on Amazon.
Sandra Sidi's story "The Garden of Israel Will Never Sleep" was published in Narrative Magazine in November 2022.
Noah Berlatsky's poem "I Should Have Been Working But I Wrote This Instead" was published in New Feathers Anthology. His poem "No Scones" was published in Welter, the literary journal of the University of Baltimore MFA Program.
R.T. Castleberry's poem "The Standard Coincidences" was published in Dissident Voice.
Yvonne's 2022 poetry publications include "Northbound #23 Bus (Old Indian Trail #2)" in Poetry, Vol. 220 (July/August 2022). "Norman Rockwell and Me" appeared in the anthology Stronger Than Fear (Cave Moon Press, 2022). "Another Rendezvous" was included in Arriving at a Shoreline (Great Weather for Media, 2022). "1833 Webster Street" was published in Quiet Diamonds, which features winners and notable entries from Orchard Street Press's annual poetry contest. "I Don't Ask" appeared in Field Notes Journal, #3 (Spring 2022). "Three Masquerades" was published in the North Virginia Review, Vol. 35 (Spring 2022), the literary journal of Northern Virginia Community College. "1910 Fitzwater" appeared in Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry (2022). "John at the Crossroads—3 poems" was included in Zone 3, Vol. 36, No. 2 (Fall 2021). "Death Mask I & II" appeared in The Muse, an International Journal of Poetry (June 2022). Find more of Yvonne's work, which is often inspired by significant places and people in Black history, on her website.
Published: January 10, 2023