Swivel issues #1, 2, & 3 are available for order or you can now order a subscription for $18. Swivel has featured the worker of such writers as Aimee Bender, Vendela Vida, Hannah Tinti, Lisa Glatt, Lauren Weedman, and yours truly (also, in Issue #3 there’s an interview with Melissa Bank). It’s a beautiful journal–one which I read cover to cover. So if you have some extra cash kicking around, maybe you’ll order a copy?

If you are polishing up that story that you think is going to be the ONE that does it this year–that gets you an acceptance from StoryQuarterly, think again:

StoryQuarterly42, already underway, will be guest edited by Stegner Fellows at Stanford. They have wonderful plans for some new approaches to exploring contemporary literature, and are actively seeking manuscripts for that issue, on their own. To give them free rein, StoryQuarterly will not be accepting submissions during this reading period, 2005-6. We will resume reading October 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007.

Me Three issue #2 is now available for order. I just got my copies the other day and think it’s great. So, again, if you have some spare cash, maybe you can use it to support a small lit journal.

For those of you in Seattle or thereabouts:

Cranky will host a reading from its sixth issue on Saturday, October 1 at the Miller Community Center (330 19th Ave E, on Capitol Hill). Issue six includes an interview with the poet Olena Kalytiak Davis, who will be flying down from Anchorage to join us. Visiting from New York is poet (and Verse Press editor) Matthew Zapruder (the issue five interview!). Local contributors reading are John Olson, Martha Silano, J.W. Marshall, Molly Tenenbaum, Scott Tucker, Anna Maria Hong, Sierra Nelson, and Rebecca Loudon. The evening starts with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the reading at 7:15. Please join us. Admission is $4 or the price of a Cranky ($8).

The Mississippi Review has extended its contest deadline to November 1. Read all about it here.

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