Most of you know by now that Sheldon Lee Compton, the terrifically talented writer from Kentucky I've raved about here a couple times before, has passed the A-Minor Magazine to me. On how it happened: you know how there're a handful of writers you particularly admire and when they need something--someone to review and promote their works, or whatever literary input you can give--you respond. For me Sheldon is one of those writers. He was looking for someone to pick up the zine; I was certain that I'd make the effort to run a good gig. That was it, really. I'm thrilled and honored to be running such a fine zine. I won't ramble on because...I'm typically nervous of saying anything that might sound 'corny'.
The zine has reopened for less than a week and I've received quite a lot of submissions already. But hey, I'd love to read your flash stories and poems if you've got some good ones to share. If you write both prose and poetry, and you got a little series that revolves around the same theme or imagery, all the better. If you feature artwork in your writings or collaborate with artists, or if you're a visual artist interested in submitting your work, shoot me an email.
Also check out Thrush Poetry Journal, the new endeavor of Helen Victoria and Walter Bjorkman! Both Helen and Walter are excellent writers and editors. They've got tons of submissions already but let me tell you, these guys work hard and have very fine judgment. Send them your work and you won't be sorry. Can't wait until the journal is launched in December!
Our neurotic sweetheart Rose Hunter--and a fine poet--is looking for submissions for YB Poetry and the theme is Animals. Yes, Rose loves her animals and we love Rose. Sherry O'Keefe and John Riley are co-editing the issue and I love these guys too. Together they have a way of weaving what's eccentric and delicate into something highly readable.
And--this is belated news but I just haven't had a chance to update this blog since end of August--the September issue of Negative Suck is online! Our featured author for this month is Len Kuntz, who's everywhere all at the same time. Negative Suck will go quarterly starting from 2012. Go and check out the latest issue.