Coming to the BPU desk today via email, good news from The Puritan -- a fine, substantial publication, operating under the banner "Frontiers of New English" -- that their spring issue is now online. NB: Puritan contributor rob mclellan has written previously for The Charles River Journal, a publication of the BPU's Pen & Anvil Press.
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The wait is over! The Puritan is back with our patiently awaited (and hotly anticipated) Issue 17: Spring 2012! And, most importantly, it's in an all-new, html format, making it easier to read, copy, save, and share!
Check out original fiction by Marc Apollonio, Andrew Boden, Melissa Kuipers, and Molly Lynch! Peruse new poetry by Sean Braune, David Brock, Amanda Earl, Alyda Faber, Sean Howard, Anna Maxymiw, Lynn McClory and Matthew Tierney! Read an inspired essay by rob mclennan! And open up two new interviews: Myra Bloom's conversation with Michael Lista and Jim Smith's discussion with Lillian Necakov!
While you're on our website taking in this great new work, be sure to note our ongoing contest: The Inaugural Thomas Morton Memorial Prize for Literary Excellence. The deadline for this prestigious award is September 30, 2012, so that gives you plenty of time to polish up that poem or short story and send it our way.
Our fiction winner will receive $650, our poetry winner will receive $350, and both winners will receive a prize package of books from some excellent (and small!) Canadian publishers (including Chaudiere Books, Coach House Books, Cormorant Books, ECW Press, Free Hand Books, Goose Lane Editions, Insomniac Press, Mansfield Press, Pedlar Press, and Tightrope Books -- approximately $500 worth of books!). Winners will also be included in a Best-Of print anthology and in an upcoming issue online.
Visit the submissions page for details on how to enter: http://www.puritan-magazine.com/submissions.php.
Also, we're still taking regular submissions of fiction, essays, poetry, reviews, and interviews for Issue 19: Fall 2012. Get those in before September 15, 2012 to be considered. And remember: we pay all our writers! $50 for a work of fiction or non-fiction and $25 per poem!
To help us reach as many readers as possible (and to help get our writers read), please share our new issue on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other social media. We can't continue without you!
Until next time ... Happy reading!The Puritan Editors