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  • aejos
    Reverie: Midwest African American Literature *Submissions Deadline Extended* December 15, 2012 Reverie: Midwest African American Literature is extending the
    Message 1 of 7 , Oct 5, 2012
      Reverie: Midwest African American Literature

      *Submissions Deadline Extended*

      December 15, 2012

      Reverie: Midwest African American Literature is extending the submissions deadline for the 2013 annual issue until December 15, 2012. The special section for this issue is a dedication to Parneshia Jones and Samiya Bashir, co-winners of the 2012 Aquarius Press Legacy Award. For the deadline extension, we are only seeking work that pertains to Samiya Bashir and Parneshia Jones, particularly critical essays, personal accounts and/or testimonies as well as book reviews of Samiya Bashir's work.

      Samiya Bashir's second book of poems, Gospel, was a finalist for both the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and along with her first collection, Where the Apple Falls, the Lambda Literary Award. Her poetry most recently appears in Poet Lore, Michigan Quarterly Review, Crab Orchard Review, Cura, The Rumpus and Encyclopedia Vol. 2 F-K. She has been honored recently with two Hopwood Awards from the University of Michigan and the Aquarius Press Legacy Award. An Ann Arbor, Michigan, native and recent NEA Writer-in-Residence at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Samiya teaches creative writing at Reed College.

      Parneshia Jones is a recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Margaret Walker Short Story Award and the Aquarius Press Legacy Award. She is published in several anthologies, including She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems (edited by Caroline Kennedy), The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (edited by Nikky Finney) and Poetry Speaks Who I Am, a book/CD compilation. Jones is a member of the Affrilachian Poets, a collective of Black voices from Appalachia and she serves on the board of Cave Canem. She has performed her work all over the United States, including at the Nuyorican Poets Café in New York City, the Art Institute in Chicago and Vanderbilt University. Parneshia's poetry has been commissioned by Art for Humanity in South Africa: Shorefront Legacy and featured on Chicago Public Radio. Parneshia studied creative writing at Chicago State University, earned an MFA from Spalding University and studied publishing at Yale University. She is completing her first collection of poetry, Waiting for Hurricanes. She currently holds positions as Sales and Subsidiary Rights Manager and Poetry Editor for Northwestern University Press.

      Established in 2007, Reverie is a journal devoted to featuring literature by African Americans with "ties" to the Midwest. Appearing in print and online editions, Reverie publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and book reviews. Artists are encouraged to submit artwork for the cover—if the artwork is selected, payment will be two copies.


      Writer's Guidelines for Reverie (email submissions only)

      1. Include a 50-word bio that includes info on contributor's Midwestern connection. Type mailing address and email at top of manuscript and save the entire submission in Microsoft Word or Rich-text format (rtf) as an attachment. Use "Reverie" for the email subject line.
      2. Text should be Times New Roman or Calibri 11 pt. font. Word count should not exceed 50 lines (poetry) and/or 3,000 words (prose). No page numbering/footers, no borders. Once accepted for publication, no changes to the manuscript will be allowed except for typographical errors; contributors will get one online proof before publication.
      3. Tabs/indents at .3" and single space after punctuation; poems should be no wider than 4.5".
      4. Submit no more than three poems. No urban crime fiction or erotica. Critical essays should be in MLA format.
      5. Publisher reserves the right to make light edits as necessary and reserves the right to reject submissions. Email <reverie.journal(at)gmail.com> and Reverie only accepts submissions by email. For more info, visit www.aquariuspressbookseller.net/reveriemidwestafricanamericanliterature.html
    • aejos
      Subject: Reverie call for submissions Please post: Established in 2007, Reverie is a journal devoted to showcasing literature by African Americans with
      Message 2 of 7 , Nov 15, 2013

        Subject: Reverie call for submissions

        Please post:


        Established in 2007, Reverie is a journal devoted to showcasing literature by African Americans with “ties” to the Midwest. Now a digital publication, Reverie publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, and book reviews. Writers selected for publication will each receive an online feature that will be distributed nationally as well as the opportunity to read at the annual Willow Books LitFest. A Reverie Contributor's Prize of $250 will be awarded for the best submission to the issue. Artists are encouraged to submit artwork for the cover; the artist of the work selected for a given issue will receive a feature.
        Summer 2014 Issue Theme: Beauty
        Deadline:  January 30, 2014
        We are seeking poetry, creative nonfiction and short stories that examine the concept of beauty from aesthetic as well as abstract viewpoints.
        Guidelines for Reverie 
        (Submissions accepted only as pdfs via Submittablehttps://aquariuspress.submittable.com/submit
        1.       Include a 50-word bio that includes info on contributor’s Midwestern connection.
        2.       Text should be in Times New Roman, 11 pt. font. Word count should not exceed 50 lines (poetry) and/or 3,000 words (prose). No page numbering/footers, no borders. Once accepted for publication, no changes to the manuscript will be allowed except for typographical errors; contributors will get one online proof before publication.
        3.       Tabs/indents at .3” and single space after punctuation; poems should be no wider than 4.5”.
        4.       Submit no more than three poems. No urban crime fiction or erotica, please.
        5.       Publisher reserves the right to make light edits as necessary and reserves the right to reject submissions. Writer will be notified of acceptance; no emails or phone calls, please. For more info, visit www.aquariuspress.net

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