The Letter Poetry Contest



1st: Amy David "Dear Editors of the Wall Street Journal"

2nd: Elizabeth Ashe "Letter to Rose"

3rd: Khary Jackson (6 is 9) "From Antonio"

Honorable Mentions:

Stacy Mar "Dear Lover (The Last Letter)" and Kirsty Logan "Dear Guy Who Scribbled All Over His Questionnaire, Put His Religion As 'Jedi', And Asked Why The Police Aren't Investigating Supernatural Crimes"

1st: A copy of 'A Literate Passion: Letters of Anaïs Nin & Henry Miller, 1932-1953', $50.00 (Yes, money!), and The Legendary Stickers.

2nd: $20.00, and The Legendary Stickers.

3rd: $10.00, and The Legendary Stickers.

We love letters, so write them, but make them poems, and send them to us! Letters to your mother, your rapist, your first love, your left nipple, your favorite cartoon character, your cat, the president, your drug dealer, that hooker you killed...whatever! Submissions will be open until April 30th, and we will publish your Letter Poems in our May Issue. Our editors Katie Moore and John Hancock will be making a rare appearance on the May poetry page, since they just can't resist a call to write a good poetic letter.

Please send submissions to Your subject line should look like this: "Letter Poems Submission - Your Name". Improperly marked submissions will be ridiculed. PLEASE REMEMBER to paste your story into the body of your e-mail, as well as sending an attachment. Check out our Submission Guidelines here.


The Poe Contest for Fiction



Seamus Watson - 1st
Paul Rehac - 2nd
Ryan Burden - 3rd
Jess Dunn - Honorable Mention


The Bukowski Contest


What a great group of entries we received! It was incredibly difficult to pick our winners, but we've managed it!

All winning entries, and all work accepted from among entries will appear in our very next issue, out October 20th, 2009. We were going to waint until next month, but they're all just too good to put off!

We've also switched up the prizes a little. The original prize plan allowed for only one winner, and after reading so much great poetry we just couldn't have that. The winner in our Fiction category now receives a copy of "Post Office," a novel by Bukowski. The winner in our Poetry category receives a copy of "Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame, selected poems 1955-1973," by Mister Bukowski himself. The 2nd and 3rd place winners still get stickers, and the Honorable Mentions are...mentioned...honorably!

But enough talk, you want to know who won.


Steve Prusky - Winner
Father Luke - 2nd
Julie Innis - 3rd
Nora Offen - Honorable Mention
S.A. Tranter - Honorable Mention

Ann Howells – Winner
Adele Mendelson - 2nd
Hal Sirowitz - 3rd
Shannon Quinn – Honorable Mention
Harry Calhoun – Honorable Mention
Tom Sanchez Prunier – Accepted for Publication
Barry Pawelek – Accepted for Publication
KJ – Accepted for Publication
Ryan Sharp – Accepted for Publication
Kurt Lipschutz – Accepted for Publication