of Gertrude Journal is now available.
Art by Saya Woolfalk and writing by Dorothy Allison, Mark Burchard, Paige Cohen, Samantha Craggs, Michael Cuglietta, Joshua Herren, Genevieve Hudson, Bud Jennings, Alyse Knorr, Raymond Luczak (video), Freesia McKee, Nicole Piasecki, Samantha Pious, Patrick Samuel, Sheena Sauls, Timothy Schirmer, Noel Sloboda, Danez Smith, Tammy Stoner (video), John Tavares, Mitchell Untch, Renée Vivien, Terry Wolverton, Stephanie Woolley-Larrea, Changming Yuan, and Stephen Zerance.
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Chapbooks! Each year Gertrude Press publishes two chapbooks; one fiction and one poetry. Winners are awarded $250 and 50 free copies of the beautifully distinct chapbook. Your book will be perfect-bound and include a unique cover. Read the chapbook contest guidelines and then submit your fiction or poetry entry by May 15th!
Prose contest! Gertrude is starting a new prose writing contest. A prize of $100 and publication in Gertrude will be given annually for a previously unpublished short story or creative essay. Read the prose contest guidelines and then submit your work by June 30th!
Gertrude is pleased to feature a review of poet Eloise Klein Healy's A Wild Surmise: New and Selected Poems and Recordings in our current issue.
Healy's work is reviewed by Gertude's new poetry editor, Allison Tobey. A Wild Surmise includes nearly four decades of old favorites, new poetry, and also makes use of QR code technology to offer accompanying audio recordings. It is a rich work, receiving Tobey's unabashed stamp of approval: "if you want to be inspired, whether as a writer or just as a person—read this book." Read the review from Issue 20 now »
Gertrude is pleased to feature an interview with poet Arisa White in issue 19.
Arisa White's first full-length collection, Hurrah’s Nest, nominated for the 44th NAACP Image Award, made some of Gertrude’s editorial staff fall in love and want to know more. Her second full-length collection, A Penny Saved, was published by Willow Books. Gertrude’s Elizabeth Simson had the honor of interviewing Arisa for issue 19 of Gertrude. Read the interview now »