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Issue 20

Issue 20

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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Gertrude Contests!

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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 A prize of $100 and publication in Gertrude will be given annually for a previously unpublished short story or creative essay.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!

Featured Review: Eloise Klein Healy

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 »

Featured Interview: Arisa White

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 »

Art by Saya Woolfalk

  • Becoming
    Becoming
  • Five Morphologies of Future Ancestors
    Five Morphologies of Future Ancestors
  • Pollinators and Plants
    Pollinators and Plants
  • Star Compulsion
    Star Compulsion
  • Neurological Balance
    Neurological Balance
  • Empathic Morphology
    Empathic Morphology
  • Blossoming
    Blossoming
  • Chimera
    Chimera
  • Lecture by the Artist
    Lecture by the Artist
  • Ethnography of No Place
    Ethnography of No Place
  • Ethnography of No Place
    Ethnography of No Place
  • Ethnography of No Place
    Ethnography of No Place
  • Cartography of No Place
    Cartography of No Place
  • Winter Garden: Hybrid Love Objects
    Winter Garden: Hybrid Love Objects
  • Saya Woolfalk
    Saya Woolfalk
  • Saya Woolfalk
    Saya Woolfalk

Congrats to Chapbook Winners

Vertigo  The Ghost the Night Becomes

 

Fiction: Vertigo by Michael Cuglietta
Poetry: The Ghost the Night Becomes by Darius Stewart (coming soon)

 

The 2014 chapbook contest is now open.

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