Founded in January 2012 by Jane Ormerod, Thomas Fucaloro, and Brant Lyon, great weather for MEDIA focuses on the unpredictable, the fearless, the bright, the dark, and the innovative...

We are based in New York City and showcase both national and international writers. As well as publishing the highest quality poetry and prose through anthologies and solo collections, we organize numerous readings, performances, and book releases in New York City and across the country. Find us every Sunday on the Lower East Side at the Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston St, for our reading series, great weather presents Spoken Word Sundays. Featured readers and a poetry open mic, 4:00 - 6:00 pm. We'd love to see you! This is a terrific New York City poetry open mic.

Submissions for our yearly anthology are open October 15th to January 15th.

Want to know more? Check out this interview, Great Weather for MEDIA Press Does More For Authors, with Mary Mackey and Jane Ormerod. And here are Thomas Fucaloro, David Lawton, and Jane Ormerod in The Nervous Breakdown. Plus Spoken Word New York says "This group of kick-ass editors does more for NYC literary arts than most editors in big-wig publishing companies."

Editors:     Jane Ormerod      Thomas Fucaloro     David Lawton    George Wallace     Mary McLaughlin Slechta

Guest Prose Editor 2017:  Lynette Reini-Grandell

Guest Prose Editor 2016:  Thaddeus Rutkowski

Guest Prose Editor 2015:  Chavisa Woods

Guest Prose Editor 2014:  Mary McLaughlin Slechta

Guest Prose Editor 2013:  Richard Loranger

Logo:  Kat Georges Design

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Jane Ormerod

is the author of the full-length poetry collections Welcome to the Museum of Cattle and Recreational Vehicles on Fire (both from Three Rooms Press), and the chapbook 11 Films (Modern Metrics/EXOT Books). Her work also appears in publications including Maintenant, AND/OR, Marsh Hawk Press Review, Post (BLANK)Sensitive SkinThe Nervous Breakdown, and Paris Lit Up. Born on the south coast of England, Jane now lives in New York City and performs extensively across the United States and beyond. (Photo credit – Jay Franco) Interview | Website 

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Thomas Fucaloro

is the author of two books of poetry published by Three Rooms Press, most recently It Starts from the Belly and Blooms. The winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, he has been on four national slam teams and was the grand slam champ for the Advanced Slam. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School and is a co-founding editor of great weather for MEDIA and NYSAI Press. Thomas is a writing coordinator at the Harlem Children's Zone and lives in Staten Island. (Photo ©

David Lawton by Herb Walton

David Lawton

is the author of Sharp Blue Stream (Three Rooms Press). David is a graduate of the theatre program at Boston University, where he was also a Guest Artist in the graduate play writing classes taught by Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott. For ten years he was a background vocalist in the New York underground band Leisure Class. At the band's de facto headquarters in the Chelsea Hotel, he befriended Beat godfather Herbert Huncke and San Francisco poet Marty Matz and was inspired by their embodiment of the written word. (Photo credit – Herb Walton)

George Wallace

George Wallace

is editor of PoetrybayPolarity, and Poetryvlog, and has edited lit-mags for more than twenty years. A poet, performer, and 30-year veteran of community newspapers, he is writer-in-residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace and teaches writing at Pace University in Manhattan.

Mary Slechta

Mary McLaughlin Slechta

is author of the poetry collection Wreckage on a Watery Moon and two chapbooks. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in journals and anthologies, including Pedestal, Red Savina Review, and Main Street Rag.

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Ricardo Thomas Manuel Hernández

was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He founded the Poets Settlement reading series in 2013, was named Brooklyn Poets' Yawper of the Year in 2014, has starred as Allen Ginsberg in Oye Groups’ Ghetto hors D'Oeuvres Last Night of the Palladium, and was published in the Brooklyn Poets Anthology, The Magnet 2019, as well as Leisure . . . Dinner with the Muse Vol. III. We welcome Ricardo as one of the hosts of Spoken Word Sundays from October 2019. Interview


Brant Lyon

wrote poetry, short fiction, music, and was producer/host for Hydrogen Jukebox, a NYC reading series pairing poets with an improvisational band. His poetry collection, You Are White Inside, was published by Three Rooms Press in 2011. Other publications include a chapbook, Your Infidel Eyes, (Poets Wear Prada, 2008), and the spoken word/music CDs Beauty Keeps laying Its Sharp Knife Against Me and Brain Ampin’. Brant passed away May 12 2012. An enthusiastic founding editor of great weather, he is sorely missed.


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