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Submissions Now Open
The reading period for our 2018 anthology is now open. Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and genre-blurring work sought.
NewPages says about our current anthology "Read The Other Side of Violet to discover seasoned writers and new literary energizers. They’re not only a great read, but their submissions just might revitalize your own writing skills."
In the wondrous poems of Michelle Whittaker, "the tired self slipknots a song for her own self to sleep." Even when she meditates on art or mortality, she dazzles with a turn of phrase and explosive imagery. Even when adrift on the music and mystery of dreams, Surge is fueled by feeling. Warmth and compassion power this amazing debut.