Thursday, September 30, 2010

Something to celebrate!

Fall has arrived (I missed the Super Harvest Moon -- did anyone see it?!), coffee consumption is at an all-time high, and the stack of Fiction Prize submissions is vast and growing vaster.

It's come to our attention that a former contributor, Jeff Hoffman, from issue 29.1, won the 2010 New Issues Poetry Prize for his manuscript, Journal of American Foreign Policy. We're thrilled about this news -- the manuscript will be published in spring 2011! Congratulations, Jeff!

Going back to issue 29.1, an excerpt from Hoffman's "Victory Crowd," which is -- ironically -- about a different sort of victory:
The Marriott explodes in a filth of balloons
and confetti. Rachel sickles a hand
to my ear: We won, etc. I love you, etc.


Photo by Andy Keels

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the shout out, IR! --JH