Wilderness House Literary Review # 12/2

WHLReview

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Littleton MA 01460

The Wilderness House Literary Review is a publication devoted to excellence in literature and the arts.

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Editor & Publisher

Steve Glines 

Editor-at-Large

John Hanson Mitchell

Poetry Editor

Teisha Twomey

Poetry Reader
Carol Smallwood

Fiction Editor

Tim Gager

Assistant Fiction Editors  Emily Pineau

Nonfiction Editor

Steve Glines

Book Reviews Editor

Doug Holder

Arts Editor/Curator

 Steve Glines

Poet in Residence

  Tomas O’Leary

 Submissions

Deadlines are as follows
March 1 – Spring
June 1 – Summer
September 1 – Autumn
December 1 – Winter

Please read this section before submitting work.

Please include some form of identification in the work itself.

All submissions must be in electronic form. Our preference is an MS Word file uploaded through the system below. Please do not send us pdf files. We can't use them.

By submitting work to us you grant us a non-exclusive license to publish your work in any form we see fit. You may withdraw a submission up until the issue deadline (see above).

We don't pay so you retain all copyrights. If we publish your work online we may include it in a printed edition.

Poetry may be submitted in any length. Please don't submit 100 poems and ask us to pick 3.

Fiction may be submitted in three formats:

  1. very short stories less than 500 words in length

  2. short stories less than 1000 words in length

  3. Short stories that don’t fit the above should be less than 3000 words.

We also accept longer forms of fiction occasionally.

Non-Fiction is just that so lets see some interesting footnotes. Non-fiction should be short, (a lot) less than 5000 words

Book Reviews should be positive unless the author is a well-known blowhard. Our mission is to encourage literature not discourage it..

Any form of art may be submitted with the constraint that it must be something that can be published in 2 dimensions. It’s hard to publish sculpture but illustrations together with some intelligent prose count.

Published works are welcome with proper attribution.

Please submit all works electronically. Click here to submit to Wilderness House Literary Review

 

 

Welcome to the 46st issue (Volume 12, no 2) of the Wilderness House Literary Review. WHLR is a result of the collaboration between a group of poets and writers who call themselves the Bagel Bards (who keep publishing their anthologies).

The stories, articles, poems and examples of art have been presented as PDF files. This is a format that allows for a much cleaner presentation than would otherwise be available on the web. If you don’t have an Adobe Reader (used to read a PDF file) on your computer you can download one from the Adobe website. These files are large and we hope you will be patient when downloading then, however we think the beauty of the words deserves a beautiful presentation.

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It costs quite a bit of money to keep publishing WHLR - Please help us out if you can as every little bit helps.

Our ISSN number is 2156-0153.

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Table of Contents

Opine

More often than not when one of our editors steps out for a few years, it’s to create some lasting work. Our former fiction editor, Prema Bangera, has created a new writing program for young girls: Teen Voices Emerging.

Her mission statement:
Teen Voices Emerging, an after-school all-girls program, aims to empower young urban teens through the power of writing and mentorship, with a focus on gender equality and social justice. Its philosophy is built on the premise that every young girl should have the opportunity to share her voice with her community to create a social movement that changes the skewed representation and images of women and girls in the media.
If you wish to join or connect with Teen Voices Emerging, please contact Prema Bangera at [email protected]

Here is a sample of their work:




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Art

Pam Rosenblatt sends us some work.


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Essay

A wonderful collection of essays came in over the transom this Spring. Our essays range from a war memoir to a dissertation on writing letters by hand and lots more.


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Fiction

Our fiction editor loves Anton Chekhov and despairs the notion that there are no latter day Chekhov's submitting works for her consideration. This is not to say that the work she receives isn’t excellent … it’s just not Chekhov. To that end WHLReview announces a new prize for fiction to be called “the Chekhov Prize.” A Google search reveals several other Chekhov prizes with cash. Alas we’re not offering cash. We will look for a bearded bobble-head doll. In the mean time we have T-shirts with the Chekhov Prize logo available. Just click on Chekhov's head.

For your reading pleasure we offer an outstanding collection of short stories by:


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Poetry

Our poetry editor, not wanting to be outdone by our fiction editor is pleased to announce the Gertrude Stein "rose" prize for creativity in poetry. Anyone published in Volume 3 (and beyond) is eligible. We don't have any idea what the prize will consist of - a T-shirt for sure. Perhaps we can find a Plaster of Paris bust of Julius Caesar, put a rose in its mouth and decorate it to look like Gertrude Stein. In the mean time we have T-shirts with the our rose prize logo available. Just click on Gerturde's head.

Enjoy the collection of poetry we have assembled.

 

Reviews

The widget server that once provided a smooth scrolling region for our reviews has gone the way of the Dodo and no replacement has been found so we'll just have to point you to The Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene


 

WHLReview is brought to you by:

An exciting travelog:
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Seven Days in Fiji
by Steve Glines

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Dosha

Dosha, flight of the Russian Gypsies
by Sonia Meyer

The Custom House
by Dennis Daly
From Ibbetson Street Press

Mitchell
The Last of the Bird People
a novel by John Hanson Mitchell

Daly
Sophocles' Ajax
translated by Dennis Daly


Ibbetson Street Press

As we said when we started this is a joint production of Wilderness House Literary Retreat and the “bagel bards”. The “Bagel Bards” have just published their nineth anthology. You may purchase them here:

Bagels with the Bards #5Bagels with the Bards #6Bagels with the Bards #7 Bagels with the Bards #8
BB#9 BB#9

 

 

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