It’s The Season
Volume no. 5 – Winter
First, congrats to Laressa Dickey, winner of the 1st Annual Newfound Poetry Prize. Her poem, “Gefion,” was selected by guest judge Rachel Eliza Griffiths, awarding Dickey 1000 buckaroos. Also, two very fine runners-up, Nathaniel Blauss and Agnes Davis, earned spots for their poems in Hothouse Magazine. Supporting writers through the Newfound Poetry Prize has been our greatest pleasure to date. Got the pizzazz to win next year? Do come see us late spring.
This winter Newfound showcases the fiction of Adrian Van Young, poems by francine j. harris, and nonfiction by Royal Young, and many many more. We’re also jazzed to present a new photo series by Kate Breakey including an interview with the artist. This issue’s lovely stocking stuffer is a two-fer review of Cormac McCarthy’s “The Counselor” and “Blood Meridian.”
Want to contribute to Newfound? Our upcoming spring issue will explore the theme of “borderlands.” This can mean work that represents frontiers and/or life on the fringes, as well as “the border” and border culture. Borderlands can also mean uncertain conditions or liminal states. Are you living on the edge? Submit your work today.
Newfound is a nonprofit that relies on a 100% volunteer staff. It’s the holidays; consider making a tax-deductible donation to support this project. Or shoot us a letter (criticism or praise—we’re workshop hardened; we can take it). Or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter. Drop us a holiday greeting—we’d love to hear from you.
Writers, I hope to shake your hand at the Newfound/Hothouse table at AWP 14 bookfair in Seattle. Scrooge-ing it this year? It’s all good. See you back here for our spring issue, live Mar. 20th.
Happy New Year,
Daniel Levis Keltner, Managing Editor