Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Call for Submissions: Harpur Palate

Dear friends and past contributors of Harpur Palate,

We are now calling for submissions for our upcoming issue 13.1! The theme for this issue is country living. We are looking for essays, stories, and poems that take us away from city skyscrapers and closer to the eclectic American countryside. We want to be taken to the apex of an Adirondack Mountain, to the front porch of Aunt Bernice's goat farm, to the bayous of Mississippi. Tell us what it was like to plow a field in the 1900's, what it feels like to milk a cow with your hands. And while you're at it, we've always marveled at the art of fly fishing.

We want to see more than the archetypal moonshiners who drive beat up pick-up trucks, and men who play fiddles that are lost in their beards, so give us more than “hillbilly” stereotypes and “hick” dialogue. Give us essays that will haunt us, stories with raw characters that we cannot forget, and poems that hum with nature. Bring the sounds of the American country alive and surprise us by what we find there.

The deadline is April 15. General submission guidelines apply.

Our John Gardner Memorial Prize for Fiction contest is also open.The annual winner receives a $500 prize and publication in the upcoming Harpur Palate. All submissions will be considered for publication and all entrants will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning submission appears. More information can be found on our website linked below.

Click here to submit electronically. Feel free to contact us for questions or more information. We are on the Internet! Find below links to various social networks where you can contact us. Good luck this publishing season, and we hope to see your submissions soon!

All the best,
Harpur Palate

Harpur Palate
Binghamton University
English Department
P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Harpur Palate website

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