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Sneak Peek at the Cover for Star 82 Review 8.3 & Call for Submissions

In addition to always reading for future issues, this editor has opened up a call for manuscripts under the imprint Star 82 Press. See the Submittable page for all the info. Meanwhile, here is a peek at the cover for the upcoming fall issue, 8.3. There is still room for more art and writing. Prose poems and flash fiction and creative nonfiction, paintings, and drawings are particularly welcome.

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NEW! Star 82 Press Call for Manuscripts!

Starting today, Star 82 Press will be considering manuscripts for our inaugural chapbook publication! One author or two-person collaboration will be chosen for a projected December 2020 release. Mixed-genres welcome. See the guidelines at Submittable, directly through this link:

Deadline: August 31, 2020
Fee: $7
Published author will receive 15 copies or two-person collaborators will receive 10 copies, each.

Star 82 Review Issue 8.2 Is Live Online!

Online: Star 82 Review 8.2
Enjoy a printed copy: Star 82 Review 8.2

Contributors Jamie Alliotts Daniel Bailey Carol Barrett Jan Bartelli Andrea Byrd Martha Christina Benjamin Davis Erin Jamieson David Johnson Robert Keal Ray Malone James McAdams Deonte Osayande Mandira Pattnaik Simon Perchik Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad Yash Seyedbagheri John L. Stanizzi Hsien Min Toh Emily Weber John Zheng

*82 Nomination for the VERA

Every year Vestal Review calls for nominations from editors for one work of fiction under 500 words for their flash fiction award, the VERA. It's never easy to choose, and remember, I love you all. This year's nominee from Star 82 Review, issues 7.1 – 7.4,  is "Having the Repairman Over" by Shaun Holloway from issue 7.4. It's up to the judge there to decide the winners. Good Luck, Shaun!

Summer Issue 8.2 in Production & Reading for Fall

Strange times. I hope you are well. The summer issue is in production, and it will be a special one. I asked the twenty accepted contributors for an additional "shelter-in-place response." Those who opted to answer will have their pieces in a special section that acknowledges our current pandemic situation. I await the first proof, and we should be set for our usual mid-June release.

Meanwhile, I'm reading for the fall issue, 8.3. I'm hoping to continue this dual look at life: what goes on as usual and what changes. More COVID-19 related pieces are appearing in my in-box, but I'm still interested in general gentle submissions. Thanks for reading and writing.

Star 82 Review is here.

Submissions through Submittable here.


Sneak Peek at the Cover of 8.2 & Call for Submissions

Crazy times, but I'm still reading for Star 82 Review. Please do send your best and thoughtful poems, art, and stories for possible inclusion in the summer issue here. Below you'll find a sneak peek at the cover. I took this picture on a whale watching trip to the Farallon Islands. We were quite far from any land. Kind of how we might feel right now. But we'll get there! Meanwhile, there's this opportunity to hang out together.

Welcome to Star 82 Review Spring Issue 8.1!

Available now for free reading online here. Support the magazine and get a printed copy here. This issue has wonderful full-color art and short poetry and prose, much of it relating to love and loss, longing and learning, and shown in ways you might not expect. Thanks to all the contributors, subscribers, and readers!

M. Shayne Bell Lily Blackburn Jill Bronfman Alessandra Davy-Falconi Ricardo Elisiário Mary Grimm Mark Havlik Richard Herring Rich Ives Maggie James Angie Kang Casey Killingsworth Melissa Knox Lisa Kokin Thomas M. McDade Benjamin Nash Kevin Ramroop Pablo Saborío Dorsía Smith Silva Robynn Smith Laurie Szujewska Jami Taback Jake Tringali Kim Vanderheiden Suzanne Verrall  Becca Wittman Jessica Woodward