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Orison Anthology 2021 Nominations from Star 82 Review

The Orison Anthology is an annual publication from Orison Books, seeking spirituality and the sublime beyond religion. Every year editors from other magazines may nominate poems or stories for possible inclusion. Here are the nominations from works published in 2020 in Star 82 Review . Accepted contributors receive a copy of the Orison Anthology. It's out of my hands, now. Good luck! Issue 8.1 (March) "red roses in winter" by M. Shayne Bell red roses Issue 8.3 (September) "The Boxer" by Sandra Kacher The Boxer "After the Fires" by James Gering After the Fires "These Wire Cages" by Micki Blenkush These Wire Cages "Side Oculus" by Rachel Prizant Kotok Side Oculus "Making Up" by Trivarna Hariharan Making Up

Star 82 Review Issue 8.3 Is Live Online!

Star 82 Review Issue 8.3 is now available for your reading and viewing pleasure! It is a little wistful, but also shows a fighting spirit and moments of joy in the midst of disruption. There are some really lovely artworks by Bonnie Barrett (pinhole camera pictures); Geonni Banner (scanner art); and Robbin Ami Silverberg (artist's books and objects). In the themed section this issue takes on the idea of "getaway/get away," which brought out a variety of responses from the accepted contributors. Enjoy! Web: Support the magazine and get a print copy from Lulu here . CONTRIBUTORS David M. Alper Daniel Bailey Geonni Banner Bonnie Barrett Micki Blenkush David Capps K.M. Crane B. Dixon Emmy Favilla James Gering Trivarna Hariharan Sandra Kacher Rachel Prizant Kotok Christian Hanz Lozada Davis MacMillan Kelly Miller Geoffrey Orens Maria S. Picone Daryl Scroggins Robbin Ami Silverberg Sasha Torchinsky Kathleen Wedl

Best of the Net 2020 Nominations from Star 82 Review

Here are the nominations for the ten pieces allowed by Sundress Publications' Best of the Net , selected from Star 82 Review issues 7.3, 7.4, 8.1, and 8.2. Contributors, chosen or not, I love you all.  Good luck everyone! Shared Struggles by Deonte Osayande Why We Sing by Oak Morse Oatmeal Cookies by Tracy Ann Johnson pi- stash -ee-oo, stah -shee-oh by Seth Grindstaff Not Quite Autumn by Martha Christina Plastic Loss by Yash Seyedbagheri There is a pigeon in the airport by Angie King Fish Kills by Emily Weber Still Dogwood by Carmen Gordon-Rein Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewidowed by Melissa Knox

Star 82 Review change to email submissions

Some changes happened in the *82 Review Submittable plan, which have since been resolved, but just to make sure that we can keep submissions free, I've switched over to an email submission plan. The Submittable portal remains open for now, and is still accepting chapbook submissions for Star 82 Press  until 31 August 2020. I'm excited about the manuscripts that have been coming in and looking forward to reading all of them carefully. Meanwhile, the guidelines for regular submissions are on the Star 82 Review web page , as they have always been. Everything else about publication remains the same; I am committed to this independent, high-quality print and online magazine, now in our eighth year. Issue 8.3 in in progress, and I'm reading for 8.4 (publication date: December). Thanks for reading and sending your excellent art and writing!

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.

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.