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Lucy Terry Prince Prize Deadline Extended, Entry Simplified

Lucy Terry Prince Prize Deadline Extended, Entry Simplified

In December 2019 we announced our first writing contest, the Lucy Terry Prince Prize for rural poets of color, which honors the legacy of the first known African-American poet in English literature. Major Jackson, celebrated poet and professor at both University of...

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Mount Island Launch Party at The Brattleboro Literary Festival

Mount Island Launch Party at The Brattleboro Literary Festival

Mount Island is throwing a launch party as part of The Brattleboro Literary Festival on Saturday, October 19th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM! The Brattleboro Literary Festival is a heavily-attended, annual festival in Brattleboro, Vermont that attracts readers, publishing...

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Magazine focuses on unheard voices | Brattleboro Reformer

Magazine focuses on unheard voices | Brattleboro Reformer

By Elodie Reed, Landscapes correspondent "BRATTLEBORO — Using the current U.S. Census Bureau standards for what constitutes a "rural" area — 2,500 people or fewer — the town of Brattleboro, officially falls into the urban category. To Desmond Peeples, a Brattleboro...

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Staff Q&A: Brianna Stallings

M. Brianna Stallings | Managing Editor, Nonfiction Editor mbriannastallings.contently.com M. Brianna Stallings is a writer and editor, though she prefers the title “Professional Word Wrangler.” She has almost 20 years of experience in the newspaper industry. Her...

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Staff Q&A: Jasminum McMullen

Jasminum McMullen | Editor, Fiction & Poetry Jasminum McMullen is a Sharpie pen enthusiast, a Jackson family nerd, and daughter of Oak Park, Illinois. Her poems and fiction have appeared in CRAM, Journal of Modern Poetry (JOMP), Journal of Ordinary Thought (JOT),...

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Calling all rural LGBTQ and POC writers and artists!

Calling all rural LGBTQ and POC writers and artists!

Calling all rural LGBTQ and POC writers and artists! America needs help reimagining the rural TL;DR: After a long hiatus, Mount Island Magazine is returning this fall with a renewed focus: supporting rural LGBTQ and POC writers and artists. We will begin publishing...

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Staff Q&A: Desmond Peeples

Desmond Peeples | Editor in Chief desmondpeeples.com Desmond Peeples’ fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in Five [Quarterly], Big Bridge, Goreyesque, Hunger Mountain, and elsewhere, and their original music is released independently. Desmond was born and...

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