Able Muse / Eratosphere Newsletter - Winter 2012

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Able Muse/Eratosphere Newsletter
Winter 2012
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Want to add more jolly to the Holidays season?
Here are some glad tidings from Able Muse & Eratosphere news and updates! :)

In this newsletter

The New Issue of Able Muse now in print & online
Call for Submissions: Write Prize & Book Award
Now Available from Able Muse Press
Coming Soon from Able Muse Press
Able Muse (print) Back Issues/Subscription & Submissions
Eratosphere Workshop Events
Able Muse Pushcart Nominations
Sponsor Able Muse

The new issue of Able Muse: Winter 2012

The new issue of Able Muse, Print Editon (Number 14) - Winter 2012, has just been released, with order/subscription information (for print & Kindle, NOOK, Kobo & iBooks editions), with online excerpts and the subscribers' online edition at:

Able Muse, Number 14 - Winter 2012with Able Muse WRITE PRIZE for Poetry & Fiction —
Includes the 2012 winning story & poems from contest winners and finalists.

Alexander Pepple • featured artist: Nicolas Evariste • featured poet: Catherine Tufariello (interviewed by Uche Ogbuji) • spotlight poet: Ted Kooser • fiction: Carole Rosenthal, Lewis Buzbee, Evelyn Somers, Gigi Mark, Adrianne Aron • essays: Gregory Dowling, Derek Furr, Michael Cohen, Peter Byrne • book reviews: Aaron Poochigian, Ryan Wilson, Jennifer Reeser • poetry:Richard Wakefield, Catharine Savage Brosman, Timothy Murphy, Lorna Knowles Blake, Wendy Videlock, Thomas Carper, Tony Barnstone, Leonard Kress, Elise Hempel, Stephen Harvey, Victor Hugo, Catullus, Len Krisak, Rose Kelleher, Kathryn Locey, Annabelle Moseley, Ted Mc Carthy, Peter Kline, John Beaton, Sarah White, Susan McLean, Susan Cohen, Jeanne Wagner, Bruce Berger, Richard Meyer.
With special thanks for an outstanding new issue to -- Jonathan Scott (Assistant Poetry Editor), Gregory Dowling (Nonfiction Editor),  Nina Schuyler (Fiction Editor), Janice D. Soderling, Tim Love & John Riley (Assistant Fiction Editors).

Alex Pepple, Editor

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Able Muse, Tribute Issue, Winter 2009

2013 Contest now open for submissions:

ABLE MUSE WRITE PRIZE (for poetry & fiction)
Able Muse Write Prize (for poetry & flash fiction)Kelly Cherry - poetry judge; Thaisa Frank - fiction judge$500 for the winning poem (all styles welcome) • $500 for the winning story • publication in Able Muse (print edition) • anonymous judging by the final judges:  Kelly Cherry (poetry), Thaisa Frank (fiction) • Entry deadline: February 15, 2013 • Details at:

2013 Winners: John Beaton - Poetry (judged by John Drury), Adrianne Aronl - Fiction (judged by Ellen Sussman) . . . $500 to each winner. Complete results here.

ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD (for poetry manuscript)
Able Muse Write Prize (for poetry & flash fiction)X.J. Kennedy - final judge for the Book Award$1000 prize • publication of winning book manuscript by Able Muse Press • all poetry styles welcome • Entry deadline: March 31, 2013 • anonymous judging by final judge: X.J. Kennedy • Details at:

2012 Winners
Frank Osen for his manuscript, Virtue, Big As Sin - (judged by Mary Jo Salter) . . . $1000 to the winner & publication by Able Muse Press. Complete results here.

Able Muse submissions - poetry, fiction, art, essays, book reviews, interviews

Now Available from Able Muse Press
Able Muse, Print Edition - back issues and subscriptionThe Able Muse Anthology - the best of the poetry, fiction, essays, art & photography, book reviewsCorporeality - stories by Hollis SeamonStrange Borderlands - poems by Ben BermanSailing to Babylon - poems by James Pollock

Now available from Able Muse Press, Amazon and other online & offline bookstores:
Able Muse - Print Edition back issues & subscription
The Able Muse Anthology - the best of the poetry, fiction, essays, art & photography
Corporeality - stories by Hollis Seamon
Strange Borderlands - poems by Ben Berman
Sailing to Babylon - poems by James Pollock

Coming Soon from Able Muse Press in 2013

Ab The Dark Gnu and Other Poems by Wendy Videlock

(final judge, Mary Jo Salter)

Virtue, Big As Sin - poems by Frank Osen

Selected 2012 FINALISTS:
House Music - poems by Ellen Kaufman
Heaven from Steam - poems by Carol Light
Pumpkin Chucking - poems by Stephen Scaer
Credo for the Checkout Line in Winter - poems by Maryann Corbett  (2011 Finalist)

ABLE MUSE (Print Edition)
Able Muse Write Prize (for poetry & flash fiction)Able Muse - Inaugural Print EditionAble Muse - Summer 2011The Able Muse back issues - the Inaugural Print Edition, Winter 2010, and the Print Edition, Summer 2011, and every issue after that are still available at Able Muse Press, Amazon and other online & offline bookstore.

Subscribe now for the next releases of Able Muse, Print Edition

Able Muse (print edition) reads submissions year-round. Submit now for a chance to appear in Able Muse - send your best poetry, art, fiction, essays, book reviews. The submission guidelines are available here.

Able Muse submissions - poetry, fiction, art, essays, book reviews, interviews

Eratosphere forums & workshopEratosphere Workshop Events

Held Recently:

• At the Distinguished Guest Forum:
     Poem Appreciation Workshop with Distinguished Guest, Amit Majmudar; Hosted by Michael Cantor.
     Deck-the-Halls, 2012 with Distinguished Guest, Molly Peacock; Hosted by Alexandra Oliver.

Coming Soon:

More workshops & Distinguished Guest events at Able Muse / Eratosphere . . . stay tuned for more info!

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Able Muse Pushcart Prize 2012 Nominations:
Congratulations to the 3 poets, 2 writer and 1 essayist nominated and announced here.

Support Eratosphere, Able Muse & Able Muse Press:
With your helpful & generous donations here. and/or with subscriptions, and/or purchase of books from the Able Muse Press' authors.

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