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Unread 12-11-2013, 11:22 PM
Alex Pepple Alex Pepple is offline
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Default New Able Muse (Print Edition, No. 16, Winter 2013) + 2014 Contests Now Open

The NEW ISSUE of ABLE MUSE, Print Editon (Number 16) - Winter 2013, has just been released, with order/subscription information (for print & Kindle, NOOK, Kobo, & iBooks editions), with online excerpts at: The digital edition of the complete issue (available to the print edition subscribers only), is also available now online at

Includes the 2013 winning story & poems from contest winners and finalists.

With the winning and runner-up sonnets from the 2013 Able Muse / Eratosphere Sonnet Bake-Off.

editorial: Alex Pepple • featured artist: Peter Svensson • featured poet: Jehanne Dubrow (interviewed by Anna M. Evans) • fiction: Cheryl Diane Kidder, Charles Wilkinson, Blaine Vitallo, Donna Laemmlen • essays: A.E. Stallings, Peter Byrne, Philip Morre, David Mason, Chrissy Mason • book reviews: Rory Waterman, Jane Hammons • poetry: Rachel Hadas, R.S. Gwynn, Catharine Savage Brosman, John Savoie, D.R. Goodman, Jeanne Wagner, Richard Wakefield, Melissa Balmain, Tara Tatum, Anna M. Evans, Matthew Buckley Smith, Stephen Harvey, Elise Hempel, Marly Youmans, Amanda Luecking Frost, Rachael Briggs, Chris Childers, James Matthew Wilson, Alex Greenberg, Catullus, Sappho, Theocritus.

Read all the details at Able Muse.

With special thanks for an outstanding new issue to -- Peter Austin, Reagan Upshaw (Assistant Poetry Editor), Gregory Dowling (Nonfiction Editor), Nina Schuyler (Fiction Editor), Keith J. Powell, Janice D. Soderling, John Riley, Rob Wright (Assistant Fiction Editors).

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***2014 ABLE MUSE CONTESTS are now open for submission (WRITE PRIZE & BOOK AWARD)! ***

  • ABLE MUSE WRITE PRIZE (Poetry & Fiction) - $500 prize each & publication
    Judges: Dick Allen - poetry; Amit Majmudar - fiction
    Deadline: February 15, 2014
    Read the guidelines & ENTER now!

  • ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD (Poetry) - $1000 prize, plus book publication
    Judge: Molly Peacock
    Deadline: March 31, 2014
    Read the guidelines and ENTER now!
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Congratulations to Eratosphereans R.S. Gwynn, Richard Wakefield, and others -- announcement and full list here.
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Unread 12-13-2013, 02:51 PM
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Janice D. Soderling Janice D. Soderling is offline
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Alex, what about the essay nomination.

I only see these


1. “A Miracle for Breakfast” by Jen DeGregorio
2. “Synecdoche Island” by R.S. Gwynn
3. “Requited Love” by Matthew Buckley Smith
4. “The Nut House” by Tara Tatum
5. “Keepaway” by Richard Wakefield


1. “How the West Was Won” by Cheryl Diane Kidder

All good choices. Congratulations to all you fine writers.
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Unread 12-13-2013, 07:57 PM
Alex Pepple Alex Pepple is offline
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Hi Janice,

No essays were nominated this year -- we ended having more nominations in the poetry section.

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2014, able muse book award, able muse write prize, amit majmudar, dick allen, jehanne dubrow, molly peacock

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