Check out interview with Suzanna Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, here!
I am excited to announce that I am caught up with updates on the website. There is now a separate page for each issue, listing contributors and links to their biographies. There is also a page listing all of our contributors, from all of the issues, with links to their biographies. I have updated the biographies with our Pushcart nominations next to the title of the piece.
I am looking forward to the release of our fifth issue, Volume 3, Issue 1, in January 2017. Submissions are open for our sixth issue, with the deadline on May 15, 2017. The optional theme is balloons. See the Submit page for more information.
I am looking into making other changes to The Magnolia Review, including an award, interviews, and a contest. Stay tuned!
–Suzanna Anderson, Editor-in-Chief and Founder, December 15, 2016
Harnidh Kaur is a 21-year-old student, currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Policy from St. Xavier’s, Mumbai. Her first collection of poetry, slated for a 2016 release, is called The Inability of Words because, for all that she’s written, she hasn’t found the exact words she’s looking for.
Disapora, Volume 3, Issue 1
I am so proud of our 2016 issues, and it was very difficult to choose only six pieces for the Pushcart Nominations. Congratulations!
A Straight Line through the Labyrinth by Elisha Holt (Volume 2, Issue 1)
Into the Ease by Joshua Daniel Cochran (Volume 2, Issue 2)
Pinning by Lindsay A. Chudzik (Volume 2, Issue 2)
Spark Plugs by Scott Blackburn (Volume 2, Issue 2)
The theme: Depression. Show us the diagnosis, dealing with depression, overcoming depression, anything to do with depression. Give us artwork, stories with depressed characters, poems with depressed speakers, comics, and so on. Interpret it yourself and show us what you created.
Deadline is November 15. For information on how to submit, check our Submit page. We are interested in comics, so please send them our way!
W. Jack Savage is a retired broadcaster and educator. He is the author of seven books including Imagination: The Art of W. Jack Savage (wjacksavage.com). To date, more than fifty of Jack’s short stories and over six hundred of his paintings and drawings have been published worldwide. Jack and his wife Kathy live in Monrovia, California.
This is Where He Fell, That Stretch Out West, Replacing a Panel, and Prison at Alsace-Lorrain, Volume 2, Issue 1
Bill Wolak has just published his fifteenth book of poetry entitled The Nakedness Defense with Ekstasis Editions. His collages have appeared recently in Naked in New Hope 2017, The 2017 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Poetic Illusion, The Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ, the 2018 Dirty Show in Detroit, 2018 The Rochester Erotic Arts Festival, and The 2018 Montreal Erotic Art Festival.
Whoever Loves and As Bells Echo in the Distance, Volume 1, Issue 2
Openness without Seeking and A Scream in the Forest, Volume 2, Issue 2
The Mist Between Foghorns, The Radiance of an Unforeseen Delight, Climbing the Wind, Beyond the Immediate Trapdoor, and Unsettling as the Strobe Light’s Hesitation, Volume 5, Issue 1
Light’s Sudden Hesitation, The Flirtatious Dance of Memory, Involuntary Trance, Curious As Perfume, The Manifestation of a Protoplasmic Vortex, and Equipped for the Paradoxical Continuum, Volume 6, Issue 1