fall 08 issue

I’m in the final editing stages of the Fall 2008 Issue. Contributors will preview their pages later this week, and will be online next week.

This issue will feature new work by...

Melissa Buckheit, Rachel Lehrman, Kenneth Pobo, Amy Lemmon,
Susan Terris, Steve Meador, Robert E. Wood, Laurel K. Dodge,
Karen Head, Scott Owens, Yun Wang, Collin Kelley, Amy Riddell,
Marge Piercy, Tammy Ho Lai-ming, Felicia Mitchell, C. S. Reid,
J. Alan Nelson, C. E. Chaffin, Deborah Vatcher, Leslie Marcus,

and more


Winter 2009 – special themed issue: Collaboration

Open for consideration: poetry of collaboration or art in collaboration with poetry.

I only consider new work that has not appeared in magazines, print or online...

E-mail submissions to bluefifth@lycos.com


Collin said...

Very cool looking blog. Have you considered making Blue Fifth Review itself into a blog? Seems like it would make posting, archiving, etc. easier than the old site.

sam of the ten thousand things said...

I have thought about it, Collin. My hesitation has always been a concern for how BFR would be accepted in that format. When I started BFR, online journals were not widely accepted by readers & writers outside the Internet community. That’s why I’m only interested in material that hasn’t appeared in print or online. Since then the poetic community has changed. For example, Robert Creeley was the first ed. of Best American Poetry to include work that originally appeared online. That, at least in my mind, lends a certain credibility to the online format.

My fear would be that if I shifted to a blog format, the magazine might lose readers and contributors. I also realize - that is not a valid argument because I don't really know how BFR is accepted now.

It would be easier, probably, to do the magazine as a blog. Still thinking.

Collin said...

I think it would go over well, actually. There are a number of online mags now doing a blog format -- Ecotone and Contemporary American Voices instantly come to mind. Just seems like it would be more modern and easy to navigate on a blog. Maybe you should take a poll and see what folks think.