Andrew J. Thomas: “Strangeland” From Naked Bulb Press

We are happy to spread the word on the release of "Strangeland" from Naked Bulb Press, the first full length book of poetry by Andrew J. Thomas. We also have a new interview up here, where FOC editor Elynn Alexander asks about the book, owning the "poet" label, the Beast Lit Crawl, and more including how his manuscript ended up in the hands of Missy Church: "Missy was deciding she wanted to expand her literary community efforts beyond the open mic reading she’s regularly held in her backyard for seven years now. After experiencing the thrill of having her own book, Church, published by Paper Press, she wanted to help give that same experience to other writers. She wanted to start her own press. She knew I was trying to get my chapbook published, so she asked if her new press could be the publisher. To say I was humbled by her request is an understatement. At the same time, it immediately felt right. I had participated in the Naked Bulb open mic since its inception. Much of the work in my chapbook started from a first rough draft reading on her backyard stage. And Missy was a close friend that would treat my work with care and attention."       "Strangeland" is confessional, vulnerable, and honest. Thomas is open with the readers who will find parts of themselves in his poems. This is a collection that has been years in the making, waiting for the right press and the right time.
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Full of Crow Poetry, Spring/Summer Issue

We are really happy to present the latest issue of Full of Crow's quarterly poetry- the Spring/Summer 2017 issue. You can read it here.  We appreciate the contributors below and hope that you will check out their work, support them, connect with them, and maybe check out their projects and books.  Full Of Crow, Spring/Summer 2017 Issue   We have published thousands of poems since 2009, featuring poets from all over the world, from "experienced" "prize-winning" "established" writers to students who have never submitted and decided to get in touch to inquire. We are open to all, and we believe in the need for space. This issue features: Jim Zola Mark Young Sue Blaustein Charlotte Ozment Mark Antony Rossi David McLean Paul Ilechko Robin Wyatt Dunn Zak Mucha Adrian Slonaker  Divya Manikandan  Gale Acuff Derick Varn Alainah Aamir  Bob Eager Milenko Zupanovic  Larry Thacker  JJ Campbell  Michael Marrotti   Joel Schueler  Dan Abernathy Brad Mason Hamlin  Keith Mark Gaboury  B. Diehl  Benjamin Blake  Jeff Bagato  John Swain Clara Burghelea  Rus Khomutoff Rose Aiello Morales Greg Dotoli   John Grey  Ross Vassilev Gary Beck Seth Jani Jariah Ghost Scott Wozniak  Mark Cunningham Kofi Forson  Alan Britt Anggo Genorga Ken Allan Dronsfield Tricia Knoll  Michael Lee Johnson  Tamer Mostafa Malkeet Kaur  G David Schwartz  
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New Winter Issues, Fiction and Poetry

We are happy to have two new issues this winter of Poetry and Fiction. Both feature great writing and we are sure that you will recognize many contributors you know and will discover new ones that you have not run across before. Please check out the FULL OF CROW WINTER 2017 FICTION ISSUE and the WINTER 2017 POETRY ISSUE.  
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    The next poetry issue will be online in March. (Spring Issue) The theme is "cede". Every issue has a single word of inspiration, with absolutely no expectation that it inform the submissions. It is a gesture, a nod to the ethers. Maybe it will inspire somebody to send us a weird photo. Whatever.   We have also announced a new section called [spaces] that will be a place to repost content from our archives so they have a fresh look. We will post links on twitter, etc. to try to encourage people to revisit pieces.   And lastly, we have a femcentric side project inspired by some badass women known as "VERA". We are going to launch this section and then have some extra readings and cool shit attached to it. VERA will be poetry, prose, essays, rants, reviews, photos, art, reviews of art by women, whatever we want to do. We are looking for a few more badass women who might want to get involved in this flexible online space. www.fullofcrow.com/vera.   We are on social media of course, like everyone else. We are on facebook with our main page and poetry page, and on Twitter, Instagram, and we have links on Pinterest.   If you have any questions or want to hear more, please email Elynn (Lynn) Alexander at: elynnalexander@fullofcrow.com or get in touch through Facebook.   Fiction submissions: short-ish fiction to Paul Corman-Roberts, fiction@fullofcrow.com Optional bio. Ask him if you have questions. Poetry: 1-3 poems, simple spacing works best, bio optional but not necessary. poetry@fullofcrow.com   VERA:  vera@fullofcrow.com   Black and white photos (you know, that pretentious artsy kinda shit) work better with our sparse aesthetic which is plain bw for easier readability. It doesn't work to put rainbows and unicorns although we love them just as much as you do.   Get in touch, and thank you. Links below. Say hi.
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Crow.O: Crow Submissions Open

We are trying to spread the word that Full Of Crow is again accepting submissions of poetry and fiction for new issues in April. We have been closed for almost a year, so it will take us time to reach out and connect with the writers and readers that we had in the past. Submissions will likely be slower. During the hiatus, we kept the lights on and the doors open, but needed a break from adding issues. We appreciate the understanding.

     foc20banner So if you are new to Crow, we produce four quarterly online issues per year of poetry, and four of fiction. They generally go online in April, July, October, and January. I (Elynn Alexander) edit the poetry and Paul Corman-Roberts edits the fiction. We might add a new person for ebooks and possible person to help with reviews but we will see how things go as we get back in the groove.

The fiction section can be viewed at: Full Of Crow Fiction and poetry at Full Of Crow Poetry.   If you check out the links above, you will see a tab on "submissions".
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Spring News: Readings, Books, More

MiCrow Issue 8, "Luminous" is now online! Michael J. Solender did a great job, as usual. If you like flash fiction and photography, don't forget to check this out. (Go to MiCrow). Submissions are now closed. Thank you to all of the supporters and contributors. Microw8button Readings: Readings and events coming up, with more opportunities coming up all the time. The editors at Crow are going to have a busy 2013! Bitchez Brew in March, and monthly in Oakland. If you are in the SF bay area or plan to visit, check out the website for the Bitchez Brew Reading Series here: Bitchez Brew Review.  Look for Broken Pulpit in Cleveland in April, the Tremont Crawl, Oakland's BEAST Lit Crawl in July and Toxic Abatement followed by another reading in Sacramento.  Info will be posted here in the next few months. Introducing Crow Bookshelf: In progress- adding digital archives of projects, books, zines, and more to the bookshelf.  The goal is to eventually have an archive version of all of our printed chaps and zines since 2010. brokenpulpit
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Fiction And Poetry Online, And Pushcarts

 Full of Crow Quarterly Fiction and Poetry for October are now online: Fiction and Poetry. Thank you to our supporters and contributors! Full Of Crow Announces Pushcart Nominations: Doug Mathewson, For Blink Ink: Alexandra Isacson - Manhattan Corey Mesler - Dave and Grif and the Cat Asha Khalaladkar - The Icelander John Swain - Trampoline Salley Reno - Hotel Khadijah Dakota Taylor - The Passenger Michael Solender, For MiCrow: Our congratulations go to Linda Simoni-Wastila for her story "Cochinos" and to Len Kuntz for his story "Homebound". Both are featured in our summer edition here. Paul Corman-Roberts and Lynn Alexander for Quarterly Fiction and Poetry: "That Thing You"re Hearing" Vallie Lynn Watson (Fiction, October 2012) "Robin, With Her Eyes Closed, Running" Youssef Alaoui-Fdili (Fiction, April 2012) "Tennis Lessons" Stephanie Vernier (Fiction, April 2012) "Now And At The Hour Of Our Death" Lily Mack (January 2012) "Of The Language Expiration Speaks" Felino A. Soriano (Poetry) "Dune Lavender Clematis" John Swain (Poetry)
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Fall Of Crow

Lot of things happening, and I'm glad that you are still here for the ride. We've been busy, despite the need to cut back in a few places like the chaps and reviews, which have been admittedly sporadic. October is always a busy month because of our quarterly sections, we have to get a lot of content ready at the same time. So Poetry is new, Fiction is new, and issue #9 of Blink Ink is out featuring short fiction and photography by Eleanor Bennett. Submissions are open, and subscriptions are available. We take paypal now, too. (link) Heading into November, we have new issues of MUST streetzine coming out, available by request. We have issue #16 featuring the Poets For Change event, and issues 17-22 are coming. We will be doing a few Occupy related issues which will be available to download, print, distribute like all issues of MUST have been and will continue to be. They are always free to copy and spread. Submissions are open for the winter issue of MiCrow (check it out here), the flash fiction ebook supplement at Full Of Crow, edited by Michael Solender. The guidelines page has been updated, so check it out if you are interested in submitting. The Literary Underground (link) is a small press resource/community organized by Michele McDannold (Red Fez) and we now have some radio programs scheduled. (link to info/show page) I will be doing a show with Paul Corman-Roberts and the first will be on November 18th at 11 pm EST. The topic is the term "underground" itself, what it means, if it applies. For more information, I will have the upcoming shows posted on my blog before they air with a brief description of the topic. There's a blurb about this first one on there. All welcome to call in and voice an opinion. What else? We have new reviews here. New interviews coming to PRATE here.  We are beating the drum about a lot of things, I know. But thank you as always for supporting the crow and for sending in your work, and reading. We really have some great work and we are lucky to have it, seriously. We are lucky and we know it. Please get in touch if you want information about anything above. More to come. Onward, Lynn
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Poetry Reading In Elyria- Streaming Live!

Poets are attempting to break the record for the longest poetry reading in Elyria, Ohio and you can watch it live on the web! You can see the live Snoetry video feed on my (Lynn's) blogspot *here*. Also information about the reading itself, if you are in the area and want to know more. I can be reached this weekend at lynnalx@gmail.com if you want to say hello. You can also watch it right on UStream. Search for John Burroughs or Snoetry Elyria (that's him, on the left) and chat us up! We will be able to see your chat messages in real time as everything is going on. I read at 10:30 p.m. EST on Saturday. We will have post-record breaking coverage of the event right here on the blog, with photos and video and more. Thank you to the warm and welcoming poets of Lorain County, OH! ~Lynn Alexander
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Brautigan Tribute Audio Project

Info Here. Richard Brautigan was born in January, so it seems like a good time to roll out a new Brautigan project. Brautigan lived from 1935 to 1984, and was a part of the 1960's San Francisco counterculture scene. He handed out poetry on the street, performed with groups like The Diggers, he was a man described by Ferlinghetti as more in tune with trout than people... Brautigan was a damn freak in so many wonderful ways. Google him. This project will collect submitted audio bits- poetry, shorts, improvised- into a collection of audio tracks that will be archived at Full Of Crow Audio and also made available to contributors on cds that can then be copied, and so on. No selling, no payment, no complexity, just a collection of audio in tribute to Brautigan, you can share the audio any way you want. These are the specifics: -We need about 15 contributors, depending on length, to contribute their mp3 tracks by email or cd. Send to Lynn Alexander at lynnalexander@fullofcrow.com. -Please identify the email as mp3 intended for FOXFIRE. Describe it. Who you are, etc. -Please get them sent by May, 2011. -This will be presented online along with art, text, bios, etc. so you can send the text of your work or bio information if desired. -Photography, art, other items welcome. Digital. This project is open to anyone, anywhere, and if you are interested but aren't sure how to proceed- just email and we can figure out a way to get you involved. Feel free to share the info to people who might be interested.  ~Lynn
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