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SPACES at Full Of Crow Press

Full Of Crow Press is excited to add a section called [spaces] to the mix of content. It is a place for us to dig into the archives and post content that we like and perhaps give it a fresh look. We can then link to it on social media in addition to the usual links. [spaces] will include anything from anywhere, spanning all of our projects and issues since 2009.   Please follow us on Twitter, like us on facebook, all that. And look for more links to spread the word about our great contributors.   We can't offer much, so the least we can do is promote the people we care about. And we care the hell out of y'all. [spaces] gives us a place to recycle.   SPACES at Full Of Crow Press
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New Winter Issues, Fiction and Poetry

Full Of Crow 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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New Quarterly Fiction: July 2016

The new issue of Full Of Crow Quarterly Fiction is online! Check it out here. "Dialogues".   Featuring: Jan Steckel, Fernando Meisenhalter, Rusty Barnes, H.B. Rubin, Mark Antony Rossi, Ruth Crossman, G. David Schwartz, Alina Stefanescu, Nathan Graziano, Steven Gray, J DeSalvo, Victor Clevenger, Kristen Caven. Thank you to Paul Corman-Roberts for editing another great issue, and thank you to our fiction contributors!   IMG_7027 (1)  
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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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Winter, 2013 Full Of Crow Updates

Thank you for staying with us through a tough year. Sometimes that damn thing- "real life"- gets in the way of our plans, ideas, dreams, whims. And we have to reckon with reality. I want to apologize for the delays and slow progress on the pile of things to get done. Some health stuff, work stuff, life stuff, etc. have made it difficult to keep at things with the force and diligence of years past. I am adding interviews, reviews, working on the digital versions of our books for our "bookshelf" area. We have new winter issues up of great fiction and poetry. Another issue of MiCrow flash in the works, submissions are open for that. And in a few months we will have new events to share including the next Toxic Abatement, more of the wonderful Bitchez Brew series (link!) in the bay, and of course BEAST lit crawl in Oakland in July. If you made it last year, you know that it was an amazing effort with hundreds of readers, volunteers, curators, community partners and supporters. Look for that info, in July. Here are some links to check out some of these things: Full Of Crow Poetry- Winter 2013 Full Of Crow Fiction- Winter 2013 MiCrow- Open For Submissions, See site. PRATE: Full Of Crow Interviews: Recently added include Michael Grover and Leah Angstman. Crow Reviews: Many on tap, including Zarina Zabrisky, Bud Smith, and more. Please note that after the reviews "promised" the reviews section will be closed to requests. (ok, it has been but we get them anyway and despite being swamped, we feel bad and hate to say no.) Unfortunately, after three years, we are going to end the printed issues of Blink Ink. We are going to send out the final printed Graffiti issue soon. We might revisit the online format that we used to have, but we aren't sure. We will try to make right on the subscriptions but we will not be accepting new subscriptions or submissions for the print issues. Previous issues will start to appear archived in digital format this year on our "bookshelf". We appreciate the support for three years of our printed books. Edited by Doug Mathewson, these have found their way all over the world. We have had these books at book fairs, readings, events, and more. This project has a special place in our hearts here at Crow. We will let you know what happens next. Thank you and please feel free to get in touch. -Lynn Alexander
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What Is A Blink?

"The Blink is just the glimpse, the snapshot versus the movie." "Blink Ink fiction is not about traditional storytelling. It isn't about a plot set in a town or a bar, with a story arc, conflicts, character development, resolutions. It isn't about a story set in a diner somewhere, it is an exchange between a customer and a waitress about bread choices for a grilled cheese." "Blink fiction can be extraordinary, important moments- but it can capture mundane things as well, stripped of context. Its the lighting of a cigarette, words shared at an intersection, the downing of a shot before returning to a dark home. We don't know where home is, or what waits there. Blinks focus on moments, alone, with the rest left to the imagination. They can be realizations, exchanges, places on the road, an extraction of a scene, the nuance of something we know to be more robust, but whose full story is told elsewhere." "The Blink is just the glimpse, the snapshot versus the movie." "The challenge is to capture something, in about fifty words, and to make those words serve an idea." We want to hear from writers who are open to this challenge, and readers that understand the value of this format. People ask us how a writer can possibly tell an entire story in so few words. Well, we imagine that people look for different things in their reading experiences. Some might ask about the point of a haiku over an epic, or flash over a novel. The point speaks to intention, as the writer chooses a form that suits their objectives- the execution of the concept within that chosen structure. Blink does not mean abbreviated or abridged, an effort to condense, or distill as much as it is a glimpse.
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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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Blink Ink #7

Blink Ink #7 is here! Barr Bielinski, Randall D. Brown, Ashley Dean, Sarah Fiete, Amanda Gowin, Nick Johns, Peter LaBerge, Shea Newton, Robin Stratton, Susan Tepper, Richard Thomas, Stephanie Thurrot, JJ Toner, Dale Wisely, Jim Wittenberg. www.blink-ink.com. Subscribe/Submit/Inquire. Contributors get a free copy.
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Coming Soon: MiCrow Summer- Submissions Open

Update On MiCrow Flash, From Editor Michael J. Solender Microw is the tiny sibling of Full of Crow and looks for Flash Fiction/ Poetry works in the under 1000 word range. The theme for the Summer edition is Search. Think: seeking, pursuit, looking, investigation, hunting, rummaging and exploration. Special consideration will be provided to those works that endeavor to leave their reader as if they’d been on an adventure. I am also looking for original artwork and illustrations along the same theme. Submit your work in the body of an email only to mjsolender@fullofcrow.com with Microw – Summer submission, title and your name in the subject line. A very brief bio may be included along with a link of your choosing. Submissions will be open until 05/15/11. Submission guidelines that will endear you to the editor: Use TNR or Arial Font, size 10, single spaced. Do not indent paragraphs and do not center title or anything else - left justify. Please submit in the body on an email - no attachments. *** I NEED ILLUSTRATIONS & Photos!! - I'm looking for cool pen & ink, charcoal and crisp clear high definition photos. Whatever you've got lay it on me!
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Blink Ink Postcard Project 2011

Blink Ink, a printed publication of short fiction produced by Full Of Crow Press, is currently seeking submissions for upcoming issues. One of these submissions will be selected by Blink Ink editor Doug Mathewson to be featured on our next postcard! The postcards help us spread the word about what we are doing, and will get your story in the hands of millions! Ok, maybe not millions. We'll print about five hundred. Subscribers will also get a few postcards with an upcoming issue, combining art with practicality. Use a postcard to say hello to a friend, express regret about a missed birthday, or hang them in your cubicle at work. www.blink-ink.com
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