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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Full of Crow Presents: The Spring Murder

Full Of Crow Presents: The Spring Murder Reading

Celebrate with Full of Crow contributors in Oakland on April 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Oakland headquarters of Nomadic Press.
Full Of Crow Presents: The Spring Murder Reading
Full of Crow Press Presents: "The Spring Murder"
Nomadic Press is located at 2301 Telegraph Ave, Oakland. Paul Corman-Roberts hosts this series, and this event will feature the talents of: G. Macias Gusman -Nancy P. Davenport - Ruth Crossman - Richard Loranger - Barbara West - Steven Gray - Christine No - Norma Smith - Kristen Caven - Hannah Beatrix Rubin - Michael Mohr. Coffee and beverages will be served. You can find the Event on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/184579718712620
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[spaces]

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.  
Full Of Crow Press
Full Of Crow Press
    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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Full Of Crow West: A Week Of East Bay Lit

Full Of Crow curated another reading, for the fifth year, in the Oakland Beast Lit Crawl, a festival involving over thirty curating participants and over two hundred poets and performers. Crow Show West was held at Econo Jam Records in Oakland and featured an awesome line up: Steve Goldberg, Chansonette Buck, Laura Jew, Roger Porter, Nancy Davenport, and Richard Loranger. See the Crow page with full bios on the BEAST CRAWL FESTIVAL PAGE here.    Beast has a Flickr page here. We will update the blog here soon, and you can check out photos on our facebook pages as well.   Thank you to the BEAST volunteers and performers! 13690616_1087065111368063_8888735287329912833_n
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Lake Lady, Oakland

Meanwhile, on the West Coast: Lake Lady Event and project launch:        
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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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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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19th Street Station, by Paul Corman-Roberts

The latest title in the FOC Chapbook Series is "19th Street Station" by Paul Corman-Roberts, available now in chapbook format and soon as a free digital download "ebook" on our distribution page. (here) The chapbook series is intended to showcase relatively short collections of work, often thematically related or centered around a unifying concept. They are simple, 'old-school style' construction, and are meant to be books that are affordable and basic so that poets can easily share the work with others. Our focus is on getting the work out there, and it is work that we believe in and want to spread through our limited time and resources because we respect and admire the contribution. We don't deal in gloss and we don't profit, our model reflects our commitment to small press and the writers who trust us with their creative work. If you are interested in reviewing any of our titles or want a copy, please get in touch: lynnalexander@fullofcrow.com
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