Fugue’s Panel Accepted at AWP Seattle, February 2014
September 9, 2013
Our very own Editor-in-Chief, Eric Greenwell, will be presenting a panel on the pros and cons of online versus hard copy publishing for literary magazines. Co-presenters Marianne Kunkel, Managing Editor at Praire Schooner; Neil Aitken, Editor of Boxcar Poetry Review; Michael Meyerhofer, Poetry Editor of Atticus Review; and Nate Liederbach, Editor-in-Chief of Western Humanities Review will discuss how journals have adjusted to a contemporary publishing environment that is constantly changing due to innovative services and economic pressure. Fugue is so excited to engage in this ongoing conversation, and we hope to see you there!
General Submissions Opening Tomorrow: An FYI to Our Contributors
August 31, 2013
Fugue's General Submission Period opens tomorrow. Due to changes in our submission process this year, we now charge a General Submission fee of $2 per submission starting September 1, 2013. We do what we can to keep expenses low and pass the savings onto you, our readers and writers. Please consider this expense comparable to the cost of postage and materials for sending submissions in the mail, and take heart in knowing that Fugue, a nonprofit literary journal, pays all contributors money for their work in addition to copies of the issue in which their work appears. We have also made this change in order to offer new services that make submitting General Submissions and Annual Writing Contest Submissions much more convenient and user-friendly for writers. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com. We look forward to reading your work this submission period!
Fugue’s 2013 Writing Contest Winners Announced!
August 11, 2013
Poetry Winners: 1st Place: "Four Contracting Sentences and Two Scenes that Won't Comply" by Richard Ray 2nd Place: "This Animal" by Elena Tomorowitz 3rd Place: "Waning Crescent" by K.T. Landon
Prose Winners: 1st Place: "The Crying Card" by Lisa Alexander 2nd Place: "Drop Kick Me Jesus" by Nikki Miller-Rose
Richard Ray and Lisa Alexander will both receive a cash prize of $1,000 and their winning submission will appear in Fugue’s Summer/Fall issue 45. Runners-up will also be considered for publication.
We would like to extend our gratitude to this year's judges, Duff Brenna (prose) and Claudia Emerson (poetry). We received a large number of strong submissions this year, and the competition, in turn, was steep. Both judges informed us that choosing a winner wasn't easy. We would also like to thank all those who submitted their work. As always, we encourage you to keep writing and submitting.
More Success Stories
May 28, 2013
Duff Brenna, our current prose judge for Fugue’s 2013 Annual Writing Contest, recently notified us that several of his books have won prizes from the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. His collection of short stories, Minnesota Memoirs, won first prize for Best Short Story Collection and his memoir, Murdering the Mom, was named a Finalist in General Non-Fiction. Duff was also awarded 2nd place as a Grand Prize Winner. That’s three Indie awards in all. The 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest not-for-profit awards program in the country for independent publishers. Let’s say congratulations to Duff! Multiple awards in multiple genres! Way to go. And Fugue owes Duff a personal debt of thanks for reading all the prose contest submissions this year. He’s currently in the process of selecting a winner.
A Special Thanks
May 15, 2013
Now that both the 2012-2013 general and writing contest submission periods have come to a close, Fugue has a lot to celebrate, which means we also have a lot to be thankful for. Our editors considered submissions from thousands of talented writers, and we are fortunate to have received such remarkable prose and poetry for publication. While we always receive more than we can publish, many new and established writers now appear alongside each other in two new issues—print and digital—published this year. Due to the generosity of our readers and community, this year’s fundraiser, Flight of Writers, also raised enough money to help cover a large portion of our production and circulation costs. We would like thank all who donated their time, effort, creativity, money, or any combination of these to make Flight of Writers and Fugue such a success. We would also like to thank all who submitted their work this submission period. Keep submitting and, most importantly, keep writing.
Annual Writing Contest: Only Two Weeks Left!
April 15, 2013
Fugue’s Annual Writing Contest is about to close. You only have the last half of April to get your submissions in. That’s roughly 16 days! To enter before the May 1st deadline see the instructions on our Submit Page. Remember that there are two steps to submitting your contest entry. 1) Add the contest fee ($15) to your cart and pay through Fugue’s subscriptions menu , and 2) email the confirmation number of your contest fee and attached submission to the appropriate genre editor at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org (nonfiction). Be sure to include "Fugue Contest Submission" in the subject line. Good luck. $1000 will be awarded to both poetry and prose winners!
Flight of Writers
March 30, 2013
April 26th, 2013 Fugue will be hosting Flight of Writers in our hometown, Moscow, ID. Flight of Writers is an event that pairs great wine with some of the region’s most celebrated writers. Here’s how it works: before the event, an esteemed judge is given writing samples.
The judge then pairs each sample with a wine that best compliments it, taking into consideration the “flavors” in both the wine and the writing. The best part? The night of the event,
the writers will read their work as the audience samples the wine each writer has been paired with. It’s a night of good taste, for both the ear and the tongue. Kim Barnes, Sam Ligon, and Daniel Orozco will be reading prose, and Ron McFarland and Alexandra Teague will be reading poetry.
Fugue 2013 Annual Writing Contest Now Open!
Jan. 1, 2013
The submission period of Fugue's annual writing contest is currently open. This year, we're fortunate to have our accomplished & talented guest judges, Claudia Emerson for poetry and Duff Brenna for prose, selecting the winners! Both prose and poetry winners receive a prize of $1,000 and publication in the Summer/Fall 2013 print issue of Fugue. Runners up will also be considered for publication in the Summer/Fall 2013 print issue. Check our Submit Page
for the details on how to enter your submission. Good luck, and thanks for entering!
Dec. 11, 2012
Fugue has received some great updates from past and present contributors! We want to pass along their success stories:
Jacob M. Appel, whose short story "The Consummate Marauder" appeared in Fugue's Winter/Fall 1998 issue, won the 2012 Dundee International Book Prize. His novel, The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up, was released by Cargo Publishing this year.
Ansel Elkins, winner of this year's Fugue Spring 2012 Annual Writing Contest in Poetry for her poem "Real Housewives," has received notification that she has been awarded a 2013 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts!
If you see these great writers around (in the real or digital world), be sure to congratulate them. We are proud that their
work has appeared in Fugue, and wish them the best!
Dec. 5, 2012
A quick announcement: our brand new Summer/Fall issue, #43, has arrived from the printer. It's available as a single
issue ($10), or via a two-year subscription (which includes two issues for $18). Check the Subscribe page for more details.
Thanks to our designer, Jordan Sparrow, for the cover art and for all of our talented contributors.
Issue #43 features: poetry by Ansel Elkins, David Cadzen, Dylan Mounts, Anne Switzer, Michael Derrick Hudson,
Julie Judkins, and Jeff Tigchelaar; fiction by Josie Sigler, B. Pelcz, and Geoffrey Robert Waring; nonfiction by Natanya
Ann Pulley, Signe Jorgenson, and Mark Beaver.