Goblin Fruit

Monday, April 23, 2007

Endicott review and the Hunter's site

Midori Snyder has very kindly reviewed our 2007 Spring Issue on Endicott Redux. Hurray!

Also, Oliver Hunter, our site designer, Art Director, and all 'round fabulous wonderful person (every 'zine needs one), now has his very own site up and running again at A Cupfull of Oliver. If you're interested in seeing more of his gorgeous art, enjoying his musical forays or stealing pictures of him for your home or office shrine, keep an eye on it!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Spring 2007 Issue is Live!

Featuring all sorts of mad, marvelous poetry by JC Runolfson, A. E. Lowery, Mary Alexandra Agner, Catherynne M. Valente, Kirsten Anderson, Sam Henderson, Karen Romanko, Marge Simon, Karen Berry, JoSelle Vanderhooft, Marcie Tentchoff, Casey Fiesler, Felicity Maxwell and Deborah Kolodji, as well as art by Oliver Hunter and Marge Simon, Goblin Fruit's first Anniversary issue is now live! You can also hear many of our poets reading their poems aloud; click on the little red tulips next to their names to do so.

Happy Spring, everyone!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Rhysling nominees, ahoy!

We're delighted to announce that four poems published in Goblin Fruit last year have been nominated for Rhysling Award. They are:

"Sisyphus Walks", by Mike Allen, in the long category.
"Bacchanal", by Mike Allen, in the short category.
"Women of the Resurrection", by Emily Gaskin, in the short category.
"First Festival", by Samantha Henderson, in the short category.

Congratulations to all the nominees, and good luck!

Response Times -- Why They Lengthen

The last month and a half, we've been taking quite a long while getting back to you on submissions -- certainly more than our original 4 weeks, even sometimes more than our lengthened 5 weeks. We sincerely apologise for this, and would like to share some of our excu -- er, reasons, with you.

First and foremost, I, Amal, have moved overseas. Given that Jess and I usually go over submissions together, this has problematised things somewhat; where before, we only had a three-hour time difference to deal with, we now have an eleven-hour time difference (down from twelve; thanks, Daylight Savings Time!).

Second, Jess' computer crashed utterly, miserably, and irrevocably about two months ago -- roughly around the time I left Canada, as a matter of fact (though I maintain the two incidents aren't related. Honest!). She succumbed to peer pressure and replaced it with a Mac, and a wireless connection. "What's wrong with that?" say the Mac/wireless users amongst you. Everything, I reply. The steady slowness of her creaky dial-up has been replaced with a halting, haphazard speediness -- and so, sadly, has our fashion of responding to you. This leaves me with two things to say:

1) Please query us after we've passed the 5-week mark. Don't hesitate, don't be shy. The last thing we want is to have submissions go astray on top of everything.

2) We're really, really sorry, and we're working on it.