Friday, March 20, 2009

Our New Issue (Fall/Wtr 2009) is Available! (and other Crab Creek Review news)

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We are so happy to tell you our new issue of Crab Creek Review (Fall/Wtr 2009) is available with new work from: Denise Duhamel, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Peter Pereira, Susan Rich, Martha Silano, Peggy Shumaker, Nancy Pagh, Jenifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Austen, Barbara Crooker, Susan Elbe, Michelle Bitting, Jim Daniels, Kevin Miller, Bethany Reid, and others.

You can purchase your copy or subscribe here.

For a little peek of what's inside, here's the opening from Denise Duhamel's incredible poem, "Kiss Me You Fool," When we were first datingI bought you a pair of wind-up lips...

Or sample Nancy Pagh's poem "At the Erotic Bakery" where There are no cameras allowed.

Or discover with Peter Pereira as he reads the newspaper who had three wives, a lover/never married, lived alone, in his poem, "Reading the Obits."

We have a feeling this issue is going to sell out, so order your copies soon:


Also, we've begun our 2009 Poetry Contest and our judge this year will be Aimee Nezhukumatathil, author of At the Drive-In Volcano (2007) and Miracle Fruit (2003). The Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize is $150 and publication in Crab Creek Review. All entries are considered for publication. For complete guidelines, please go to:

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Thank you all for your support of our literary journal! We are glad to have you as readers and hope to bring you the best poems and short stories. And now we are accepting creative non-fiction essays for our next issue!For more details on our journal or how to submit your poems, stories, or creative non-fiction, please visit our website at:

Kelli Russell Agodon
Annette Spaulding-Convy

Winner of the Crab Creek Review Fiction Prize Announced --

The editors of Crab Creek Review would like to congratulate--

Shann Ray
, winner of the Crab Creek Review Fiction Prize for his short story, Rodin's the Hand of God...

Other finalists: Jim Bainbridge, Zan Agzigian, Laura Gibson, Richard Fellinger, Debra Brenegan, and Gary Parks.

Thank you all for the fine work and our thanks also to all the other writers who participated. We greatly appreciate your support of our journal. Thank you!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mark Your Calendars for April 19th!

Save The Date for Crab Creek Review's April Reading at Eagle Harbor Bookstore
Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 3:30 pm
Eagle Harbor Book Company
Bainbridge Island, WA

Join us for an afternoon of poetry, featuring writers from our Fall/Winter '09 Issue with

Nancy Pagh
Peter Pereira
Susan Rich
Jenifer Lawrence

Kingston artist, Marilyn Liden Bode, will also be at the reading with her beautiful linocut, We Are The Reason Our Ancestors Existed, which is featured on our cover.

Join us for National Poetry Month to celebrate these poets and our new issue!

See you there!

Pushcart Prize Nominations from Crab Creek Review--

Crab Creek Review would like to congratulate the following writers for their good work and nomination for the Pushcart Prize--

Kathleen Alcala, The Accidental Zoo
Patricia Fargnoli, Lovers
Sidney Hall, Jr., What the Loon Must Have Known
Marjorie Manwaring, You Ask About the Letting Go
Kay Mullen, The Tent
Peter Munro, The Fatman Can’t Get a Country and Western Tune Out of His Head: ‘Mamas, Don’t Let Your Sons Grow Up (To Be Intertidal Ecologists)’

Thanks for being part of our publication!