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Slipstream Magazine is a yearly anthology of some of the best poetry you'll find today in the American small press. Slipstream 34, copyright 2014

A single issue of Slipstream costs $10 and generally consists of 75 to 100 pages of poetry, fiction and artwork. Subscriptions are $20 and include two issues of the magazine plus the two most recent chapbooks.

Founded in 1980, Slipstream features the work of both new and established writers. Charles Bukowski, Gerald Locklin, Wanda Coleman, Lyn Lifshin, David Chorlton, Jim Daniels, Ron Koertge, Sean Dougherty and Sherman Alexie are among the many writers whose work has appeared in the pages of Slipstream.
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Slipstream welcomes the submission of poetry, black & white photography and artwork throughout the year. All rights revert to author/artist upon publication and payment is one copy of the issue in which your work appears.

See our Submission & Contest GuidelinesNo E-Mail Submissions, please.

Call for Submissions - New Theme Issue: "Elements"

Slipstream is currently reading for Issue #35, which will be published in 2015. We seek poetry that explores the theme "elements." Creative interpretations are welcome. Submit up to five (5) poems in one document file only. We also are seeking artwork for the issue. Please do not submit again until you have received a response on the status of your current submission.

Please refer to our submission guidelines to submit.

2014 Chapbook Contest Winner

Nicole Antonio, of Oakland, CA, was selected as the winner of the 2014 Slipstream Chapbook Contest for her manuscript, Another Mistake. She received a $1,000 prize along with 50 copies of her book.

All entrants in the Slipstream contest receive a copy of the winning chapbook as well as the latest issue of Slipstream magazine.

Deadline for our next contest is December 1, 2015.


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Annual Poetry Chapbook Contest

Slipstream Poetry Chapbook Contest The annual Slipstream poetry contest offers a $1,000 prize plus 50 professionally-printed copies of your book. Deadline is Dec. 1 every year. Everyone who enters the poetry contest receives a copy of the winning chapbook plus one complimentary issue of Slipstream magazine.

The winner of the contest is typically announced in late spring/early summer. The book and author are featured prominently on the Slipstream website for one year, as well as in all Slipstream catalogs, press releases, and promotional materials.

Winning chapbooks are submitted by Slipstream for review by various national and international poetry/writing publications and may also be featured in the Grants and Awards section of Poets & Writers magazine

Send up to 40 pages of poetry: any style, format, or theme.

For additional details click here: Slipstream Poetry Chapbook Contest

2014 Poetry Contest Winner

Another Mistake, by Nicole Antonio Slipstream Press is pleased to announce that Nicole Antonio, of Oakland, California, has been selected as the winner of our 2014 Poetry Chapbook Contest. Nicole received a $1,000 prize, along with 50 copies of her chapbook, which is titled Another Mistake. Books were shipped to all entrants in the contest in September and also are available purchase through the Slipstream website.

All poets who enter the Slipstream competition receive a complimentary copy of the winning chapbook along with the latest issue of Slipstream magazine.

Nicole Antonio Nicole Antonio studied poetry and screen writing at the University of Southern California, obtaining both her Bachelor's in English and Master's in Professional Writing. Her work has appeared in The Nervous Breakdown, Watershed, and The Truth About the Fact. After serving as the Editor in Chief for the USC's Southern California Review, she moved north and now lives in Oakland.

About Another Mistake, Amy Gerstler, author of Dearest Creature and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, writes: "Another Mistake is a powerhouse chapbook. This is a hyper-awake, penetrating, gritty, humane, fearless literary voice. Each of these poems displays exemplary control of the pressurized energies at its core. Another Mistake bears fresh, deeply affecting witness to the speed at which Nicole's generation lives, loves, hooks up, slaves and suffers. Our need to embrace dark urges and our fucked up origins, to understand and master pleasure and pain, to be wildly alive but also to face the music, it's all here, articulated with the perfect mix of distance and immediacy. I am an avid fan who hopes a full-length collection is in the pipeline."

David St. John, author of The Window and co-editor of American Hybrid, writes: "Nicole Antonio's chapbook, Another Mistake, is an absolutely breath-taking collection. These poems are urgent and immediate, visceral and gripping. There is an exquisite delicacy to Nicole Antonio's poetry that is also both muscular and provocative as well. Don't miss this poet or her remarkable, knock-out debut."
John Cullen Last year's Slipstream Chapbook Contest winner was John Cullen, of Big Rapids, Michigan, for his collection of poetry entitled Town Crazy.

About Town Crazy, Rebecca Clever, Editor/Publisher of Blast Furnace writes: "Town Crazy makes intimate the seemingly ordinary, giving face to the pay-no-minds: a brotherhood of "have-nots" pitching in to hold one man's line in an unnamed fishing village; an eccentric antique dealer selling wares off a dirt road highway exit; a disturbed man playing bird above the public square; a bible-reading bait shop cashier bestowing her best wishes; the little pockets of Michigan that poet John Cullen has refused to ignore. I love this collection of meticulous meditations that are, simultaneously, startling and wise."

Michele Lesko, Editor of IthacaLit writes: "We all experience the daily, where there is "little romance," yet we continue to cast about for the sweet spot in a moment's gamble and relief. These are the poems of living—living with hope, living with crazy, living among the lost and the forsaken, always alive to experience life's essence."


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