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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 33, copyright 2013

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.

2013 Chapbook Contest Winner Announced:

Slipstream Press is pleased to announce that John Cullen, of Big Rapids, Michigan, has been selected as the winner of our 2013 Poetry Chapbook Contest.


Announcing a New Theme Issue for 2014:

We are currently accepting submissions for a new theme issue (#34), which we will explore "Rust, Dust, & Lust." A poem may include any combination of these subjects or just one. Creative interpretations of these themes is highly encouraged.

Deadline for submissions for this issue is June 1 of next year (2014). Please submit only unpublished work. Please refer to our submission guidelines to submit.

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Slipstream    Dept. W-1    P.O. Box 2071    Niagara Falls, New York 14301

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 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

2013 Poetry Contest Winner

Town Crazy, by John Cullen Slipstream Press is pleased to announce that John Cullen, of Big Rapids, Michigan, has been selected as the winner of our 2013 Poetry Chapbook Contest. Cullen will receive a $1,000 prize, along with 50 copies of his chapbook, which is titled Town Crazy. Books will be shipped to all entrants in the contest in late September and also are available now for 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.

John Cullen John Cullen was raised in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York and attended school at SUNY Geneseo and BGSU. After moving to Michigan to teach at Ferris State University, he began a series of poems dramatizing his experiences of acclimating to rural West Michigan. These are the poems in this collection. Recent work has appeared in The Rathalla Review, Grist and IthacaLit.

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."
Sudasi Clement Last year's Slipstream Chapbook Contest winner was Sudasi Clement, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, for her collection of poetry entitled The Bones We Have in Common.

About The Bones We Have in Common, Miriam Sagan writes writes: "These poems are truly fun to read as they roam through vital and original territory... By turns startling and beautiful, Sudasi Clement's poetry gives us a sense of cosmic play."

Clement lives in the high desert of New Mexico and currently serves as the poetry editor for the Santa Fe Literary Review. Her work has appeared in Nerve Cowboy, Origami Condom, Main Channel Voices, Slipstream, and others.


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