2018 Pushcart Prize Nominations

These were not easy to narrow down, but The Mantle is honored to announce our six poems nominated for the Pushcart Prize:

Alicia Hoffman – History Suggests This Is Only the Beginning (Issue #3, February 2018)
Amy Poague – The Time Inside Our Bodies Keeps Us Young (Issue #4, May 2018)
Julia Norton – Don’t Bring This One to Adam (Issue #5, August 2018)
Hunter Lewinski – Usufruct (Issue #5, August 2018)
Gregory Kimbrell – [Utility] SA (Issue #6, November 2018)
Ben Kline – Boy in Repetition (Issue #6, November 2018)

Congrats! Hoping for good news for these poets.

Submissions for Issue 7 are open!

Issue 6

November 2018 (Issue 6) includes poems from:

Daniel Bailey
Ariana D. Den Bleyker
C.M. Donahue
Howard Faerstein
Gregory Kimbrell
Ben Kline
Xiaoly Li
Donora and Andrew Rihn
Jake Sheff
Troy Varvel

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Issue 5

It has been one year since the release of our first issue! Happy to rein in our second year of The Mantle with eight excellent poets. Click the cover below to read!

The Mantle Summer 2018

Issue 5 contributors:

sally burnette
Virginia Bach Folger
Mimi German
Hunter Lewinski
Julia Merante
Julia Norton
Michael Prihoda
Catherine Weiss

Our next issue arrives in November. Submit today!

Best of the Net 2018 Nominations

The Mantle is pleased to announce these six poems from our first four issues as our nominations for the 2018 Sundress Publications “Best of the Net” Anthology:

Nina Sudhakar – Self-Portrait as Cathedral (Issue 1)
Bryanna Licciardi – Fish Love (Issue 2)
Eleonor Botoman – The Diorama (Issue 3)
Layne Ransom – What We Can Bear (Issue 3)
Fayce Hammond – One Genealogy for De/Colonization (Issue 3)
Hedy Habra – Or What Does a Tree Know About Aging? (Issue 4)

 

Congrats and good luck to these poets! Issue 5 releases on Wednesday, August 1st. You can find submission guidelines here.

Issue 4

Honored to present the fourth issue of The Mantle, presenting ten poems from ten poets:

Gale Acuff
Shelby Curran
Emily Ellison
Hedy Habra
Lindsay Illich
Shirley Jones-Luke
Tanner Lee
Ethan Milner
Crystalline Nixon
Amy Poague

The issue is available both as a PDF and as a series of linked pages, so you can read and/or share in the way you prefer.

Consider submitting to our fifth issue, which will release on the first of August. Until then, enjoy!

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Thanks for reading and– always– your support!

Best,

James Croal Jackson
Editor

Bettering American Poetry Volume 3 Nominations

Nominees

Proud to present our nominations for Volume 3 of Bettering American Poetry (content from Issues 1 and 2 are eligible):

Nina Sudhakar – “Self-Portrait as Cathedral” (Issue 1)
Bryanna Licciardi – “Fish Love” (Issue 2)
Keshia Mcclantoc – “nature vs. nurture” (Issue 2)

These poems are worth the read! Congratulations to the nominees and best of luck going forward in the process.

 

(We read submissions for Issue 4 through April 7th. Read the guidelines here!)

Issue 3

Honored to present the third issue of The Mantle! In this issue you’ll find ten poems from nine poets:

Geoff Anderson
Eleonor Botoman
Sheena Carroll
Fayce Hammond
Alicia Hoffman
Daniel J. Pizappi
Layne Ransom
AJ Wolff
Soz Zangana

The issue is available both as a PDF and as a series of linked pages, so you can read and/or share in the way you prefer.

Consider submitting to our fourth issue, which will release on the first of May. Until then, enjoy!

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The Mantle Winter 2018

2017 Pushcart Prize Nominees

These were difficult decisions, but The Mantle is honored to announce this year’s nominees for the Pushcart Prize:

Issue 1:

Nina Sudhakar – “Planar Geometry
Ace Boggess – “‘Isn’t Today Worth Fighting for?’
Nicholas Bon – “C-60

Issue 2:

Tallon Kennedy – “Eclipse Hangover / A Month Later
Bryanna Licciardi – “Fish Love
Kenneth Pobo – “On Facebook Wayne Posts Pictures

Congrats! These poems are in an envelope on their way to New York. Best of luck!

While waiting for decisions to be made, consider reading the nominated poems above and/or making a submission yourself! Issue 3 arrives in February.

Issue 2

Here it is: the second issue of The Mantle! Honored to present ten poems from ten poets:

Maureen Daniels
Anisa Gandevivala
R.W. Jagodnik
Tallon Kennedy
Bryanna Licciardi
Keshia Mcclantoc
Stephen Mead
Jessica Mehta
Kenneth Pobo
Aden Thomas

The issue is available both as a PDF and as a series of linked pages, so you can read and/or share in the way you prefer. In this issue you will find poems of fear and acceptance in relation to love, sea, sky, and phenomena; the intersection of art and identity; the inevitability of both future and memory– and much more. Hope you enjoy reading these as much as I do.

Consider submitting to our third issue, which will release on the first of February. Until then, enjoy!

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