Cynthia Reeser

Assistant Editor
Vicki Entreken

Fiction Editor
L. S. Bassen
Roger Pincus

Poetry Editor
Patricia Caspers

Interviews Editor
Stephanie Johnson

C. L. Bledsoe
Kathleen Kirk

C. L. Bledsoe
Sue Ellis
Cindy Matthews
Matthew Miranda
Andrew Powers
David Rawson



Prick of the Spindle was established in March 2007 as a quarterly online literary journal with a corresponding Kindle Magazine edition (the first literary journal to be available as a Kindle magazine), and is now exclusively a biannual print journal.

Prick of the Spindle recognizes new talent as well as established voices. We are simply looking for well-written, interesting works that are fresh, original, and engaging.

We publish poetry, fiction (from flash to novella-length), drama, creative and academic nonfiction, articles, interviews, literary reviews, film, and visual art. Although we do not publish genre fiction, we are open to different forms. These may be more traditional, but infused with freshness and innovation; or experimental but not chaotic: if it is chaos in complete freedom of form you are aiming at, envelop it within some structure, even if only the structure of meaning. To submit, visit the submission guidelines page for the link to the submission manager.

Prick of the Spindle, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

If you are a person or organization who is interested in sponsorship or in making a tax-deductible charitable donation, please contact Cynthia Reeser at pseditor (at) prickofthespindle (dot) com.

Sponsorship levels are as follows:

COUNCIL: $3,000 for acknowledgement in the print journal for 3 years and two lifetime subscriptions.
PATRON: $1,000 for acknowledgement in the print journal for 2 years and a lifetime subscription.
FRIEND: $500 for acknowledgement in the print journal for 1 year and a lifetime subscription.

If you are interested in advertising with us, see our 2014 Media Kit for more information.

We welcome contact from publishers who may be seeking reviews of upcoming or recently-issued books. All questions should be directed to
pseditor (at) prickofthespindle (dot) com.

Postal correspondence may be directed to:
Prick of the Spindle
P.O. Box 170607
Birmingham, AL 35217

ISSN 1940-5499.


Guest artist : Regina Valluzzi. Graphic shown above right: "Interphases and Grains"

Prick of the Spindle - Print Edition Issue 7 releases April 30, 2015.
Order your copy here. Check out our guidelines and submit here.

Congratulations to the 2014 Prick of the Spindle Best of the Net Award nominees:

Congratulations to the 2013 Prick of the Spindle Million Writers Award nominees:

We accept short film submissions. To submit your work, send an inquiry with a link to your work to pseditor (at) prickofthespindle
(dot) com.

Aqueous Books, a print publisher, a relative of
Prick of the Spindle.

Congratulations to Zimbabwe writer Melissa Tandiwe Myambo for her story published in Prick of the Spindle Vol. 4.2 , "La Salle de Depart," which was shortlisted for the 13th Caine Prize for African Writing.
See more on the prize here.


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