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Editor-in-Chief,
Founder

Cynthia Reeser

Fiction Editors
L. S. Bassen
Roger Pincus
Alex Tamaki

Poetry Editor
Patricia Caspers

Nonfiction Editor
Vicki Entreken

Interviews Editor
Stephanie Johnson

Columnists
C. L. Bledsoe
Kathleen Kirk

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

 

 

about.

Prick of the Spindle was established in March 2007 as a quarterly online journal, but now has editions in print and online. The journal recognizes new talent as well as established voices. We are simply looking for well-written, interesting works that are fresh, original, and engaging.

Prick of the Spindle publishes poetry, fiction (from flash to novella-length), drama, creative and academic nonfiction, articles, interviews, literary reviews, film, and artwork. Though we do not publish genre fiction, we are open to different forms.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 it is only the structure of meaning.

To submit, visit the submission guidelines page for the link to the submission manager. Note that, as content for the online and print editions is different, there are separate submission processes for each. Online content is also available in the Kindle magazine edition, available through the Amazon.com Kindle Store. Prick of the Spindle was the first literary journal to be available as a Kindle magazine.

Prick of the Spindle is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is therefore a non-paying market (online edition). Token payment is provided on publication in the print edition. 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. Ad space is available in the print edition; please contact Cynthia Reeser at the previously mentioned e-mail address for full page, half page, and quarter page rates.

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.

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 6 released late April 2014. Check out our guidelines and submit here.

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

Congratulations to the 2013 Prick of the Spindle Best of the Net 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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