Spring Issue: Enter at Shenandoah Icon: The Editor Recommends

BEVEL SUMMERS?  See bottom of post.

In Volume 63, Number 2:

Austin Segrest’s poem “The Federal Road”

Heather Goodman’s story “Humdinger”

a gallery of book recommendations from the staff

Lisa Russ Spaar’s poem “Receipt Medieval”

“A Brief History of Execution,” an essay by Jonathan Fink

Lesley Wheeler’s interview with doctor/poet/activist Raphael Campo

Rob McDonald’s gallery of photos: author demesnes

plus the editor’s note on the travels and travails of William Clark’s slave and sometime fellow explorer York.


The Bevel Summers Short Short Story Contest is closed.  Our Submittable site maxed out about 13 hours before we had intended for the contest to end, but with over 900 entries, we decided not to engage with the technical issues and a later window of opportunity.  Keep us in mind next year, and don’t be one of the 200+ writers who waited till the last weekend.



And just who was Bevel Summers?



recent-meR. T. Smith has edited Shenandoah since 1995 and serves as Writer-in-Residence at Washington & Lee. His forthcoming books are Doves in Flight: 13 Fictions and Summoning Shades: New Poems, both due in 2017.