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SHENANDOAH Considering Fiction, Non-fiction Submissions

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As of Monday, September 22, Shenandoah will be considering submissions of fiction and non-fiction for the spring, 2015 issue.  Manuscripts should be submitted through our submissions management program, which can be accessed by selecting SUBMISSIONS tab on the top tool … Continue reading

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Scratching the Surface of Place and Space

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For my spring term class at Washington and Lee, I was lucky enough to attend an English class in England. The class was called “Shakespeare in Performance,” which, as you can probably guess, entailed mainly plays and site seeing. While … Continue reading

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BEVEL SUMMERS PRIZE CLOSED

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The deadline for the Bevel Summers Prize for the Short Short Story has passed.  Since the response was strong (over 500 stories), it will take some time to judge.  The winner will be announced in June.

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The New Boy Scouts of America

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I hated being a Boy Scout for no reasons related to their recent and applaudable decision not to exclude gay Scouts.  I hope they’ll also promise not to allow bullying or torturing the gay members once they’ve enlisted, and I … Continue reading

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Sentry

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By Brendan Galvin Thistle, you look like another of evolution’s jokes, impossible as a great blue heron seems impossible, though you both are brilliant survivors. Still, mixed metaphor, it looks like someone hung you all over with shaving brushes nobody … Continue reading

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Jake

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How often I’ve heard the phrase “with a heavy heart” as a place-keeper while someone seeks fresher words to express grief and the plea for comfort.  I usually flinch when I hear the phrase, yet right now its drumbeat seems … Continue reading

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SHENANDOAH and Literary Community Mourn

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Shenandoah and the rest of the American literary community mourn the loss of Jake Adam York, who died Sunday after a massive stroke.  He was 40.  Jake had been a Contributing Editor to this magazine for over a decade and … Continue reading

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Halloween Deadline: ELIXIR Press Poetry Contest

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The deadline for the Elixir Press Poetry Awards is October 31, exactly one week away.  Manuscripts must be submitted via the post office and via the Elixir Press Submission Manager.  This competition is open to all poets, regardless of publication … Continue reading

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Reading with Senses

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The human body has five, equally important senses of perception- touch, smell, taste, hearing and vision. When reading a piece of fiction or poem in the traditional manner, one needed only two of these senses: seeing and touching. You held the … Continue reading

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Melungeons: Mysterious Origins of an Appalachian Subculture?

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Or maybe “subculture” isn’t the right word, nor “race” nor “ethnicity.”  Whether born of the invisible incursions of Portuguese, the wayward Welsh led by Madoc, the intermarriage of whites (Lost Colony survivors among them) and Indians, the weddings and progeny … Continue reading

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