Phoebe (magazine)

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Phoebe  
Discipline literary journal
Language English
Edited by Amanda Canupp Mendoza
Publication details
Publisher
Publication history
1971-present
Frequency Twice per year
Indexing
ISSN 0270-868X
Links

Phoebe: A Journal of Literature and Art is a literary journal based at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and first published in 1971. It publishes one print issue and one online issue each year in addition to running annual contests in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The journal has served as a space for up-and-coming writers, whose style, form, voice, and subject matter demonstrate a vigorous appeal to the senses, intellect, and emotions of readers. According to the Phoebe constitution, "We insist on openness, which means we welcome both experimental and conventional prose and poetry, and we insist on being entertained, which means the work must capture and hold our attention, whether it be the potent language of a poem or the narrative mechanics of a short story."

Notable Contributors[edit]

Matt Bell (author), Dorothea Lasky, Karen An-hwei Lee, Richard Bausch, Joshua Ferris, Russell Edson, Jenny Boully, Cornelius Eady, Kim Addonizio, Katie Ford, Thomas Lux, Jacob M. Appel, Yusef Komunyakaa, C.K. Williams, Ray DiPalma, Keith Waldrop, Michael Palmer (poet), Cathy Park Hong, G.C. Waldrep, and Rosmarie Waldrop

Notable Judges[edit]

1997 Winter Contest: Fiction: Susan Shreve, Poetry: Rod Smith (poet)

1998 Winter Contest: Fiction: Cathi Hanauer, Poetry: Russell Edson

2006 Winter Contest: Fiction: Carrie Brown (author), Poetry: Anne Carson

2011 Winter Contest: Nonfiction: Shauna Cross, Fiction: Caitlin Horrocks, Poetry: Dan Beachy-Quick

2014 Winter Contest: Nonfiction: Cheryl Strayed, Fiction: Benjamin Percy, Poetry: Eduardo C. Corral

2015 Winter Contest: Nonfiction: Roxane Gay, Fiction: Ramona Ausubel, Poetry: Brian Teare

About Phoebe[edit]

Phoebe supports up-and-coming writers, whose style, form, voice, and subject matter demonstrate a vigorous appeal to the senses, intellect, and emotions of readers. According to the Phoebe website, writers are chosen because the editors believe their work succeeds at its goals, whether its goals are to uphold or challenge literary tradition.

The journal's website[1] also says that, as a whole, the editors insist on openness, which means that both experimental and conventional prose and poetry are welcome. The editors also say that they insist on being entertained, which means the work must capture and hold the reader's attention, whether it be the potent language of a poem or the narrative mechanics of a short story or the subtle, but perfectly phrased capture of a moment of a nonfiction piece.

About Submissions[edit]

Previously published work is not considered. Authors who have previously submitted their work are welcome to submit again. Simultaneous submissions are considered and encouraged. Submissions by mail are not considered.

Poetry submissions: Each author may submit no more than one poetry submission of 3-5 poems.
Fiction submissions: Fiction submissions may be no longer than 4,000 words.
Nonfiction submissions: Nonfiction submissions may be no longer than 4,000 words.

Reporting time is four to six months, though usually sooner. All submissions are submitted and read through Submittable, an online submission management system used by literary journals around the country. Phoebe's submittable page can be found at https://phoebe.submittable.com/submit

2016-2016 Editors[edit]

Editor-in-Chief – Amanda Canupp Mendoza
Assistant Editor – Robbie Maakestad
Fiction Editor – Lina Patton
Assistant Fiction Editor – Sarah Bates
Poetry Editor – Q
Assistant Poetry Editor – Douglas Luman
Nonfiction Editor – Eric Botts
Assistant Nonfiction Editor – Kerry Folan
Faculty Advisor, Eric Pankey

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Phoebe". Phoebe Journal. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 

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