Museum Announces “The Village Pariah”

I have a poem included in this new literary magazine.

Media release:  Thursday, 15 July 2010 21:36

The Village Pariah, a biannual literary journal published by the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum, has launched its inaugural issue containing poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction.  Mark Twain, his hometown of Hannibal, the Mississippi River, the Midwest, and small town or rural life in America provide the inspiration and theme for the journal. Pulitzer Prize-winner Ron Powers wrote the introductory essay for this issue.

“The idea grew out of the writers’ workshops we’ve held here at the Museum,” said Cindy Lovell, executive director.  “Mark Twain is always our model and inspiration.  Publishing such a journal is in keeping with the Museum’s mission to preserve and promote Twain’s legacy.”

Editors Emily Hayes and Danny Wilson of Carbondale, Illinois are alumni of the Museum’s teacher workshops and writers’ workshops.  Submissions for the journal were received from all around the country from both established writers as well as previously unpublished writers.  “We were impressed with the quality of submissions,” said Hayes.  “This made it a challenge to edit, but a better journal.”

The Village Pariah can be purchases as a single issue ($12), PDF download ($5), or annual subscription ($20).  The journal will be published as Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter issues.

For more information visit: http://marktwainmuseum.org.

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