The 2016 Spring Issue of Crab Creek Review is Here!
All of us have been famous for being hard to see
in our own homes. No one hears when you call from the basement.
I lose in hide and seek when I see my breath's shadow on snow,
more substantial than I am, more fleeting but more real.
-- Tina Kelley, The Countershading
To read this and more of our favorite poems this season, purchase your copy today.
The 2016 Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize Contest is Now Open
We are thrilled to have Oliver de la Paz judge this year's contest!
Mark your calendar for the submission period between February 15 and May 31, 2016. The top prize is $500 plus publication. Finalists will also appear in the next issue of Crab Creek Review. Applicants may submit up to four entries and all submissions will be considered for publication. For guidelines and a link to the submission site, visit the Contests page.
Place Your Order for the Fall Issue of Crab Creek Review
The Fall issue of Crab Creek Review is now available..
Following is the opening of Jennifer Givhan's "Santiago’s Song":
When I was a boy, I longed to be transformed--
to be othered in the closets of my best friend’s
sister, in her mother’s high heels that almost
fit my own large feet, in the lacy scarves & purses
in which I’d keep the hours
To read the rest of this poem and more from talented writers, purchase your issue today!
Congratulations to the winner of the 2015 Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize, Laura Read!
We are pleased to honor Laura Read with the first place prize for her poem Invagination. To learn more about the contest and the top four poems, visit the Contests page. We look forward to publishing these poems in the fall issue of Crab Creek Review.
Maya Jewell Zeller - new Fiction Editor!
Maya joined the Crab Creek Review team in February 2015. We are fortunate to have this talented, discerning writer on the editorial staff. Welcome, Maya!
Maya Jewell Zeller grew up in the Northwest, mostly living in coastal towns of Oregon and Washington. She has taught writing and literature to high school and college students, fourth graders, and senior citizens, and has been a writer-in-residence in the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest; she currently teaches at Gonzaga University. Maya’s poetry has won awards from Sycamore Review, New South, New Ohio Review, Dogwood, Florida Review and Crab Orchard Review; her first book, Rust Fish, was released in April 2011 from Lost Horse Press. Individual poems, prose pieces, and reviews appear in journals such as Bellingham Review, Pleiades, New Ohio Review, Cincinnati Review, and Rattle. In addition to writing, teaching, and now serving as Fiction Editor for Crab Creek Review, Maya co-directs the Beacon Hill Reading Series in Spokane, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and young son.
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