After two years of purchasing as many sample copies of lit journals as I could afford, I now have a policy of only subscribing to those journals who have either published my stories or have gone out of their way to be kind and or encouraging in their responses to my submissions. However after buying a sample copy of Gulf Coast last year, I couldn't resist getting a two-year subscription. They put out a gorgeous journal full full full of wonderful poems, stories, and short-shorts/prose poems.
This was the sample issue I found in the Northshire Bookstore in Vermont: Gulf Coast
- Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.