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Slippery Elm is open for submissions in general and contest categories!

se logoPrizes of $1,000 will be awarded for one poem and one work of prose (story or essay). All entries will be considered for publication in Slippery Elm’s 2014 issue. Jeff Gundy will judge in poetry, and David James Poissant will judge in prose. Submit up to three poems or 5,000 words of prose via Submittable by September 1. No charge for general submissions, but the $15 contest entry fee buys you a copy of our 2014 issue, along with eligibility for the $1000 prize. E-mail slipperyelm@findlay.edu, post us a note Facebook, or see our guidelines in Submittable for further information.

 

 

The 2014 Slippery Elm contest judges are Jeff Gundy and David James Poissant

Jeff Gundy’s sixth book of poems, Somewhere Near Defiance, is forthcoming from Anhinga in 2014. His fourth prose book, Songs from an Empty Cage: Poetry, Mystery, Anabaptism, and Peace, is just out from Cascadia. Other recent work is in Shenandoah, The Sun, The Georgia Review, Nimrod, and the anthology Making Poems. He teaches at Bluffton University in Ohio. He is also the poetry prize winner of the 2013 Slippery Elm Poetry Contest with is poem “Something the Winter Wren Didn’t Say”

David James Poissant’s stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Chicago Tribune, Glimmer Train, The New York Times, One Story, Playboy, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, and in the New Stories from the South and Best New American Voices anthologies. His writing has been awarded the Matt Clark Prize, the George Garrett Fiction Award, the RopeWalk Fiction Chapbook Prize, and the Alice White Reeves Memorial Award from the National Society of Arts & Letters, as well as awards from The Chicago Tribune and The Atlantic and Playboy magazines. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of Central Florida and lives in Orlando with his wife and daughters.

 

2013 Slippery Elm

2013 Slippery Elm

The inaugural issue of Slippery Elm is now available!

View now with one simple click on the “2013 Issue” tab listed under the “Journal” tab on the main menu.

Featuring artwork from Marianna Hofer which also appears on our brand new website!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are pleased to announce contest winners Sandra Hogue and Jeff Gundy

Their work appears in our first issue, available now.

Sandra Hogue

Sandra Hogue

Sandra Hogue’s piece “Harm” is the winner of the 2013 Slippery Elm Prose Contest.

Sandra Van Pelt Hogue M.S.W. M.F.A. was born and raised in the coalfields of West Virginia, and it is this region that is the primary focus of her writing. She holds graduate degrees from New York University in New York City and The Sewanee School of Letters/University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Sandra has worked as a psychotherapist with private practices in New York City, Atlanta, and Mobile. Her most recent short story collection is entitled Roads With Mirrors. The title story was featured in The Appalachian Heritage Literary Review and won a Plattner Prize for outstanding fiction. “Harm”, the third story in the Roads With Mirrors short story cycle is the Slippery Elm Literary Journal prose contest winner and will be featured in the inaugural issue December, 2013.

 

Jeff Gundy photo taken by Bill Walker

Jeff Gundy photo taken by Bill Walker

Jeff Gundy’s piece “Something the Winter Wren Didn’t Say” is the winner of the 2013 Slippery Elm Poetry Contest.

Jeff Gundy’s sixth book of poems, Somewhere Near Defiance, is forthcoming from Anhinga in 2014. His fourth prose book, Songs from an Empty Cage: Poetry, Mystery, Anabaptism, and Peace, is just out from Cascadia. Other recent work is in Shenandoah, The Sun, The Georgia Review, Nimrod, and the anthology Making Poems. He teaches at Bluffton University in Ohio.