I am excited to announce that I am caught up with updates on the website. There is now a separate page for each issue, listing contributors and links to their biographies. There is also a page listing all of our contributors, from all of the issues, with links to their biographies. I have updated the biographies with our Pushcart nominations next to the title of the piece.
I am looking forward to the release of our fifth issue, Volume 3, Issue 1, in January 2017. Submissions are open for our sixth issue, with the deadline on May 15, 2017. The optional theme is balloons. See the Submit page for more information.
I am looking into making other changes to The Magnolia Review, including an award, interviews, and a contest. Stay tuned!
–Suzanna Anderson, Editor-in-Chief and Founder, December 15, 2016
S.F. Wright lives and teaches in New Jersey. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Chiron Review, Steel Toe Review, and The Tishman Review, among other places. His website is sfwrightwriter.com.
Across the Bridge, Volume 3, Issue 1
Guinotte Wise lives on a farm in Resume Speed, Kansas. His short story collection (Night Train, Cold Beer) won publication by a university press and not much acclaim. Two more books since. His wife has an honest job in the city and drives 100 miles a day to keep it.
Cookout, Volume 3, Issue 1
Cathy Whittaker has had a sequence of 15 poems published in Quintet, Cinnamon Press. Her work has appeared in Prole, The Interpreter’s House, Envoi, Orbis, Ink Sweat and Tears, Mslexia, and many other magazines and anthologies. She was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, 2015. This year she was chosen by Poetry on Loan for their West Midlands postcard series. She was the Poet Laureate for Warwick.
Bridge, Sun/Shadow, Buried Alive, Medication, Dear Ms Psychiatrist, and I won’t be Returning, Volume 3, Issue 1
Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy, and reality. Her work has been widely published.
Weeping Mask and The End, Volume 3, Issue 1
Richard Weaver resides in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. He volunteers with the Maryland Book Bank, and is a seasonal snowflake counter (unofficially). His publications include crazyhorse, LRR, NAR, Poetry, BWR, 2River View, NER, and the ubiquitous Elsewhere. Recent poems have appeared in the Southern Quarterly, Little Patuxent Review, Red Eft Review, Crack the Spine, Gingerbread House, and Conjunctions. Forthcoming work will be appearing in Clade Song, Dead Mule, and Steel Toe Review (2017).
The Iago Complex simplified in the womb of time, Volume 3, Issue 1
Josh Patrick Sheridan lives in upstate New York with his family. He is a tutor for an early college high school program and teaches writing at the College of Saint Rose in Albany. Find his blog at www.belmontfoghorn.wordpress.com.
Locusts, Volume 3, Issue 1