Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Closing to Submissions

On May 1, Third Coast will be closed to new submissions until August 1. So get those manuscripts in now!

If you've previously submitted to Third Coast and have not heard back, our editors will continue to reply over the summer. All manuscripts submitted before April 30, 2010 will hopefully have received a response by Labor Day of this year. If you have not received a response by that date, feel free to query the Managing Editor at

Note Bene: only submissions received through our online submission manager will be considered for publication. Any manuscripts received by snail mail, as email attachments, or in the body of an email, will be rejected without being read.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

AWP Bookfair: Promotional Materials

If you've ever attended the AWP Conference Bookfair, you know that all tables, be they for journals, presses or writing programs, have fliers, postcards, bookmarks or other paper with their info on it.  Some even have pins or magnets.  Then there are the pen-giver-outers.  Next you have the candy tins or cookie trays.  The guy hocking his book of fire/arson/burning related poetry collection handed out customized matchbooks (which was great but I don't have any because I doubted the TSA was gonna be thrilled to have me bring them through security). 

Often you'll see a combination of several of the above.  But none of these people win my award for best at-table promotion.

One word: mimosas.

Early Saturday morning, right after I'd finished my giant coffee and still felt weak and sleep-deprived, someone offered me a mimosa at bookfair, and I was glad to take it. I bought her book of poetry, too.

Best. Promotion. Period.

Even if the guy that came after me thought it was just OJ and got a little upset to find the alcohol present.

I don't know if Third Coast will be going in for alcohol-related promotions at the next AWP bookfair, but our editors have absolutely no reservations about anyone else doing so -- just be sure to tell us when and where ahead of time.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring Issue 2010 / AWP Conference

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The 2010 Spring Issue of Third Coast is hot off the press and already arriving in mailboxes everywhere -- as well as walking off in the hands of many an AWP Conference attendee!

Check out the table of contents and fabulous front/back cover art.

Thank you and congratulations to all our contributors!

Another great big thanks (and hello!) to everyone who stopped by the Third Coast table at the AWP Conference Bookfair. It was great to get to meet you and answer your questions, to chat about the magazine and the kind of writing you do -- and to everyone who gave me names of authors/blogs to read or traded tips about what anthologies you teach: I really appreciate the advice!

Keep an eye on the blog for more recap (and photos) from the conference.