I am happy to announce the launch of Speckled Trout Review. I have partnered with North Carolina writer Nancy Dillingham who will serve along with me as an editor. We will entertain submissions of poetry for our Fall 2019 issue, which will be published in December. At this time, Speckled Trout Review is an online publication with the hope of moving to print in the future.
As of now, the “About Us” section and “Submission Guidelines” are available. There are a few kinks that I still need to work out with the site (created in Word Press), in addition to other materials that I want to make available. This is my first time creating any site, so this is a work-in-progress. Here is the link to Speckled Trout Review
. I encourage you all to submit work! Please do spread a good word to other writers whose work might find a home in STR, too! If any questions, let me know.
Peace & Hope,
Kevin J. McDaniel
Speckled Trout Review is an independent literary magazine. We like good storytelling in poems metaphorically rich and ripe with imagery, poems in which every word counts, poems that look like poems. Good rhythm is nice, too. However, abstract is not our thing; neither is overt political stuff. Appalachian poets are welcome here, in addition to… Read more
*We are accepting submissions for the first issue of Speckled Trout Review (Fall 2019 issue), which will be published in early December. The deadline for submissions is November 6. Editors of Speckled Trout Review welcome submissions of unpublished poetry (nothing previously published in an electronic publication of any kind or print) for its fall and… Read more
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