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PR Contributor Tracy K. Smith is the New U.S. Poet Laureate

June 14, 2017

We were thrilled to hear that Post Road contributor Tracy K. Smith has been named the new U.S. Poet Laureate. Please click the links to read Ms. Smith’s poems “A Hunger So Honed” and “Self Portrait as the Letter Y,” both of which appear in Post Road 7.





Editors’ Roundtable @ PSB

April 1, 2017

This Monday, April 3, six local journal editors will convene for a roundtable at Porter Square Books beginning at 7 p.m. Moderated by Journal of the Month‘s Jenn ScheckKahn, the panel will feature Sven Birkerts (AGNI), Christina Thompson (Harvard Review), Jennifer Barber (Salamander), Mark Polanzak (draft), Greg Harris (Pangyrus) and Christopher Boucher (Post Road).  Hope to see you there!

 





How We Speak to One Another

March 14, 2017

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Happy publication day to PR Contributors Ander Monson (PR8) and Craig Reinbold (PR24), whose new book How We Speak to One Another is out today from Coffee House Press.  Please click here for information.





Contest Deadline Extended!

February 28, 2017

Good news! We’ve decided to extend the deadline for our flash-fiction contest to March 10th, 2017.  The contest will be judged by writers Elizabeth Graver and Suzanne Matson, and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive prizes of $500, $250, & $100, respectively. All entries will be considered for publication, and selected finalist manuscripts will be included in the prize folio in Post Road 33, due out in the fall of 2017.

The  co-judges will consider previously unpublished stories up to 1000 words. The contest is open to all fiction writers except current Boston College students, faculty, and staff, and the $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription.  Please click here to submit.





Post Road Meetup at AWP

February 7, 2017

If you’re attending AWP in Washington D.C. later this week, I hope you’ll stop by Rocket Bar (714 7th St NW) on Friday between 6 and 8.  We’ll be giving away drink tickets and free back issues, but both are limited – so please arrive early!





Got Flash Fiction?

February 1, 2017

Submit to Post Road’s first-ever flash fiction contest, to be judged by writers Elizabeth Graver and Suzanne Matson. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive prizes of $500, $250, & $100, respectively. All entries will be considered for publication, and selected finalist manuscripts will be included in the prize folio in Post Road 33, due out in the fall of 2017.

The contest deadline is March 1st, 2017, and the co-judges will consider previously unpublished stories up to 1000 words. The contest is open to all fiction writers except current Boston College students, faculty, and staff, and the $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription.  Please click here to submit.





And the nominees are…

December 6, 2016

2017coverotherpagesPost Road is pleased to announce our nominations for the 2017 Pushcart Prize.  Our editors chose the following selections:

Fiction
“The Woman in the Barn,” by Jaclyn Gilbert
“The Goldfish,” by Julia Strayer

Nonfiction
“Clutter,” by Caitlin Garvey
“The Himalayas Are Not Flat,” by Jennifer Sinor

Poetry
“Deafheaven Fried Chicken,” by Matt Hart
“Mafiosa,” by Suzanne Roszak

Congratulations to these writers!  We’ll keep our fingers crossed!





deCordova New England Biennial 2016

December 1, 2016

art9PR Contributor Cary Smith (whose Pointed Splat #2, from PR28, appears above) is one of sixteen artists featured in the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum’s New England Biennial 2016 exhibit. deCordova is located in Lincoln, Mass., and the Biennial will be on view through March 26, 2017 – please click here for more information.





Post Road 31 is here!

November 4, 2016

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Guess what just arrived in the Post Road offices! We’re delighted to finally ship out Post Road 31, which features poetry by Lania Knight, artwork by Susan Carr, criticism by Ezra Dan Feldman, recommendations by David Huddle and Holly George-Warren, fiction by Ethan Rutherford and Joanna Ruocco, and way, way more. We’ll start sending out copies to subscribers and contributors on Monday.





PR @ the BBF

October 11, 2016

The Boston Book Festival hits Copley Square next weekend, and Post Road will be well-represented.  We’ll be at Booth 5 all day, where we’ll sell copies of PR at a special discount price.  In addition, the festival features several PR contributors and editors – a comprehensive list appears below:

Tom Perrotta

Friday (10/14)

Saturday (10/15):

Thanks to PR Student Intern Aine McGovern for compiling this list.