Sugared Water #004!

Released on NYE, our 4th issue is 72 pages of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We have two short stories, four essays, and 27 poems. (We waited to post hoping that our contributor copies could make it home.) | contributors & more info

Each cover is altered with hand-coloring, so the edition of 100 varies.

Pushcart Nominations 2015

We’re very pleased to put forth the following nominations for the Pushcart Prize in 2015:

“My Grandmother Reminisces with Peaches” by Emily Yoon  —  Sugared Water #003 

“Aleuromancy” by Nicole Rollender  —  Sugared Water #004 (forthcoming in December)

“Juliet” by Marlana Patton  —  Myth+Magic (anthology)

“Hunters” by M. Brett Gaffney  —  Myth+Magic (anthology)

“How to Fold a Dream” by Sarah Ann Winn  —  Myth+Magic (anthology)

“Full Shade” by Sonja Johanson  —  Emily (anthology)

Good luck to all the nominees!

Sugared Water 003

Available via WLH at Etsy. $10 each.

Each copy of #003 is wrapped lovingly in a hand-pulled, two color serigraph with stencil on 100% recycled (25% PCW), most 80# or 105# stock. This edition is limited to 100, each hand-numbered & handsewn. (Spring 2015)

Our cover features a skeletal lizard inspired by one of the pieces inside the mag. The drawing for this stencil is by Porkbelly Press’ own Jonathan Rountree.

Contributors for our third issue:
Valentina Cano, “Sea Bed Truths”
Sara Biggs Chaney, “How I Learned That I Was Poisonous”
Yuan Changming, “Solitude”
Tessa Cheek, “Grandmother”
Audrey Childress, “Between You and Death” & “Mourning Dove”
Dana Clark, “Remembrance”
Liz Dolan, “Holding Pattern” & “If the Bus is Late I Will Wait in the Rain”
Katherine Frain, “For Julia, Whom I No Longer Love” & “Say Honey”
Jennifer Gravley, “Daughter”
J. Todd Hawkins, “On the Glories of Graffiti” & “November Missing”
Russel Hehn, “Brittle Little Things”
Ann Hudson, “Crush”
Mark Jackley, “Country Dance” & “History and Geography”
Anna Leahy, “Nuclear Haiku”
Rachel Mangini, “A Test of Art and Science”
Sarah Nix, “Photograph”
Molly Prosser, “My Ex-Boyfriend’s Ex-Drummer Used to Live in Texas” & “Dawn”
Jim Redmond, “E Motherfucking T”
JoAnna Scandiffio, “Moonlighting at the Post Office”
Caitlin Scarano, “What Should Have Been Four” & “The Animal for the Year in Which You Left”
Melvin Shackelford, “Vital Mechanics of the Cold War, Ended”
Rhiannon Thorne, “The Ringer”
Maggie Woodward, “Field Guide to Farming in Winter”
Alicia Wright, “Some Wildness” & “Memorial Gardens”
Emily Yoon, “It’s Dark in Here” & “Your Poem About Another Woman” & “Grandmother Reminisces with Peaches”
Cover: Jonathan Rountree & Nicci Mechler

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issue #003 is a WIP, coming v. soon!

Sugared Water issue #003 is a work in progress on the proof table, and the cover’s in the works. Here’s a sneak peek of the first of two color passes going down on the screening table.

As usual, we’re working on 80# – 105# cover stock made from 100% recycled, minimum 20% PCW paper. This issue is an edition of 100 hand-numbered, handbound copies. We’ll post again when it’s proofed and the lineup is finalized!

Emily!

Our Emily anthology contains poetry & art inspired by the life+works of American poet Emily Dickinson.

Emily is a 40 page anthology in limited edition (125). The binding is sewn by hand with heavy thread. | $8.50

Emily is a special edition outside of the regular submission period & subscription. We asked for works inspired by Emily Dickinson’s life and letters, suggesting only broad themes. We’re enamored of the smart, savvy poet, the woman who lowered cookies from her window for neighborhood children, baked bread for neighbors, and coconut cake for friends, penned over 1,700 poems, shared so much of herself in letters, and maintained intimate correspondence with her brother’s wife, Suzie, from across the hedge for all of those years.

Included in this edition you’ll find works inspired sweet Emilie and found poetry pulled from bits of her lines & letters.

Very affectionately yours,

Sugared Water & Porkbelly Press

Contributors

E. Kristin Anderson, Natasha Arora, Sarah Feldman, Laura Garrison, Karen George, Sonja Johanson, Sarah Nichols, Jeremy Pataky, Nicole Tong, Robin Turner, Loretta Diane Walker, Hilda Weaver, & Laura Madeline Wiseman.

Cover

Cover Art: Front: detail, “One Need Not Be a Chamber to Be Haunted” (monotype + mixed media on wood, 10¼ x 17 inches). Back: detail, “Open Me Carefully” (5 ¼ x 8 x 1½ inches, assemblage with found objects + mini spikes).

Cover artist: Nicci Mechler | damnredshoes.wordpress.com

Epistolary, limited edition anthology

Epistolary is a 60 page anthology in limited edition (125). The cover art is a collage of gouache, tissue, ink, and paper. The binding is sewn by hand with heavy thread. Cover is produced digitally on Epson Ultra Premium matte paper.| more info

Some of the snippets you’ll read are true, some invented, but all are intended for some kind of audience. It’s a little bit like sneaking a look inside someone’s journal, or wandering through a garden of secrets.

Contributors

Lori Brack, Marilyn Cavicchia, Emily Rose Cole, Kelly DuMar, Ruth Foley, Karen George, Mary Hammerbeck, Barbara Harroun, Joy KMT, Ross Losapio, Fayroze Lutta, Sarah McCartt-Jackson, Meredith McDonough, Lisa Megraw, P. Andrew Miller, Joe Nicholas, Julia Park Tracey (& Doris), Jonathan Travelstead, & Meg Tuite.

Anthologies

From time to time, Porkbelly Press and Sugared Water‘s staff team up to create an anthology of works related to a theme or cluster of images as source inspiration. We’re working in limited and small edition for our anthos, and often consider a range of work from lyric poetry to short essay and illustrated narrative. We collect the unusual, the odd, and those curiosities that ask you to pause, look, and linger a while. The covers are produced digitally or by serigraph.

Our Emily antho call is currently open, once again working with Porkbelly Press’ staff: Emily is a collection of poetry&prose inspired by the works, life, and letters of Emily Dickinson. The anthology is to be split into several sections, each loosely clustered around one of the major themes&image in her works. We’re looking for all kinds of work for this anthology, be it poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, artwork, doodles, notes, short critical essays, illustrated narratives, comics, or illustrations.