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Literary Mary is back…

Call for submissions, until February 28:

Also, LiteraryMary Newsletter issue #28 is available in .pdf. Editor, Sana Rafiq. Articles by Jenifer Wills, Joseph Grant, Lynn Alexander, justin.barrett, Steven Walter, Sana Rafiq and Daniel Luis. Poetry by Steven Walter and Craig Leaf. If interested in writing a column or submitting to the monthly newsletter, contact Sana …Rafiq, aka lostpoem through her private message box at LiteraryMary.com

If you haven’t been in a while, come hang out.

LiteraryMary is Back

There are a lot of really cool things going on this month, too.

First off is the premier of ‘Don’t Call Me Plath – Twelve Outstanding Women of the Small Press‘.

Our Ping Pong for the month is between Father Luke and Jenifer.

Another important announcement is our second call for submissions.

Lastly, LiteraryMary has a new Facebook page.


LiteraryMary Turns Two

And celebrates her birthday with a Ping Pong (interview for those of you not in the know) between Father Luke and justin.barrett.

It’s very good.

I’d read it, if I were you.

It’s right here.

It’s Time to Pre-Order the LiteraryMary Print Journal

The LiteraryMary print journal is now available for pre-order for $10.00 plus shipping, which is a discount of two dollars off what we will be offering it for when we release it on January first.   You can read about the first issue under the Issues tab on the home page, and you can purchase it here.  We will be printing a limited amount, so if you are planning to pick one up, I highly recommend that you reserve a copy as soon as possible.

Frustrations of an Editor (or Some of This Shit is So Good it’s Blowing My Mind…)

Editoress?  ;)

Laying out a literary journal is hard work.  Don’t ever let anyone tell you differently.  In fact, editing a literary journal is hard work.  It’s a far cry from the, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to do this…?’ that started me down this path.  There are so many questions to ask yourself.  Do I put two small poems on a page?  Does that take away from the significance of each poem?  Is this journal going to be five hundred pages long if I give each tiny poem its own page?  What font should I use?  Shit is getting weird when you are up at three in the morning asking yourself if a particular font looks arrogant.  Then there are photograps to fit and resolution to think about and printing preferences and well, money to spend.

My website, LiteraryMary.com was not originally created to be something taken very seriously.  Mostly, it was created as a middle finger salute to the writingforums I had been using at the time.  All the sudden, we turn around and there are almost five hundred members, a hell of a lot of great writers, great writing and really great people.  I remember when we knew every single person who registered, and I remember that initial feeling of weirdness when people started registering that we didn’t know.

I don’t really know why I’m rambling all this out onto the page except maybe that I have been doing layout for so long my fingers are aching to actually type something.

So the journal comes out January 1st and I’d be lying if I didn’t admit the deadline is stressing me out.  I’ve never worked with a serious deadline.  In reality, my deadlines are all for essays due for school, and on top of all this it’s almost finals time at school.  So all the sudden I’m in a world of important deadlines.  Maybe some things I just said there are contradictory, but that’s how I roll – or so I’m told anyway.

For those of you who don’t know who we are, come visit:


You may be surprised to find out exactly how addictive we are.