We are opening a new chapter for Raleigh Review with Southern Recitations, our workshop and reading series taking place Fall 2014 through Spring 2015. Six award-winning writers will teach weekend workshops in poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction, and will perform readings the corresponding Saturday evening. Each 2-day workshop is limited to 15 participants, allowing students to receive hands-on guidance from the instructor. Readings are free and open to the public.
We also want to open a new chapter for writers who might not otherwise be able to attend Southern Recitations workshops. Our Power2Give "stretch" goal is to raise another $1300 to sponsor scholarship seats (on top of the $1700 already raised!). For every $250 donated, one scholarship recipient will work with an award-winning poet or writer. If we meet our $1300 stretch goal (about 4.5 scholarships), we will make sure to find enough funding for round that up to 6 scholarships, bringing our total to 12 for the Southern Recitations workshop series.
Raleigh Review is delighted to be bringing five new very talented editorial staff members on board.
Brief bullets can't do the new folks justice. They have many other qualifications--teaching, publishing, and you wouldn't believe the number of awards.
We wouldn't manage without our behind-the-scenes staff. Qianxiang Tang recently joined us as a bookkeeping intern. Qianxiang is an accounting student at NC State University. She will be assisting Treasurer Susan Shah.
It's great to have everyone joining us (here's the full staff list). Welcome!
We're going "virtual" for the summer while we look for new space. Watch here for details on the new location.
It's always instructive to read reviews and see if the reviewers accurately perceive the intent of the editors in the choices they make. NewPages has a review by Mitchell Jarosz of Raleigh Review Volume 4 (Winter/Spring 2014) that hones in on our editors' intent of choosing entertaining yet challenging work. Read the review here, then order your copy here!
Congratulations to the North Carolina poets whose poems were selected for NC Poetry on the Bus! These poems will be featured on the Raleigh R-Line buses during April 2014, National Poetry Month.
“Home” by Jodi Barnes, Cary, NC
“Read” by Liesl Dineen, Raleigh, NC
“The Truth About Nelly” by Ricky Garni, Carrboro, NC
“We thought delayed-gratification was a single word” by Mary Hennessy, Raleigh, NC
“Copperhead” by Florence Nash, Durham, NC
“catch and release” by Anna Weaver, Cary, NC
Thanks to all who submitted poems—and enjoy Poetry on the Bus!
Raleigh Review Editor Rob Greene had this to say about the new volume: “As a speak-through-action kind of guy, I never want to be one of those editors who run all over the place telling you how great our books are, because the proof is in the paper and glue. But I can’t help it---- this issue looks AWESOME.”
Individual copies of the journal are available in Raleigh at
Quail Ridge Books and NoFo @ the Pig, in Durham at The Regulator
Bookshop, in Wiston-Salem at Barnhill’s, and online at our website, Amazon, and NewPages. To make sure you don’t miss an issue, order a 1- or 2-year subscription.
Thanks to those of you who already subscribe and support us—as a non-profit literary organization, we truly appreciate it!
We're proud to announce we will be publishing RR twice a year starting...now! You can anticipate the Fall 2014 issue in only a few short months. Are you a writer? Submit your poems and stories for our Fall issue by clicking here. Are you a reader? Don't forget to subscribe!