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cream city review is a non-profit literary magazine published semi-annually, Spring and Fall, in association with the English Department of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

   
 

cream city 38.1 out now!

July 16th, 2014

cream city review 38.1, returning the gift: indigenous futures, features artists from Returning the Gift’s 20th anniversary celebration of Native writers including: Simon J. Ortiz, Joseph Bruchac, Gordon Henry, Kimberly Blaeser, Eric Gansworth, and others! 38.1 also includes works from: Roger Reeves, Jay Desphande, Terre Ryan, and more!

Join us for cream city live! Friday April 25th 7-9pm

April 25th, 2014

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cream city review live!
Friday, April 25th
7-9PM
Union Art Gallery within the UWM Union
Free and Open to the Public!

hosted by cream city review

featuring poetry, fiction & non-fiction readings by

Daniel Tyx ~ Cathy Linh Che ~ Sally Wen Mao ~ Natalie Mesnard ~ S.P. MacIntyre

Daniel Tyx (essayist in Best American Travel Writing 2013)
Cathy Linh Che (author of Split)
Sally Wen Mao (author of Mad Honey Symposium)
Natalie Mesnard & S.P. MacIntyre, (Ninth Letter editors)

cream city review presents:

Daniel Tyx’s essays on travel, place, and finding a home on the U.S.-Mexico border have appeared in the anthologies Best American Travel Writing 2013 and 40 Years of CutBank, as well as magazines including cream city review, The Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, and Blue Mesa Review. He teaches writing at South Texas College in McAllen, where he lives with his wife, Laura, and their two young children.

 

Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James, 2014), winner of the 2012 Kundiman Poetry Prize. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies from Poets & Writers, The Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, Kundiman, Hedgebrook, Poets House, The Asian American Literary Review, The Center for Book Arts, and The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Residency. She currently lives in Brooklyn.

 

Sally Wen Mao is the author of Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James, May 2014), the winner of the 2012 Kinereth Gensler Award and a Publishers Weekly Top 10 pick for spring 2014 poetry books. Her work has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2013 and is published or forthcoming in Colorado Review, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review Online, and Third Coast, among others. The recipient of fellowships and scholarships from Kundiman, Bread Loaf Writers Workshop, and Saltonstall Artists Colony, she holds an MFA from Cornell University.

 

Natalie Mesnard is currently a student in the Creative Writing MFA program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an Editorial Assistant at Ninth Letter. Her work has appeared in Copper Nickel and Kenyon Review Online. She was also recently named a winner in the 2014 AWP Intro Journals Project, for which her work will appear in a future issue of Tampa Review.

 

S.P. MacIntyre was born and raised in Los Angeles.  He was awarded a BA and MA from California State University, Northridge, where he studied under Katharine Haake.  He is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  His fiction has appeared in The Rattling Wall and Cease, Cows; he has two poems forthcoming on Hobart (web).

 

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cream city live! February 15, 2014 7-9PM

February 12th, 2014

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Cream City Live!

Presents :
Nick McRae ~ Angela Narciso Torres ~ Emilia Phillips ~ Tom Williams

Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7-9pm
Union Art Gallery
FREE for all!

Nick McRae is the author of The Name Museum, which won the 2012 De Novo Prize, as well as the chapbook Mountain Redemption. He is the editor of the anthology Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets. His poems appear in Cincinnati Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Southern Review, Third Coast, and elsewhere. He has been a Tennessee Williams Scholar and staff member at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and now serves as associate editor for 32 Poems and poetry coordinator for the annual Best of the Net anthology. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and raised in the Northwest Georgia foothills, Nick earned an M.F.A. in creative writing at The Ohio State University and is currently a Robert B. Toulouse Doctoral Fellow in English at the University of North Texas.

 

Angela Narciso Torres’s first book of poetry, Blood Orange, won the Willow Books Literature Award for Poetry. Recent work appears in Cimarron Review, Colorado Review, and Cream City Review. A graduate of Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Angela has received fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, Ragdale Foundation, and Midwest Writing Center. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Manila, she currently resides in Chicago, where she teaches poetry workshops and serves as a senior poetry editor for RHINO

 

Emilia Phillips is the author of Signaletics and two chapbooks. Her poems appear in Agni, Harvard Review, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. She’s received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, U.S. Poets in Mexico, and Vermont Studio Center. She is the 2013–2014 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College, the prose editor of 32 Poems, and a staff member of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.

 

Tom Williams is the author of two books of fiction, The Mimic’s Own Voice, a novella, and the novel, Don’t Start Me Talkin’. An associate editor of American Book Review, he chairs the English Department at Morehead State University.

 

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Contest Winners Announced!

April 10th, 2013

The folks at CCR are excited and pleased to announce the winners of our 2013 Fiction and Poetry contests, judged by Tom Willaims (fiction) and Rebecca Hazelton (poetry).  Hearty congratulations go to:

 

Fiction Winner— Lenore Myka for “The View of Birds”

Poetry Winner— Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet for “And Yours Began”, “After Dropping My Son Off At Preschool”, “Dysnomia”, “What I Taught Him”, and “Anchor”

Fiction Runner-up— Serena Lin for “This Girl”

Poetry Runner-up— Corey Van Landingham for “Elegy on Sea Legs”, “Romance Novel After the Car Crash”, “Hermetic”, “Isadora Duncan, My Half-silent, My Begetter”, and “All the Sworn On, Sworn Off Truths”

 

We’d also like to congratulate the other finalists in our Fiction and Poetry Contest:

 

Fiction Finalists— Jacob Appel – “The Penultimate Ingredient”; Sarah Elizabeth Schantz – “Fairyland”; Carol K. Howell – “Jews Who Come Back”

Poetry Finalists— Wo Chan, Rita Mae Reese, Michael Schmeltzer, Leslie Shinn, Laurie Posner, Jill Osier, Emilia Phillips, Candice Wuehle

Come get some Wisconsin love at AWP from the folks at CCR!

March 7th, 2013

Heading to AWP? Come visit cream city review at our table, M17.

We’ll have our most current issue, broadsides, and back issue bundles for sale, not to mention free swag. Glorious free swag!

We’re offering three distinct bundles of back issues, each centered around a particular theme and lovingly collected by your humble editors.

The QUEER bundle contains three issues featuring the work of Richard Blanco, Ursula K. Le Guin, Audre Lorde, D.A. Powell, Antler and many others.

The NATIVE/WRITERS OF COLOR bundle is also three issues, featuring Alison Adelle Hedge Coke, Joy Harjo, Arthur Boozhoo, Frank X. Walker, Tiphanie Yanique and others.

The GREAT LAKES region bundle is three issues and offers work by B.J. Best, James Liddy, Thylias Moss, Tony Trigilio, Kathleen Rooney and more.

But that’s not all! We’re also selling broadsides from the good folks at Woodland Pattern: poems by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Sherwin Bitsui, and Frank X. Walker are all available and awaiting a spot in your luggage.

In addition to these excellent deals, we’re also hosting a twitter contest during the conference. We’re looking for your finest poem, flash, or essays, rendered in 140 characters or less. First place receives a free year subscription to cream city review. All subsequent places receive our admiration and affection. Stop by our table for more details.

See you in Boston!
Your friends at cream city review

Annual Fiction and Poetry Contest Deadlines Extended

January 2nd, 2013

Happy New Years CCR Family!

If your New Years resolution involves submitting to CCR, then we have a surprise for you: we have officially extended the deadlines for our annual poetry and fiction contests. Be bold this year–We know you have it in you!  Best of luck and a big thank you to everyone who has already submitted.

All entries should now be postmarked by January 15th.

TO SUBMIT:

Send your submission along with a $15 (per story/3-5 poems) check or money order to:

cream city review
c/o UWM Department of English
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Prize submissions must be typed, double-spaced (poetry may be single-spaced), and include the author’s name and address. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as cream city review is notified in the event the manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

All submissions must be postmarked by January 15, 2013.

Winners will receive a $1,000 prize and featured publication in our Spring/Summer 2013 issue. All contestants will receive a copy of the contest issue.

Please email any questions to info@creamcityreview.org

 

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A little bit about our contest judges.

December 13th, 2012

Tom Williams

Fiction

Tom Williams is the author of The Mimic’s Own Voice, a novella published by Main Street Rag Publishing Company, in 2011. His short fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in such journals as Barrelhouse, Bellingham Review, The Collagist, RE: AL, and Smalldoggies. The Chair of English at Morehead State University, he is also an associate editor of American Book Review. In 2013, Curbside Splendor will publish his first novel.

 

Rebecca Hazelton

Poetry

Rebecca Hazelton is the author of Fair Copy (Ohio State University Press, 2012), winner of the 2011 Ohio State University Press / The Journal Award in Poetry, and Vow, from Cleveland State University Press. She was the 2010-11 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Creative Writing Institute and winner of the “Discovery” / Boston Review 2012 Poetry Contest. Her poems have appeared in AGNI, The Southern Review, Boston Review, and Best New Poets 2011.

 

JUST A REMINDER:

Winner’s will receive a $1,000 prize and featured publication in our Spring 2013 issue.

Prize submissions must be typed, double-spaced (poetry may be single-spaced), and include the author’s name and address.  Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as cream city review is notified in the event the manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

All submissions must received by December 31, 2012.

 

Send your submission along with a $15 (per story/3-5 poems) check or money order to:

cream city review
c/o UWM Department of English
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Please email any questions to info@creamcityreview.org

Best of luck, everyone!

Fall Reading Period Now Closed

November 25th, 2012

Hi CCR Family,

As our Fall reading period comes to a close, we would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who has submitted their work for our Fall 2013 theme issue. Submissions will re-open on January 1.

Although we are no longer accepting general submissions, don’t forget about our annual Spring Poetry and Fiction contests! Send your submission along with a $15 (per story/3-5 poems) check or money order to:

cream city review
c/o UWM Department of English
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Winner’s will receive a $1,000 prize and featured publication in our Spring 2013 issue. All contestants will receive a copy of the contest issue.

Prize submissions must be typed, double-spaced (poetry may be single-spaced), and include the author’s name and address.  Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as cream city review is notified in the event the manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

All submissions must received by December 31, 2012.

Please email any questions to info@creamcityreview.org

Good luck!

 

 

David B. Saunders Non-Fiction Contest Closed

October 4th, 2012

Dear CCR fans, friends and submitters,

Sadly, for reasons beyond our control, we will be closing our David B. Saunders Non-Fiction Contest.  All submissions received before today will still be considered for publication and all entry fees will be returned.  Please do not send any further submissions to the contest—we’ll be sad and will return them unread.

If you have any questions, please email us at info[at]creamcityreview.org.

Submissions now open!

July 6th, 2012

The folks here at CCR will begin reading submissions a whole month early!  Maybe we’re looking for an excuse to beat the heat or maybe we’re just excited to get the ball rolling.  Either way, general submissions are now open!  Our new theme for the upcoming issue is  CONSTRAINTS, so send away.

Remember, you can apply the idea of constraints to the content or the form of your work: constrain your characters, constrain yourself, write a story about being limited by your body, by finances, by unbreachable borders. Or write a poem in which every line MUST begin with “I can not…” Tie your hands together as you write, limit by number of words or number of syllables. There are no constraints on how to interpret “constraints…”