The Spring 2009 issue of cream city review is currently arriving at booksellers and mailboxes across the country. Get your copy here.
This issue features a Peruvian connection: illustrations from artist Sheila Alvarado and an interview with writer Ivan Thays, in which he discusses his latest novel, Un lugar llamado Oreja de Perro, literary prizes, navigating political violence in the novel, and a brief interview he conducted with Roberto Bolano during his last days in Spain.
The 219 page Spring issue also features: 12 pages of mesmerizing and magical comics from Mozambique-born cartoonist Rui Tenreiro; fiction from Karl Taro Greenfeld, Ashley Kaine, Clifford Garstang; poems from Luke Daly, Pablo Tanguay, Stacey Waite; nonfiction from Kathleen Rooney and a review of Roberto Bolano’s 2666 – and much more.
In addition, with the publication of the Spring 2009 issue, we are pleased to congratulate the winners of our three annual literary prizes:
A. David Schwartz Prize for Fiction, judged by Kelly Link
Lambing, by E.B. Vandiver
Beau Boudreux Poetry Prize, judged by Arielle Greenberg
Gumption and Druthers, by Kevin Carollo
David B. Saunders Award for Creative Nonfiction, judged by Lee Martin
Confessions of a Nail-Biter, by Joyce Dyer
Congratulations to our winners – and to all of those who submitted work to the prizes. The quality of work was exceptional, which made the selection process both challenging and rewarding for our editors.
And check back as we release excerpts from the issue on a semi-weekly basis and make announcements regarding our 2010 literary prizes and changing submission guidelines.