Monthly Archives: October 2010

UW professor-poet featured on Poem-a-Day Today!

Danielle Pafunda is an assistant professor of gender & women’s studies and English at the University of Wyoming. She has authored such books as Iatrogenic: Their Testimonies, My Zorba, Pretty Young Thing, and the forthcoming Manhater Her poem “The Dead Girls Speak in Unison” is today’s Poem-a-Day offering from

Congratulations, Danielle! You can find out more about Danielle by visiting her blog, or you can just google her name.


100 submission mark

While some may be laughing at this post and its smallness in a world of giant slush piles and bi-annual publications and quarterlies, I am pleased with this accomplishment. It would be great if we could triple this number, at least, before the end of our submission period on January 15.

Even though January 15 seems so far away, like Jupiter, or the deadline for the third draft of your thesis, or your mother’s birthday, or AWP, it will sneak up on you with a vengenance. Consider getting those submissions in earlier rather than later. The quality of work is getting better with each week, and we want you to be why it is getting better. Check our submit page for more details.

new work by George Singleton in OWR 2011

We just accepted a new story from George Singleton for the 2011 issue of the OWR. Singleton has been published in the Southern Review, Playboy, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Ecotone, The Georgia Review, Epoch, Oxford American, and many more. Along with his numerous journal publications, he has been anthologized in issues of New Stories from the South, Best American Food Writing 2005, and Behind the Short Story. He has published four collections of stories: These People Are Us, The Half-Mammals of Dixie, Why Dogs Chase Cars, Drowning in Gruel; and two novels: Novel and Work Shirts for Madmen. He currently lives and works in South Carolina. More information about his work can be found on his website. We are pleased to be sharing more of his work with a world a bit further west than that which most of his character inhabit.