2020 Able Muse Write Prize: ONE Week only to Write Prize Deadline, plus New Book Releases

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The Able Muse 2020 contests: deadlines close--
poetry / fiction / book manuscripts:

Submissions are still open for
for the Able Muse Write Prize & the Able Muse Book Award

2020 Contest open for submissions:

Just about ONE WEEK only left before entry deadline in WRITE PRIZE!

ABLE MUSE WRITE PRIZE (for poetry & fiction)
Able Muse Write Prize (for poetry & flash fiction)Emily Grosholz - poetry judge; Hollis Seamon - fiction judge$500 for the winning poem (all styles welcome)
$500 for the winning story
publication in Able Muse (print edition)
• anonymous judging by the final judges: 
 Emily Grosholz (poetry),  Hollis Seamon (fiction)

Entry deadline: March 15, 2020

• Details at: https://www.ablemusepress.com/

2019 Winners:
David MacRae Landon - Poetry (judged by Erica Dawson),
Erin Russell - Fiction (judged by Jacob M. Appel)
. . . $500 to each winner. Complete results here.

ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD (for poetry manuscript)
Able Muse Write Prize (for poetry & flash fiction)Brad Leithauser - final judge for the Book Award$1000 prize
publication of winning book manuscript by Able Muse Press
• all poetry styles welcome
Entry deadline: March 31, 20120
• anonymous judging by final judge: Brad Leithauser 

• Details at:  https://www.ablemusepress.com/

2019 Winners: Will Cordeiro for her manuscript, Trap Street - (judged by David Mason)
. . . $1000 to the winner & publication by Able Muse Press. Complete results here.


Word Galaxy Press Word Galaxy Press ~ an imprint of Able Muse Press ~
announces the prerelease of
Spooky Action at a Distance -
double-title poems

by David Alpaugh 

978-1-77349-051-9 • May 22, 2020 release • 106 pp.
*NEW* Now available for Pre-Order:


From childhood to history to mythology to politics to literature and back, Alpaugh takes us on a magical mystery tour through a universe of his own making.
—Lynne Knight, author of The Persistence of Longing

Tracking the moves he makes connecting double-title after double-title is its own reward, a pleasure so pure as not to be missed.
—William Slaughter, editor of Mudlark

David Alpaugh’s Spooky Action at a Distance offers readers a cornucopia of delights, complications, and some truly moving insights—all in an intriguing new form of his own invention. Alpaugh’s double-title form shows how two titles can be separate, like two photons miles apart, yet “entangled” in meaning and intent.
—Kathleen Lynch, author of Lucky Witness

*NEW* Now available for Pre-Order:
Spooky Action at a Distance - Poems by David Alpaugh
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SB Able Muse Press  announces the prerelease of
Motherland - Poems
by Sally Thomas 

FINALIST, 2018 Able Muse Book Award

978-1-77349-043-4 • May 29, 2020 release • 126 pp.
*NEW* Now available for Pre-Order:


A core of spiritual knowledge resides in the poems of Sally Thomas’s Motherland: a book of the presence—radiant, benevolent, challenging—for which there is often no word, except as we find in poetry, like the poetry of Sally Thomas.
—Mark Jarman, author of The Heronry

The poems of Sally Thomas are compelling because in every line something is at stake: our very understanding of creation, the human condition, and the mystery of thought and its language that link us, however imperfectly.
—David Middleton (from the foreword), author of The Fiddler of Driskill Hill

In her most recent collection of poems, Motherland, Sally Thomas gives us a world we live in but, alas, too often don’t seem to see. What a delight to discover a poet who has found a way to allow the sacred and the sacramental inform her poems in a surprising range of contemporary idioms.
—Paul Mariani,
author of Epitaphs for the Journey

*NEW* Now available for Pre-Order:
Motherland - Poems by Sally Thomas
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SB Able Muse Press  announces the release of
The Cupped Field - Poems
by Deirdre O'Connor 
WINNER, 2018 Able Muse Book Award
(as selected by Marilyn Nelson)

978-1-77349-035-9 • December 13, 2019 release • 92 pp.
*NEW* Now available for Order:


Written with great compassion, precision, and nuance, these gorgeously made poems face into the heartbreaks of time and loss, of selves and ex-selves.
—Mary Szybist, author of Incarnadine

Here is a poet who knows that the mind is complex, a map of many countries, in some of which people are starving.
—Marilyn Nelson, 2018 Able Muse Book Award judge, author of Faster Than Light

I am in awe of this poet for many reasons but especially the way she charts a direct line between the mind that takes in the world, in all its beauty and tragedy, and the ethical voice that speaks out of that witness.
— Shara McCallum, author of Madwoman

These are not just good poems. They are spells. . . . Deirdre O’Connor is an exquisite lyric poet.
—Ilya Kaminsky, author of Deaf Republic

*NEW* Now available for Order:
The Cupped Field - Poems by Deirdre O'Connor
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Character Shoes - Poems by Kate Light
Time Is Always Now - Poems by Rebecca Starks
Saint Worm - Poems by Hailey Leithauser
Frozen Charlotte - Poems by Susan de Sola
coming soon
New Jersey Noir: Cape May - a novel by William Baer

New Jersey Noir:
Cape May -
a novel
by William Baer

~ coming soon ~

from Able Muse Press

 • In Code - Poems by Maryann Corbett
 • Selected Poems - by Richard Moore
 • Fetch Muse - Poems by Rebecca Starks
 • Progressions of the Mind - Poems by
                                            David Berman

 • The Changed and the Changeless
      - Poems by John Beaton

coming soon
The Exquisite Triumphs of Wormboy - Poems & Illustrations by Sydney Lea & James Kochalka

The Exquisite
Triumphs of Wormboy
- Poems & Illustrations
by Sydney Lea
James Kochalka


Able Muse Review - Print Edition (Number 26): Winter 2018/19

I'm pleased to announce that the current Able Muse, Winter 2018 (Print Edition, Number 26), has just been released, with order/subscription information (for print & Kindle, NOOK, Kobo & iBooks editions), with online excerpts and the subscribers' online edition at: www.AbleMuse.com

Able Muse Review - Print Edition (Number 26): Winter 2018
Featured Poet: Matthew Buckley Smith
(interviewed by Joanna Pearson)
Featured Art: A "Couples" Theme

With the 2018 Able Muse Write Prize for poetry & fiction — 
Includes the winning story & poems from contest winners and finalists.
Able Muse, Number 26 - Winter 2018
editorial:Alexander Pepple
featured art: A "Couples" Theme featured poet: Matthew Buckley Smith (interviewed by Joanna Pearson) • fiction: Anthony J. Otten, Claudette E. Sutton essays: Stella Pye, Michael Cohen, Sam Aaron Morgan book reviews: Brooke Clark poetry: Amit Majmudar, Gabriel Spera, Lynn Marie Houston, Maryann Corbett, D. R. Goodman, Heinrich Heine, Terese Coe, Andrew Frisardi, Alexis Sears, Ann M. Thompson, Melissa Cannon, David Allen Sullivan, Rob Wright.
With special thanks for an outstanding new issue to --Nicole Caruso Garcia, Susan de Sola, Scott M. Miller (Assistant Poetry Editors); N.S. Thompson (Nonfiction Editor);  Karen Kevorkian (Fiction Editor); Cheryl Diane Kidder, Rob Wright (Assistant Fiction Editors).

Alex Pepple, Editor


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