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Important Notice: We are suspending publication of the Aurorean after we put out the Spring/Summer 2020 issue (already in-progress and now due to be published in June). The final issue in June will bring us full circle to complete twenty-five years of continuous publication.
We remain ever-grateful for our contributors, supporters, readers, and subscribers. We are proud to have published over 1,600 poets from all over the world since 1995. Our decision to suspend publication will now free up our publisher/editor to focus on her memoir-in-progress, and to dedicate more time to the full-length books (fiction and poetry) that Encircle is now publishing.
Please be patient with us as we wrap up the Spring/Summer issue, work on archiving much of the Aurorean’s website, and take care of any remaining/outstanding subscription payments. You may order the final issue and available back issues at http://encirclepub.com/aurorean/shop/. You may still contact us with questions or concerns at Aurorean@encirclepub.com. With gratitude, we send you our very best wishes.
Our Fall/Winter 2019–2020 issue is here—just in time for Maine’s first snowfall! We are delighted to offer you featured poems by Sara Letourneau and Martin Willitts, Jr., showcase poetry by Maureen Ash, Peter Neil Carroll, Carol Grametbauer, and Dave Nielsen, bookend poetry by Lorraine Caputo and Mary Ann Mayer, and sixty other talented poetic voices including Robbie Gamble, Simon Perchik, and Neil Silberblatt.
Order your copy here to keep you warm all through the early-dark days of late fall and winter: http://encirclepub.com/aurorean/product/fall-winter-2019-2020-aurorean/.
Reminders: We are currently reviewing for Spring/Summer 2020. Get your submissions in by February 15th, 2020 (snail mail or through Submittable). We are looking for seasonal quotes for our Spring/Summer issue—if we use your quote, we send you two free issues! Please see our contests page.
Also, we look forward to our 25th Anniversary Issue, to be published late October 2020. Keep an eye out here for our celebratory plans which will include a public reading.
One last note: If you are a subscriber, renew now (or renew early to extend your subscription) to lock in our 2019 price. We have not raised our rates in over a decade, but due to postal costs rising exponentially in the last few years, we must do so beginning with the 25th Anniversary Issue. Here is the subscriber link: https://encirclepub.com/aurorean/product/the-aurorean-subscription-in-paperback-format/. YOU MAY SUBSCRIBE OR RENEW FOR AS MANY YEARS AS YOU LIKE USING THE QUANTITY BUTTON TO INSURE THE 2019 PRICE.
As we move into the holidays season, we wish you happy celebrations!
Encircle Publications is pleased to announce its nominations for the Pushcart Prize for poetry we have published in the calendar year 2019.
They are as follows:
1) “Feast” by Thomas A. West, Jr., from the Spring/Summer 2019 (Vol. XXIV Issue 1) issue of the Aurorean
2) “Letter to a Pedophile: In the Ruins I Search for You” by Lee Varon, from the book, Letters to a Pedophile
3) “When We Had Orchards When We Had Moonbeams” by Helen Leslie Sokolsky, from the Fall/Winter 2019–2020 (Vol. XXIV Issue 2) issue of the Aurorean
4) “Waiting for the Results” by Kyle Potvin, from the book Except for Love: New England Poems Inspired by Donald Hall
5) “Charlie Chaplin Jumps the Median” by D. E. Green, from the book, Jumping the Median
6) “Tenebrae” by Mark J. Mitchell, from the book, Starting from Tu Fu.
Congratulations to all of our nominees! We are grateful for your words.