Come help us celebrate the release of Saw Palm volume 7! We've got a big party planned for Sunday, March 24 from 2-4 p.m. at The Oxford Exchange, 420 W. Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa. We're combining forces with Burrow Press and their just-released 15 Views Volume II: Corridor, which features a pair of linked story collections from 30 amazing writers in Tampa Bay and Orlando. Come dressed as something Floridian for the costume contest. There will be live music, a raffle, a blast of readings by great local writers, and book signings, too. We hope to see you there!
cover art by Jessie Barnes
Saw Palm Issue #7 is here! Order yours here.
The staff would like to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who submitted work. Our only regret is that we couldn’t publish every worthy piece of literature and art. To all of our submitters, we say: Please submit again next year!
Here are the details regarding our first event.
Who: Saw Palm
What: Blank Pages: USF Creative Writing Symposium
Where: Marshall Student Center
When: February 15th at noon
Why: To introduce some of the great work in this year’s issue.
Blank Pages is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
Thank you to everyone who submitted work for Saw Palm Issue #7. Final decisions will be made in the coming weeks.
Remember: Submissions for Places to Stand are accepted all year round!
Saw Palm is now accepting submissions for Issue #7. Send us your poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art and photography that captures the unique experience of Florida life, landscape and trope.
We are also interested in publishing interviews with Florida writers and artists, as well as reviews of all kinds. Please query us first.
Lastly, send us your Places to Stand in Florida. Tell us in 500 words what it's like to stand at a particular place in Florida at a particular time of day.
For more information and to submit, please click here. Saw Palm does not accept previously published work, and all submissions must be received electronically.
Three new Places to Stand just posted: John Davis Jr.'s "End Weekend," Merrill Montgomery's "Alachua Rising," and Brett Pribble's "Unknown Soldier, Dead, Across the Street from Baby Land." Please read and enjoy!
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15 Views of Orlando Delivers Un-Disneyfied Orlando in Mouse-Sized Bites
The aim of the short story collection 15 Views of Orlando (Burrow Press, 176 pp., $15, January 2012) appears deceptively simple: fifteen talented fiction writers set out to paint a literary portrait of the “other” Orlando, the raw un-Disneyfied reality that exists beyond the wall that Walt built. But exploring any swath of urban sprawl through fiction, particularly one as schizophrenic as Orlando-outside-the-turnstiles, requires some sleight of hand. In a realm where the special taxing district called the Reedy Creek Improvement District can (poof!) become the Magic Kingdom, nothing is quite what it seems... Click here to read the rest!
Saw Palm 6 is in production. We're planning a release date (and party) sometime in February. Stay tuned for more info. Meanwhile, check out the excellent new pieces posted in Places to Stand in Florida! Submissions for Places to Stand are open year round. Go someplace odd in Florida over the holidays and write us a short piece about it! Help us fill our map!