NewPages Review of our Latest Issue (2014)

“At the end of the day, aren’t we all looking for the same thing: words on a page that are strong enough to transport us inside a writer’s mind? I’m a picky reader and I’m sure I’m not the only one. It takes a lot to get, much less keep, our attention. That said, the Spring 2014 issue of Arroyo does not disappoint; in fact, it is quite the page turner—transported I wanted, transported I got.”

We’re excited to share the following review of our Spring 2014 issue, courtesy of Amy J. E. MacKenzie of NewPages! Read it here

Issue Six Pushcart Nominations

We’re so excited to announce our Pushcart Prize nominations for this year! Though there were many strong pieces in Issue Six, we decided upon:

  • James Galvin, “A Thousand and One Avatars”
  • Tim Kahl, “Waiting for Taco”
  • Elena Megalos, “Facts About Japan”
  • Dean Rader, “Praise Song for the Petty Fury”
  • Ben Rogers, “The Young Man and the Mountain”
  • Patricia Smith, “American Sestina”

Congratulations to our contributors!

Issue Six, Now Live!

The latest issue of Arroyo Literary Review features poetry by Patricia Smith, James GalvinDean Rader, John W. Evans, Alan Feldman, and many others, plus stories by writers such as Michael McGuire, Rob Davidson, and Ben Rogers. Kirk Nesset translates three charming flash fictions by Edmundo Paz Soldán, while Susanne Petermann brings us a sequence by Rainer Maria Rilke. Readers will be taken deep underground in Tony Barnstone’s sonnet sequence, “The Tomb in the Woods,” which features stunning illustrations by Amin Mansouri. Plus, cover art by the San Francisco Bay Area’s own Chris Moon!

Check out the full listing (including more representative pieces) on Issue Six’s page!

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