Summer is a time of retreat, rest, and relaxation. At least that’s what they say. In too many ways, the past 18 months have not offered anyone much in the way of those three Rs. However, it is the arts that keep us all going in so many ways.
Here, Backchannels is pleased to offer our readers poetry, prose, and art in the hope that you will relax and enjoy what our contributors have offered us this summer. We encourage you to be inspired to create and share your work with the world.
Looking into the fall, we will be having a short fiction contest. As with our poetry contest, there will be paid prizes but no entry fee. We believe in accessibility. We will follow that contest with a traditional issue in January 2022.
So, enjoy this edition and get your work ready to submit this fall.
Laura, Mary, and Leslie
Featuring work from Jim Zola, Randy Brown, Darren Demaree, Tom Barlow, Robert Beveridge, Kent Jacobson, David Duer, Sue Brennan, Glen Armstrong, Andrej Bilovsk, Jessica Bowdoin, Heather Lyke, Kyle Hemmings, Shelby Stephenson, Ann Christine Tabaka, Chris Dungey, Shoshauna Shy, Leah Sackett, John Davis, Bruce Gunther, Ken Meisel, Stephen Mead, and Kenneth Pobo.
Submission Window OPEN
September 10 – December 10
We’re looking for fiction, poetry, essay, and art – send your work our way!