Apr 15, 2015

Final Call for Submissions!

Submissions to issue 15.1 of Harpur Palate close tonight! Don't miss your chance to get your work considered before the long hard summer break. We won't open back up for submissions until September 1, 2015.

Check out our submission guidelines, take a peek at the linked stories and poems on our archives page, and then hit our Submittable to get your work in. Our editors look forward to reading your work!

To submit, click here.

Apr 2, 2015

Only Two More Weeks to Submit!

Harpur Palate eagerly awaits your submissions!

Only two weeks left until our submission period ends. As always we accept fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction (see our Guidelines here).

The John Gardner Memorial Prize in Fiction also closes on April 15, 2015! Winners receive publication in issue 15.1, $500, and our eternal love.

Head over to our Submittable page and get your work in before it's too late!

Mar 19, 2015

Harpur Palate is Going to AWP!

Join Harpur Palate at this year's AWP Conference! We'll be attending the Book Fair with fresh copies of our recent issues and, of course, free candy.

Our Book Fair table is located at #552 - look for us in the program under our larger organization, Binghamton University.

We'll also be holding an author signing event with Vanessa Blakeslee! Blakeslee will be signing copies of her wonderful collection of stories Train Shots at our table, and you can pick up a copy of that and Harpur Palate 14.2, which contains our interview with her. This all happens on Thursday, April 9 at table #552. Read our write up on Blakeslee here.

See you in Minneapolis!

Feb 16, 2015

HARRY BAULD, Winner of the Milton Kessler Memorial Award for Poetry

Milton Kessler, poet and teacher, was a great friend and mentor to students in the creative writing program at Binghamton University. Harpur Palate created this annual award in honor of his dedication to the development of writers.

We are happy to announce Harry Bauld as the winner of the Milton Kessler Memorial Award for Poetry for his piece "Science Section"!

Poetry Editor Sri Siddhi N. Upadhyay describes Bauld and his work:
Bauld accomplished an elegant balance of keeping snark and sentiment within a simple, accessible story. The juxtaposed vastness of infinity with the intimacy of two people in a quaint cafe, and the reader being privy to the speaker's private thoughts, makes the poem feel genuine and not jaded, wry, snide, or highfalutin. The poem felt fresh to me because the poet encourages the reader to pause and make observations even within such a concisely captured moment. Writing that shows me something unexpected and that helps me feel like these everyday relatable instances are something new is always delightful to read.

Below is "Science Section," found in our latest issue.

Harry Bauld, "Science Section," Harpur Palate 14.2

Harry Bauld is from Medford, Massachusetts. He was included by Matthew Dickman in Best New Poets 2012, and his poems have appeared in many publications, including Nimrod, Southern Poetry Review, The Southeast Review, Verse Daily, Ruminate, The Baltimore Review, Whiskey Island, and The Adirondack Review. He won the 2008 New Millennium Writings poetry prize. He has taught and coached baseball, basketball, and boxing at high schools in Vermont and New York.

Congratulations, Harry Bauld!

To read this and the other excellent pieces found in our latest issue, head over to our Submittable page and purchase a subscription. We're also currently reading for our John Gardner Memorial Award in Fiction - your work could be highlighted by us in the future if you submit! Check out our guidelines here.

Feb 13, 2015

SARAH PAPE, Winner of the Harpur Palate Award for Creative Nonfiction!

The Harpur Palate Award for Creative Nonfiction was developed by former Editor in Chief Marissa Schwalm to reward excellent creative nonfiction just as we do with our prizes in fiction and poetry.

It is our great pleasure to announce the winner of our annual Harpur Palate Award for Creative Nonfiction, Sarah Pape for "He Did"!

Our 14.2 Creative Nonfiction Editor Rose Fritzky-Randolph writes of the winning piece:
"With its confidence of voice and vision, 'He Did' captivated me from beginning to end. Sarah Pape tells her heartbreaking story with a subtle yet generous grace."

Below is a selection from "He Did." Please take a look!

Sarah Pape, "He Did," Harpur Palate 14.2

Sarah Pape, "He Did," Harpur Palate 14.2

Sarah Pape, "He Did," Harpur Palate 14.2

Sarah Pape teaches English and works as the Managing Editor of Watershed Review at Chico State. Her poetry and prose has recently been published or are forthcoming in: Ecotone, The Nervous Breakdown, The Brooklyner, decomP, The Collapsar, Pilgrimage, Prick of the Spindle, The Squaw Valley Review, The Superstition Review, and Hayden's Ferry Review. She curates community literary programming and is a member of the Quoin Collective, a local letterpress group.

Congratulations, Sarah Pape!

You can read "He Did" in full by purchasing a subscription to Harpur Palate over at our Submittable page. Our John Gardner Memorial Award for Fiction is currently reading submissions - check out our guidelines here, and maybe we'll be highlighting your work in the future!