We’re taking submissions of short fiction and poetry for the next issue of Galleon until April 2 (not the first, as that would be foolish). Also, copies of our December issue (aka Galleon III aka the reboot/reboat) are still available.
The first issue of the reborn Galleon should be in my hands (and your hands if you’re a subscriber or contributor) shortly. Click the cover to see the line up. If you don’t have a subscription, but would like a copy of Issue III, visit here.
It’s been a slog, yes – life commitments and minor health issues – but issue one is being sent to the printer on Friday. Excellent mix of new and established writers from across the region. Very excited.
Final decisions have been made and we are now contacting those who submitted. We’re behind schedule but still on course.
We’re still taking submissions for the first issue, but time is running short. Submission deadline is August 15. Submissions received after August 15 will be considered for the second issue.
Also, we finally have our Facebook Page up:
That’s all for now!
Well, we were in Banff, at the Writers Studio for the month of May, but are now back in town and ready to get this boat floating. Send submissions!
We’ll be reading your short fiction and poetry over the next few months, but only if you send it. Is there a theme? Well, our mission of course is to give Atlantic Canadian authors (new ones and refurbished ones) an outlet. And with this being our first (i.e. third) issue of Galleon (but the first since pulled from the bottom murk) anything with a New Brunswick connection would be heartily welcomed. But it’s not essential. Just send good, fresh writing.
We are also doing book reviews and will happily consider French work in translation. See our submissions page for more detail.
Associate editors – not quite sure why ‘associate’ but they are people I’ve associated with – are now on board. It’s a fine crew, including Barry Grenon and Elizabeth Blanchard, two of the original Galleon editors.
Beth Janzen (poetry, fiction)
Jeff Bursey (fiction, book reviews, essays)
Barry Grenon (fiction)
Elizabeth Blanchard (fiction)
Kayla Geitzler (poetry, fiction)
(This website is under construction and if you’ve wandered here, watch your head.)
The region has needed a regular journal that won’t be as exclusive as, say, The Fiddlehead (a fine, fine journal) or some of the other journals in the area. Galleon will focus on Atlantic Canadian authors and one of the four issues will focus on New Brunswick. But there’s much to be done.
Time to get this boat on the road, get this ship motoring down the speedway. The goal is a first issue, a New Brunswick-themed issue, out by end of June. So for the next two weeks we raise funds, scour for subscriptions and submissions.
Galleon had a former existence, 2 issues and some 21 stories (and one novella) published. That was fun.