Alas, the writing contest has come to a close, and so begins the long and arduous process of evaluating pieces and sifting through stacks of paper for our winners. However, the Hanging Lantern Review is now accepting artwork for its second literary magazine! If you are interested in submitting a piece of artwork for the magazine, here are the requirements:
1. We will accept photos, drawings, paintings, etc.
2. We request that all submissions be a reasonable size
3. All submissions must be in black and white
4. And they must be submitted through email to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 24th
Now, some of you who submitted art last year may be going, “Wait, what? Why are we only allowed to submit black and white pictures? Didn’t we get to send in color pieces last year?” Well, unfortunately, due to budget cuts, we will have to print the magazine in black and white this year. For this reason, we must ask you to send in black and white artwork. On the bright side, the magazine will be cheaper, and we eagerly look forward to viewing all the art submissions this year!
Happy Valentine’s Day, Readers!
This is the final day to get your work turned in to Hanging Lantern Review! You have until midnight to email us your work to email@example.com
This year, the Hanging Lantern Review is pleased to add two new author judges to its roster. In addition to fiction writer Paige Eve Chant, who served as a prose judge last year, and poet William Camponovo, who taught in the Hanging Lantern Review summer workshop and served as poetry judge, we are thrilled to have the participation of essayist and poet, Sarah Erickson, and esteemed local fiction and spiritual writer, Paula Huston.
PAULA HUSTON - FICTION
Huston has written two critically acclaimed novels and six works of creative non-fiction. She will serve as our featured judge this year, and will select the winners for our high school fiction contest. She lives in Arroyo Grande and in addition to writing, teaches and mentors students in the creative writing MFA program at Seattle Pacific University.
To read more about Paula Huston, and her wonderful contributions to our local literary scene and to education, please visit this article about her recently released novel, A Land Without Sin. To read about our other judges, please see below!
WILLIAM CAMPONOVO - POETRY
LA-resident and Philadelphia native William Camponovo was included in the 2011 Best New Poets anthology, and has been published in Pacifica Literary Review, Iron Horse, The Seattle Review, and The Language Exchange at Sarah Lawrence College. Last summer, he taught poetry at the Hanging Lantern Review summer workshop in San Luis Obispo.
PAIGE EVE CHANT - FICTION
Sacramento native Paige Eve Chant currently lives in Princeton, New Jersey, where she is working on her first novel, Say You Have Seen Something. In 2010, Paige served as The Milton Fellow at Seattle Pacific University, where she taught creative writing. Her work has been published in Flint Hills Review, Seattle Review, Teaparty Magazine (an art and culture publication) and Santa Clara Review. She was also a finalist in the 2009 Glimmer Train “Family Matters” contest. Paige’s work can be read at http://paigeevechant.com/blog/
SARAH ERICKSON - ESSAY/NON-FICTION
Kingsburg native Sarah Erickson is a lyric essayist and poet with two MFA degrees from the University of Washington: one in poetry, and one in prose. Published in Pageboy and a regular contributor to Seattle’s Child magazine, she has taught creative writing in Seattle and Rome, and is currently working on her first TV Pilot, a collaboration with SLOCA teacher Sarah Shotwell.
We are so excited to have these incredible judges involved in our writing contest this year! Brush up that work and be sure to submit to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight on Friday!
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You can enter in up to two categories. For details on this, visit our submissions page, linked at the top!
Dear Hanging Lantern Readers,
It’s that time of year, and we are now officially accepting submissions to our 2014 writing contest! Please spread the word and polish up those stories and poems, and get them into our hands by Valentine’s Day! There have been a few slight changes to the rules this year, so for details on our submission guidelines, visit our Contest page!
Now, get out of here and write, write, write!
By Haley Haynes-Carstens, a sophomore at SLO Classical Academy
The ocean looks awfully far away, and those rocks share an uncanny resemblance to spearheads. The sky is a extraordinary shade of blue with a single cloud hovering over the vast expanse of water. A light and cool breeze blows off the sea, filling my nose with the smell of salt.
I could jump, I think to myself, and I imagine the life beneath the sea; fish of brilliant colors and whales of magnificent size. Mesmerized by the beauty, it all seems so mysterious as I watch the powerful waves crash against the side of my cliff.
But what would happen to me? I wonder subconsciously as I close my eyes and breathe in the fresh air.
“Well, miss, you would die,” a fox says bluntly as he trots towards me. “I thought that was quite obvious.”