Sunday, March 22, 2015

Winter/Spring '15 is Live!

If you're reading this, you're probably already aware that we have a new issue, and that you can find it here:

Melusine 7.1

If you're not, then you just learned something new!  That's what life is all about.

I do hope this blog will eventually be repurposed for something other than redundant announcements of new issues, like the proposed highlights series of the best from our past issues, but until that time, you might enjoy scrolling down through the previous pages of this blog and reading my reviews of recent books.  On that note, reviews are once again being featured in the journal itself, and if you write reviews, please send us some.  We don't have the time we wish we had to write them these days, but we love to publish them.

Happy (wintry, for some of us) spring. May a springier spring arrive soon!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Winter/Spring 2014 issue

Our Winter/Spring issue, Volume 6.1, our 11th issue in all, is finally live!

It includes what I think are some awesome poems and stories, as well as reviews of two great new poetry books.  I also really love the cover art by Samy Sfoggia.

Check it out here:

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Re: The New Issue, Good News and Bad News

The good news:  Our Fall/Winter issue will not be coming out in May this year.  This is an improvement over last year!

The bad news:  The new issue is not out yet, as you may have noticed.  However...

... it will most likely be launching this month, probably around mid-month.  (January, not May.)  Our editor, who knows she needs to recruit an editorial staff, like yesterday, is adjusting to the time demands of motherhood, although she has another human being in need of mothering due to arrive in March.  That is one reason she has every intention of making sure the new issue launches before then!  Contributors should be hearing from her soon with their proofs.  Thanks again for your patience.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Raise for Women Challenge

Melusine readers, if you have the ability, please consider participating in The Raise for Women Challenge on crowdrise that is being sponsored by The Huffington Post, Skoll Foundation and the Half the Sky Movement.  (Half the Sky is a heartbreaking but beautiful film.)  There are a large number of fundraisers to choose from that are all very worthy and necessary.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

And... It's Here!

Please welcome Melusine's latest edition, 5.1, Spring/Summer 2013:

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Quick Update on New Issue With Revised ETA

Just checking in to say I finally got some serious work done on the much-belated formerly Fall/Winter, now Spring/Summer issue. I'll be contacting contributors with proofs in the next few days, and the issue will be launching this month. Again, thanks so much, readers and contributors, for your patience and support! I was inspired as I re-read the content of this issue and think it will be worth the wait.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Update/New Issue

Hi, all.  A little update.  In case you haven't been following on Facebook and Twitter, I should at least mention here that everything is a little behind schedule this year (even by my usual slightly-behind-schedule standards) due to the birth of my new baby girl in early September.  Wow, a baby takes a lot of one's time... who knew, huh?  But it's been a wonderful three months all the same.

I have a review or two I have been wanting to post here, but I think I will just include them in our upcoming Fall/Winter issue, since I hope to launch it by the end of the year.  That's the plan, anyway (insert note about new baby...)  The holidays can be hectic, but I hope to release a smaller-than-usual (let's call it "compact") issue by year's end.  Actually, I have been thinking about including reviews back in the issues again instead of here on the blog, so including them this time may be the beginning of a trend.  I may have some other plans for the blog, but I'll get to that once the issue is under way.  One thing at a time...

Hope your holidays are shaping up to be happy ones so far...