2013 issue is here!

December 22, 2013

The 2013 issue has been mailed out to contributors, and is now available for purchase! You can order a copy or two here: “http://readpapernautilus.blogspot.com/2013/12/paper-nautilus-2013-issue.html”. Prices include shipping within the U.S.

Also, if you’ve been submitting to Paper Nautilus, but have not had work accepted yet, hang in there: a number of our contributors have taken a few tries to have their work accepted, so please keep trying. One thing that might help is a recent interview I had with Jim Harrington at the blog, “Six Questions For…”, where editors are asked six questions about aspects of their reading process for the various magazines they edit.

And, while we’re on the topic of editors and reading processes, I’d like to give big thanks for our incredible staff, who’ve taken on greater roles for this next reading period. As of August 2013, I transitioned the role of reading for the poetry submissions to Poetry Editors Duncan Campbell, JJ Lynne, and Kolleen Carney; and the role of reading fiction submissions to Fiction Editors Lauren Eyler and Bailey Lewis. This has freed me up to work on the promotion of my own upcoming book and chapbooks (which, if you’re interested, you can keep up with here or here), while still allowing me to oversee the management of an independent magazine and small press. These editors have been doing an incredible job, and have an excellent eye for quality work that fits the vision of Paper Nautilus. I will still be reading the Aphorisms submissions, and will be reading chapbook submissions for our annual contest beginning each May.

Now that the 2013 issue is bound and mailed, I’ll be shifting my focus to preparing the two chapbook winners – “Mother, Less Child” by Jason McCall, and “From the New World,” by Oriana Ivy – for layout and production, while my genre editors keep things running smoothly.

Hope you all enjoy the 2013 issue, and have a wonderful holiday season.

Lisa Mangini


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