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About

Spring 2012 Edition

We are thrilled to bring you the Spring 2012 Edition of Menacing Hedge. Something beautiful and strange happened with this edition, which is filled with poems and stories brimming with darkish magical realism. This edition is graced with the atmospheric painting "The Haunting" by the acclaimed pop surrealist, Brian Despain. The Spring Edition also includes a bonus poet-on-poet interview, with Rebecca Loudon interviewing Caitlin Elizabeth Thomson (now Jans) on her book Victims of Ted Bundy: Washington State and Oregon, and on the writing life in general. Some of the poems in Jans' book appeared in our Fall 2011 edition.

The take-no-prisoners authors in the Spring 2012 Edition include CL Bledsoe, Hannah Craig, Mark DeCarteret, Amanda Gowin, Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick, Don Hucks, Amorak Huey, Mike Joyce, Barton McKinley, Nils Michals, Tracie Morell, Jenny Morse, Keith Moul, Daniel Romo, Sarah J. Sloat, and Bill Wolak. Last but not least are three dreamy photograph images by Lauren India Henley, whose poems appeared in our Summer 2011 edition.

This edition was produced by:

Kelly Boyker: Poetry editor

Martha Vallely: Technical editor and proofreader

Gio Guillemette: Technical director and paperwork dealer-wither

Dickens: Chief of paperwork interference and specialist in rendering all untethered small objects to the Taking Things Place, wherever that is.

Menacing Hedge

Menacing Hedge is a quarterly journal of poetry, fiction and artwork, which is committed to fostering access to emerging and experimental poetry and prose. Ongoing publication is scheduled for the first weeks of July, October, January, and April. Menacing Hedge will carefully archive all its editions to ensure that an author's/artist's work will remain on the web for many, many years to come. Regrettably, Menacing Hedge cannot pay its contributors at this time.

Menacing Hedge accepts only original unpublished literary work; however, it will consider literary work on a case-by-case basis if it has appeared only in print but never on the web. In the case of art and photography, it is acceptable if the piece has appeared on the artist's website or elsewhere.

Upon acceptance of a literary piece, Menacing Hedge obtains first publishing rights and then all rights revert to the author. Menacing Hedge requests that if a published piece is later published elsewhere, that Menacing Hedge will be credited with first publication. Also, Menacing Hedge reserves the right to publish the piece in print. Each edition of Menacing Hedge is also available in ebook form on Kindle and other electronic reading devices. We find the longer stories are more easily read in ebook form. Menacing Hedge also produces weekly-ish Menacing Podcasts featuring the recorded readings of selected authors.

Scary Bush

If we decide to accept your work, we will also invite you to submit one of your most cringeworthy efforts from the misty past to Menacing Hedge's evil twin, Scary Bush. Please see the Scary Bush page for examples.