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About

Spring 2014 Edition

The Spring 2014 Edition of Menacing Hedge packs a dark and visceral punch. Plus, there is some serious magical realism flowing throughout the writing. Our talented fiction writers include Charles Edward Brooks, William Lemon, Jessica Leonard, Jenean McBrearty, James Stolen and Gayle Towell. Our brilliantly creepy/other worldly poetry writers include Juliet Cook, Darren C. Demaree, Elizabeth Evenson-Dencklau, Lynsey G., Lauren Gordon, Kathleen Kirk, Kristin LaTour, Liz Martin, Gregg Murray, Nicole Oquendo and Mike Shier, Daniel M. Shapiro, Rachel Van Blankenship, and Seann F. Weir. Thank you to all of our beloved writers and to the audience, thank you so much for reading their work. Please make sure to take time to listen to the author readings and of course, last but never least, check out Scary Bush!

This edition was produced by:

Kelly Boyker: Poetry editor

Craig Wallwork: Fiction editor

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Menacing Hedge accepts only original unpublished literary work; however, it will consider literary work on a case-by-case basis if it has appeared only in print but never on the web.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.