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Winter 2015 Edition

The Winter 2015 Edition of Menacing Hedge is brimming with darkly delicious poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. As is our tradition, we are pleased to feature many sections of chapbooks in the making.

Poetry contributors include Alexis Rhone Fancher, Allie Marini Batts, Caitlin Thomson, Carson Pynes, Jessica Anne Cuello, Letitia Trent, Ian Rice, Rachel Marie Patterson, Rhiannon Thorne, Sarah Ann Winn, Susan Yount, Suzanne Grazyna and collaborators j/j hastain & Juliet Cook.

Fiction contributors include Andrew Davie, Karl MacDermott, Nic Young, Saytchyn Maddux-Creech and Terry Rietta, as well as creative non-fiction by Melissa Wiley.

The issue includes a poet-on-poet interview between Amorak Huey and W. Todd Kaneko in which they interview each other about their respective recently published chapbooks: Kaneko's The Dead Wrestler Elegies (Curbside Splendor, 2014) and Huey's The Insomniac Circus (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2014). Also included is Caitlin Thomson's review of One Step to Keeping a Clean Gun by Jessica Ankeny (Dancing Girl Press, 2013).

This issue additionally features the winning collaborations from the Poetry Storehouse's first annual contest. Menacing Hedge has partnered with the Poetry Storehouse to promote collaborative audio-video remixes of poetry and will occasionally showcase collaborative works.

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Menacing Hedge accepts only original unpublished literary work; however, it will consider literary work on a case-by-case basis if it has appeared only in print but never on the web.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