It’s contest season!
Announcing the arrival of our new issue, Vol. 33.1.
Our 2015 writing contests are now open! Robert Olen Butler, David Kirby, and Bob Shacochis will judge our World’s Best Short-Short Story, Gearhart Poetry, and Narrative Nonfiction contests, respectively. Submission guidelines are available here. Winner in each category receives $500, and the work of all winners and finalists will be published in our special contest issue.
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SER Online: Review of Romeo Bones
The innocence and desire for love in a first book—I’ll never get over it. There is an intimacy in trusting someone’s imaginative leaps for the first time. In Ron Salutsky’s Romeo Bones, one longs for escape in a world pinned down by maps, loss, love, and sobriety. The self-deprecating is comforting in Salutsky’s world, in the way you talk shit about yourself to your closest friends. It is a sobering look at our failures, how we remember them in the naked truth of poetry, where no one can judge us.