Books

Affiliated Publications & Presses

SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review)

The Spoon River Poetry Review

Produced continuously since 1974, the Spoon River Poetry Review publishes both open and closed poetry that ranges from the traditional to the avant-garde. Each issue of the journal features a selected Illinois poet alongside other established and emerging poets from around the nation and the world. Every fall issue includes the winners of the annual Editors’ Prize contest.

Publication Schedule: 1 issue per fall and spring semester

Editor: Kirsten Hotelling Zona

www.srpr.org

Facebook: @SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review)

Twitter: @SRPR_News

Instagram: @srpr_news

FC2 (Fiction Collective Two)

Fiction Collective Two (FC2)

Fiction Collective Two is among the few alternative presses in America devoted to publishing fiction considered by America’s largest publishers too challenging, innovative, or heterodox for the commercial milieu. A joint venture between the University of Utah and Illinois State University, FC2 is an imprint of the University of Alabama Press in Tuscaloosa.

Publication Schedule: 6 books per year

Chair of the FC2 Board of Directors: Joanna Ruocco

University of Alabama Press contact: Daniel Waterman

www.fc2.org

Facebook: @fictioncollective2

Twitter: @FCtwo

Instagram: @fictioncollective2

Illinois English Bulletin and the IATE Newsletter

Illinois English Bulletin and the IATE Newsletter

These two publications are produced for the Illinois Association of Teachers of English, a professional organization for Illinois teachers of English and the language arts. IATE provides a working network for the exchange of teaching tips, current research, and professional development, all of which are often shared in the Bulletin and Newsletter.

Bulletin Publication Schedule: 3 issues per year

Bulletin Editor: Janice Neuleib

Newsletter Publication Schedule: 2 issues per year

Newsletter Editor: Cris Embree

iateonline.org

Facebook: @IATEnow

Twitter: @IATEnow

Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora

Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora

Founded in 1975, Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora is a semiannual journal of contemporary poetry, fiction, drama, performance, and visual and media art by African/Black artists, with critical and scholarly writing by the general community on the subject of these creative works. To advance discourses engaging diasporic arts and letters, Obsidian regularly devotes issues to special topics.

Publication Schedule: 2 issues per year

Editor: Duriel E. Harris

obsidianlit.org

Facebook: @obsidianlit

Twitter: @obsidianlit

Instagram: @obsidianartsmag

The Sinclair Lewis Society Newsletter

The Sinclair Lewis Society Newsletter

SLSN, a publication of the Sinclair Lewis Society, was formed to support the Society’s mission to encourage the study of, critical attention to, and general interest in the work, career, and legacy of Lewis.

Publication Schedule: 1 newsletter per fall and spring semester

Editor: Sally Parry

http://english.illinoisstate.edu/sinclairlewis

Facebook: @Sinclair Lewis Foundation/Society

Downstate Legacies

The Sinclair Lewis Society Newsletter

Downstate Legacies is a literary imprint of the Publications Unitthat publishes a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction each year by writers from Illinois or the Midwest. It focuses on publishing innovative works by writers working outside major metropolitan centers who build literary infrastructure by organizing communities in their region. The Undiscovered Americas series is an imprint of Downstate Legacies that publishes literary translations and “lost” books by North, Central, and South American writers.

Publication Schedule: 1-2 books per year

Director and Editor: Steve Halle

Facebook: @DownstateLegacies

Twitter: @Downst8Legacies

Press 254

The Sinclair Lewis Society Newsletter

Press 254 is a handmade chapbook press and publishing workshop founded in 2012. PRESS 254 promotes emerging writers from the ISU and Bloomington-Normal communities by publishing four books each year in two unique series: the Sutherland Series (fall releases) and the Word Bombing Series (spring releases). Since PRESS 254 is a teaching press, all chapbooks are produced by a student staff of publishing studies majors from English 254: Introduction to Professional Publishing under the guidance of an instructor from the Publications Unit staff.

Publication Schedule: 4 books per year

Director and Editor: Steve Halle

https://press254.wordpress.com/