Saturday, May 14, 2011

New theme announced for Issue #32

Submissions for our Sex-Food-Death (Issue #31) theme issue are now closed. We are now reading for another theme issue (#32) for which we will explore "Cars, Bars & Stars." A poem could include any combination of the subjects or only one. Creative interpretations are encouraged. Deadline is set for April 30, 2012. You may wish to refer to our submission guidelines at:

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Our Sex-Food-Death theme issue (#31) is slowly taking form. At the left is the cover image entitled "European Starling #1" by Jonathan Daly of Arcade, NY.

As of this date the issue will also include new poems by: Gerald Locklin, Sherman Alexie, Hugh Fox, Katharyn Howd Machan, Terry Godbey, Clayton Adam Clark, Carol V. Davis, Alejandro Escude, Kurt Cole Eidsvig, Sarah Marcus, Connie Post, Ed Taylor, Jennifer Tappenden, Heather Cousins, Robert Penick, Barbara Osborne, Stephanie Coyne DeGhett, Barry W. North, Derek Henderson, Myles Gordon, Michelle Ann Kratts, Francesca Bell, Hal J. Daniel III, Melanie Maier, Beth Anne Royer, Lee Rossi, Christina Ayers, Marty Silverthorne, Heidi Nye, Rasma Haidri, David Chorlton, Keith Alexander, Melissa Stein, Karla Linn Merrifield, Tom Lachman, Dianna Cole, Dana Bisignani, Charles Rammelkamp, Amy Ash, Christopher Locke, Sarah Carson, Melissa Holmes, Holly Day, Joan E. Bauer, Carol Berg, Doug Draime, and Tobi Cogswell.

We are still accepting submissions for the issue, probably until around mid-April or so. Please check our guidelines for details.


Monday, November 29, 2010

Godbey Publishes New Book

Terry Godbey, 2006 winner of Slipstream's poetry chapbook contest, has just had a new book of poems, "Beauty Lessons," published by Quercus Review. It's available at

Here follows what some are saying about Godbey and BEAUTY LESSONS:

“Terry Godbey's Beauty Lessons are dynamic narratives of loss and recovery that wrestle with motherhood, domesticity, the body's frailties, and the unleashed wilderness of desire sucked on ‘like peppermints.’ There is plenty of regret here, and yet, ultimately, this is a book about triumph and redemption: ‘Hurry and pick yourself up/ it is enough right now/ to eat and drink/ and save your own life.’”
-- Dorianne Laux

“Terry Godbey's poems are carefully deployed, personally revealing, and shamelessly boy-crazy. In the best of them, she leads the reader through the doors of adolescence and into the house of poetry.”
-- Billy Collins

“Terry Godbey’s Beauty Lessons is a poetic homage to the fearlessness of women and girls, beginning with learning to ride a bicycle in a dream and ending in triumph over fears and betrayals. … Most dazzling are her apostrophic meditations, and a metonymic range that dances among cereal and war games, test pilots, earthquakes and sonic booms. These poems open onto a journey through the whole of a life thus far, and throughout the reader feels buoyed on the fountain of air that held up the rider in the dream.”
-- Carolyn Forché

“Honest, gritty, blunt at times – always brave, her work is reminiscent of Sharon Olds and Kim Addonizio, but most of all, reminds me of the songwriting of Lucinda Williams.”
-- Nancy A. Henry

To order a copy, go here:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Deadline for our Poetry Chapbook Contest Nears.

Submissions for our Annual Poetry Chapbook Competition will be accepted until the December 1, 2010 deadline. Remember that you have the choice of submitting either by U.S. Mail or electronically through our web site.

We offer a $1,000.00 prize plus 50 copies of the published chapbook. You may send up to 40 pages of poetry along with a $20.00 reading fee. All entrants will receive a copy of the winning book plus a one-issue subscription to Slipstream.

Visit our site for further details at:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Release Party for Issue #30

On Saturday, September 25th at 7PM in The Loft at The Book Corner (1801 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY), Slipstream will celebrate its 30th anniversary with the release of its 30th issue. The event will feature a marathon poetry reading featuring E.R. Baxter III, Michael Basinski, John Marvin, Gary Earl Ross, Ed Taylor, Jane Adam, Karen Lewis, Alex Mead, Amy Upton, Ken Feltges, Sophia Roberts, Michelle Kratts, Mike Fanelli, Livio Farallo, Bob Borgatti, and Dan Sicoli.

This free event is open to the public. Refreshments will be available. Plenty of parking in rear lot.

Visit to order the latest issue.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Slipstream Issue Due Out Soon

Our 30th anniversary issue will be released this summer. It will include new poetry by Jenna Rindo, Carl Mayfield, Patricia Whiting, John Calvin Hughes, Mather Schneider, Robert Cooperman, Kathryn Howd Machan, Ed Taylor, James Valvis, Terry Godbey, Keith Alexander, John Marvin, Larry Crist, Lee Rossi, Mike Jurkovic, Chuck Teixeira, Eric Lee, Barbara Benoit, Sean Lause, Phil Gruis, Chris Vogt-Hennessy, E.R. Baxter, Daniel Hyndman, David Chorlton, Michael Basinski, Matthew Snyder, Harold Whit Williams, Eric Roy, Jonathan Greenhause, Laura Madeline Wiseman, Greg McBride, Heather Cousins, Gloria Parker, M. LaVigne, Greg Moglia, Cathyn Cofell, and Michael Kriesel. The issue also includes cover art by Lauren Simonutti and photography inside by both Simonutti and David J. Thompson.

More info on Slipstream can be found here:

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Uploader Up and Running

You may not have noticed, but we now have a new uploader to submit manuscripts to our annual poetry chapbook contest. We can accept documents in a variety of formats including Word (.doc and .docx), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and both rich text (.rtf) and plain text (.txt) formats. The uploader works on all browser platforms for both Windows and Mac.

To submit to the contest visit: