(This news courtesy of Rhonda White)
The Village Pariah, a bi-annual literary journal sponsored by the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum, is accepting submissions for its inaugural issue. They are interested in publishing poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction inspired by the writings and life of Mark Twain, his hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, the Mississippi River, the Midwest, and small town or rural life in America. Each issue will also include an introductory essay by an established author, poet, artist, songwriter, etc who speaks of Twain's influence on his or her art or life.
Electronic submissions only.
Entries should be emailed as an attachment to thevillagepariah( at)yahoo. com (replace "(at)" with @)
Please include name, contact information, and a short bio along with your submission. Our reading period is now open and entries will be accepted until March 15, 2010.
Visit their website (http://www.marktwainmuseum.org/) for more information