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The Listening Eye
I always wanted to edit a literary magazine of my own, and in 1970 started The Listening Eye at Kent State's Geauga Campus where I taught English for 25 years. For many years it was a vehicle for student work, but about 1992 I opened it up for national submissions, and since then we've published some of the top writers of poetry and fiction in the country: William Stafford, Walter McDonald, Simon Perchik, Lyn Lifshin, and many others. We read submissions from Jan. 1-Apr. 15: max four poems/ four pages. Fiction: limit two stories, max three pages doublespaced each. Creative essays, same. Annual contest for cover artist: drawing, painting, photo, whatever, relating by any stretch of the imagination to the title: The Listening Eye. Cover artist's work to be featured in the magazine as well. $30 prize. Also a $30 prize for best sports poem each year. Mail to Grace Butcher, ed. The Listening Eye Kent State University Geauga Campus, 14111 Claridon-Troy Rd., Burton, Ohio 44021, Jan. 1-Apr. 15 only. Be SURE to enclose self addressed stamped envelope for a reply and to have work returned. Publication in early fall. For sample copy send $4.00, check made out to Kent State University, to the above address.
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1996 Grace Butcher