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2012 Willow Books Literature Awards

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Derrick Harriell, author of Cotton, has earned his Ph.D.! Congrats again!

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Aquarius Press is accepting submissions until August 1 for the 2012 annual issue of Reverie. There will be no particular theme for this issue, but a special section will be dedicated to the works of Aquarius Press Legacy Award winners Samiya Bashir and Parneshia Jones.


Reverie is a literary journal devoted to featuring the best in literature by African Americans with "ties" to the American Midwest. Reverie appears in digital and print editions. We accept poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, critical essays and book reviews.


Contributors selected for inclusion will receive one contributor's copy and a feature on our website. Simultaneous submissions accepted with credits. If selected, contributors will be asked for a brief bio. For full guidelines, click below:


Reverie CFM

james e cherry  

CONGRATS to James E Cherry, 2012 Lillian Smith Book Award Nominee!

Award Honors Work on Racial Justice


James E Cherry, author of Still A Man and Other Stories (Willow Books) is a nominee for the Lillian Smith Book Awards, which has been recognizing authors whose writing extends the legacy of Lillian Smith since 1966. Lillian Smith was a writer, educator and social critic who challenged her fellow Southerners and all Americans on issues of social and racial justice. The awards will be presented in Decatur, Georgia in September, sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries, Georgia Center for the Book and the Decatur Book Festival. 

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Dr. Randall Horton, Poetry Editor-in-Chief

Qiana Towns and Lita Hooper, Reverie Editors

Sharon Stanford, Fiction Editor

Cathryn Williams, Children's/YA Editor


This Month's Special: 

Offerings of Desire by Dr. Kelly Norman Ellis

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"Every stanza in this fierce and formidable collection strikes a sweet, keening note for the


colored girl-the front-row-center Sunday morning worshipper, the fast gal craving the jukebox on Saturday night, the grandmama arced over a stove-top staple, the precocious nappy-headed chile tripping the double-dutch line. With Offerings of Desire, Kelly Norman Ellis has graced us all with a gift that is nothing short of a miracle. She has blessed the sisterhood with a soundtrack."


Patricia Smith, author of Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah (Coffee House, 2012) and Blood Dazzler, 2008 National Book Award Finalist



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