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Host Lise Quintana of Zoetic Press talks to small-press editors about pieces that didn't quite make it to publication. We discuss what worked and what didn't so that writers can better understand the editorial process.

The Literary Whip The Literary Whip

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Host Lise Quintana of Zoetic Press talks to small-press editors about pieces that didn't quite make it to publication. We discuss what worked and what didn't so that writers can better understand the editorial process.

    “Longings of a Vanished Cat” by Jon Steinhagen

    “Longings of a Vanished Cat” by Jon Steinhagen

    Today, Lise Quintana and Kolleen Carney explore “Longings of a Vanished Cat,” by Jon Steinhagen, submitted for Issue #10, Alice in Wonderland. She calls me Cheshire-Puss. I like that. What has she done with the baby? There she stands on the mossy path, unencumbered by bawling babe, crisp and clean and blue and white. I … Read More

    • 24 min
    “What Leaves and How I Loved What I Leave” by Emily Bowles

    “What Leaves and How I Loved What I Leave” by Emily Bowles

    In Disturbed Areas, I Grow Like a Weed My grandmother and I sought them out:flowers that exploded into a universe ofpurple starscircling apurple center.We never learned their name.We simply plucked them from the cracksin the sidewalk and carried them with us. I found them again,thirty years later with my daughter.Our world was about to split … Read More

    • 32 min
    “The Union” by Sky O’Brien

    “The Union” by Sky O’Brien

    Today, Lise and Kevin explore “The Union” by Sky O’Brien, submitted to Zoetic Press for NonBinary Review #19: Dante’s Inferno The Union            EP. XXIX            10/24/18 ACT TWO FADE IN: INT. NBC STUDIO – DAY / NIGHT HOST is standing in front of THE AUDIENCE, looking into camera, recovering from a joke. He beams, … Read More

    • 33 min
    “Into the Inferno” by Jordan Fash

    “Into the Inferno” by Jordan Fash

    Today, Lise and Kevin explore “Into the Inferno” by Jordan Fash, submitted to Zoetic Press for NonBinary Review #19: Dante’s Inferno. “What is Dante’s Inferno?” Dan asked. “Come on,” Gabe replied. “The fact that you’d even ask me that is insulting.” The two boys stopped at the crosswalk; several cars zoomed between them and the … Read More

    • 37 min
    “Ghosts” by Dan Forkapa

    “Ghosts” by Dan Forkapa

    Today, Lise and Kevin explore “Ghosts” by Dan Forkapa, submitted to Zoetic Press for NonBinary Review #19: Dante’s Inferno. “Better to reign in Hell, than serve in heaven.” The tolling of church bells shakes me from my evening slumber. I wipe the sleep from my eyes and throw open the curtains, squinting out into the … Read More

    • 41 min
    “High Desert New Mexico” by Lisa Mase

    “High Desert New Mexico” by Lisa Mase

    Today, Lise and special guest David Walker talk about three poems, “High Desert New Mexico,” “She Is Everywhere,” and “Jetlag,” submitted to The Golden Walkman.  High Desert New Mexico The White Place claims its samesplendor, chalk and rocks rising sky high.Cathedral pillars finger down the red canyonwhere ancient water cannot return. Thin rounded peaks reachto … Read More

    • 34 min

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Smart podcast for writers and editors

The Literary Whip is a discussion between editors, taking stories and poems that have been rejected by a publication and examining what’s works and doesn’t about the piece, and why it was rejected. It’s brilliant insight into the behind the scenes of the small press publishing world.

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