May 30, 2019
I was thrilled to receive an email from the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses today that Sinister Wisdom is a finalist for a 2019 Firecracker Award in the Magazine: General Excellence category. Sinister Wisdom is one of ten finalists along with these other nine, fine publications: Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Raleigh Review, The Cincinnati Review, The Common, The LIterary Review, Washington Square Review, Water-Stone Review, and ZYZZYVA. It is an incredible honor for Sinister Wisdom to be a finalist, recognized by peer publications for the work we do on the journal. You can read the full announcement here.
If you happen to be in New York or its environs and have the time and the interest, please consider attending the award ceremony next week. The winners of the FIRECRACKER AWARDS will be announced at the awards ceremony on June 5, 2019, from 7 to 9 PM at Poets House in New York City. Sinister Wisdom board member Red Washburn will be at the event and would love to greet other Sinister Wisdom subscribers, supporters, and community members; sadly, though I would love to be there, I cannot make the trek from Florida to New York that day. I'd love it if YOU went though and took photos and sent me an update about every exciting minute of the program.
Only one thing feels better than getting this type of recognition from the broad literary community for Sinister Wisdom: getting recognition from YOU, our readers and supporters for the work of Sinister Wisdom. Nearly every day I receive emails, letters, checks, and even a few phone calls supporting the work of Sinister Wisdom and arguing with the work of Sinister Wisdom. I am grateful for this dialogue and recognition of the journal. Thank you, sinister sisters, for all you do to keep lesbian literary arts and culture alive and thriving. (I'm including a preview of our Notes for a Revolution blank book cover below as another small celebration on this day of good news! Click on the cover to link to the webpage for advance orders!)
Julie R. Enszer, PhD
P. S. Now is a great time to subscribe to Sinister Wisdom to continue to support our work--or give a gift subscription for your friend, soulmate or colleague who would love Sinister Wisdom. Your subscription or tax-deductible charitable contributions help to make our publishing possible. Thank you.
Advance orders for Notes for a Revolution are available!
The Blank Book will ship in late June!