We are pleased to announce that we have assembled all of our 2017 issues of Gyroscope Review in one place.
Wrap This Up: The 2017 Issues is available now on Amazon as either a print version ($20 plus shipping; free shipping with Amazon Prime) or a Kindle version ($9.99).
We are proud of our 2017 contributing poets and hope you want to read them all again in this collection. We are pretty sure this is the best holiday gift ever.
Thank you for reading!
Today marks the end of the reading period for our fall issue, which means the next two weeks will consume us with producing the next edition of Gyroscope Review. Thank you to everyone who has sent us work to consider.
Now your editors have to kick it into high gear. As of the moment this post was written, we received 418 submissions. We don’t have our final numbers on acceptances just yet, but 21 pieces have been accepted so far. We have already said no to 300 pieces and 20 pieces have been withdrawn for various reasons including publication elsewhere. All remaining poems will be accepted or rejected this weekend. Every single piece we accept is Google-checked to make sure it is not already available for people to read or there is uncredited material from someone else’s work.
Then what happens? Then we do the time-consuming detailed work of downloading all the accepted files, formatting them to fit Gyroscope Review‘s standard look, putting them into an order that we think makes sense. We format the contributor’s bios. We make a big document of poems, bios, and table of contents, send it off to contributor’s as the authors’ proof copy. We create the cover layout. We write editorials. We hope that contributors take note of the deadline for any final corrections.
Several days before a new issue goes live, we upload the final version into CreateSpace. We go through a review process there to make sure the format will work in print. We also upload a PDF version of the new issue to this site under the tab, “Issues”. We send links for the new issue to contributors when everything is ready to go. We plaster our social media with links to the digital version, which has been free from the beginning, and the print version for which we currently charge $8.
We have a quarterly publishing schedule, which means we get to do this four time per year: January, April, July, and October. We have been releasing new issues on the first day of the month kicking off each quarter. However, we are making a slight modification with our upcoming winter issue. Instead of publishing the Winter 2018 issue on January 1, we are moving it to January 15. We would like to give ourselves a break over the holidays and we want authors to be able to look at authors’ proofs after the New Year instead of in the midst of holiday revelry.
Running a poetry journal is often rewarding. But it is also hard work, detailed work, and requires dedication. What we are clear about is that this is important work. Poets who put in the sweat to get their words just right deserve editors whose diligence honors that effort.
We sincerely hope we’ve risen to the occasion.
Stay tuned for our fall issue, scheduled for release on October 1. Happy autumn.
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If you would like to purchase a print copy of the summer issue of Gyroscope Review, please click HERE.
We are pleased as can be to offer our latest issue of Gyroscope Review for your reading pleasure. This issue offers several thoughtful reactions to the state of world affairs as well as pieces that provide respite. Poets tackled difficult topics, teased apart what is sold as fact, and gave us poetry that shows just how engaged, enraged, and enlightened literary artists can be.
The poets included in this issue are:
Michael Wayne Friedman
Lois Marie Harrod
Susan L. Leary
Lyndi Bell O’Laughlin
Marian Kaplun Shapiro
Sarah Dickenson Snyder
To read this issue online, click on the cover below below. This PDF version may also be downloaded into your iBooks app if you have one.
We hope you will consider buying a print version of our summer issue. Just think: you don’t have to charge it or plug it in, just open the pages. Linger. Enjoy. Think. Perhaps respond in some way.
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