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Update

Due to the difficulty of upgrading for proper on-line presence, and the current shortage of staff, there will be no 2023 issue. Submissions will reopen in May of 2023 for the 2024 issue.

Thank you for your patience and support.

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Volume 26 corrected

It’s still not available for download, but see what you can do with share.

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Journal Issue 26 is (almost) online

Errors in the document for Volume 26 have led us to withdraw the link.  We hope to have it up again soon, though still only a draft.

The We in that paragraph is the “editorial we.”  “We” is really I, Ellen Roberts Young, who have created the document that is the Journal, Volume 26, and worked my way forward step by step to put in on line.  But I’ve reached my limit.

The website needs to be upgraded to attach the file in a way that can be accessed by others.  Sin Fronteras needs an IT person to help finish the job.

Does anyone reading have the appropriate skills or have a recommendation?  I’ll be watching for comments that help us find the answer.

Thank you for your support.

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Delays, Delays

We are still at work to publish Issue #26 of the Journal. We hope it won’t be too much longer.

However, until it is out we are postponing submissions for Issue #27. Watch this page for updates.

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ALERT: Change in submission dates

We are changing the dates for receiving submissions. Instead of April 1 to June 30, we are setting them for May 1 to July 15 this year, issue #27..

We hope this will make for a more efficient process.

To make this work, we will have to reject submissions received in April, so watch your dates.

Thank you to all our submitters

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News from the Editor

First, the sad news. Production problems have delayed Sin Fronteras #26. It will come out, we just don’t know when.

Second, a personal note from the editor:

Omicron permitting, I will be the featured reader at the Sin Fronteras Open Reading at Palacio Bar in Mesilla on February 16, sharing poems from Lost in the Greenwood.  The poems describe and respond to 500-year-old tapestries and the world that created them, combined with personal reactions and reflections.  Gather at 7:30 p.m.  Reading begins at 8:00.  Open reading follows.

Here’s a brief sample poem from the collection:

Tapestries

Unlocking the past is
No simple matter when it’s wrapped
In thick carpets of color that
Combine the daily and the dreamed.
Of the joys and sorrows of the
Renaissance there is in fact
Nothing left but threads.

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And Now for Issue #26

There are just three more weeks to submit your work for our next annual issue. We want to see your poems and prose. Check the details on the submissions page and send us something. No particular theme. We want poetry that stirs the reader. By that we mean, send us your good stuff.

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Celebration Reading for Issue #25

Sign on next Saturday for a reading by many of the contributors to Issue #25. (Check your time zone.)

An evening with Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders
A Poetry Reading (via Zoom)
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/9348057923

15 May 2021, 7:00 to 8:30pm PDT
(open mic to follow)
(the door opens at 6:55pm)

presented by el gigante reading series, Sacramento City College
through the kindness of SF contributor Danny Romero

If you’re new to the journal you’ll get a good idea of what we like. NOTE: Submissions are now open for Issue #26.

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Issue #25 is Out

Our latest issue includes a varied and even international group of poets: Hugh Anderson, Paul Bamberger, Rachel Barton, Byron Beynon, Philip Dean Brown, Kathleen Browning, Blair Cooper, William Doreski, Stephen Duncan, Jesse Ehrenberg, Jay Gandhi, Peter Goodman, Ken Hada, Carol Hamilton, Tobey Hiller, Marc Jampole, Judith Janoo, Rick Kearns, Dwayne Kiern, Yvonne Higgins Leach, Laura Celise Lippman, Catherine A. MacKenzie, John Macker, Michael Minassian, Bruce Morton, Paul Robert Mullen, joseph Murray, Mary Oertel-Kirshner, Marilyn C. O’Leary, Kenneth Pobo, Danny Romero, Beate Sigriddaughter, Joseph Somoza, John Tustin, Gail Tyson, Vivian Wagner, Rebecca Watkins, and Scott Wiggerman.

It also includes prose by Alfredo Salvatore Arcilesi, Kate LaDew and Donna D. Vittuci and  a reprinted poem by our supporter and editor Joanne Townsend, whom we lost in January and to whom we dedicate this issue.

The cover is a compilation of all our previous cover images.

Copies for contributors are on their way, with instructions for ordering more if you wish to. Copies are available for all for $10 plus postage. See the Orders page.

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Progress

Issue #25 is at the printer. If you think it has taken a long time, you are right. This is not new for us, but made worse by the pandemic. It should be out soon.

The cover of this 25th issue may make it a collector’s item! The image will be posted when the issue is available.