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Summer Issue Update

In Uncategorized on July 29, 2011 at 12:24 pm

The Summer issue is done and contributor and subscriber copies are on their way from the printer. They will be mailed out next week. The journal can also be purchased through amazon and will be up shortly in electronic versions for kindle, iBooks and Nook. Thank you for all your support and I hope you enjoy this issue!




In Uncategorized on June 14, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Okay, the summer issue is closed! We still have a ton of submissions to go through and all those will be considered for future issues. But for now, we proof and send out the contracts. Thank you to everyone who submitted and I truly wish we had enough money to publish a journal ten times the size. We could fill it easily.

Summer Issue!

In Uncategorized on May 31, 2011 at 9:17 pm

The Summer Issue is coming along nicely. Tons of new work and even more authors. There are still some pages left though, so please submit. Also, don’t forget our ongoing poetry contest, judged by the one and only Rodney Jones.

2011 Poetry Contest!

In Uncategorized on May 11, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Prime Mincer is pleased to open our 2011 poetry contest. Rodney Jones will serve as final judge.

First Prize- $300, publication in the Winter 2011 issue of Prime Mincer Literary Journal and ten copies.

Runner Up- $50, publication in the Winter 2011 issue of Prime Mincer Literary Journal and five copies.

All entries will be considered for publication.

Fee- $10 for three poems (up to ten pages collectively).

All submissions must go through our submission manager and should contain a cover page with author’s name and contact information. No identifying information should be on the manuscript. This contest is open only to previously unpublished work. We consider anything that has appeared on the internet in any form to be published.

Deadline for entry is October 1st. The winner will be announced mid-November.

Rodney Jones is an American poet and professor of English at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Jones was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the winner of the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award. His other honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Peter I.B. Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Jean Stein Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, a Southeast Booksellers Association Award, and a Harper Lee Award.

Fantastic News!

In Uncategorized on May 5, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Congrats to Jared Sexton. Jared’s story “It is Wide and it is Deep” which was originally published in Prime Mincer 1.1 will appear in his new collection An End to All Things forthcoming from Atticus Books. We couldn’t be prouder.

eBook versions!

In Uncategorized on March 29, 2011 at 6:37 pm

For those of you that are into the eBook craze, we’ve put up an electronic version of the journal up at smashwords (click the image for the link). It is available in ALL formats for $3.99. Additionally, you can download a sample for free! If you like what you see, please consider supporting the journal by purchasing the full version,either print or electronic.

The various electronic retailers (Apple’s iBookstore, BArnes and Noble, Amazon Kindle, Sony) should have the electronic version within a week or so for the same price. So, if you prefer to order through them it shouldn’t be much longer. Thanks for your interest and support.

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Prime Mincer 1.1 is now up for sale at Amazon as well.

An Update

In Uncategorized on March 17, 2011 at 9:48 pm

It has been a whirlwind around here. Prime Mincer 1.1 is currently at the printers (two weeks behind schedule) and we are currently reformatting for Kindle and iBooks versions. We received a huge number of submissions for the first issue, just over a thousand pieces. We were blown away by the number and quality of the work submitted. Honestly, we thought we would end up publishing our friends and fellow MFA’ers. Instead, this issue has work by editors of nationally known journals, Best Americanites and a couple first-timers. It just goes to show how much great work there is and how little space. We’ve added paypal buttons to the subscribe link so we can start distributing and we will be rolling out the new website shortly. Until then, here’s a list of the first issue authors:

David Cozy
Jared Yates Sexton
Rusty Barnes
Hobie Anthony
Eleanor Levine
Jackson Lassiter
John C. Mannone
JP Dancing Bear
Stephanie Dickinson
Portia Carryer
Sheila Hageman
Dustin J. Monk
Desiree Dighton
Michael Meyerhofer
Lisbeth Davidow
Bryan Estes
Paul Kavanagh
Shawn Mitchell
Wendy Taylor Carlisle
Grace Koong
Jon Tribble
J. Boyer
Kate Ristow
Amy Schreibman Walter


In Uncategorized on January 25, 2011 at 9:47 pm

I’m heading out next to week to D.C. to spread the news about Prime Mincer and to take in some great panels. Please, stop and say hello if we run into each other.

Peter Lucas

A new cover and thanks

In Uncategorized on January 25, 2011 at 9:34 pm

It’s amazing how many submissions we have received for the first issue of Prime Mincer. At last count, we had just over four hundred individual submissions. We are working hard to respond to each submission in a timely manner and it is an honor to read your work. Abby and I are blown away by the quality and the volume of work we are receiving. It just goes to show how much incredible writing is out there and how little space we have to publish. Thank you to everyone who has submitted  and please, if you haven’t, consider submitting today.

Also, we have a new cover for the spring issue. Eric Robinson is a fine, fine, photographer and he jumped out of his comfort zone when we gave him the task of providing us with a spring-themed cover. We think he did just fine.