Tuesday, June 26, 2007


The Shit Creek Review's Bribe Counter working furiously around the clock.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Shit Creek Review #1 as .pdf - a Collector's Item!

The Shit Creek Review's first issue (from November '06) is now available as an Adobe Acrobat file (.pdf) here on our Past Issues page.

It includes poetry by Mark Allinson, Julie Carter, Corey Cook, Jerry G. Erwin, Anna Evans, Angela France, M.A. Griffiths, Earl Haig, Nigel Holt, Patricia Wallace Jones, Rose Kelleher, Janet Kenny, Quincy Lehr, Hugh McMillan, Mary Meriam, Nic Sebastian, David Thornbrugh, and Gail White.

This free download will rapidly become a collector's item, and is expected to appreciate in value by at least 300-450% over the next year (capital gains tax may apply). Also available on the same page are .pdfs of issues #2 and #3.

First in, best dressed! Don't miss out on your copy!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Should we only publish Virgins?

Should online poetry magazines publish poems that have previously appeared on personal websites, blogs, or even in other e-zines? Poems with a history? Well, how easy a question is that? Shit Creekers think the answer is obvious: it all depends on the size of the attached bribe or the degree of kinship to the editor. What other considerations could there possibly be?

Oddly, apparently there are. Apparently other editors and persons of interest actually have different opinions. Weird but true. Check it all out over at Nic Sebastian's Very Like a Whale where editors of various poetry zines hold forth on their philosophies and policies vis a vis the old previous pubs. Even SCR grabs the mic for a bit of a rant: predictably, advocating Cash and Kinship (C&K as we call it in the trade) as the only relevant criteria.

While you're out and about, also check out Nic reading at The Adroitly Placed Word.

Hacking, flailing, and dividing up the bribes

OK, we editors have waded up to our waists through a turgid torrent of Creeker submissions, hacking, flailing, splashing about, sorting poems to the left of us, prose to the right of us, and dividing up bribes. In our general dissociated delerium we think we have sent out accept or decline letters to all submitters - but what with the non-stop whisky-and-fan-tan orgies around the Shit Creek camp-fire it's possible that some have been missed. If you think you should have heard from us and haven't, check your spam folder first, then pop us an email at shitcreekreview@yahoo.com.