Tweaks and Twists
Umbrella has a slightly different, and perhaps slightly quieter, look, with pale blue backgrounds and new art for its sidebar. Editor’s Forewords now appear for special sections. We remain a work in progress.
Call for Submissions
For Summer 2008 (online June 1), poems and prose on general topics are welcome, and also poems for a planned special section on “hot” poems. What’s a hot poem? It’s tropical or feverish or beachy or scorching or hot-tempered or erotic. As with all Umbrella extras, fresh work is strongly desired though previously published work will be considered as long as it isn’t a recent journal publication (within five years) or readable online (with the exception of online workshopping forums). And please remember that general poems are just as welcome as themed work. Please read the Guidelines Page before submitting. Deadline: May 10th.
This Issue’s Art
This issue’s delightful cover images are by Jacqueline Howett, who was born in London, England but became a US citizen. She lived in Maine for twelve years and now resides in Florida. Her art has appeared in the Art Cellar Exchange, Manhattan Arts International Magazine, Art Now, and the International and New York Gallery Guide. She has appeared in group and solo exhibits such as the Danforth Gallery in Portland, Maine and The Oreno Print Museum, New York. The Herald Tribune in Biddeford, Maine did a feature article when her work was exhibited at The Saco Museum of Art. Starbucks gave her a solo exhibit and her work is in private collections and featured on various art websites.
The Umbrella Face Book, Awards Edition
And now the first installment of the UFA or face awards, noteworthy author photos from Umbrella’s archive.
Carole Stone Annie Finch Kimberly Becker
The Mary Tyler Moore Citation for Crustacean Abuse
The Psychedelic Day-Glo Award (5 Way Tie)
Maryann Corbett Guy Kettelhack Steve Meador
Susan Roney O’Brien Queenie
The Mr. Peepers Occhiali Award
The Best in Show Award (3 Way Tie)
The Down Da Hatch Award (Tie)
Henry Quince Moira Egan
Thanks, Thanks and Again Thanks
Our previous edition put out a call for contributions, with the goal of recouping Umbrella’s start-up costs of around $1000. Thanks heartily to the seven contributors who gave a total of $160. If you too are feeling flush, making a donation is as easy as pressing the following Paypal link, where both Paypal funds or credit cards may be used.
No amount is too small.