Old Crow Review


Old Crow Review
Old Crow Review
Old Crow Review Issue 6.jpg
Front cover of Issue 6
Type Annual literary magazine
Format Periodical
Owner John Gibney
Publisher FkB Press[1]
Editor John Gibney
Editor-in-chief Tawnya Kelley-Tiskus
Founded 1990[2]
Language English
Ceased publication 2005
Headquarters Easthampton, Massachusetts, USA
Circulation 500[3]
ISSN 1085-6323
OCLC number 28298077
Official website www.oldcrow.org (defunct; image retrieved from the Internet Archive)

The Old Crow Review was an English-language literary magazine established in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1990 by publisher John Gibney, owner of FkB Press, and its editor-in-chief Tawnya Kelley-Tiskus. It published infrequently and distributed locally with a very small circulation; between 1993 and 2005 thirteen issues were published.

Contents

History and significance

The Old Crow Review was a multi-genre literary magazine that published short stories, poems, essays, interviews, photography, and art; it had mythic concerns, declaring itself interested in "visions or fragments of visions of a new myth."[2] The literary magazine was founded in 1990 by publisher John Gibney and editor Tawnya Kelley-Tiskus. Old Crow launched its first issue in January 1993 with a press run of 500 and was distributed in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts.[3]

The magazine published poetry by Simon Perchik, Patricia Martin, Pat Schneider, Christopher Jones, and Michael Ventura Jones. An early version of screenwriter William Monahan's first novel, Light House: A Trifle, was published serially starting in issue 1 and ending in issue 5.[4] There were also contributions from Sam Cherubin, Tobias Burghardt, and Richard Exner.[3]

Independent bookshop Amherst Books hosted readings by Old Crow Review contributors in 2004 and 2005.[5][6].[7]

Reception

In 1995, an editor for Factsheet Five wrote a short review of the Old Crow Review's serial run of future screenwriter William Monahan's Light House, describing it as a "gritty screwball comedy set in a Massachusetts coastal hotel during a raging winter storm" that is "very, very funny".[8] Monahan went on to win a Pushcart Prize in 1997 for his short story "A Relation of Various Accidents Observable in Some Animals Included in Vacuo", originally printed in the New York Press but nominated by the Old Crow Review.[9]

Bibliographic details

FkB Press published a total of thirteen issues of the Old Crow Review between the years 1993 and 2005. Each issue was 100 pages. The editors accepted 2-3% out of approximately 1,000 submissions received each year.[10]

All 13 issues of Old Crow Review are available at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.[11] Issues 1-7, and 12 are available in the Department. of Special Collections at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[12]


References and notes

  1. ^ Len Fulton, ed (1994). The International Directory Of Little Magazines And Small Presses (30th ed.). DustBooks. pp. 445. ISBN 978-091668542X. http://books.google.com/?id=4y8dAAAAMAAJ. 
  2. ^ a b Christine Martin and Chantelle Bentley, ed (September 1996). 1997 Poet's Market: Where and How to Publish Your Poetry. Writers Digest Books. pp. 297. ISBN 978-0898797466. http://books.google.com/?id=zCdfidSjeoEC. 
  3. ^ a b c Len Fulton, ed (September 1996). The International Directory Of Little Magazines And Small Presses (32nd ed.). DustBooks. pp. 442. ISBN 978-0916685560. http://books.google.com/?id=tXAdAAAAMAAJ. 
  4. ^ Jane W. Hipolito (2007). "Bibliography of the Published Writings of Owen Barfield (1917-2007)". Owen Barfield Society. http://barfieldsociety.org/BarfieldBibliog2007.pdf. Retrieved 2007-12-15. [dead link]
  5. ^ Sara Megan Walsh (2004-02-25). "Weekly Calendar". The Daily Collegian. http://media.www.dailycollegian.com/media/storage/paper874/news/2004/02/25/UndefinedSection/Weekly.Calendar-1555449.shtml. Retrieved 2007-10-20. 
  6. ^ "April 2005 Events". AmherstBooks.com. 2005-04-10. http://www.amherstbooks.com/Events/eventsApril2005.shtml. Retrieved 2007-10-20. 
  7. ^ (2004) Old Crow Review (12): FkB Press.
  8. ^ "Arts & Letters" ([dead link]Scholar search). Factsheet Five (R. Seth Friedman) (58): 112. October 1995. ISSN 0890-6823. Archived from the original on 2006-12-28. http://web.archive.org/web/20061228161623/http://www.etext.org/Zines/F5/Arts_and_Letters.html. Retrieved 2007-04-07. 
  9. ^ William Monahan (December 1996). "A Relation of Various Accidents Observable in Some Animals Included in Vacuo". In Bill Henderson. The Pushcart Prize XXI: Best of the Small Presses. Pushcart Press. pp. 419–421. ISBN 978-1888889000. 
  10. ^ Chantelle Bentley and Tara A. Horton, ed (September 1997). 1998 Poet's Market: 1,800 Places to Publish Your Poetry. Writers Digest Books. pp. 281. ISBN 978-0898797969. http://books.google.com/?id=FH6wOxn4JacC. 
  11. ^ Du Bois Library search
  12. ^ "Record View: Old Crow Review". University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries. http://madcat.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=2756424. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 

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