Here’s some of what SHARK REEF editors have been reading in recent weeks.Continue reading… "What We’re Reading — Summer 2022"
Here’s what some of SHARK REEF’s editors have been enjoying in recent weeks. Managing Editor Stephanie Barbé Hammer I am reading and loving two incredible poetry collections and a gorgeous novel. The Store-House of Wonder and Astonishment by Sherry Mossafer Rind (Pleasure Boat Studio, 2021) uses the persona poem to explore natural history from a […]Continue reading… "What We’re Reading, Winter 2022"
Here’s what some of SHARK REEF’s editors have been enjoying in recent weeks. Stephanie Barbé Hammer Managing Editor Stephanie just finished and loved the novel Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peers a gorgeous, moving, funny, and insightful novel about gender and she’s still savoring the beautifully devastating poems in Romaine Washington’s chapbook Purgatory Has An Address. […]Continue reading… "What we’re reading, Summer 2021"
Here’s what some of SHARK REEF’s editors have been enjoying in recent weeks. Stephanie Barbé Hammer Managing Editor Stephanie just finished Natashia Deón’s ambitious multigenerational novel Grace (Counterpoint, 2017). Grace is at once a bildungsroman, a fabulist tale of hauntings, and a powerful feminist exploration of Black women’s struggles in the South before, during and […]Continue reading… "What we’re reading, Winter 2021"
As with all literary magazines, before we even went “live” with this issue, we’d begun planning for the next… and the next. We’re exploring some changes for SHARK REEF, and we’ll tell you about them when we have more details. For now, we know we’re saying farewell to co-editor for prose, Jeremiah O’Hagan. He’s brought his discerning eye,Continue reading… "Seventeen years and thirty issues!"
This issue, we are featuring visual art by Shark Reef’s editors.Continue reading… "Visual Art by the Editors"
Writing is an adventure. We often start out heading in one direction with a piece and, many drafts later, find ourselves moving down another completely undreamed of path. Reading is another kind of adventure. When we begin, we might think we know where the writer is taking us and, again, wonderfully, end up going downContinue reading… "Adventures in Reading and Writing"
We’re literary geeks and love the chance to read almost anything crafted with care. So, in late night sessions, we greedily consume submissions which had voyaged through East Coast sloughs, paddled Pacific bays, and trickled down backwoods Alabama creeks and which came via internet from all over the U.S. and a few other countriesContinue reading… "Why Read a Literary Journal?"
Welcome to the Summer 2011 edition of SHARK REEF, where you’ll visit a wedding party in the Andes; join a group of elderly women in a communal bath in Japan; or watch as a nurse midwife deftly knits Mexico to Seattle and drops more than a few stitches in the process. Consider Hiking Naked. What happens will surprise you.Continue reading… "Intro"
SHARK REEF was launched in June of 2001 to give voice to emerging as well as established writers of the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Now, on the eve of its tenth anniversary and in collaboration with Heron Moon Press, SHARK REEF offers the same opportunity to all serious writers committed to producing original writing of high quality — regardless of where they live.Continue reading… "Still Evolving"