Q & A with Amber Forbes: English undergrad by day, indie lit publisher . . . the rest of the time!

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October 1, 2012 by dmaysone

Augusta is the second largest city in Georgia, and, as such, writers abound in the halls of its major universities, looking for local outlets to do what many of us refer to as “publish or perish.” Fortunately, there are those who feel strongly enough to create opportunities for fellow creatives to submit their works to indie publications. Amber Forbes, senior English major at ASU, has co-founded and edited online, international literary magazine, The Corner Club Press for almost two years. Read our interview to find out more about the mag.

Q. How did you create the magazine?

A. I’d always wanted to do a literary magazine but didn’t have the resources I needed. Then I met Daphne and discovered she thought it’d be a cool idea, so then I realized a literary magazine was a possibility now that I had someone else who was also interested.

Q. What is the goal of The Corner Club Press (CCP)?

A. The goal of this magazine is to place equal importance on both poetry and short fiction since many literary magazines that cater to both tend to place more emphasis on short fiction than poetry.

Q. What makes CCP different from other online literary magazines?

A. For one, our magazine has a larger word count for short stories, so this broadens the field for many writers, and for another, we are more personal with our readers and writers and definitely try to connect with them on a more personal level, so any questions they send to us are answered ASAP.

Q. What advice do you have for writers who are looking to submit and publish their own creative works?

A. Absolutely read guidelines. They exist for a reason.

Q. How can writers contact CCP with questions about submissions?

A. The best way to contact is to email at thecornerclubpress@gmail.com! You can also easily find us on Facebook just by searching The Corner Club Press, and you can get updates on Twitter @AmberSkyeF.

Q. Anything else you’d like readers and writers to know about the mag?

A. While we are currently closed to put issues 7 and 8 together, you can still submit short fiction and poetry–and this is any time we are closed for any issue. It’ll just be considered for another issue.

For more information about how to submit and to view past issues go here.


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Deadline for Sand Hills Submissions

Get PublishedNovember 30th, 2012
Today is the last day for ASU and GHSU students to submit their poems, short stories and creative nonfiction pieces to Sand Hills literary magazine!

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