moonShine review: Deadline Fast Approaching!

That’s right! We’re sending Kakalak off to press JUST in time to prepare for the next issue of moonShine review!

Share your creative prose and photography by submitting to moonShine review.
Next Deadline is SEPTEMBER 30th.

I encourage you to read our “About moonShine review” page and check out our full submission guidelines at the following links:

Prose Submission Guidelines: https://moonshinereview.com/moonshine-prose-submission-guidelines/

Photography Submission Guidelines: https://moonshinereview.com/moonshine-photography-submission-guidelines/

Thanks!
Anne M. Kaylor
Executive Editor & Publisher

Kakalak Contributors: Thank You!

Everyone has responded to the galley proof, so we’re moving forward with production of Kakalak 2021.

Meanwhile, I’d love to hear back from the few of you who have yet to respond regarding book orders.

It’s an outstanding issue, thanks to all of you who submitted. Can’t wait to share it with everyone, so keep encouraging family and friends to visit our website and order a book.

Thanks!
Anne M. Kaylor
Executive Editor & Publisher

Kakalak 2021 Scheduled for Release Early November

What a wonderful line-up of talent we have for Kakalak 2021!

SPECIAL THANKS and CONGRATULATIONS to all the contributors!

Kakalak 2021 Art Award Winners:
First Place: Trish Sheppard, “Morning at the Mill”
Second Place: Debra A. Daniel, “Night City”
Third Place: Joseph Elliot DeMaegd, “Basquiat”
Honorable Mention: Carolyn Elkins, “Four Corners”
Honorable Mention: DJ Gaskin, “Tataria”
Honorable Mention and Cover Art: Laura D. Hare, “My glass is half full … what’s yours?”

Kakalak 2021 Poetry Award Winners:
First Place: Susan Lefler, “After the Assault”
Second Place: Pam Baggett, “Janis Joplin Considers”
Third Place: Debra A. Daniel, “In March When the Shutdown Begins, I Journey into Watercolor”
Honorable Mention: Irene Blair Honeycutt, “One Peppermint Ball”
Honorable Mention: Karen Luke Jackson, “Rocking”
Honorable Mention: Jeanne Julian, “I Wrap Your Ankle”

(NOTE: Contributors should email kakalak@carolina.rr.com directly to place book orders.)

PRE-ORDER NOW AT A SPECIAL DISCOUNT!

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And stay tuned for more Kakalak news. Once published, we will post the artists’ work in color!

Anne M. Kaylor
Executive Editor & Publisher

Announcing KAKALAK 2021 Winners & Inclusion!

CONGRATULATIONS to the contest winners and all those included in this year’s KAKALAK! HERE’S THE COMPLETE LINE UP of poets and artists selected for publication in KAKALAK 2021:

KAKALAK 2021 ART AWARD WINNERS
First Place: Trish Sheppard, “Morning at the Mill”
Second Place: Debra A. Daniel, “Night City”
Third Place: Joseph Elliot Demaegd, “Basquiat”
Honorable Mention: Carolyn Elkins, “Four Corners”
Honorable Mention: DJ Gaskin, “Tataria”
Honorable Mention and Cover Art: Laura D. Hare, “My glass is half full…what’s yours?”

KAKALAK 2021 POETRY AWARD WINNERS
First Place: Susan Lefler, “After the Assault”
Second Place: Pam Baggett, “Janis Joplin Considers”
Third Place: Debra A. Daniel, “In March When the Shutdown Begins, I Journey into Watercolor”
Honorable Mention: Irene Blair Honeycutt, “One Peppermint Ball”
Honorable Mention: Karen Luke Jackson, “Rocking”
Honorable Mention: Jeanne Julian, “I Wrap Your Ankle”

ART SELECTED FOR PUBLICATION
Melanie T. Aves, “Tulips”
Christina Baumis, “Frog Croak Echoes”
Cheryl Boyer, “Stable Sunrise”
Joyce Compton Brown, “Side Door at Walled Up Cathedral, Strasbourg”
Les Brown, “Hummingbird on Cosmos”
S.L. Cockerille, “Vision at Sea”
Michael A. Dorsey, “The Universal Constant”
Evelyn Eickmeyer-Quiñones, “Lesley’s Memorial Garden: First Peony”
Nadine Ellsworth-Moran, “When Fire Turns to Rust”
Terri Greco, “A Boy and His Dog”
Bill Griffin, “Incisors”
Evie Chang Henderson, “Snowy in Swirly Reflections”
Arlene Oraby, “Surprise of a Deer”
Marty Pitcairn, “Storm Among the Cypress”
Peggy Waters Rowland, “Papa”
Lynne Santy Tanner, “From the Boat House, Evening”
Kathryn Waller, “The Abandoned Piano”
Al Walton, “Cargo”
Susan G. Williams, “Graceful”

POETRY SELECTED FOR PUBLICATION
Kathy Ackerman, “Wedding Day Baptism”
Pam Baggett, “Lucky Girl, 1968”
Dorothy Baird, “Summer Storm on Shackleford Banks”
Don Ball, “Wish”
KB Ballentine, “Refuge”
Richard Band, “Bones”
Joan Barasovska, “A Walk on Palmer Avenue”
Sam Barbee, “Next Galaxy Over”
Tina Barr, “Viral”
Michael Beadle, “Drag”
Libby Bernardin, “Transformation”
Al Black, “Porch Sitting”
Teresa McLamb Blackmon, “Farmers’ Habits”
Gay Boswell, “Memorize Everything Just in Case”
Mary O’Keefe Brady, “Communion”
Doris Thomas Browder, “After the AARP Driving Course”
Joyce Compton Brown, “November Harvest”
Les Brown, “Diggy, 1947”
Adrienne K. Burris, “masklophobia at the state fair”
Kathleen Calby, “A Curtsey to Rex Begonia
Bill Caldwell, “After George Floyd”
Barbara Campbell, “In an Alanon Meeting, a Therapist Sits Next to Me”
Catherine Carter, “Ode: Falafel”
Kenneth Chamlee, “Seed”
S.L. Cockerille, “Mademoiselle”
Joy Colter, “Pandemic Ides of March”
Julie Ann Cook, “Absalom and Eliza, 1862”
Beth Copeland, “Fog”
Susan McClain Craig, “Taken to Rubinstein”
Steve Cushman, “Cast”
Debra A. Daniel, “Your Personal Regret Recount Has Been Completed”
David Dixon, “Yes, A Snowflake”
Mary Alice Dixon, “Aunt Lil’s Crazy Quilt”
Deborah H. Doolittle, “My Covid19 Nervous Breakdown”
Gabriel Dunsmith, “Genius loci”
Ralph Earle, “Wren and Wren”
Nadine Ellsworth-Moran, “A Downfall of Carpenter Bees”
Terri Kirby Erickson, “The Sam White Special”
Lynn Farmer, “Never Having Learned a Thing”
Nicole Farmer, “dyslexia c. 1972”
Judith Ferster, “Watching”
Janice Moore Fuller, “Emory at the Beach”
DJ Gaskin, “Cicada Spring”
Michael Gaspeny, “Loco-Motion”
Ed Gold, “Neruda’s Questions”
Ginger Graziano, “Light-Shocked Night”
Terri Greco, “Postscript for My Grandmother”
Bill Griffin, “A While”
Cordelia M. Hanemann, “Standing in Silence”
Tim Harkins, “Resonance”
Janis Harrington, “The Home Front”
Lisa M. Hase-Jackson, “One Saturday in March, We Deal Again with Mortality”
Evie Chang Henderson, “Him Dead”
Mary Hennessy, “Are We There?”
Ann Herlong-Bodman, “Somewhere South of Summer”
Jo Ann Hoffman, “Aversion”
Marguerite Hogan, “Red Light District”
Lew Holton, “Ta Da Roses”
Irene Blair Honeycutt, “Cicada, I Never Knew You Were the Loudest Insect in the World Until I Read”
Earl Carlton Huband, “A Little Reassurance”
Karen Luke Jackson, “A Year in the Garden Hamlet”
Kelly Jones, “After Hurricane Hugo, 1989”
Patricia A. Joslin, “I Didn’t Mean to Write a Poem”
Jeanne Julian, “The Owl’s Retreat”
Greg Lobas, “Three a.m.”
Kathryn Etters Lovatt, “Bedfellows”
Sandra Marshburn, “Trees and Flowers”
Preston Martin, “The Picnic”
Nancy Martin-Young, “The Doors”
Katherine H. Maynard, “Low Tide”
Terri McCord, “Red”
Cynthia McDonald, “And so I call”
Marjorie Schratz McNamara, “in the middle of the night”
Charles V. Murray, “Prayer”
Alice Osborn, “Stars and Storm”
Gail Peck, “Starving Child and Vulture”
Lucia Walton Robinson, “Reading Aloud to Mother”
Leslie M. Rupracht, “Lorem ipsum”
Roberta Schultz, “Mr. Paolucci”
Jane Seitel, “Deposition”
Martin Settle, “Dead Men’s Socks”
Jane Shlensky, “Parking Lot Sermon During Pandemic”
Sherry Siddall, “Thinking About Souls”
Michael Simpson, “Nureyev”
Duncan Smith, “Telling Stories”
Susan Willey Spalt, “Felix”
H.R. Spencer, “It’s Too Late to Title This”
Lynn Stanton, “Vertigo After Third Shift”
Caren Stuart, “When My Sister and I Would Spend the Night at Mom’s House”
Nancy Swanson, “In the South We Call Them Groundhogs”
Lynne Santy Tanner, “South Georgia 1945”
Jo Barbara Taylor, “Whose House”
Melinda Thomsen, “Snapshots of Mothering Earth’s Work”
Betsy Thorne, “A Stranger Here”
Danielle Ann Verwers, “Two Sparrows for a Penny”
Mark Vogel, “When Words Aren’t Fixed”
Kathryn Waller, “The Printmaker”
Carmen Dressler Ward, “On the Sea of Mending”
Priscilla Webster-Williams, “Still Life with Corona Virus”
Eric Weil, “A Flint Hide-Scraper”
Jennifer Weiss, “Spring Beauty”
Nancy Womack, “Reclamation”

Congratulations to all!
Anne M. Kaylor, Executive Editor and Publisher
Judges and Editors: Kimberlyn Blum-Hyclak, David E. Poston, Richard Allen Taylor

NEW RELEASE: moonShine review spring/summer issue

Away from the harshness of daylight, promises are made, bodies come together,
words are spoken that can never be taken back—and the creative process thrives.

I can’t think of any issue that better represents the above mantra—written when I founded moonShine review. Literally and allegorically, the dichotomy of light and dark clashes from cover to cover as cheerful, comedic pictures endorse playful, entertaining tales while somber, haunting images mirror dramatic, sometimes graphic, stories.

I am in awe how these diverse plots, characters, and settings gather under a canopy of analogous voices and introspection. Authors focus on a single character’s inner thoughts and emotions, either through first-person point of view or through a third-person limited narrator who presents one character’s internal reflections.

Indulge me: please read this issue in order and don your deerstalker cap. Through a little Holmesian detecting, you’ll find minute details in one story that appear in the next. And you’ll discover nuances to unite images, and their captions, with individual pieces…

SPECIAL THANKS to this issue’s contributors:

Featured Photographers:
José H. Quiñones & Evelyn Eickmeyer-Quiñones

Featured Authors:
Michael Beadle, Jason Boling, Joyce Compton Brown, Mary Alice Dixon, Lee Grossman, Lana Hendershott, Maggie Nerz Iribarne, Linda Vigen Phillips, Jane Shlensky, Wanda Stover, Bob Strother, Elaine Thomas

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To all, I encourage you to find introspection and inspiration in that moment of civil twilight—after the sun’s harsh glare has crossed the horizon and before night’s murky veil descends.

Anne M. Kaylor
Executive Editor & Publisher

Congrats to moonShine’s Latest Contributors

We’re excited to announce the contributors for moonShine review’s Spring/Summer 2021 issue, and thanks to EVERYONE who submitted. We had an awesome turnout!

Featured Photographers:
Evelyn Eickmeyer-Quiñones
& José Quiñones

Featured Authors:
Michael Beadle
Jason Boling
Joyce Compton Brown
Mary Alice Dixon
Lee Grossman
Lana Hendershott
Maggie Nerz Iribarne
Linda Vigen Phillips
Jane Shlensky
Wanda Stover
Bob Strother
Elaine Thomas

More details coming soon!

moonSHINE Review Press to Publish Kakalak

Welcome to a brighter, better 2021 and some exciting news about KAKALAK!

I’m thrilled to announce I am the new publisher of Kakalak. I’ve been involved with this anthology since its birth in 2005, playing different roles—designer, co-judge, co-editor. I see my new publishing role as a natural and wonderful evolution, and I’m determined to keep the best of what you’ve come to expect while making a few tweaks I think you’ll find helpful.

Please visit www.Kakalak2021.com for all the details, including the submission guidelines for the Kakalak 2021 contest. Note, at least for now, you’ll be redirected to the parent website, www.moonShinereviewpress.com, where you’ll find all the news about our press, our journal moonShine review, and Kakalak.

To celebrate the release of Kakalak 2020, the editors—Kim, David, and I—are planning ZOOM Readings for January, February, and March (and maybe April, if there’s enough participation). I’ll communicate dates and details within the next couple weeks via email, Facebook, and the new website, www.Kakalak2021.com. We hope you’ll sign up to participate in the readings AND encourage your family and friends to attend as audience members.

Special thanks to those of you who have participated in Kakalak contests. hope to see all of you participate in this year’s Zoom Readings, and PLEASE submit to Kakalak 2021!

Best to You and Yours,

Anne

Anne M. Kaylor

Publisher, moonSHINE Review Press

Executive Editor & Publisher, moonShine review & Kakalak

Editing Services & Graphic Design

Author, Unwilling to Laugh Alone and Floating a Full Boat

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moonShine review tackles tough issues!

Listening is where love begins. — Mister Rogers

Featured Photographer: Lynn Farmer

Featured Authors: Franklin Bailey, Anna Catanese, Joyce Compton Brown, Steve Cushman, Gregg Cusick,
Alan Gartenhaus, Joiya Morrison-Efemini, Martin Settle, Jane Shlensky, Allen Stevenson, Bob Strother,
and Nancy Young

moonShine review, Fall/Winter 2020, Volume 16, issue 2

NOW AVAILABLE

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*plus tax & shipping

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Fear. We all feel it, especially this year. We’re frightened of dying from an unseen virus, of living in a society that excludes some individuals from fundamental human rights.

Arguably the most basic, yet complex, of emotions, fear manifests itself in myriad ways, as shown by the stories, photographs, and quotes shared in this issue of moonShine. And the message is not so much about what frightens us but how we react. Some choose to deny fear, some use anger to mask fear, and some act courageously despite fear.

In a year when we’ve literally faced life and death decisions, creative endeavors seem marginal to those front-line efforts of medical professionals and emergency responders.

But the artist’s role in society, particularly during turbulent times, remains crucial—to question the status quo, to engage in dialogue, to challenge ourselves and others, to promote change.

Lynn Farmer, our featured photographer, provided such powerful images to accompany the stories, we knew the captions had to be equally compelling. So, we turned to peacemakers, philosophers, artists, scientists, even select politicians to address the issues herein—and to speak for us.

Thank you, Lynn, for outstanding visual imagery. Thank you, authors, for profound words. Thanks, Beth and James, for your many hours and creativity. Thank you, Scott, for printed books that meet our high expectations. And thanks, everyone, for submitting, for spreading the word about us, for contributing to our success.

Mister Rogers, who devoted his life to teaching acceptance, said, “Listening is where love begins.” May you listen with all your senses to this moonShine—let it illuminate the dark corners where fear thrives and encourage openness to change and much-needed healing.

Anne M. Kaylor
Executive Editor & Publisher

moonShine: New Look and New Issue

You may have noticed our website has a whole new look, and just in time to announce the contributors for our upcoming 2020 Fall/Winter issue of moonShine review!

With an outstanding turnout of submissions, choosing stories this time proved difficult. We enjoyed so many, but alas, our budget only allows a set number. So, thank you ALL for submitting, and congratulations to the following who will be featured in the next moonShine:

Featured Photographer: Lynn Farmer

Featured Authors: Franklin Bailey, Anna Catanese, Joyce Compton Brown, Steve Cushman, Gregg Cusick,
Alan Gartenhaus, Joiya Morrison-Efemini, Martin Settle, Jane Shlensky, Allen Stevenson, Bob Strother,
and Nancy Young

More details on the issue (including a sneak peek at the cover) to come. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy perusing the new website. And I appreciate any feedback, including bugs you may encounter, while doing so!

Stay safe and keep writing,
Anne M. Kaylor
Executive Editor & Publisher

moonShine review 2020 spring/summer issue

For a “taste” of the issue, see below.

Order your copy for just $6.75* (that’s $1.25 off retail)

*plus tax & shipping

Click HERE for PayPal (you can pay via PayPal account or credit card).

To order multiple copies, email moonShine@carolina.rr.com.

Featured Photographer: T. Parker Sanborn

Featured Authors: Lisa L. Lynn, Jane Shlensky, Allen Stevenson,
Bob Strother, Caren Stuart, Andrea Turner, Elizabeth B. Watson,
Nancy Young

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Our stories this issue create a cohesiveness much like the near-perfect, slightly varied petals of the intricate dahlia. Imagery overlaps as the invisible becomes visible, and vise versa. Characters crisscross as male and female voices run the gamut between witless and wise. Settings emerge from virtual to natural while plots gradually unfold to reveal often surprising results.

Though diverse in content, an intuitive theme blossoms as these stories and photos blend to create a rhythm for the senses, a chorus of personalities, a symphony arcing from conflict to resolution.

Keep Writing ~ Keep Sharing
Anne M. Kaylor
Executive Editor & Publisher