The Summer 2016 Release Party for Word Fountain is this Friday at the Osterhout Free Library in downtown Wilkes-Barre, PA. We are thrilled that writers who have contributed their fine work to this project are coming from far and near to attend. We won’t get the chance to share info about every author before the issue is printed, but we did want to give at least one more sneak peek at the kind of quality writing in store for you.

One of the reasons we are making such a hoopla about this issue is that, as some of you already know, Word Fountain has been on hiatus for the past two years, and the library has handed the community a gift by sponsoring this re-release, re-launch issue. Next week we will include information about how you can get your own copy. We’ll be discussing among our crew how to proceed for the Winter 2016 Issue submissions, and whether or not on our shoe string we can create something like a subscription program. It’s an exciting time of growth for this small literary magazine and we want to make sure it gets an excellent start on its new life.

Here’s a preview of the final cover!
Word Fountain Cover Summer 2016

Raymond Cummings writes everything from humor, like his articles at Splice Today, to more serious matters about family and divorce. And you can find some of his poetry by clicking here. We’re happy to have two pieces by Ray in this issue.

Find out more about Pennsylvania professor and poet Kenneth Pobo from Widener University, and read his poem “In Bracken.” published in Rattle.

At times like this in our world we need poems of all kinds, including poems of encouragement like the poem previewed at the top of this page by Jeremy Nathan Marks. Until you get the chance to read the whole piece in Word Fountain, here’s a poem of his published in Up the Down Staircase. Jeremy writes on poetry, family, nature and the world at large on his blog The Sand County.

If you are in the neighborhood or near it, we hope to see you on Friday at the Library, otherwise stay tuned for more info on how to get a copy yourself, and how to view it here on WordFountain.net soon.

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