The party was a success, with Rae Bryant, Shya Scanlon and Jeff Brewer as readers and Gemini as burlesque performer during the finale of the evening. You can check out Ampersand's Re:Telling anthology here and Rae Bryant's forthcoming book here.
Help us celebrate the release of Rae Bryant's Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals and Ampersand Books' Re: Telling anthology...

May 20th at The Way Station,
683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, 8 p.m.

No cover, but we expect you all to wear corsets. 
Patasola Press is an author-focused micropress located in Brooklyn, New York. Patasola Press is the print leg of CAPER Literary Journal, an online magazine. We strongly believe in the creative, cooperative relationship between author and publisher and we support both established and emerging authors. The editor is Lisa Marie Basile. We are dedicated to publishing poetry, fiction collections and novellas. We enjoy work that pushes boundaries. We are very interested in hybrid-genre work (be it prose-poetry, aphorisms, diary entries, vignettes, etc). We also will print an anthology of female writers and poets. We are actively seeking poetic work about mythology and folklore.

                Patasola [noun, South American Folklore]: A seductive, siren-like woman that hunts its                     victims in the wilderness. A shape shifter, the Patasola may appear as a beautiful woman.                 Once in true form, she has one foot and drinks the blood of her prey. The Patasola appears                 in many forms.

We believe that, like the Patasola folklore itself, the writing must be enduring, gorgeous and haunting. The product must be beautiful.

Patasola Press prints our books using the POD model. At this time, we purchase ISBNs and sell the books via our POD site, e-store, Amazon.com and at select independent bookstores. We do not, at this time, have a major distributor. This is a plan for the future. We will publish a handful of books per year on no particular schedule.

To inquire about Patasala Press opportunities or publishing, email patasolapress[at]gmail.com

Weave Magazine, Pear Noir!, and CAPER are happy to invite you out for the most exciting night of readings in Pittsburgh this spring!

$5.00 at the door will get you a copy of Weave Issue 5 and a raffle ticket for your shot at winning some awesome prizes.

The night will also spotlight contributors to each publication, featuring some of the most exciting young voices in independent literature:

Caper: Rae Bryant, Chris Nold and Laura E. Davis

Pear Noir!: Tao Lin & Megan Boyle, Noah Cicero, Jordan Castro & Mallory Whitten, and Scott McClanahan

Weave: Dalenna Moser, Karen Lizon, and Nour Abdelghani

Leslie Adrienne Miller's interview is now posted to our Interview page. Her poetry, "Hyperphagia," can be found in our December 2010 issue.

The Resurrection Trade: The marriage of science and poetry: 18th century medicine and the mystery of the female body.
Graywolf Press

Caper Literary Journal Reading

November 24

We're coming to KGB Bar! Please, join us for a wildly intimate night of readings by poets and writers,  including featured readers Rae Bryant, C.L. Bledsoe and Andrey Gritsman, with amazing readings by talented poets including Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein, Lenea Grace, George Held and T.M. De Vos.
Caper Literary Journal hosts an intimate, small reading of poets and writers, including featured readers Rae Bryant, C.L. Bledsoe and Andrey Gritsman, with amazing readings by talented poets  including Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein, Lenea Grace, George Held and T.M. De Vos.

Rae Bryant is the editor of Moon Milk Review. Her fiction has won Honors and Awards from the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition and Bartleby Snopes as well as being editor-nominated for the Storysouth Million Writer’s Award. You can read her stories now and soon forthcoming in Rick Magazine, PANK, Gargoyle Magazine, Big Muddy, Annalemma, and Word Riot, among other publications.

Andrey Gritsman is a bilingual poet, essayist, and literary editor who immigrated to the U.S. in 1981 from Moscow, Russia. His most recent book is Pisces, published by Numina Press. He has published four volumes of poetry in Russian. His first bilingual collection of poems and essays, View From the Bridge, was published in 1999 (WORD, New York), and a second such collection, Long Fall, was published in 2004 (Spuyten Duyvil Press, New York). He runs the Intercultural Poetry Series at the Cornelia Street Café in New York City. In addition he is the founding editor of Interpoezia, a bilingual international poetry journal.

C.L. Bledsoe is the author of Anthem and an editor for Ghoti Magazine http://www.ghotimag.com. He has published work in many journals, newspapers, and anthologies, including Barrow Street, The Arkansas Review, The Cimarron Review, The Potomac Review, Margie, and Nimrod, and been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes as well as winning the Blue Collar Review's Working People Poetry Prize. He currently lives with his wife near Baltimore.

Lenea Grace is a Canadian writer, teacher, and avid kitchen-dancer.Her work has been published in Grain Magazine, EVENT, and ditch poetry. She lives in New York City.

Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein is a MFA candidate at The New School in New York City.  She currently works with The Poetry Society of America. She has read with

George Held is a retired Queens College professor, George Held was a Fulbright lecturer in Czechoslovakia for three years and now serves on the executive board of The South Fork Natural History Museum, in Bridgehampton. His poems, stories, translations, and book reviews have appeared widely, in such places as Commonweal, Confrontation, New York Quarterly, 5AM, and The Notre Dame Review, and Garrison Keillor read one of George’s poems on NPR. A five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, he has had poems included in two dozen anthologies. His fourteenth collection of poems is After Shakespeare: Selected Sonnets (Červená Barva Press, 2010).

T. M. De Vos completed her MFA at New York University in 2004. She is the recipient of a Summer Literary Seminars fellowship and a Hopwood Award from the University of Michigan. Her work has appeared most recently in Gloom Cupboard, Painted Bride Quarterly, Tidal Basin Review, HOBART, Dossier Journal, Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette, Bosphorus Art Project Quarterly, Sakura Review, The Whistling Fire, Shady Side Review, Umbrella Factory Magazine, and the Los Angeles Review. She is a staff member of Many Mountains Moving, a performer with the Poetry Brothel, and a contributor to Fiction Writers Review.

Caper Literary Journal is a monthly journal of poetry and prose, including memoir and review. It is edited by Lisa Marie Basile, whose full-length poetry collection, A Decent Voodoo, will come out in 2012 on Červená Barva Press. Her chapbook, White Spiders, was released by Gold Wake Press. She is a Creative Writing M.F.A. candidate at The New School in New York City. She is a member of the Poetry Brothel of NYC and works with PEN American Center. She's been published in several journals, including Word Riot, elimae,Feile-Festa (Paradiso-Parthas Press), Writers Bloc (Rutgers), Willows Wept, Moon Milk Review, The View from Here, The Foundling Review and others.
Burlesque: poetry:
prose: live art: music.

Bettie would want you there.

Happy Ending Lounge
w/ The Fiction Circus
November 17, 2010

Caper Literary Journal will be featured on Six Questions For...by Jim Harrington. This site interviews editors and writers about submissions, writing and ideas. Previous interviews included Dzanc Books, A capella Zoo, Moon Milk Review, Bartleby Snopes, Arte Publico and PANK, among others.

This month:
10/01—White Rose Publishing
10/04—The Linnet’s Wings
10/06—Lyrical Passion Poetry
10/08—Mischievous Muse Press
10/11—Caper Literary Journal
10/13—Hub City Press
10/18—Death Head Grin
10/20—The Cortland Review
10/22—Pirene’s Fountain-Lodge
10/25—Pirene’s Fountain-Timmons
For Sundress Publications' Best of the Net Anthology, Caper has submitted our nominees. Along with dozens of other journals, we're proud to have such lovely work submitted to our journal.

The reason we chose certain poets and writers are many, but it should be said that it was a difficult choice. All of the writers and poets published with Caper are wonderful. Many maintain a devoted relationship to us, consistently sending work our way and coming to our events, letting us know about their publishing endeavors. We love that. It was hard not to pick so many, many more.

The nominations could only include work published in Caper between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010. So work published after that point will be considered for next year.

Work was chosen based on originality, creativity, dedication to craft and the literary community. The of the poets and writers chosen also truly adhere to the Caper guidelines. Their work show the wide spectrum of Caper material.

So, without further ado, the nominees are:

Martin Willitts, Jr.

F. John Sharp

Rae Bryant

Jim Benz

Harry Calhoun

Kenneth Karrerr

Sergio A. Ortiz

Roberto Beltran

Report your submissions. Really.