The Village Pariah

Mark Twain Museum Village Pariah   Mark Twain's Huck Finn  Mark Twain TVP

"Shortly Tom came upon the juvenile pariah of the village,
Huckleberry Finn, son of the town drunkard."


The Village Pariah, a bi-annual literary journal sponsored by the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, launched its inaugural issue in Spring/Summer 2010. TVP is interested in publishing poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction inspired by the writings and life of Mark Twain, his hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, the Mississippi River, the Midwest, and small town or rural life in America.

Each issue will also include an introductory essay by an established author, poet, artist, songwriter, etc. who speaks of Twain's influence on his or her art or life.

Email submissions or questions to The Village Pariah editors, Danny Wilson and Emily Hayes.  Follow us on Facebook!

Rates:
$5 PDF Download
$12 Single Issue
$20 Annual subscription (two issues)

The first issue includes an opening essay by Pulitzer Prize-winner Ron Powers.  Other contributors include: Alec Binyon, Salita S. Bryant, Rachelle L. Escamilla, Richard Garey, Judy Lee Green, Cindy Lovell, Marsha Mentzer, Rosanne Osborne, Dawn Potter, Karen Schubert, Julia Meylor Simpson, Patty Somlo, A.D. Wiegert, Earl J. Wilcox, Melissa Scholes Young, Elizabeth Schumacher, and Dusty Zima. 

The second issue includes an opening interview with bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley.  Other contributors include: Henry H. Sweets III, Gary Anderson, Amber Beaman, Todd Book, Trina Gaynon, Justin Hamm, Monique Hayes, Millicent Henry, Rosanne Osborne, Julia Morris Paul, Patty Prewitt, Jay Rubin, David Salner, Paula Sergi, Cheryl Staley, N. A'Yara Stein, and Sameul Weitzman.

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   The Village Pariah Vol. 1 Issue 2
Volume 1, Number 1             Volume 1, Number 2
Single Issue $12                   Single Issue $12
PDF Version $5                     PDF Version $5

Call for Submissions
for Spring/Summer 2011 Issue (Vol. 2, No. 1)

The Village Pariah, a bi-annual literary journal sponsored by the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum, is accepting submissions for its second issue.  We publish poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, and other works inspired by the writings and life of Mark Twain, his hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, the Mississippi River, the Midwest, and small town or rural life in America. 

Our theme for this issue is: TRAVEL. In Tom Sawyer Abroad Huck said, "I have found out there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them." Sound familiar? Send us your travel memoirs and miseries in prose, fiction, poetry, or journal format. You might also find some inspiration in Twain's words from The Innocents Abroad: "Travel is fatal to bigotry, prejudice, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad wholesome charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."

Each issue will also include an introductory essay by an established author, poet, artist, songwriter, etc who speaks of Twain’s influence on his or her art or life.  We welcome writings from established writers, as well as those who are new and unpublished.

Electronic submissions only.  Please limit poetry to five poems and prose to 3000 words.  Entries should be sent as a Word document in an email attachment.  Please include name, contact information, and a short bio along with your submission.  Our reading period is now open and entries will be accepted until August 1, 2011

All proceeds from the journal go to support the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum. 

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