Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Odes, Prayers & Meditations: Volume 3, Issue 1

Greetings, loyal readers, followers, fellow writers and poetry lovers.

We are pleased to present Volume 3, Issue 1 of Blast Furnace, featuring odes, prayers and meditations, as well as some poems outside of that theme. For this first issue of 2013, we received an overwhelming response of high quality work to our call for submissions, and must say a special thanks to all of the publications and on-line writing groups that continue to post and publish our calls, as well as to Submission Bombers (founded by Laura E. Davis), which featured a “bomb” for Blast Furnace in early January.
Occasionally, a talented and willing volunteer assists with review of the hundreds of poetry submissions we receive. This time, we were fortunate to have help from the keen eyes and ears of writer Carolyne Whelan.
On another note, we’ve added a new "Search This Journal" feature to the top section of the left panel on our website, which allows seekers to find poets by name, poem title, or a topic on the Blast Furnace site.
We are excited to be entering our third year of publishing, and pleased to have you with us. Your enthusiasm continues to be encouraging, inspiring, and contagious.
Enjoy Volume 3, Issue 1!

- R. Clever, Editor/Publisher


  1. Hi, Becky. I wanted to submit but the link didn't take me anywhere, just showed the page again.

  2. Hi, Arlene.

    Can you tell me how you went about attempting to submit? Did you select "http://blastfurnacepress.submittable.com/Submit?