April – May 2013: Twenty-Eight Poets featuring Joseph Bathanti NC Poet Laureate 2012-2014 Two Original Poems Written in Celebration of Poetry at the Mule April will meld into May here on the Mule… New Fiction. Fabulous Fiction. Remember: We publish new Fiction and Essays on the Fifteenth…
About mid-way through this Mule’s life, I worked for Popmatters.com as the Books Editor. We had around 70 critics in my department and back in that day, digital previews were not available. I had to arrange for books to be sent to the critic direct from the publisher. It was an interesting job. I still [...]
This month’s poetry rises above the pocosin and flies over our heads toward the astral plain. Having North Carolina’s poet laureate, Joseph Bathanti, join us to create an issue unparalleled in lyrical superiority seemed to compliment our seventeen year online history with sufficient grace but then we began to review our fiction and realized the [...]
* * The 2013 April (Poetry Month) Issue of the Dead Mule is dedicated to the memory of Elsie R. Jones May 13, 1921 – March 12, 2013 Beloved Mother of Poetry Editor Helen Losse. * Elsie Rosa Jones, born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, was the youngest of eight children in the Jefferies family. Her [...]
The Writers’ Workshop is holding its Annual Writers’ Retreat May 16-19 at Folly Beach (near Charleston, SC) – an ideal place to relax, write and review each other’s work. Click to read more about the Workshop’s upcoming events.
Welcome to 2013. Welcome to the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. We love your writing and we look forward to reading your submissions. Not every thing you send us is accepted BUT that does not mean it is unacceptable. Your writing could very well be superb. What happens is, with all well-thought out and [...]
Some new stories, a few essays … those wonderful poems. We’re leaving 2012 with a nice warm feeling. The Mule’s looking like it’s in good shape for 2013. We’ve added a really neat little plug-in that stops readers from copying the content and publishing it somewhere else. You’ll notice it when you try to click [...]
Over the river and through the woods … The illustrations for the fiction and poetry sections this month come from a drawer full of old Christmas. Many of the senders are gone from this world and most of them are gone from my memory. Without my mom here to remind me about this aunt [...]
It’s almost time for fiction …
Photography redux in this issue… Little did we know, back then, that most of these iconic Southern buildings would be long gone by 2012. Hurricanes and floods destroyed every building in the images featured in the poetry section. If damaged by Bertha, the death of the buildings was assured post-Dennis and Floyd.
The Mule formatting difficulties are not coming from your browser. Those odd bits of code are supposed to be quotation marks. Or, in some cases, they could be apostrophes. I suspect many of you already know that but some people do not — so let’s be kind and let those who are not aware of the cause understand what is going on here. Read more in this post…
The Dead Mule has submitted the following poets and their poems [published in the Dead Mule to the 2012] to Sundress Publications: The Best of the Net. Congratulations to all. Cathy Smith Bowers – “A Book a Day” – published April 2012 Norvin Dickerson – “NASCAR Poet” – published October 2011 Shenan Hahn – “To [...]
We note with sorrow the passing last week [July 22, 2012] of the quintessential dead mule signifier: Jerry Leath Mills of Washington, North Carolina. His passing leaves a hole in the heart of any discussion of southern equine fiction. As noted in his obituary in the Washington Daily News: His 1996 Southern Literary Journal essay [...]
The Dead Mule is getting too many poems submitted without a Southern Legitimacy Statement. Now we are southern and polite, so we usually return these and point out the error. But we are getting more submissions these days, so please stop wasting our time, or one day we might just flip out and delete them [...]
I know, I know, I promised fiction and essays on the 15th and didn’t deliver. That’s pretty much what everyone expects, isn’t it — me being a day late and a dollar short? Oh well. The wait was worth it, I assure you. Once you read this month’s goodness, you’ll forgive me. And how about [...]
Fabulous, isn’t it? We’re not through yet. It’s April Fool’s Day but we’re not kidding about the quality of this month’s poetry… it is as good as it gets! From Tim Peeler to Carter Monroe to Cathy Smith Bowers and then back around to 26 other poets!! I mean it, wowowowow. We’ll add fiction and [...]
We’d like to thank Jack for his contributions to this Mule. It’s pretty safe to say that without him, our issue would be brutish and gray. Jack is a rare artist, as far as we’re concerned. Anyone who can paint an ass without acting like one is indeed a treasure. He sent us a short [...]
The Dead Mule is proud to announce Curtis Dunlap for his poem “Brickyard Road” and Norvin Dickerson for his poem “NASCAR Poet” as our nominees for Best New Poet 2012. Congratulations and best of luck to both of these fine poets. But wait … it’s not luck, is it? We know they rank #1, it’s [...]
Mansion of Memory, a chapbook of poems by Dead Mule Poetry Editor, Helen Losse, has been released by Rank Stranger Press and is now for sale for $13 including postage. Proceeds from this chapbook go to Bright Futures Joplin Tornado Fund to help with the rebuilding process of Joplin, MO, Losse’s hometown, after last year’s [...]
Featuring Fred Hawkins… what a Mule!
Seven stories — what a world, what a world! Love the Mule Flash Fiction!
Creative Non-Fiction in great quantities now available on the February Mule.
We have some ever-so-fine poetry for you this month. Sixteen poets. New fiction will be online on the 15th. New creative non-fiction and essays available then also. Fred Hawkins’ photography will be featured — I’m working on it right now. You all know the Southern Legitimacy Statement … right …? One of our poets sent [...]
Nov. 15, 1996. The day we registered the domain name DeadMule.com. Wow, has it really been that long?
The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature highlights images found within the Library of Congress. This month our imagination is captured by the Carnegie Survey of Southern Architecture. Photographing in the 1930s, Frances Benjamin Johnston’s glass slides capture compelling portraits of over 1,700 buildings. Johnston primarily traveled through urban and rural regions of VA, MD, [...]
Congratulations to these fine poets and writers.
The Poetry Editor will no longer accept any attachments. No attachments under any circumstances. Put poems in the body of your e-mail. Otherwise, they will not be read. *We have poetry submissions on submishmash and are working to clear out the backlog. If you submitted poetry via submishmash, it would behoove you to send your [...]
Poetry submissions are open. Please put your Southern Legitimacy Statement and all poems in the body of the e-mail. All poems will be left-justified.
We just filled the last slot in the Summer Issue of the Dead Mule, online June 15. We’ll have another 20 poets in that issue. But poetry submissions are closed until after the 4th of July. Please DO NOT SEND POEMS before July 5.
New poems on the Mule: March 1, April 1, and June 15. The April 1 (Poetry Month) Issue will have more poets and poems than the Dead Mule has ever published at one time. (NOTE: All poems for March and April are already accepted or in our In-box, unless you have been contacted personally.) Upcoming [...]
The Dead Mule needs a few Black history poems. Please do not send poems about white people whose families were “different” from the rest; that isn’t Black history.
Retreating Aggressively into the Dark Poems by Harry Calhoun Hi all, Won’t take up a lot of your time, but for those of you within shouting distance of Raleigh, my book is now being carried by Quail Ridge Books. And the bookstore also has a lot of great reading and music and it’s right around [...]
When editors are not editing, they are often engaging other creative pursuits. That’s certainly true for me, Helen Losse, Dead Mule Poetry Editor. Now you might recall that I took a sabbatical last summer. During that time, when I wasn’t reading and posting poems on the Mule, I put together my second full length poetry [...]
Retreating Aggressively into the Dark by Harry Calhoun Presented by Big Table Publishing Company Chapbook Series “In this mostly good life there are mornings / when I want to slip back into bed and curl fetal,” begins Retreating Aggressively into the Dark, the newest collection of poetry by Pushcart Prize nominee Harry Calhoun. From dealing [...]
We’re switching over to Submishmash submission process. It’s in the beta stage now and Helen still receives poetry via the gmail link but flash fiction, visual poetry and others should check the submission page for the new process information. No we do not take any of your information nor do we put you on any [...]
Black Lawrence Press is now accepting submissions for the Fall, 2010 Black River Chapbook Competition. The Black River Chapbook Competition is a semi-annual prize from Black Lawrence Press for a chapbook of short stories or poems. The winner receives $500 and publication. Previous winners of The Black River Chapbook Competition include: Helen Marie Casey, Frank [...]
Gemini Magazine is pleased to announce the Poetry Open, a competition with absolutely no restrictions on content, length or type of poetry. Grand prize is $1,000. Second and third place win $100 and $50, and there will also be three honorable mentions. All six finalists will be published in the February 2011 issue of Gemini. [...]
This year’s choices were harder than ever. The Dead Mule published so many great poems and stories last year.
Congratulations to our fine nominees.
ya’ll Mules are the best readers AND writers online.
I am extremely impressed with Ginosko Literary Journal. If you haven’t given it a read, click on over and enjoy yourself. Take time to know this journal. We here at the Mule have our favorites, yes we admit it. Like Ghoti … and now this, Ginosko. ginosko (ghin-oce-koe) To perceive, understand, realize, come to know; [...]
Wow! Thanks for the overwhelming response to my new submissions request for short shorts. Who posts short shorts? We post short shorts! Reading these 750 word pieces is exhilarating. thanks! thanks! thanks! -Valerie
Poetry Submissions at The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature are closed until January 1, 2011, unless you are or have been contacted and asked to send something we are expecting. All submissions that arrive after midnight EDT Friday July 16, 2010 will be deleted. ** The Poetry Editor had hoped to let submissions remain [...]
- A young woman who works for “the service” is profoundly affected by the suicide of a boarding house neighbor she had never met. – A grown man is smitten by a 12-year-old girl. – A neighbor who wears knee high red plastic boots in the L.A. heat spells danger for a wannabe actor. – [...]
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It has come to our attention that some poets have missed some of the announcements we have made, so we will say them again. We are southern and polite but we have lives and we have our own creative work, that we imagine is as important to us as yours is to you. We don’t [...]
American fiction moves onward and upward. It progresses forward in its tone, its sense of balance and its voracity. I have never enjoyed reading submissions more than I have for this issue. It is with a sense of pride and a feeling of true joy that we present this April Dead Mule to you all. [...]
Poetry for all issues through July is full. Unless your poems were in my inbox at midnight EST March 8, you can expect a long wait.
The Dead Mule has nominated two poets for Best New Poets 2010. Our nominations are Curtis Dunlap for “On Momma Exiting the Denim Factory” (July 2009) and Anderson O’Brien for “Under the Quilt (January 2010). To be eligible, a poet must NOT have a full length book published or accepted for publication before November 2010. [...]
The number of poetry submissions at the Mule is rising. We have filled the March and April issues, made plans for May, and are working on accepting poems for the June issue. Truth is, we will still have poems for July from those already submitted. So, while we are NOT closing submissions, we will say, [...]
Robert Brewer of Poetic Asides has interviewed Mule Poetry Editor Helen Losse. And, of course, she talks about the Mule.
The Dead Mule‘s first Black History Month poems will be go live February 2. Thanks to those who sent poems for this special occasion.
t’s not the usual mid-life temptations, a young chick or a new Harley, that have Eliot Smith casting about restlessly as he enters his fiftieth year on the planet. Rather it’s the “things done and left undone” in his life that send him off on a meandering road trip in Eliot’s Tale, the engaging new [...]
The Dead Mule would like a few poems for Black History Month. If you have some, send them on now. Poems are best sent in the body of the e-mail, where they retain their formatting. All poems will be left-justified in the Mule.
The Dead Mule needs a few more snow or cheerful holiday poems for December. No gloomy poems, please. Send these by November 1. Other issues are filling up quickly.
Shreve Memorial Library’s Electronic Poetry Network, founded in 1997, has been recently featuring a week’s worth of short poems by the same poet. Carlos Colón, the EPN editor, is extending an invitation to Tobacco Road poets to send 10-15 short poems for consideration. In addition to being featured on this web site, the poetry is [...]
Noah Lederman has been published in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Cape Cod Times, Eastern Surf Magazine, The Faster Times, VOICE(S), and Teachers Network: Professional Teachers Handbook. Currently he is at work on a book of narrative nonfiction. Read excerpts at www.mygrandparentsholocaust.blogspot.com
Front Range, a nationally circulated annual literary journal, is accepting submissions of high quality short fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction as well as artwork for its 5th issue, spring 2010. Reading window is 1 Aug-7 Nov 2009. Please check submission guidelines at http://www.frontrangereview.org Submit to either this email address or to firstname.lastname@example.org Please feel free [...]
Just a reminder that the deadline for the Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest is August 31, 2009. Grand Prize is $100 and publication in the October issue of Gemini (www.gemini-magazine.com). Three (3) Honorable Mentions will also be published in the October issue. Stories must be 1,000 words or less and may be written in any [...]
Poetry “The Hours of the Night” (July 2008) by Nic Sebastain “Rooms” (October 2008) by L. Ward Abel “Oak Tree” (December 2008) by Terri Kirby Erickson “Consolations” (February 2009) by Anne Whitehouse “Crepe Roses” (April 2009) by Brenda Kay Ledford “Best Friends” (April 2009) by Jessie Carty Stories “Eight Hours Later” (June 2009) by Shome [...]
This past May’s celebration of the short story produced an extraordinary number of great articles, blog posts and reviews in support of Short Story Month. We at Dzanc thought what a wonderful resource it would be to compile some of these essays into one publication. In partnering with Matt Bell of www.mdbell.com, Aaron Burch [...]
We’re looking for poems about snow and snowstorms for the December issue. It’s all right, if the poems mention the Holidays but not necessary. Deadline: November 1. Send them now, if you have them.
From Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, submissions will be taken for the 3rd Annual Micro Award. The Micro Award is a competition for fiction not over 1000 words, published in 2009. Editors may submit two stories and anyone else may submit one. This year, self-published stories are eligible and the prize for the winning story [...]
Hey Mules, Poetry Editor here, back from two weeks in Missouri visiting family and rail fanning in Kansas. Hot. Hot. Hot. The poets in the Summer Sabbatical Issue are now online. I’ll begin reading submissions on or about July 15. Meanwhile, enjoy these poets who have had work published in the Mule previously.
Finally edited the Dead Mule submissions page. Yes, it’s still way too wordy. But it’s been changed, just a bit, and maybe it’s as clear as mud now… rather than a piece of recently forged iron fencing. Submit. Submit to the Mule. You know you want to… that’s a great new slogan Submit to the [...]
As a reminder, the DCWS is founded on the principle that many authors’ lifestyles do not afford them the opportunity to obtain feedback on their writing – be it where they live, their work schedule, or finances. We feel that all authors deserve the opportunity to have their work reviewed. Unlike most of the current [...]
Gemini Magazine announces NO-FEE Flash Fiction Contest, welcomes fiction/poetry/nonfiction submissions Gemini Magazine (www.gemini-magazine.com) is pleased to announce its NO-FEE Flash Fiction Contest. Grand Prize is $100 and publication in the October issue of Gemini. Three (3) Honorable Mentions will also be published in the October issue. Stories must be 1,000 words or less and may [...]
An interesting blog post to consider.
Congratulations Mule Writer Taylor Brown. Contest Winners CutBank is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Montana Prize in Fiction, Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction, and Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry. The prizewinning works will appear in CutBank 71, available next month.The winner of the Montana Prize in Fiction, selected by guest judge Joy [...]
Nic Sebastian of Very Like a Whale has interviewed the Mule Poetry Editor as a part of her her third ten questions series of interviews about poetry. This series deals with the opinions and habits of poetry editors. The Mule was begun in 1995 by Valerie MacEwan as a print magazine under a grant from [...]
Hear ye. Hear ye. The submission guidelines for poetry have been amended to say, No simultaneous submissions. The Poetry Editor is taking a Summer Sabbatical but usually replies within two weeks. That’s not a promise – just a historical fact. So please do not send previously published poems or simultaneous submissions. And if the poems [...]
The Poetry Editor, that would be me, is taking a summer sabbatical. All submissions that were in the in-box before midnight May 15 (a few minutes ago) will be answered in the next few days. All submissions arriving after midnight May 15 will be answered shortly after July 15. All acceptances will be for fall [...]
In its May 2009 issue, the Dead Mule is proud to present several student poems. Thanks to poet Scott Owens Of Catawba County Community College for making these poets and poems available to us.
NC Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer has featured the Dead Mule on her Poet Laureate site as a part of her celebration of National Poetry Month. Read Kathryn’s poems in the Mule, when she was our featured poet laureate in 2007. And just think, none of this would be possible, if Valerie MacEwan hadn’t started [...]
April is National Poetry Month. And this year the Dead Mule has once again put together a diverse group of poets for its April issue. The Mule just keeps getting better and better, if I do say so myself. Included in this issue (mostly in no particular order) are H. Dale Duke, who sent us [...]
The Dead Mule is pleased to announce our two nominations for the 2009 issue of Best New Poets: D.C. Lynn for “Louis Leveert” (published February 1, 2009) scroll down Clare L. Martin for “Ice To Water” (published April 23, 2008) scroll down Congratulations and best of luck to both poets!
Send your scanned Mule Photos to us! Yup… just like our poet friend Curtis Dunlap done did. Use this special gmail account – E-mail Us! Click here to send photos. Or send us a query, if you’ve just scads of photos. thanks, Valerie
This call is only for poets who have previously been published in the Mule. Please send 2 or 3 poems and a new SLS in the body of the e-mail now through May 15 to be considered for our Summer Sabbatical Issue. Be sure to state clearly that the submission is for the Summer Sabbatical [...]
Check out one of our favorites, Curtis Dunlap, the Tobacco Road Poet, and watch the video he’s posted on his blog. The NC Haiku Society Blog is just a click away.
Working on the post-holiday updates of the Mule… the database updates we mean.
This is a call for Holiday Poems and Micro Fiction (500-750 words) from those of you who have already been published in the Mule. For this issue only, we are accepting previously published submissions. Send poems to Helen and micro fiction to Val by November 29. As always, we reserve the right to reject poems [...]
No new poems will appear on the Mule until October 15. But when they start up, look out. We have some great poems coming. And coming and coming and coming. The call is still out for holiday (December, winter, Christmas) poems. And please remember, all poems published by the Dead Mule are left-justified. That’s just [...]
The Dead Mule is proud to announce our nominations for Best of the Net. Congratulations to these fine poets and writers.
We are hoping to publish some Holiday/Winter/Christmas Poems in December. Please send submissions to email@example.com by November 15. The regular submission guidelines still apply, especially the requirement for a Southern Legitimacy Statement. The only exception is that we will publish poets in back to back issues for this special issue. No previously published poems. If [...]
“Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms should describe a convenience store, not a government agency.” Author Unknown -sent from a friend — a Mule family favorite
Use the “search” page to find what you need… archived information is available, it just might not be readily apparent.
We’re limiting the number of selections per Fiction, Poetry, Essay, Blog index pages to five for the next couple of months. What does that mean? Easy, as new material is added, the last story/poem/essay is added to the top of the archives — as it is removed from its current category/index page. If you seek [...]
Hey, ya’ll. I forgot to load the new Coverpage for the May 2008 Mule. Apologies all around, especially to dear Ann who worked so hard on the Life on Black Mountain story collection. Take a gander at her blog when you get a moment, would you? click here. It was pure bliss working on the [...]
The halls are buzzing—here at the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. So much excitement about Poetry. So much excitement about Ann Hite. So much anticipation. Even rumors, once in a while, concerning the upcoming Southern-style Garden Party honoring Ruth at which time Poetry Editor, Helen Losse, will meet Fiction Editor, Phoebe Kate Foster face [...]
“The Last Stopping Off Place is the final story in Nellie’s life and is told from quirky Bea Weehunt’s—the readers will remember her from Mr. Snake Gets Religion—point of view. When I wrote this story I thought it was over. I thought, okay that’s the end of Black Mountain. Now I move on somehow.”
For anyone near Raleigh — check out the Zany Umbrella Circus coming to the Raleigh Little Theater May 9-11.
Please feel free to forward this information to your colleagues and students.
We look forward to meeting you!
I’m a good old girl, who knows how to act like a good southern lady, but don’t fool yourself my mama taught me how to get my way.
Submissions are now being taken for the 1st Annual Micro Award, an award for previously published fiction not over 1000 words in length. Authors and editors may each submit one story published in 2007. The submission deadline this year is September 30. Submissions may be mailed to Micro Award, POB 9110, Chico CA, 95927-9110. Rules [...]
April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate the Dead Mule is calling its April Issue “Poems On the Odds.” A new poet will be published each odd day of the month. That’s fifteen poets. The Dead Mule will begin its April Celebration with the student poets of Scott Owens, the 2008 Visiting Writer at Catawba [...]
For the writers who have books available through Amazon, send us a link for the Southern Bookstore. For the writers who have published but their work is not available on Amazon, send links and we will build a page for the Mule to include them. Chapbooks, anthologies… Send your information this way: to submit.mule at [...]
Okay, new guidelines. Submission requirements being tweaked daily at our convenience. We’re brain-storming about the How’s and Why’s but are leaning toward publication upon acceptance — encouraging Mule RSS feeds to our fans. Yup. You heard me. It’s a good thing, eh? Meanwhile, back at the Dead Mule School we hang Holly and Ivy in [...]
The Dead Mule prides itself in being family. You know, writers who support each other. Here are some comments from recent Mule poets that I found on the web. This is not an attempt to find all comments nor an attempt to imply that others have not left comments elsewhere nor even an indication that [...]
The rest of the poems will be online sans the photos just after noon tomorrow. The pictures will be up later. Sometimes we’re “dazed and confused.” Sometimes family comes to town, sometimes our luck runs out, or we’re just busy. . . .
okay, maybe not hot… Nov. 15th we’ll start posting some poetry, a couple of poets a day (with a little luck) and ya’ll will love Bill’s photographs. Fiction and essays loaded next!
New work from eight poets, Dale Wisely, Jilly Dybka, Ross White, Leslie Joseph, Jessie Carty, Evie Shockley, Tim Peeler and Carter Monroe, will be published on or about November 20. I am completing an interview with Evie Shockley that will be online the same day. Photographs by Bill Losse will be published at this time. [...]
After careful deliberation, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature has nominated the following writers and poets for Best of the Web 2007. Check out their fine work. Fiction: “Clamming in January” by John McCaffrey “Death’s Janitor” by Andrew Killmeier . Poetry: “Among the Missing” by Pris Campbell (scroll down) “Fireflies” by Jenni Russell (scroll [...]
This is my first post to the Mule, although I’ve been on a the staff for a while now—first as Poetry Co-Editor and then last year taking over as Poetry Editor. Working with Valerie MacEwan has been great fun. I’m learning so much about editing. But I still have a lot to learn. For example, [...]
Dearest of all Mules, our wonderful poets, please give me a moment of your time to discuss the backend of the Mule. We use WordPress as our foundation, our backend, for publishing the Dead Mule. For years and years, Robert MacEwan (yup, my husband) would code a Mule template especially for me and I’d use [...]
The vintage Victorian advertising cards come to us from our beloved Assistant Editor Phoebe Kate Foster. Her grandfather, it seems, lived in Canada as a youth and collected these cards. I will do some research on the history of such advertising and post it in August. The advertisements have a drawing or illustration on the [...]
We’re reading and reading — if you submitted before June 7th — and will send out emails regarding your writing around July 5th. If you submit after June 8th — you’re in the second batch of submissions and you will receive an email after July 10th. The Summer Issue is scheduled to go live on [...]
Am I southern because I was born and raised in Wilton and Montevallo, Alabama? Am I southern even though I do not reside anywhere, as they like to say in the south, but am incarcerated on Alabama’s death row at Holman prison?
Does being sent out as a child by my sisters and other pregnant women in my neighborhood in search of a certain quality of dirt and then to the store to buy them boxes of starch to be enjoyed like candy on the porch in the evening qualify me? And what about my also acquiring a taste for the stuff? Almost as delicious as honeysuckle!
I think I know that I am southern when I remember growing up in a small town and hearing some folks referred to as negras. I often wondered who they could be talking about. It could not be me, after all I knew I was black. Ah well….you tell me!
Freecycle is wonderful and Doug Marlette is talented… read all about it.
For access to archives for this issue, use “archives” link at bottom of each page. For 1998-2005, see the page linked to this excerpt. 2007 archives will eventually include all the Mules … and don’t forget to read the rest of the MuleBlog entries.
Thanks be to Mule writers and a hint of what I’m about to publish on the Dead Mule this morning.
I’m loading mule-writers all day but there’s a kink in the project. What? How can anything but find joy in my entering uniqueness? It’s Ruth Florence Chapman Heinold. My mom. She’s 90 years old today and we’re going to take a ride into the hinterlands to Carolyn Sleeper’s Slatestone Studio to visit both the potter [...]
Old about page, new one coming eventually on account of none of this has really changed so why re-write it, eh? Except to say: Ruth Florence Chapman Heinold is ninety years old today, April 13th, 2007. ABOUT The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature is found on the web at: www.deadmule.comFounded in 1995 [Dead Mule [...]
The writing currently available on the Dead Mule is from our archives. Ten years of creative excellence. Peruse it, revel in it… can’t ya’ll just eat it up? New Mule coming live on April 13th around midnight. Why don’t ya’ll plan a party around it, like when the latest Harry Potter book comes out… stand [...]
Ahhhh, I love the smell of mule dung in the morning. Steam rising off the… yuck. Update on the Spring 2007 issue of the Dead Mule. Suspected launch date is set for April 13th. Why the 13th? Not because it’s Friday. Not because it’s a one followed by a three. Because… It is Ruth Heinold’s [...]
What can we say? It has been 11 years since the Dead Mule was first published. This Spring 2007 issue begins what will become, in ten years, our Second Edition. The Technical History of the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature I. Each decade brings change. How many “years” is an Internet year? The year [...]
Once again, writers who had work accepted for the 2006 Mule and it was not published should email the firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you would still like to be included in an issue of this year’s Mule. thanks, valerie
The superior quality of the fiction and poetry submissions we’re receiving come as no big surprise. Boy, that’s a cumbersome sentence. The First Issue of the Second Edition of the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature will be mule-tacular, barn-a-liscious, ass-tounding. Helen Losse is in charge of the poetry section and, aside from being an [...]