February Reading

Glass Mountain resumed its reading series this past Tuesday, February 16th, with the first reading of the semester. It featured poets Gerald Smith and Erika Jo Brown (a grad student in the creative writing program at UH) and fiction writer Barrett White. We had a great turn-out in a new venue, the second floor lobby of Roy Cullen. The audience enjoyed snacks and drinks and another quiz and raffle.



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If you missed this first event, have no fear! Our next reading will be on March 23rd. The venue hasn’t been set yet, but it will start at 7pm, so mark it on your calendar so you can make it out!

Remember, we are still accepting submissions, and will be until March 4th. Volume 16 is a themed issue, with the theme of growth, so if you have anything that can be interpreted to fit that theme, we’d love to see it! We are looking for your poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art, and reviews. Go here to submit.

We are also taking registrations for our Boldface Writer’s Conference that will be taking place in May. This is a unique experience for emerging writers. It is a week of craft talks, lectures, workshops, readings, and possible private consultations with our visiting writers. For more information, go to www.boldfaceconference.wordpress.com. The early bird rate ends the night of our second reading (March 23rd), so get those registrations in ASAP, and we look forward to seeing you there!

In addition to our readings, Glass Mountain will be participating in events taking place off campus. Our first appearance off-campus will be at this Saturday’s Writefest literary journal fair, hosted by Writespace at Silver Street Studios in Houston. Stop by our table between 1-5pm Saturday to check our newest volumes of Glass Mountain as well as pick up information about Boldface and submitting. And while you’re there, you can check out the panels and presentations about everything writer’s craft. It’s also a great way to immerse yourself in the literary goings-on in Houston!

As always, keep checking this blog for information on those as well as the activities of our dear magazine. 🙂


Now reading submissions

Hallo, everyone!

Glass Mountain has officially begun reading submissions for the Fall 2015 issue. Our associate genre editors are hard at work reading ten submissions a week. If you haven’t already, submit your fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, or reviews to Glass Mountain by no later than October 15th. The deadline is fast approaching, so if you want to be considered for this semester’s magazine, send your work our way now. Remember, if you’re chosen, your work will be featured in a national award-winning magazine.

To submit, click here or on the Submit button above and follow the guidelines for your section. We look forward to seeing your work!

Now Accepting Reviews!

Attention pop culture enthusiasts! In our effort to expand Glass Mountain‘s diversity, we have opened up a review section of the journal!

Submit previously unpublished reviews of up to 1000 words, single-spaced, DOC, DOCX, or RTF format. We prefer subjects of review that have been released within the past five years. One piece per submission, please. In your cover letter, please include the following details concerning the subject of review:

  • Author/Musician/Screen Writer/Director
  • Title of Work
  • Genre (poetry collection, novel, short story, album, film, etc.)
  • Translator (if applicable)
  • Date Published/Released
  • Publisher/Label/Studio

Provide a short biography in your cover letter (about 50-100 words), written in third-person, which tells us about you and any previous publications, if any, of your other work. Should you be selected, we will include this on our contributors’ page.

We will respond to your submission within 8 months.

Happy writing!