Welcome to Issue No. 3 of Prime Number:
A Journal of Distinctive Poetry & Prose
Letter from the Editors
The time has come to launch Issue No. 3 of Prime Number. This issue, like the first (No. 2), is filled with wonderful stories, essays, poems, interviews and reviews. You'll find fiction by Richard Wiley, John Givens, Anne Leigh Parrish, Meagan Ciesla, and Jon Trobaugh; essays by Elizabeth Bernays, Randall Horton, Nina Feng, and Joe Mills; poetry by Susan Meyers, Mark Smith-Soto, Lola Haskins, and Nick Ripatrazone; and a review of Lori Ostlund's The Bigness of the World. We've also got two interviews in this issue. One is with Christine Schutt, whose novel Florida was a National Book Award Finalist. The other is with debut-novelist Emma Rathbone. We're also excited by our "cover" for this issue--a beautiful photograph by Katinka Matson: "Three Hanging Calla Lillies."
As with Issue No. 2, our launch doesn't mean the end. Come back in a couple of weeks for the first of four updates we'll post to this issue--with flash fiction, flash non-fiction, and poetry.
And a final note: Please send us your work! We're looking for short stories and essays under 3,000 words, including flash fiction and non-fiction. We're also looking for poetry of various lengths, reviews, short plays, interviews, and even cover art. (The next issue will be No. 5, so send us art that represents the number 5.) To learn more, visit our submissions page.
We expect to publish both emerging and established writers. We don’t have an aesthetic. Our goal is to publish distinctive work, regardless of theme and style. We're looking for poetry and prose on all subjects--not just math or numbers!
One more thing: Prime Number Magazine is published by Press 53, a terrific small press helping to keep literature alive.
Table of Contents, Prime Number Magazine
Issue 3, October-December 2010
What It's Like
Home from Fairchild Tropical Garden
Dogged by Worry
At Twenty-two Months, Ava Launches Her Poetry Career
Of Dust on a White Counter
To One Inspecting My Poems
Salem Falls Board of Education:Minutes for Monday, January 12, 1991
The Palace Orphan
Your Brain Knows More Than You Do
Reading Back the Way I Came
INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS
Interview with Christine Schutt, author of Florida and All Souls
Interview with Emma Rathbone, author of The Patterns of Paper Monsters
Review of The Bigness of the World, by Lori Ostlund
Prime Number Decimals