Friday, November 27, 2009

On Hiatus

After four years of producing The Shantytown Anomaly, I have decided to take an extended hiatus from publishing new issues. My career and family responsibilities are overwhelming right now and I am short on both time and money. It is my hope to resume publication in the future, or allow another editor to take over the magazine.

In the meantime, Issue #8 will be our last for a while, and it will begin shipping next week. Any work accepted or under consideration is now released to respective authors for publication elsewhere.

Thanks for the support over the years...
J. Fuller

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Rhysling Award Nomination 2009

Terrie Leigh Relf's "[eruptions]", which appeared in The Shantytown Anomaly #7, has been nominated for a Rhysling Award. Congratulations and best of luck!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

TSA #8 shipping soon...

The new issue of The Shantytown Anomaly is complete and will be released shortly. TSA #8 has a Poet’s Feature, 6 Poems by David C. Kopaska-Merkel, and also new poetry by Deborah P. Kolodji, Peter GutiĆ©rrez, Megan Arkenberg, Richard Pitaniello, Christian Ward, Greg Winkler, Robin Mayhall, Kristine Ong Muslim Irving, Guy Belleranti, Joshua Gage, Terrie Leigh Relf, Shawn Bowman, Richard H. Ray, John J. Dunphy, Shelly Bryant, & Berrien C. Henderson. Check back soon for release date.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dwarf Stars Out Now + Bonus Nomination

Dwarf Stars 2008 is now out, featuring the best short speculative poetry. We announced earlier that TSA got two nominations but as the book came out I noticed that TSA actually got three. Along with Berrien C. Henderson and John J. Dunphy, Stephen M. Wilson's poem "snipped, clipped and cut" is nominated for a Dwarf Stars Award. This poem was first published in The Shantytown Anomaly #6. Congratulations Stephen!

Monday, October 13, 2008


Too long have we waited for the new issue of TSA, but now it is finished and ready to ship. Great poetry from Deborah P. Kolodji, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Kendall Evans, Greg Schwartz, Matthew Lee Bain, John J. Dunphy, Corrine DeWinter, Melodie Bolt, Tom Conoboy, Gu Xie, Charles Gramlich, Terrie Leigh Relf, G.O. Clark, and many others. Buy a copy from the releases on the sidebar.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Dwarf Stars Nominations

The Shantytown Anomaly has received two more Dwarf Stars nominations this year. Congratulations to John J. Dunphy for his poem "museum of alien religions," and Berrien C. Henderson for his poem, "Clone." Both were originally published in The Shantytown Anomaly #6, and will appear in the upcoming Dwarfs Stars anthology edited by Deborah P. Kolodji and Stephen M. Wilson.

Issues going out of print, last chance to order!

I recently took at look at the stock around here and noticed that three different issues of The Shantytown Anomaly will soon be gone. Currently all we have left of TSA #2, #3, & #5 are...

TSA #3 - 1 copy
TSA #2 - 2 copies
TSA #5 - 3 copies

If you don't have one of these issues yet now is the time to pick one up. TSA #2 includes the 2007 Rhysling Award winning poem from Rich Ristow, as well as several Dwarf Stars nominated poems. TSA #3 has several Dwarf Stars nominated poems, and TSA #5 is our well received Collaboration Issue.