Call for submissions … for the return of Pig in a Poke!

Yes, it’s true … I’ve decided that, after more than 20 years of dormancy, my beloved magazine, Pig in a Poke, should live again. My wife and co-editor Trina Allen was instrumental in this decision — she had wanted to do a magazine featuring fiction. So we blended our passions for poetry and fiction and decided to channel them into “The Pig.”

At least for now, the magazine is going to be Web-only. I do have hopes of doing a print version down the road, but this is how we can do it affordably and conveniently for the present. We’re not a paying market, but I think it’s safe to say that if your work is seen here, it will be surrounded by some of the best you can find out there.

I’m at and if you submit fiction, send to Trina Allen at … looking forward to hearing from you! (Please note that the site is “piginpoke” and not “piginapoke” — that domain name was taken.)

Here is the announcement from the Web site, which is at

Announcing Pig in a Poke — a magazine of quality poetry and fiction.

New and resurrected! Brought to you by Harry Calhoun, the publisher of the ‘80s underground magazine Pig in a Poke, and frequently published fiction writer Trina Allen.

“The Pig” featured work by Charles Bukowski, Jim Daniels, Louis McKee, lyn lifshin, Judson Crews and many more. This new literary journal in electronic format is looking for writers with passion — poets, storytellers, essayists and others. Harry will pick the poems and literary essays, while Trina will select the fiction.

This is not a magazine for the fainthearted, as we plan to be very picky. But we hope that means the finest in poetry and fiction for our readers.



~ by harryc13 on March 26, 2010.

2 Responses to “Call for submissions … for the return of Pig in a Poke!”

  1. Hi Harry. I marched right on over to Pig in a Poke, Only to find you closed to poetry submissions. What up with that? 🙂

    • Hey Helen, go ahead and send me some poems for issue #2 … we’re full up for the first one, but the second one is due out in June … not that long to wait! Looking forward to meeting you in Hickory on Tuesday.

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