An interview with Hannah (Editor/Founder)

A Sucker writer interviews Hannah on the Hen&ink Literary Studio blog, Hen&inkblots. Click here to read!

Also, our first issue has arrived, and we want your comments!

So, click here to begin the download. Sit back with your favorite lollipop, as it will take about 5 minutes.

*No part of the magazine may be copied (digitally or print)  and distributed without permission. If you are a school or library and wish to print and copy this for your collection, please email the editor for permission at: suckerliterarymagazine@cox.net

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Sucker Literary Magazine Issue 1

We are excited and proud to announce the first issue of Sucker Literary Magazine, Voices from Emerging Writers of YA Fiction.

Sucker Literary Magazine is a PDF document. Readers can download the magazine from our blog and read it on their computers. This is a rather large document and may take 5 minutes. So sit back with your favorite sucker lolly and relax while the deliciousness downloads. Click here to begin download.

*No part of the magazine may be copied (digitally or print)  and distributed without permission. If you are a school or library and wish to print and copy this for your collection, please email the editor for permission at: suckerliterarymagazine@cox.net

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Press Release

SOLSTICE MFA GRADUATE ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL ISSUE OF

SUCKER MAGAZINE—EDGY FICTION BY WRITERS OF YA FICTION

For Release: IMMEDIATELY

Contact: Tanya Whiton

whitontanya@pmc.edu

[Chestnut Hill, MA January 2011] The Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College is proud to announce the inaugural issue of graduate Hannah Goodman’s new digital literary journal, Sucker Literary Magazine, to be published on January 23, 2012. It will be available on the magazine’s blog http://suckerliterary.com.

Sucker Literary Magazine is a platform for intelligent, adventurous writers who create compelling, authentic young-adult literature that both adults and teens can enjoy. The first issue features 13 stories written by 12 writers. Sucker editorial staff and contributors hail from all over the continent (Canada and the U.S.). Submissions for the magazine’s second issue are being accepted between February 1 and May 1 2012.

Hannah Goodman (Winter ’11) is represented by Erzsi Deak of Hen&ink and is the author of three young-adult novels, including My Sister’s Wedding, which won the first place award for 2004 The Writer’s Digest International Self-Publishing Contest, children’s book division; My Summer Vacation, winner of a bronze IPPY in 2007; and Fear of Falling (2009) which was praised by readers and teachers for tackling subjects like homophobia and coming out.

ABOUT SOLSTICE & PINE MANOR COLLEGE
As an undergraduate institution consistently ranked among the most diverse in the country, Pine Manor College emphasizes an inclusive, community-building approach to liberal arts education. The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing reflects the College’s overall mission by creating a supportive, welcoming environment in which writers of all backgrounds are encouraged to take creative risks. We strive to instill in our students an appreciation for the value of community-building and community service, and see engagement with the literary arts not only as a means to personal fulfillment but also as an instrument for real cultural change.

Directions to Pine Manor College, complete bios of our authors, and more information about the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program can be found at www.pmc.edu/mfa.

And Now a Bunch of Words from Our Art/Layout and Design Director

Like most of you, my time is limited by the many responsibilities in my life. .. I have been squeezing in moments for SUCKER…Yesterday, I spent an hour trying to get a photo of me with a sucker lollypop so I can include it in the magazine. And then the other day after work, I sped off to Purgatory chasm to a get a shot for one of the stories…the road was closed, but I knew I had to get the photo. So I parked and I ran to edge of the cliff and there was a man there, and I thought I was going to get abducted! But I had to get the photo! In 4.5 seconds, I got 100 photos…and then I raced to pick my kids up from school…I couldn’t sleep that night knowing I did not get the best shot and thinking of the next story I can match a photo to…

This has been a great opportunity for me. I get to photograph, which has become a passion in my life, a side a me that I haven’t had a chance to explore in the last nine years…

I’m having fun. When Hannah came to me with this idea, I was shocked and surprised. I had no idea she had been brewing this in that head of hers, but I knew if anyone could do this, Hannah could and I was thrilled when she suggested I come along for the ride.

-A.G.