MAY IS NAMED FOR MAIA, AND YES IT IS FERTILE

New month, new things.

A lot of things are happening here and all over with out dearest ILK.

We have opened submissions for ILK FOUR and hoping to be deluged with some found poetry, in any form. You can submit here.

The results of the annual Saboteur Awards are out. If you don’t know about Sabotage— you should. They do good things: gathering up new magazines, chapbooks, pamphlets, and furrowing out the beauty. We came in SECOND! It was a tie, but SECOND! And they said some lovely things about us– and you that have made us:

‘because they rip apart what people think poems ‘should’ be about’

‘For a new journal, it is focused on its aesthetic while still be exciting, slick in design, and professional in its submission and publicity policies. Doing it right!’

‘In the immortal words of David Berman: “I know these recurring news articles are clues, / flaws in the design, though I haven’t figured out / how to string them together yet. / But I’m noticing that the same people / are dying over and over again.”‘

‘A great, fresh and varied collection of new writing edited with a sense of adventure.’

‘Ilk is a new magazine with a stellar mix of new and established poets. They have consistently incredible work and yet are still new and excited about what they are doing.’

‘I love the way the stories are presented on the site and I like the community-spirit that the editors have created in such a short time. Also, great editing.’

We are so so honoured, and grateful for these kind words and attention.

ILK is the sum of everyone involved. And we are so proud of ILK contributors Nick Sturm and Paige Taggart for both being shortlisted for the Bateau Press BOOM poetry chapbook prize.

It is a stunning to time to have you as our kind.

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