Prime Number Magazine
is a publication of
Press 53
PO Box 30314,
Winston-Salem NC 27130
Welcome to Prime Number:
A Journal of Distinctive Poetry & Prose
Letter from the Editors

Dear Reader,

Welcome to Issue Number 2, the premiere issue of Prime Number Magazine. What’s that? Number 2? Why not Number 1? Because we at PNM are fond of the distinctive, the indivisible, the prime. And, as math fans know, the first prime number is Number 2. It’s a gimmick. We admit it. But we like it.

Each quarter we will post a new Prime Number issue online (look for Number 3 in October and Number 5 in January) and between issues we’ll regularly post updates—every 13 days, maybe every 11, possibly 17—and we’re calling those updates our Prime Decimals. (That’s not a real math term; we made it up.) Look for Prime Decimal 2.2 consisting of flash fiction and short poetry on August 1 (13 days after our debut).

In addition to these great quarterly issues, we’re planning annual print issues with the editors’ choices of the best of the year—the best stories, the best poems, and the best essays.

As of today, July 19, 2010, we are open for submissions. We invite you to submit your best work: fiction, creative non-fiction, and craft essays under 3,000 words; book reviews under 500 words; and poetry. We’ll also welcome queries for interviews. 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.

One more thing: Prime Number Magazine is published by Press 53, a terrific small press helping to keep literature alive.

The Editors
Fiction

Peter Orner
In Memory of Denny Coughlin

Scott Loring Sanders
The Pawn

Anne Sanow
The Letter Writer

Kevin Wilson
Another Little Piece
Nonfiction

Roy Kesey
Policing History

Carol Fisher Saller
Dear Writer: Reasons to Love (and Fear) Your Copyeditor
Poetry

Fleda Brown
The Chinless Woman in the Smart Park Booth
Grandmother Sonnets

James Harms
Father’s Day:  the Summer Solstice
The New Rainbow
Sonnet (with Extra Last Line) by Frank Gehry
Quiet Heart

Sarah Lindsay
Speaking of the Octopus
Menagerie
The Whiteness of the Breastbone of a Goose
Wind-Whittled

Jake Adam York:
te lyra pulsa manu or something like that
Interviews & Reviews

Interview with Josh Weil, author of The New Valley

Interview with Gina Welch, author of In the Land of Believers

Mary Akers
Review of Love in Mid-Air, by Kim Wright

Elizabeth McCullough
Review of Eaarth—Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, by Bill
McKibben


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Issue 2, July-September 2010
New Poetry and Flash Fiction every 13 days, or 11 days, or 17 days. Sign up for our updates and we'll let you know.

Prime Decimals 2.2

Prime Decimals 2.3

Prime Decimals 2.5

Prime Decimals 2.7 is now live!
Our winner of over $250 in Press 53
Poetry and Short Story collections is
Edyta Oczkowicz of Winston-Salem, NC.
Congratulations, Edyta!
Table of Contents, Prime Number Magazine
Issue 2, July-September 2010
Prime Number Magazine is a publication of Press 53, PO Box 30314, Winston-Salem, NC 27130
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