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Announcing “Instrument of Gaps” by Felicia Zamora

We are thrilled to announce that Slope Editions editorial staff has selected Instrument of Gaps by Felicia Zamora from our 2016 Fall Open Reading Period for publication!

...& you speak to the mouse in the oven drawer; how no coax, no out-out, simple
intonations as before a hymn; you remember the weight of the log in small palms
& he, riding the lawn mower in circles, Best be done now; & the bulbous shadow
moving, then not; the sweat of you in cower; how we forgive ourselves least…
— from "Where gentle" by Felicia Zamora

Felicia Zamora is the author of the books Of Form & Gather, winner of the 2016 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize from University of Notre Dame Press (2017) and & in Open, Marvel from Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press (2017). She won the 2015 Tomaž Šalamun Prize from Verse, and authored the chapbooks Imbibe {et alia} here (2016) and Moby-Dick Made Me Do It (2010). Her published works may be found or forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Review,Columbia Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, Hotel Amerika, Indiana Review, jubilat, Meridian, Notre Dame Review, North American Review, OmniVerse, Pleiades, Poetry Daily, Poetry Northwest, Puerto del Sol, Sugar House Review, Tarpaulin Sky Magazine,The Adirondack Review, The Cincinnati Review, TriQuarterly Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Verse Daily, Witness Magazine, West Branch, and others. She is an associate poetry editor for the Colorado Review and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Colorado State University. She lives in Colorado with her partner, Chris, and their three dogs, Howser, Lorca, and Sherlock.


We at Slope Editions are grateful for the many exciting submissions and gestures of support sent our way during our special open reading period this fall. Though we unfortunately won’t be able to publish several exciting manuscripts, we’d like to recognize seven honorable mentions, listed below in alphabetical order:

  • I Microwave My Nintendo Gamecube by James Ardis
  • us mouth by Nikia Chaney
  • Solastalgia by JM Miller
  • Confessions II by Anis Shivani
  • Our Pornography & Other Disaster Songs by BJ Soloy
  • NEAR, AT by Jennifer Soong
  • FIDELITORIA: fixed or fluxed by Candice Wuehle