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Issue 3 On Its Way, and an Exclusive Preview

Issue 3 has been burning up our computer screens this month, readers. It’s full of hot, exciting new poetry and prose that will get you geared up for the new season. We’re finalizing the issue and it will be dropping in the first week of September, so be sure to spread the word. In the meantime, here’s a little preview from one of our authors, the incomparable Brian Fanelli:

Brian Fanelli

Summer nights we pitched a pup tent
in grandma’s yard, pinched our noses
against the stink of skunks,
while we stretched out on the lawn,
gazed at the …

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Nonfiction writers – How many of these have you read?

Today, I came across a link to this list of the 10 best nonfiction pieces of the past 50 years. They are all classics, but I must confess, there are still a couple I haven’t read. If you are a fan of creative nonfiction, I highly recommend these! After a weekend away in Newport eating lobster roll after lobster hash after lobster bisque, I think it may be time for a reread of David Foster Wallace’s humorous yet thought-provoking “Consider the Lobster”. Or maybe after my trip to San Francisco, it is time to revisit Joan Didion’s “Slouching Towards …

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Issue 2 Is Out!

Our gorgeous second issue of Two Cities is officially available and ready for reading! Get on over to our Current Issue page and read some stunning new nonfiction, fiction, and poetry by both established and exciting emerging authors. We’re very proud of this one and want you to spread the word. Enjoy and happy reading!

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Issue 2 on its Way

We are hard at work this week, finalizing the summer 2014 issue of Two Cities Review. In some ways, getting out the second issue will prove that we’re the real deal, a literary magazine with plans for the future. After all, many people and organizations can cobble together one issue, but we’re here for the long haul, and we’re wildly excited about the poetry and fiction set to appear in the next week. I thought I’d point out a few intriguing lines and opening scenes just to whet your appetite.

From writer Bhaswati Ghosh:

“The road is a messy

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Submitting Deadline May 15 for Issue 2

Time is running out, writers! In order to be considered for publication in Two Cities’ issue 2, you must submit your work by May 15. If you’ve been on the fence about submitting, now is the time to take the plunge! We are still looking for the best in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, so get in there. If you miss the deadline, your work will be still be considered for upcoming issues. But who wants to wait? We look forward to reading your submissions.

Find out about submitting to Two Cities Review here.

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Cherry Blossom Festival

The annual cherry blossom festival (Sakura Matsuri) is going on at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens this weekend. While the gardens are usually a serene place to escape the city and maybe even get some writing done, during Sakura Matsuri, they are overrun with thousands of people enjoying Japanese food and culture while gawking at the blossoming cherry trees. Unfortunately, because of the harsh winter, the cherry blossoms are delayed and there were only a few blooming when I went yesterday. There were many other lovely signs of spring, however, such as these summer snowflake flowers.

Spring is an inspiring time …

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Ode to Sydney


Haven’t heard from your New York editor in a while? Yes, I apologize. I have been cheating on New York with another fabulous city: Sydney, Australia.

Following in our Boston editors footsteps, I was able to take a trip Down Under and loved my first visit to Australia. I visited Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra (for only a few hours). Since Blair already wrote about Melbourne and I barely got to know Canberra, let me tell you about Sydney.

While I wouldn’t equate Sydney with New York as much as Blair equated Melbourne with Boston, I definitely shared her sense of …

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Boston Launch Party!

At our second launch party in Boston, we rocked the Middlesex Lounge. We introduced the mission of Two Cities, held a raffle, heard contributor L. Michael Hager read from his work, and met some great new literary friends. Thanks to everyone who came out for the event, and thanks as well to our wonderful writers.

Here’s our reader, L. Michael Hager:

This means that issue 1 is officially launched! You can read it online at our Current Issue page, or you can buy a print copy online at the following link, at Lulu:

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

Keep following us for more thoughts on …

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New York Launch Party!

Our New York Launch party was a blast! Thanks so much for all of you readers and writers who came out to Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn this past weekend for food, fun, a raffle, readings, and new literary friends. We’re delighted that so many people came and bought issues — and we’re especially grateful to our contributors, who read from their wonderful writing. We’re also excited to report that we’ve captured some video of the readings, so you can see them right here at our site. Here’s our introduction as editors, and below that, you can see readings from …

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Launch Parties in Boston and New York!

Because of your support, we have successfully completed the first issue of our magazine and will be posting it online at the beginning of March. Please check back then to read the issue and let us know what you think!

If you are in New York or Boston, we hope to see you at one of our launch parties. The information for both is copied below.

New York Launch Party

March 1, 6:30-9pm
Pete’s Candy Store
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Boston Launch Party

March 7th, 5-7pm
Middlesex Lounge
Cambridge, MA

Hope to see you there and share our work with …

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