A press release received on May 14, 2012 announces the following changes at Cirque magazine, a local literary journal:
"A New Editor: Between Issue #5 (Winter Solstice December 2011) and Issue #6 (Summer Solstice June 2012, forthcoming) many changes have come down in the house of Cirque. Editor Mike Burwell has moved out of the Pacific Rim to Santa Fe. With the move, he has decided to gradually step away from Cirque in order to put more time into his own poetry. Poet & essayist Sandra Kleven of Anchorage has stepped up to take the reins of Cirque, and for the next few issues the editing of Cirque will be a collaborative Kleven/Burwell effort. Sandra Kleven is interested in building a reading staff, so if you are interested in screening submissions for poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, plays or doing book reviews and writer interviews contact her at email@example.com
"No More Hard Copies: Another big change is our decision to discontinue giving hard copies as payment to those published in Cirque’s pages. Providing hard copies to authors doubles the cost of each issue of Cirque and we hope this will not deter writers from submitting their work. Current and past issues will continue to be live full-text on-line and free on Cirque’s website at www.cirquejournal.com and for sale print-on-demand at MagCloud at http://www.magcloud.com/browse/magazine/54110. What this means is that your work is forever viewable on line and for sale in hard copy. You never go out of print! This change will go a long way to further guarantee Cirque’s long life."
Issue #6 will come out in June. The deadline for Issue #7 is September 21, 2012.
For more details contact Mike Burwell & Sandra Kleven, Editors at