Bacopa Literary Review 

The Bacopa Literary Review, an annual print journal produced by the Writers Alliance of Gainesville,
sponsors Contests, and reviews and publishes quality General Submissions.
Bacopa seeks a diversity of styles and perspectives in fiction, poetry and nonfiction/creative nonfiction.

The 2014 Bacopa launch date is Nov 9, 2014 :

To order your copy, specify the desired edition (some editions are sold out, see list below) 

and send $12.50 Domestic or $22.50 Foreign (includes shipping and handling) to 

Writers Alliance of Gainesville, PO Box 358396, Gainesville, FL 32635-8396.

Bacopa Literary Review 2014 is the 5th annual volume of poetry, creative nonfiction and fiction by authors—both new and familiar
—from around the globe. Bacopa Literary Review, published by the Writers Alliance of Gainesville, welcomes submissions to contest and general reading periods each year from authors anywhere with an internet connection. Contest winners—who receive cash awards as well as publication—and other selected contest and general submissions make up each year’s book. This year again we present an eclectic mix of voices and styles as we welcome quality, engaging work in any form.
Bacopa 2014 authors WILL BE POSTED HERE AFTER NOV 9

The Writers Alliance 2014 Editorial Team:

Gen Aris, Editor-in-Chief/Fiction Editor
Jani Sherrard, Associate Editor
Pranada Comtois, Managing Editor
Dorothy Staley, Creative Nonfiction Editor
Eldon Turner, Poetry Editor

2013 Bacopa

The 2013 edition of Bacopa Literary Review encloses 182 pages of sparkling writing from around the world.
2012 Bacopa

The third edition of Bacopa Literary Review features award-winning prose and poetry from 43 writers.
2011 Bacopa
2011 Bacopa

The second edition third edition of
Bacopa Literary Review (2012)
is sold out.
2010 Bacopa

The inaugural 125-page 2010
Bacopa Literary Review
is sold out.

2013 Contest Winners: (2014 winners will be announced the week of Nov 9, 2014)

            First Place - Jeffrey Schneider for "Dick and Jane Meet Again"
            Second Place - Shayne Laughter for "The Valentine"
            Third Place - Miriam Karmel for "Chopsticks"
            First Place - Stephanie Barbe Hammer for "Red"
            First Place - Gina Warren for "A Sparrow"
            Second Place - Samantha Claire Updegrave for "Canoe"
            Third Place - Kelly Hayes-Raitt for "Breaking the Silence: Palestine 2007"
            First Place - Carolyne Wright for "Sestina: into Shadow"
            Second Place - Karen Majorwicz for "(Sens of Plas)"
            Third Place - Jed Myers for "Life Story"

About the 2014 Bacopa Editorial Team 

Gen Aris was born in the land of Elvis in the time of Sputnik to people with a decent sense of appreciation for the arts. After a long separation from the creative life—working in the social services industry—that old romance bloomed anew. Now, a writer and all-around artsy type also working the other side of the desk in his second turn as a Bacopa editor.

Jani N. Sherrard is the author of Mother, Warrior, Pilgrim, a book of essays and poetry about feminist inspired motherhood. Winner of the Hippodrome State Theatre’s 2006 Florida Senior Playwright Festival for her play, "You Poor Thing," and the 2009 Tallahassee Writers Association Stagelight competition for her short play, "Bedtime." Recent publications include essays in Senior Times and poetry in Penumbra.

Pranada Comtois has thirty years' experience in the international publishing field. She has published essays and papers in magazines, journals, and on the Internet. She writes poetry and nonfiction and is currently working on her memoir.

Dorothy Staley grew up in Wisconsin. Upon graduating from Lawrence College with a BA in English, she took a teaching job in Anchorage, Alaska. After spending 20 years in the far north, including five in the Arctic, she accepted a technical editing job in Washington, DC. She had the good sense to migrate to Florida in 1993. Upon her retirement in 2001, she began work on her memoir and her novel Come Good Home ... now in its ninth revision.

Eldon R. Turner recently retired from the University of Florida faculty where he taught American studies and history. His academic publications include articles on early American theology, music and jurisprudence. When he was twelve, his first published poem appeared in The Smokey Valley Historical Society Newsletter. No copy survives, but he traces his interests in words and the cadence of language to that period of his life. More recently, his poems have appeared in Harpur Palate, Hemlock, Main Street Rag, Prairie Writers, Poetalk and other print and on-line journals.