From Keith Liggett:
In recent months a group of writers banded together to cooperatively publish an Elk Valley literary magazine. Tentatively titled Speaks: a literary journal of the elk river valley, the journal will accept poetry, fiction and non-fiction.
The writers forming the cooperative studied together in Keith Liggett’s writers’ workshops over the fall and winter. They started the journal to showcase their writing and invite other writers in the valley to join them in the publication. The group will accept submissions until May 8, 2011. Acceptances and rejections will be sent out within 14 days of the close of the submission period. All submissions received after May 8, 2011 will be returned. Submission’s content need not be about the Elk River Valley, but the author must be a resident or have a substantial connection to the valley. For this purpose the Elk River valley is considered from the juncture with the Kootenay River to the headwaters above Elkford.
Brina Schenk of Two Owls Collect will design and print the journal. A painting by noted local artist Mary Menduk has been chosen by the group to illustrate the cover.