New Issue and Exciting News!

Our new issue is LIVE. We couldn’t be happier with the work in it. Beautiful, engaging, and moving verse. Thank you to the poets who have entrusted us with your work. To our beloved readers: Enjoy! And, of course, thank you.
 
With the publication of Volume 4, Issue 1, I say thank you to all of our contributors who have made this work such a joy over the almost four years of this endeavor. It is with joy that I announce the appointment of Tyler Robert Sheldon as Editor in Chief of MockingHeart Review. Tyler has the vision, energy, integrity, and poetic sense that promises an exciting future for poets and readers. I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about the decision to place the leadership position in his hands.
 
MHR will take a bit of a rest as we undertake the transition process. Expect to hear from us through our blog, Beats, and again in May when Tyler sets forth on this rewarding, enlightening, and fun-filled adventure.
 
I am so very grateful for the support of so many and for the opportunity to help bring poems I love to the world. Please enjoy our new issue and share it with your friends, families, and colleagues.
 

Clare L. Martin, Founding Editor, MockingHeart Review

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Dear fans and friends of MockingHeart Review,

For the past three years, I have worked to bring you three issues a year of what I believe are works of tremendous beauty and lifted up poets in our pages for the world to admire, connect with and for all of us to be inspired. We’re in the inspiration business!

This is a one-woman operation (at this point), and while I absolutely love the work involved in putting each issue together, soliciting poets, reading submissions, editing the work with poets, and formatting the issues, I do so in my spare time in a consistently timely manner. I ‘m working on a strategic calendar for new features that will be implemented over several months.

I do this work fervently and with joy. There are no reading fees and our pages are open to highly acclaimed poets, emerging, and new poets as well. I have dedicated many hours to bring the best that comes across my desk to the world.

I hope you have enjoyed the selections I have published. I owe great gratitude to the poets and readers who have been so kind in their appraisals and who have made my work so rewarding.

It’s always a challenge to ask for money. I feel the work I do is a vocation and I am humble when it comes to soliciting donations. I was against it for some time, but I feel differently now.

The plans for MockingHeart Review need support in monetary ways. There are costs related to maintaining the website and my time has been more limited due to my own writing and the editing, ghostwriting, and sales writing I do for Childress Communication.

I’m asking now for donations to make MockingHeart Review greater than it is through more interviews, poet spotlights, new book reviews, and increased promotional activities. 

Any amount is appreciated. A few dollars here and there add up and I am thankful for whatever amount you would be able to send. Since we are not a nonprofit, I cannot offer that your donation would be tax deductible.

The button above goes to my personal PayPal account. If you have loved MockingHeart Review and feel as though your poems have been comfortably “at home” here, or if you are a reader who has enjoyed perusing our pages, I hope you will find it in your heart and pocketbook to give a little so that we can do so much more.

Thank you for your support and interest in MockingHeart Review!

Clare L. Martin, Founder, and Editor-in-Chief, MHR