We are excited to announce that PV 6: Summer 2022 is now live. This latest flight of Punt Volat is our largest edition yet. We had more submissions than ever, and determining final selections was difficult.
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We also are thrilled to announce that Marc Joan—whose “Swiss Watch” won our first Spencer A. Parker Memorial Award for Fiction—has published his book, Hangdog Souls, with Deixis Press. Check out the book trailer.
Finally, we are proud to share that Deborah Kelly‘s reading of Metabolic, a finalist for the first Punt Volat Award for Poetry, was featured on the Words in the Air podcast. Be sure to give it a listen.