Speckled Trout Review is an independent literary magazine published, at this time, in an electronic format in the spring and a print issue every fall. We like good storytelling in poems metaphorically rich with imagery, poems in which every word counts, poems that leave the front porch and go beyond the trees. Good rhythm is nice, too. Abstract is not our thing; neither is overt political stuff. Appalachian poets are welcome here, in addition to many other subjects, styles, and work from poets across the globe.
Kevin J. McDaniel, Founder and Poetry Editor
In addition to three chapbooks, Family Talks (Finishing Line Press, 2017), At the Foot of a Mountain (Old Seventy Creek Press, 2018), and They Called Us Blue Jays (Pen & Anvil Press, 2020), Kevin is the author of a book of poetry, Rubbernecking (Main Street Rag Publishing, 2019). His poems have appeared in the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Artemis Journal, AvantAppal(achia), Broad River Review, California Quarterly, Cloudbank, Coal City Review, Common Ground Review, Evening Street Review, Floyd County Moonshine, Free State Review, Glassworks, Gravel, Green Briar Review, JuxtaProse, North Dakota Quarterly, Ocean State Review, Pinyon, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, Red Rock Review, The Aurorean, The Offbeat, Third Wednesday, Valley Voices: A Literary Review, and many others.
Nancy Dillingham, Associate Poetry Editor
Nancy Dillingham’s poetry, short stories, and commentaries have appeared in a variety of literary journals, newspapers, and magazines such as the Asheville Poetry Review, Raleigh News & Observer, and Mountain Xpress. Her poetry collection Home was nominated for a Southern Independent Booksellers’ Alliance Award. She is a sixth generation Dillingham from Big Ivy and lives in Asheville.