This is the
Day of the Duck!
That's right! The bullshit stops now! It's been fifteen years since the last issue of The Stud Duck rolled off the presses -- and we think it's quite enough time, thank you very much. So an entirely new issue of this amazing literary magazine is going to hit the newsstands before Christmas. And we don't mean Christmas of 2020 or Christmas of 2015. We mean less than three weeks from today!
Jerry Pudnik is the Publisher of The Stud Duck.
Yes, issue number seven of The Stud Duck is coming your way. Not just in cyberspace either. We're talking about real paper and real ink. And it's going to be FREE too -- but only if (and it's a big if) you can get your hands on one of the very limited number of copies we can afford to print in this sinking economy. So keep your eyes right here on The Best American Poetry to find out how you can get your copy of The Stud Duck 7 come Christmas!
But that's not all! Not by a long shot!
We're inviting readers of The Best American Poetry (that means you) to have your work appear in The Stud Duck. Poems, stories, non-fiction memoirs of prom nights or bar mitzvahs gone awry, photographs, drawings -- please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will judiciously select ten submissions for inclusion in The Stud Duck 7. Judges decisions are final!
Plus, the ten worthy authors will each receive a valuable copy of one of the original Stud Duck issues from the mid-nineties! Squirrel it away, pass it on to your children -- or you can make a mobile! But one thing is certain: unless you've got a time machine, there won't be any more where these came from!
All submissions must be received by noon Pacific time on Monday, December 13! That email address again one more time: email@example.com
Mitch Sisskind is the Editor of The Stud Duck
Words of wisdom:
And that's a fact
But everything that dies
Someday comes back!
And how about what the old prizefighter told his son in Sylvester Stallone's film entitled Rocky Balboa:
"It's not how hard you can hit that matters!
It's how hard you can get hit and keep
Right on both counts! The Stud Duck is back and The Stud Duck is moving forward! That's why the new subtitle for The Stud Duck is going to be "Man muss immer weiter gehen" -- which means "One must always go further" in German!
Though much is taken,
We are the champions
We are the champions
Of the world!
Man muss immer weiter gehen!
Immer weiter! Immer weiter!
Issue Number One of The Stud Duck, 1993 -->>