Founded at the University of Chicago, Contrary, the online magazine, wishes all a "Contrary New Year" with the newest issue of Contrary featuring fiction by Laurence Davies of Scotland, Clare Kirwan of England, Ramesh Avadhani of India, Mark Spencer of Arkansas, Edward Mc Whinney of Cork, and B.E. Hopkins, lately of Paris. Poetry by Amy Groshek, whose chapbook — Shin Deep — comes out in February, Robert Gibbons of Janus Head and Counterpunch, and Kristiana Colón of Chicago. Reviews of Georges Perec, Mario Vargas-Llosa, Philip Roth, J.M. Coetzee, Gordon Theisen, Craig Abbott, Billy Ramsell, Kathleen Jamie, Meg Rosoff, Anya Ulinich, Benjamin Percy, Richard Russo, Dalia Sofer.
SUBMISSIONS: The deadline for the Spring issue is March 1. Contrary accepts submissions only through the online form on their submissions page. They pay upon publication.