Black Magnolias

I am very excited to announce that my poem “In the summer, Mississippi” has been accepted for publication in the winter issue of Black Magnolias Literary Journal! To learn more about Black Magnolias Literary Journal and to buy a copy (or subscribe for the year), visit

The publisher and editor of Black Magnolias Literary Journal is C. Leigh McInnis, a writer and instructor of English at Jackson State University. I met C. Leigh McInnis during the second Writer’s Spotlight and was honored when he came to the third Writer’s Spotlight to perform some of his work.

The Writer’s Spotlight brings together many talented writers, but C. Leigh McInnis positively blew me (and the entire crowd) away with his work. If you ever get the chance to hear him read, you will not forget it.

C. Liegh at Writer's Spotlight_01C. Leigh McInnis reads at the June Writer’s Spotlight


5 thoughts on “Black Magnolias

  1. Melissa says:

    You’re a published writer!!! Wow! Very exciting 🙂

  2. Adam Levick says:

    That’s such great news, Janine! Mazel Tov!

  3. Cmyers says:

    Congrats, triple j! I knew you had it in you!!!


  4. Melia says:

    Congrats, Janine! Mr. McInnis is indeed a force, and I think it’s awesome that you’re part of Black Magnolias.

  5. KWS says:

    What an honor, I may or may not be slightly jealous!

    Also, for what its worth, I can see myself in this post’s photo…

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