Opossum 2020 is in the wild

We’ve been woefully behind on updates lately, but our 2020 issue finally came out a month ago after lengthy COVID-related printing delays and is now available through the store. In addition to many fabulous poems, stories, and essays, this issue contains a near-chapbook-length section dedicated to the poetry of former Opossum editor Gerard Lambert. We […]

Godspeed, Gerard

It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform the Opossum community that Gerard Lambert, the poetry editor for the journal and my dear friend, passed away two days ago at the age of 42. Gerard and I became fast friends on the porch of the Sewanee dormitory in which we lived during […]


I’m happy to announce that Opossum will be returning soon, following an extensive restructuring, and that we will begin accepting new submissions this December.  But first—let me introduce myself as the new publisher and chief editor. I am Rima Ruhman, and I’ve been a Technical Writer/Editor for over 25 years. I joined Opossum after meeting […]