We like edgy. We like experimental. We like publishing the best up-and-coming writers and poets so we can say we knew 'em when.
Updated, 10/7/14: We are limiting submissions to one submission per writer per quarter across all genres. Additional submissions will be declined unread. Please ensure that you are submitting your best, most polished work.
Additionally, selections from longer works such as screenplays and novellas may be considered under this category.
We’re interested in reading both full-length personal essays (1000 to 6500 words) and very short nonfiction pieces (650 words or less). Whatever the length or the subject matter, preference will be given to compelling stories strong in lyricism, wit, compassion, or daring.
Works accepted the creative nonfiction section will appear under the author's real name. Pseudonyms are not permitted.
We are not currently interested in found poetry, erasures, or centos.
We are interested in book reviews of literary and experimental fiction and poetry. Our primary interest is in books from small, independent and university presses but we will accept reviews of books from large publishing houses.
Similarly, we are primarily interested in interviews with authors and poets who publish with small, independent and university presses but we will accept interviews of authors and poets who are published by large houses.
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