gamer poetry

June 20, 2017

In the ongoing eclectic meandering that is The Poetry Department, we’ve stumbled across a new corner of the poetry world: gaming. If you’re a video gamer, you may already know about it. If not, meet Cartridge Lit, “an online literature mag dedicated to showcasing the best lit — fiction, nonfiction, poetry — inspired by video games.” Poems, online chapbooks, and more. Cartridge Lit online and on Facebook.

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translated without words

June 19, 2017

Asymptote is a literary journal of works in translation. For your Monday, when words may still be elbowing their way out of the morass of the weekend, consider these non-verbal literary works of Iranian cartoonist and graphic artist Kambiz Derambakhsh (click View Slideshow).

Kambiz Derambakhsh is also on Facebook and on Instagram @kambizderambakhsh.

Poet, submit!

January 28, 2017

open sign with snowIt may still be winter, but deadlines are busting out all over. This list includes Cascadia-region publications that have current/ongoing submissions calls. There are many other fine journals in the region, but if they are not accepting submissions, they are not included here. Dates are 2017. Follow the links for details.

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call for haiku

January 2, 2017

Right Hand Pointing

The online journal Right Hand Pointing, which publishes about 12 issues a year of short poetry, very short fiction, art, and other things, invites submissions for the Winter Haiku Issue, to be published in February. The deadline is January 20, 2017, and the complete guidelines are here.

youth opp

December 17, 2016

Bridge: the Bluffton Literary Journal

If you are, or if you know, a writer age 14 to 24, this looks like a terrific opportunity: Bridge: The Bluffton Literary Journal is a new magazine published by Bluffton University (Ohio). The schedule includes a print run each April and two online issues per year.

The editors are soliciting new work for their inaugural issue, to be published in April 2017. They currently accept poetry, fiction, nonfiction (including memoir, journalism, and creative nonfiction), and short plays. (In Fall 2017, Bridge plans to open submissions to comic artists and anime.)

The submission deadline is January 31, 2017, and students/writers can submit their own work through the online portal. See the guidelines on the Bridge website.

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thanks to Paul S. Piper for bringing this to our attention

alt zine

August 19, 2016

Postprint Magazine

Just when we say we don’t generally talk about literary magazines, here’s another post about a new literary magazine. But wait. This is different. You have your print magazines, your online magazines and now you have Postprint Magazine. The idea of Postprint, which seems to be manifesting itself in New York, is place as magazine. That’s right. The gallery or physical space becomes the magazine, so instead of browsing through the printed or digital pages, your body moves through the space to view the work.

Postprint’s first exhibit, which closes on Sunday, is entitled “Expensive Poetry” and features artworks that include text in various ways. An archive of each “issue” of Postprint will remain on the website. You can view Postprint Issue 001 online now. You can also read a more detailed description of the project and see more photos on The Creators Project blog. Keep an eye on the website and on Postprint Magazine on Facebook for news on upcoming issues. Very cool.

new literary journal

August 16, 2016

The Deaf Poets Society

The Poetry Department doesn’t often cover the emergence of new literary publications; that would be a project in itself. But this one seems to offer a focus that is both unique and widely relevant, so we present it here in the hope that its audience of contributors and readers will grow.

The Deaf Poets Society, founded by writer Sarah Katz, calls itself “an online journal of disability literature & art.” Issue 1 was published this month, with a selection of poetry, prose, art, and “ideas.”

Published six times a year, the journal accepts “submissions of poetry, prose, cross-genre work, reviews/interviews/miscellany, and art” and is “looking for narratives about the experience of disability that complicate or altogether undo the dominant and typically marginalizing rhetoric about disability.”

There’s more of The Deaf Poets Society on Facebook and you can also learn more in this article from the PBS News Hour.

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