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The Boiler

a journal of new literature

About The Boiler: "The Boiler publishes some of the liveliest writing I’ve seen online today."—The Adirondack Review. We publish new and emerging writers on a quarterly basis.

Contact Information:

Editor: Sebastian Paramo



Submission Information:

Formats: online Genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, artwork

Simultaneous submissions: yes (with notice) Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: year-round Response time: 3 months Payment: no Contests: yes (see website) Founded: 2011 Issues per year: 4

Publisher's description: The Boiler began in 2011 by a group of writers. We publish poetry, fiction, and nonfiction on a quarterly basis. We like work that turns up the heat, whistles, and stands up to pressure.

Our writers include authors such as Thomas Lux, Bruce Bond, Joseph Millar, Cynthia Cruz, Emma Bolden, Marina Rubin, Paul Lisicky, Raena Shirali, and others. The Boiler prides itself in being an advocate of the writers we publish because we believe in their work.

"The Boiler is filled with solid writing that breaks the boundaries of traditional writing and that surprises by heading toward cliché and then rocketing away from it."
—Kirsten McIlvenna, NewPages

"The Boiler publishes some of the liveliest writing I’ve seen online today. I say ‘liveliest’ because each piece has its own movement, its own way of toying with my boundaries, and its own way of carving itself into place. The Boiler is here, is turned up, and is publishing pieces I continue to fall for, no matter how many times I go back to them."
—Alex Guarco, The Adirondack Review

Recent Issues:

Issue 12, Summer 2014: The new issue of The Boiler features new poetry from Tara Betts, Michelle Y. Burke, Lisa Marie Basile, Adam Day, Tomaž Šalamun, and others. Fiction from Leah Griesmann, Jessica Barksdale, George Ovitt, Oliver Zarandi and others. Also, new nonfiction pieces from Kristen Keckler, Tatiana Ryckman, and M. Ellen Wendt.

Issue 11, Spring 2014: Our biggest issue yet features artwork and work from new writers. Poetry from Sara Borjas, Regina DiPerna, Suzanne Parker, Mary Quade, and others. Fiction from Darlene P Campos, Ryan Kraemer, and Katie Darby Mullins. Also, new nonfiction pieces from Rigoberto González, Julie Marie Wade, and more.

Issue 10, Winter 2013: This issue of The Boiler is out featuring new poets as well as new work from Jan Bottiglieri, Brian Clifton, Gregory Crosby, Travis Wayne Denton, Seth Graves and others. New fiction from Michael Gutierrez, flash stories from Amie Heasley and stories from John Leslie and Simeon Mills. And nonfiction shorts from Elizabeth Arnold and Dennis Hinrichsen.


last updated 06/30/2014