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About elsewhere: elsewhere is an online bimonthly publication of flash fiction and prose poetry.

Contact Information:

Editors: Spencer Hyde, Sam Thayn, Lindsey Webb

Email: editors@elsewheremag.org

Website: elsewheremag.org

Submission Information:

Formats: online Genres: fiction, poetry Simultaneous submissions: yes (with notice) Postal submissions: no Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: year-round Response time: 3 months Payment: no Contests: yes (see website) Founded: 2014 Issues per year: 6

Publisher's description: elsewhere is an online bimonthly publication of flash fiction and prose poetry. We live on the outskirts of prose and poetry, where things are always almost said. We want giant stories with small bodies and poetry that does whatever it can with the line except break it.

Previous contributors include C. Dylan Bassett, Brian Doyle, Jessica Poli, Steve Almond, E.A. Ramey, and G.C. Waldrep.

We read submissions all year and publish three poets and three fiction writers in every issue. We also feature a selection from the literary history of prose poetry, most recently pieces from Gaelic poet Ossian and Russian novelist Ivan Tergenev. We're also proud to host an annual Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction Prize to celebrate and promote emerging writers. For contest details and submission guidelines for elsewhere, please visit our website.

Recent Issues:

Issue 4, July 2014: This issue contains an exercise in title-body symmetry from Michael Martone, the second half of a correspondence by Jenny Boychuk, and two prose poems each from Rob MacDonald and Dillon J. Welch. Nick Ravo’s short-short combines joke and word play, and Erin J. Mullikin’s detective story is as genre-bending as it is mystical. We also feature two segments in translation from the Heian-era Japanese text The Sarashina Diary.

Issue 3, May 2014: Our third issue features fiction from Flash Fiction anthology editor Tom Hazuka and David Galef; something in between poetry and fiction from Nina Puro; selections from two serial poems: F Daniel Rzicznek’s omnipotent (and omnipresent) “Leafmold” and Kylan Rice’s medically terrifying “Klonopin”; short poetry (Cosby Show?) from DIAGRAM poetry editor EA Ramey; and a diptych from award-winning poet GC Waldrep. For further reading, we resurrect two prose poems from the inimitable Oscar Wilde.

Issue 2, March 2014: In this issue’s short fiction, New York Times Bestselling Author Steve Almond takes us beyond the courtroom in “Courtroom Drama,” Pushcart nominee Kim Church writes about a prom that could have been in “Charles,” and PANK and Hobart contributor Matt Rowan tells a haunting tale of the most persistent of bill collectors. In poetry, read selections from Birdfeast and iO contributor Portia Elan’s “Dear Jenny,” Iowa Workshop graduate Mike Judd’s “Blight,” and Syracuse MFA Graduate Gina Keicher’s two poems, “Arrangements: Snake Boots, Church Shoes,” and “After the Animals.” Finally, from the prose poetry archives, we reintroduce Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev.


last updated 07/14/2014