Labletter :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
About The Labletter: The Labletter is an annual magazine of art and literature that has its roots in the Oregon Lab, the name given to a group of artists and their annual gathering
Genres: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, art, photography
Email submissions: yes Online submissions: no Contests: no Founded: 1998 Issues per year: 1 Copy price: $15+S&H
Publisher's Description: The Labletter is an annual magazine of art and literature that has its roots in the Oregon Lab, the name given to a group of artists and their annual gathering—Oregon because the first two years we met in Oregon, and Lab because the gathering was intended as a place where artists could experiment with their work. One of the tenets of the group and a component of that experimentation was that artists who work in different disciplines could benefit by working together.
The Labletter was first published in 1998 as a way for people in the Lab to stay in contact outside the context of the actual gathering—a way to share work when we weren't together, a letter to stay in touch. In 2008, we made the decision to make The Labletter a public magazine. A number of people who had participated in the Lab became editors, and submissions were solicited from a much wider audience. The first public edition was published in 2009.
Several things are important: that The Labletter retain some of the intimacy that values the source of where the work comes from, that it present a quality of work that makes it relevant and engaging, and that it has the possibility of connecting with people across a wide range of disciplines and with a wide range of interests, artistic and otherwise.
The Labletter, Volume 16, 2014, features essays by C.R. Resetarits, Sayda Trujillo, and Susan White; fiction by Kate Lu and James Fowler; paintings by Erica Elan Ciganek, Leonora Weissmann, Kouta Sasai, and Brett Eberhardt; and poetry by M.E. Silverman, Sandy Fontana, Holly Simonsen, and Donna Vorreyer.
This 2013 issue features A. J. Huffman, Ana Fernandez, Ben Cowan, Liz Dolan, Sheila Callaghan, Jane Fisher, Dmitry Samarov, Duncan Whitmire, David M. Harris, Salma Ruth Bratt, Timothy Kercher, Madiha Arsalan, Emily Rapport, Marion Kryczka, William Sidney Parker, Lloyd Aquino, Corey Ginsberg, Elizabeth Genovise, Norbert Marszalek, Don Southard, Jacqueline Wright, Casandra Lopez, and Albert Pertalion.
last updated 3/17/2014