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The Ledge Poetry & Fiction Magazine
About The Ledge Magazine: An independent publication featuring cutting-edge contemporary poetry and fiction by both established and emerging poets and writers.
40 Maple Avenue
Bellport, NY 11713
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Reading period: 10/1-3/31 Response time: 6 months Payment: yes (see website) Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 1046-2724 Founded: 1988 Issues per year: 1 Copy price: $12 Average pages: 280 Sample price (postpaid): $10 Subscription (Ind/Inst) 2 years: $20
Publisher's description: The Ledge Poetry & Fiction Magazine is a fully independent literary journal of cutting-edge contemporary poetry and fiction. Founded in 1988 by its editor-in-chief and publisher Timothy Monaghan, The Ledge seeks compelling stories that employ dramatic tension and complex characterization. We especially enjoy poignant stories with a sense of place and purpose. We dislike careless or contrived writing. We also seek passionate poems that utilize language and imagery in a fresh, original fashion. We favor visceral poems that speak to the human experience. We want inspired, imaginative, well-crafted verse, and we are open to all styles and schools of writing, including formal poems.
Each issue of The Ledge features a wide and eclectic range of works by poets and writers of all backgrounds and persuasions. We firmly believe that superior work appeals to a wider audience than most literary journals endeavor to reach, and consider The Ledge Poetry & Fiction Magazine a truly democratic publication in that regard. Each perfect-bound issue features over 200 pages of poems and stories. The Ledge also sponsors annual poetry and fiction awards competitions and an annual poetry chapbook competition.
Typically eclectic in content and subject matter, the Summer 2012 issue of The Ledge features an irreverent selection of cutting-edge contemporary poetry and fiction by thirty contributors, including stories by Jacob M. Appel and Enid Baron, poems by Elisavietta Ritchie and Richard Newman, and the winners of both the 2010 and 2011 Poetry and Fiction Awards competitions.
The Ledge, No. 33, is our largest issue to date, featuring cutting-edge contemporary poetry and fiction by 31 emerging and established poets and writers. No. 33 also features the winners of The Ledge 2009 Poetry and Fiction Competitions.
The Ledge, No. 32, features 250+ pages of poems and stories by a diverse group of both established and emerging poets and writers. No. 32 also features our first full-color cover (photograph by publisher Tim Monaghan) and the winners of The Ledge 2008 Poetry and Fiction Awards competitions.