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OffCourse Literary Journal

About OffCourse: Since 1998, a quarterly journal for poetry, criticism, reviews, stories and essays edited by Ricardo Nirenberg.

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Editor: Ricardo Nirenberg



Submission Information:

Genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, translations, photography, artwork

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: yes (see website) Online submissions: no Reading period: year-round Response time: 5 weeks Payment: no Contests: no ISSN: 1556-4975 Founded: 1998 Issues per year: 4 Print issues: no

Publisher's description: Founded by faculty at, and with server support from, The University at Albany, Offcourse has featured the work of authors from the Far East to South America since 1998, many in the original languages, always with English translations. Our contributors write from Japan, Pakistan, England, France, Italy, Israel, and South America, as well as from Canada and most states in the USA; they range from high-school age to WWII veterans. In our 52 issues, you can read poems, poem cycles, haiku, short and not-so-short stories, essays, literary criticism, and book reviews.

Every issue is on the web. Pages are easy to navigate, with clear links between the issues, as well as to the author’s biographical information and other work. Many of our contributors also send art—often their own. Our pages load quickly and easily, even on mobile devices. We publish four times a year, selecting about 10 pieces for each issue. We accept email submissions (see our guidelines on our website) as well as snail mail, and respond to all queries quickly.

Recent Issues:

This summer 2013 issue features William Alton, Christopher Barnes, Joachim Frank, John Grey, Jacqueline Jules, Rebecca Lu Kiernan, John P. Kristofco, Ricardo Nirenberg, Louis Arthur Norton, Jared Pearce, Lea Peterson, E. M. Schorb, Corey Smith, C. M. Vitali, Pui Ying Wong, and Weihua Zhang.


last updated 7/29/2013