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New Lit on the Block :: Agricultural Reader

Technically not *new* Agricultural Reader is an arts annual founded in 2006 by Jeremy Schmall who currently edits the publication with Justin Taylor. However, the most recent issue (No. 3) is making its national debut via X-ing Books.

Agriculture Reader is interested in fiction, poetry, criticism, and “anything we haven’t seen before or even thought of yet.” They ask contributors to send a query letter rather than a submission: “Tell us about yourself, what you liked about our previous issues, and feel free to include a brief, representative sample of your work. We read queries year-round and respond, in the fullness of time, to all of our mail.”

The first issue includes works by Shimon Adaf, Christian Barter, Heather Christle Joshua Cohen, Julia Cohen, Dennis Cooper, Mark Edmund Doten, Will Edmiston, Elaine Equi, Christian Hawkey, Robert Hershon, Jen Hyde, Noelle Kocot, Justin Marks, Anthony McCann, Mike McDonough, Sharon Mesmer, Eileen Myles, Peter Orner, Joey Parlett, Stephen Priest, Ariana Reines, Jerome Sala, Tony Towle, Diane Williams, Rebecca Wolff, Matvei Yankelevich, and Matthew Zapruder.

You can get a sneak peek and some of the content and format on their website.

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