The Liner is a new annual print publication that publishes fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and visaul art from both established and emerging artists and writers. Since The Liner is a transatlantic collaboration,” says Co-Editor Gloria Kim, “we were envisioning crossing water when thinking of possible names. The Liner was a good fit.” Kim says that she and Co-Editor Emma Silverthorn threw around the idea of staring their own magazine while “attending a summer literary festival in Cornwall, England, in between hearing writers, getting lost in garden mazes, and rolling down Port Eliot’s hills. As writers ourselves,” she says, “we wanted to feature perspectives, whether in writing or in art, that compelled us to create more.”
Kim says readers can expect to find “a high calibre, eclectic mix of original works from both established and emerging artists and writers. Plus our Thornkim Questionnaire, 21 revealing questions answered by all of our contributors in the back of the magazine.” In the future, they hope to become a biannual publication. Kim also adds that they are proud of the scope and international flavor of the magazine and hope to continue on with that, “gaining more worldwide distributors as well as contributors.”
The first issue includes writers Maura Dooley, Blake Morrison, Sherard Harrington, William Doreski, Lisa Wong Macabasco, Kenneth Pobo, Caitlin E. Thomson, and Gina Zupsich and visual artists Dave Carswell, Christopher Daniels, Benjamin Edmiston, and Dominic Silverthorn.
The Liner‘s next issue will have an epistolary theme. “We want your correspondences, real or imagined, scandalous or humorous, digital or paper,” says Kim. The deadline to submit is October 21, 2012.