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Published November 09, 2011
Jenny Catlin, Founder/Editor In Cheif, and Matt Schmid, Editor, bring readers scissors and spackle an online publication with a print companion, both available on the twenty-third of each month.

Issue II includes poetry and fiction Adrian Mitchell, Alex Schillinger, Anja Vikarma, Ariana D. Den Bleyker, Carla Sarett, Chris Castle, Cody Deitz, Corey Mertes, D.G. Bracey, Dennis Nau, DJ Swykert, Donna d. Vitucci, John Fields, Josh Goller, Kaydi Johnson, Laura LeHew, M.P. Powers, Mark.Farrell, Mather Schneider, Robert Kulesz, Robert Levin, Sandra K. Woodiwiss, Steven Finkelstein, Tim Schumacher, and Wendy Bradley, as well as the photo essay "Making of the Gods: Snippets of the life and craft of the god makers of Kumortuli as seen and felt by Anurima Das and Saikat Sengupta."

scissors and spackle is open for submissions of comics, short stories, poetry, art, photography, erotica, genera-fiction, audio, and video.
Published November 08, 2011
Aesthetix is a new online poetry publication with a unique approach: poets are required to write a poem using one specific title per issue. According to the editor, "This results in a really interesting variety of approaches to a subject ('aesthetix') juxtaposed in ways that are not common in the average poetry journal."

The first issue, "Red Car in the Future," includes works by Seth Landman, Wendy Xu, Sean Williams, Rob MacDonald, Adam Clay, Ed Haworth Hoeppner, Matt Anserello, Parker Tettleton, Nick Lantz, B. Medrev, John Gallaher, Nick Sturm, Matthew Henriksen, Kimiko Hahn, JoAnna Novak, and Elisabeth Workman.

Aesthetix will post one featured title quarterly for submission consideration. Submissions accepted from new and established writers, with a particular interest in publishing long poems, collaborative poems, poems with nontext elements, poems by children, and poems by non-poets.
Published November 07, 2011
Jim Cole is founder and editor and Ana Machuca the fiction editor of the newly launched ffrrfr, an online and "occasional print journal" of short fiction devoted to "creative storytelling and intriguing uses of language."

The first issue features works by Miranda Mellis and David-Glen Smith along with an interview with each.

ffrrfr is accepting submissions for their winter 2011-12 issue through November 30. ffrrfr us "open to all styles" and is "most interested in writers who are doing interesting things with language, such as the use of Oulipian constraints."
Published November 03, 2011
Published by the Institute of Arts and Social Engagement, Magnolia: A Journal of Women's Literature publishes "socially engaged works of fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry that interact with and challenge social injustices of our time."

Misty Ericson, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of, an online portal of women's creative arts and activism, writes in the journal's foreword: "Magnolia: A Journal of Women's Literature, and its precursor,, were established in an effort to bridge the gap created by both political and market censorship, as a space wherein women can speak freely the truth of female experience, to draw our attention to the atrocities of our world, and to act as catalysts for social, cultural, and political change."

With selections chosen and introduced by Gayle Brandeis, Volume One features works by Mary Akers, Andrea Berthot, Lorraine Caputo, Stephanie Dickinson, Bonnie Fortune, Ana Garza G’z, Eliza Kellley, Kathleen Kirkm Sari Krosinsky, Peggy Landsman, Simone Martel, Adriana Paramo, Carol Smallwood, Sami Schalk, Jill Stukenberg, Sheila Thorne, and Linda Whittenberg.

Submissions for this annual print publication are accepted from September - December. See the magazine's website for full guidelines.
Published November 02, 2011
John Cusick, Laura McMillan, Adam Read-Brown, and Evan Simko-Bednarski make up the editorial board at Armchair/Shotgun, a print journal of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and visual arts "published occasionally, and for good reason."

Currently in its second issue, Armchair/Shotgun features works by Zachary White, Brian Morrison, Kimberly Grey, Marvin Shackelford, Sono Osato, Sarah Kate Levy, Alanna Bailey, Kevin Brown, Alicia Dreilinger, Cory Schubert, Kevin Dugan, Matthew Montesano, Cecilia Galarraga, and Jackson Culpepper.

Armchair/Shotgun accepts submissions "on real honest-to-goodness paper" and professes to "not care about your bio. We read all submissions anonymously, and conceal even an author’s name until a piece has been selected for publication. We feel that good writing does not know one MFA program from another. It does not know a PhD from a high school drop-out. Good writing does not know your interstate exit or your subway stop, and it does not care what you’ve written before. Good writing knows only story."
Published November 01, 2011
Published & Edited by Laura Isaacman & Randy Rosenthal, with Managing Editors Brendan Kiely & Jessie Chaffee, and Editorial Assistants Darcey Glasser, Jessica Kagansky, and Leah Clancy, The Coffin Factory intends to serve as "a nexus between readers, writers, and the book publishing industry" and to "provide great literature and art to people who love books, including those who do not usually read literary magazines." The Coffin Factory publishes fiction, essays, and art three times a year in print.

The inaugural issue features written works by Roberto Bola
Published October 31, 2011
Made possible by a grant of support from Wordcraft of Oregon comes Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism, an annual print publication "dedicated to building an understanding of and appreciation for New Fabulism and a Literature of the Fantastic."

The publication editorial board is comprised of David Memmott, Managing Editor, Leslie What, Fiction Editor, and Matt Schumacher, Poetry Editor.

The first issue includes fiction by Brian Evenson, Eliot Fintushel, Stefanie Freele, Carolyn Ive Gilman, Daniel Grandbois, Peter Grandbois, Joe L. Murr, Nisi Shawl, Geronimo G. Tagatac, David Eric Tomlinson, and Ray Vukcevich, poetry by Aaron Anstett, Jonathan Ball, Richard Crow, Wade German, Joshua McKinney, Stephen McNally, Lawrence Raab, and Anita Sullivan, nonfiction by Thomas E. Kennedy and Matt Schumacher, and featured artist interviews with Jessica Plattner and Richard Schindler.

Phantom Drift accepts submissions from December 1 - March 31. Full guidelines are available on the magazine's website.

[Issue One Cover Art by Jessica Plattner]
Published October 25, 2011
Edited by Saraline Grenier (contributing editor) and JP Savard, Efiction Notice is an online literary magazine specializing in serial novels. The editors write: "During the Victorian era many writers, including Charles Dickens and Elizabeth Gaskell, published their books one section at a time in journals. Efiction Notice revisits the past in a contemporary format. Novels, short stories, poems, and plays are available to read directly on the website or in e-book (epub and mobi) formats. We also hope to have essays and children's stories in the future."

The first two issues include works by David Bernans, Deepak Chaswal, Darlena Cunha, Howie Good, Kyle Hemmings, Terrence Kuch, Daniel Lavigne, Michael Little, Jacqueline Monck, Kat Patenaude, and John Patrick Tormey.

New deadlines for submissions are posted regularly, and submissions are accepted in French or English.
Published October 24, 2011
Scintilla is an independent literary arts journal published biannual online with an annual print volume. Founder and editor Tim Lepczyk writes, "While we are not walking away from traditional print publication, we are embracing digital publication in new formats. As we move forward in this domain, we may explore other types of publication such as novels, short story collections, and poetry collections." To do so, Scintilla is "looking for new voices."

The first issue features fiction by Rachel Hruza, and poetry by Lauren Eriks, Melissa Fondakowski, Eric Heyne, D.R. James, David James, Elizabeth McBride, Ben Moeller-Gaa, Linda, Nemec Foster, Pablo Peschiera, Jack Ridl, J. Sperry Steinorth, Alison Swan, and Holly Wren Spaulding.

Scintilla accepts fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual work via Submishmash.
Published September 29, 2011
Stone Voices is "an exploration of the connections between visual arts and the spiritual journey." Each print issue of Stone Voices contains extensive portfolios of notable artists along with feature articles, essays, regular columns, and poems.

Stone Voices is a trade-sized publication sparing no expense in heavyweight, full-color, semi-gloss paper throughout. As a publication, Stone Voices is exemplary in its treatment of art as equal to text, and more often as is due, primary.

Stone Voices also invites artists to share their art and their stories - exploring the connections between art and spirituality. Artists may create their own virtual gallery within Stone Voices larger virtual Art Gallery. Artists may show as many as ten images and may post information about themselves as well as an artist statement at no charge. Full guidelines are available on the publication website.

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