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Published November 28, 2011
Cuckoo is an online quarterly literary magazine written and edited by writers aged between 11-19. Cuckoo Quarterly aims to "publish the best young writing from all forms and genres and to be accessible and attractive to a wide readership."

The publication is facilitated and administered by New Writing North, a development agency for creative writing and creative reading based in the north east of England.

Submissions for Edition 1 came from attendees of New Writing North’s three fortnightly writers' groups in Newcastle, Hexham and Durham, or from those who participated in New Writing North's Writing Summer Schools.

The issue features poetry, short fiction, 'rants,' reviews, and interviews by Beth Allison, Jacob Armstrong, Anusha Ashok, Laurie Atkinson, Hannah Bash, Shannon Baxter, Adam Bryden, Alice Buckley, Leah Chan, Jessica Graham, Andrew Henley, Scott Houghton, Hannah Morpeth, Daniella Watson, and Jessica Weisser.

Cuckoo Quarterly hopes that future editions will attract submissions from all over the world.

Cuckoo welcomes submissions of original writing by writers under the age of 19. They encourage everything from poetry to prose, short stories to movie reviews, opinion to imagination. It can be work that fits the categories laid out in previous editions or entirely different; don’t feel constrained by form or genre. The deadline for the next issue is December 21.
Published November 23, 2011
Founded by Kelly Forsythe and Kat Sanchez, Phantom Limb is a new online magazine of poetry, "dedicated to publishing good poems."

The inagural issue features poems by Holly Amos, Michael Haight, Jeffrey Allen, Stephen Danos, Kayla Sargeson, y madrone, Jordan Conrad, Dolly Lemke, Late Litterer, Nathan Breitling, Camiele White, Izzy Oneiric, Steve Henry, Jessica Dyer, Chelsea Kurnick, Kristin Ravel, and Sarah Kelley.

Submissions are open until June 1, 2012 for the Fall 2012 issue.

[Phantom Limb image design: Jeffrey Allen]
Published November 22, 2011
Founded and edited by Rebekah Hall and Steve Owen, Mixer Publishing is a new small press that publishes a new online magazine - mixer - every other month (bimonthly), one themed print anthology a year, and 1-2 limited edition novels/novellas a year. mixer is supported by a dedicated group of editors who each specialize in a specific genre.

Owen writes, "mixer is a 'literary genre' magazine that seeks to break the boundaries between genre fiction and literature. Many writers and readers desire something 'in-between' these two limited choices: a mix of entertainment and art. mixer's mission is to appeal to genre fans and literati alike because our goal is to expand the market by appealing to a wider range of tastes and sensibilities than the traditional literary magazine. Our stories and poems either do something fresh or interesting with language, or mix forms in new ways. For example: A realist story that upends the traditional epiphany form. Or a romantic noir written in lyrical prose. Or a horrific black comedy written in a realistic, minimalist style. Or a poem that eschews the pastoral and works against tradition by playing with popular genre or iconoclasm."

As a literary site, mixer does not currently plan on archiving issues by date. Rather, as a genre-based publication, old stories will be "archived" in the order they were published (from new to old) under each genre section (realism, romance, horror, noir, poetry, etc).

A short list the noteworthy online contributors to date include: Brian Evenson, Kate Braverman, Kevin Prufer, Daniel Grandbois, Myfanwy Collins, John Jodzio, and Aaron Burch.

Mixer Publishing's first anthology, of Love & Death: heartburn, headaches, & hangovers, also has additional stories from Kate Braverman and Myfanwy Collins, as well as Kirstin Allio.

mixer accepts submissions via Submishmash.
Published November 17, 2011
Editor Kim Hunter-Perkins brings us the prompt, a new online literary magazine that hopes to encourage submissions based on prompts. The editors clarify that they mean "to provide a place for work that often has no place in a traditional literary magazine because of its form or function." That is, writing that is the result of a workshop or writing exercise that is "pretty darned good," but is rejected on the basis of being "too workshoppy."

To further encourage prompt-based writing, and to solicit submissions, the prompt provides an array of prompts, including text prompts, photo prompts, audio prompts and video prompts. If you haven't tried it, it's pretty amazing what a 30-second audio clip can inspire!

the prompt website also includes commentary and resources on a featured form (currently "The Post-Apocalyptic Genre"), and "practical pedagogy" on how teachers can use the prompt in the classroom.

Working to produce a quality publication are Associate Editors Dan Davis, Natalie Doehring, Luke Kingery, Kristi McDuffie, Whitney Noland, Anna-Elise Price, Clint Walker, and Artists in Residence Heidi Butler Mitchell and Christy Blew.

the prompt is accepting submissions of poetry, including flash-based poetry, prose - including fiction and creative non-fiction, and "non-traditional selections" such as scenes, character profiles, "snapshots," etc. The Prompt accepts submissions via Submishmash.
Published November 16, 2011
Founded and edited by Emma Nichols, Pete Viola, and Sean Case Petrichor Review is a new online triannual of poetry, fiction, and art.

The first issue features fiction and poetry by Corey Mesler, G.A. Saindon, Howie Good, James Valvis, Jason Kalmanowitz, John Grey, Joseph Farley, Kyle Hemmings, Larry Gaffney, Len Kuntz, Les Wicks, M. Chandler Rodbro, Matthew Dexter, Paul David Adkins, Peter Marra, Thomas Zimmerman, Valentina Cano, and Walter Campbell, and artwork by Charlotte McKnight, Doris Case, Jim Fuess, Kimberly Marra, Lindsey Buckley, Thomas Zimmerman, and Vinny Carnevale.

Petrichor Review is open for submissions for their next and upcoming issues.
Published November 15, 2011
Edited by Rosemary Badcoe and Noel Williams, Antiphon (UK) is a new online quarterly of poetry and reviews of poetry books. The Antiphon website also includes an online forum for opinions on poems and articles related to poetry.

The inaugural issue offers new work from Catherine Edmunds, Martyn Crucefix, Andrew Shields, Larry Jordan, Angelina Ayers, Jane Røken, Richard Moorhead, James Howard, Michaela Ridgway, Cora Greenhill, Mario Petrucci, Claire Dyer, John C Nash, Janet Fisher, Thomas Zimmerman, Jan Fortune, Brian Edwards, David Harmer, Pippa Little, and David Callin. The publication also features book reviews of works by Christy Ducker, Michael Mackmin and Helena Nelson, and a column called “Debating Point,” with this issue’s focus being: “Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Submissions are open through Submishmash.
Published November 14, 2011
Editor Marge Lurie of FictionNow writes that the online magazine's mission is "connecting good writers of short fiction with hungry, interactive readers. You'll find stories that honestly reflect what it's like to be alive in the 21st century - stories that wrestle, as all good fiction must, with how to construct meaning out of the welter of untamed experience."

The first issues features works by Elizabeth England, George Dila, Richard Smolev, Ray Abernathy, Joel Hinman, Pamela Painter, Joanne Avallon, Silvia Bonilla, Seth Kaufman, and Susan Buttenwieser.

Submissions are open for previously unpublished fiction between 250 and 4,000 words.
Published November 10, 2011
Edited by designer Stephenie Foster and poet Carolyn Guinzio, Yew: A Journal of Innovative Writing and Images by Women will showcase three writers per month online with visual art provided by the writers, their collaborators, other artists or the editors.

The inaugural issue features Laynie Browne's poem "An Urgent Walk Across a Moor" paired with Stephenie Foster's photograph series "Drawn to the Light: Images of Mexico"; Andrea Baker's work comprised of her own text and images; and Doro Boehme's text paired with her own photographs.

Upcoming issues will feature writing and art by Maureen Alsop, Rosebud Ben-oni, Carol Berg, Grace Cavalieri, Jeri Coppola, Carolina Ebeid, Merlin Flower, Michaela Gabriel, Anne Gorrick, Endi Bogue Hartigan, Rebecca Gayle Howell, Megan Kaminski, Genevieve Kaplan, Deborah Poe, Maritza Ranero, Petra Whitaker, Marcela Sulak, and Carol Szamatowicz.

Yew welcomes submissions of poetry, hybrid writing, photography, or other visual art via email.
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.

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