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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.
Published September 28, 2011
Edited by Jason Barber, Buddhist Poetry Review is a quarterly online poetry magazine "dedicated to publishing fresh and insightful Buddhist poetry."

Issue One includes works by Alison Clayburn, Yvette Doss, Peter J. Greico, Paul Hostovsky, Becky Jaffe, Stephen Jones, Ed Krizek, Hal W. Lanse, J.D. Mitchell-Lumsden, Andrew K. Peterson, Ron Riekki, Stephen Rozwenc, J.R. Solonche, and Alex Stein.

Issue Two features poetry by Gary Gach, Allison Grayhurst, David Guterson, David Iasevoli, Leslie Ihde, James Mc Elroy, Mark J. Mitchell, Kaveri Patel, Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr., and Lucien Zell.

Buddhist Poetry Review is open for submissions from October through November.
Published September 27, 2011
Founding and Managing Editors Kathryn Mockler and Aaron Schneider, along with issue editors and advisors, introduce readers to The Rusty Toque, an online literary journal produced and edited by the faculty and students of the University of Western Ontario Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication Program. The Rusty Toque publishes students nominated from their writing program and also welcomes submissions from all writers - both new and established.

The first issue (Summer 2011)includes fiction by Josh Romphf, Marshall John Christie, Rhiannon Dickson, and Jamie Lively; screenplays by Jessica Kotzer and Lauren Wing; nonfiction by Ashley McCallan, G.P. Parhar, Cam Parkes, and Spencer Matheson; and poetry by Scott Beckett and Blair Swann.

The Rusty Toque accepts unpublished literary and experimental poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and unproduced drama (both short film and short play scripts). Artwork for the homepage is also accepted.
Published September 26, 2011
Editors Lin Wang and Tyler Pratt bring readers The Sandstar Review, an online literary journal that "strives to publish polished, lyrical work that seeks an active connection between places and people."

The first issue is poetry only, featuring works by William Doreski, Eva Eliav, Antoinette Forstall, Howie Good, Kenneth Gurney, Danielle Hurd, Steven Mayoff, Corey Mesler, Ananya Mishra, Rodney Nelson, Nathanael O’Reilly, Kenneth Pobo, Roxanne Rashedi, Eric Rawson, Fiona Sinclair, Mark Stopforth, Persephonae Velasquez, Musing on Cézanne's Mont Sainte-Victoire, Nicola Walls, and William Winfield Wright.

The Sandstar Review seeks unpublished prose for its second issue. Poetry is also accepted, but will be deferred to the third issue. Prose deadline is November 15, 2011.
Published September 19, 2011
Edited by Mary Stone Dockery and Amanda Hash, Stone Highway Review is a biannual publication featuring poetry, short prose, and artwork, available online via PDF as well as POD via Lulu. For writers, Stone Highway Review likes "work that haunts, electrifies, tingles. We like creativity. We believe the imagination contains as much truth as 'truth.'" The editors also comment that they like prose that "slips into the surreal or plays with language in new and exciting ways," and that "if your fiction is more poetry than prose, we want it."

The first issue features works by Paul David Adkins, James W. Hritz, Michelle Reale, Ariana D. Den Bleyker, Kim Kin, Peter Schireson, Jenny Catlin, Maggie Koger, Caitlin Elizabeth Thomson, Christina Dubach, Len Kuntz, Christopher Woods, William Doreski, Devon Miller-Duggan, Dr. Ernest Williamson III, Tom Holmes Christina Murphy, Alex Yuschik, Ruth Holzer, and Jenny Ortiz.

Stone Highway Review accepts submissions online via Submishmash and has a Facebook page.
Published September 14, 2011
Editors Norman Darlington and Moira Richards are both active in the study and practice of renga and renku and have collaborated on various renku related projects since 2005. Journal of Renga & Renku is their newest project, and includes a periodical, renku contest, book publishing, and an online community - Haikai Talk - devoted to haikai and all poetic forms orginating in Japan and written in English.

JRR is devoted to all aspects of renga and renku, including scholarly articles, poems, discussions, contests, critiques and more that will interest Asian Studies scholars as well as teachers and students of English literature/poetry. The editors "believe it will also be of interest to poets experimenting with the writing of renku in a number of languages around the world today, and to practitioners exploring aspects of renku and its za as an educational/social/therapeutic tool."

The inaugural issue, published on demand via Lulu.com, includes a great deal of content, including a report on "Four Sign Language Renga" by Donna West and Rachel Sutton-Spence. This unique article includes commentary and links to YouTube videos of these sign language poetry performances; I highly recommend the publication for this content alone! But, there's so much more:

Shisan - four 12-verse poems
Ninjūin - six 20-verse poems
Jūnichō - four 12-verse poems
Kasen - eight 36-verse poems
Half-kasen - an 18-verse poem
Yotsumono - a four-verse poem
Live renku - one 12-verse and one 18-verse poem
Triparshva - fourteen 22-verse poems
Including the winner of the 2010 JRR renku contest, "The Tiniest Pebble," a triparshva by William Sorlien, John Merryfield, Sandra Simpson, Linda Papanicolaou and Shinjuku Rollingstone.

Essays:
"Renku - A Baby Thrown Out with the Bath Water: A Start of Reappraising Shiki" by Susumu Takiguchi
"Gradus and Mount Tsukuba: An Introduction to the Culture of Japanese Linked Verse" by H. Mack Horton
"Longer Renku: The Hyakuin of 100 Stanzas" by William J. Higginson
"The Mechanics of White Space (or Basho Cranks-up the Action)" by John E. Carley
"The Alchemy of Live Renku" by Christopher Herold

JRR will publish again at the end of 2011 and is open for submissions until October 1, 2011. See JRR's website for full submission information.
Published September 13, 2011
West Marin Review is a literary and art journal published by "a dedicated band of volunteers supported by two local literary interests - the Tomales Bay Library Association and Point Reyes Books - and friends and neighbors." And while this grounds the review in local support, contributions are open to all writers and artists, newcomers as well as professionals.

A full table of contents for each issue is available online. Issue three offers excerpts of some content online. The print issue includes:

Prose by Catherine David, Reynold Junker, Jessica O’Dwyer, Agustina Martinez, Jan Harper Haines, Agnes Wolohan Smuda von Burkleo, Vivian Olds, Elia Haworth, Jonathan Rowe, Steve Heilig, Daniel Potts, Flor Jimenez, Jazmine Collazo, Cynthia A. Cady, Jody Farrell, Dave Mitchell, and Terry Nordbye;

Poetry by Jodie Appell, Prartho Sereno, Julia Bartlett, Gillian Wegener, Juan Avalos, Albert Flynn DeSilver, Lynne Knight, Apology, Randall Potts, Hal Ober, Roy Mash, and Nellie Hill;

Art + Artifact by Patti Trimble, Nell Melcher, Ryan Giammona, Andrzej Michael Karwacki, Amanda Tomlin, Kurt Lai, Jessica Baldwin, Willow Wallof, Sha Sha Higby, Marnie Spencer, Terrence Murphy, Christa Burgoyne, Wendy Goldberg, Dewey Livingston, Tom Killion, Richard Lindenberg, Lorna Stevens, Kevin Alvarado, Jacqueline Mallegni, Christa Coy, Kyla Pasternak, Mary Siedman, Zea Morvitz, Vi©kisa, Jon Langdon, Mark Ropers, Sevilla Granger, and Mardi Wood.
Published September 12, 2011
The name Poecology is "the fusion of poetry and ecology brings two of my great passions together" writes editor Kristi Moos. Born from "a slip of the tongue," Poecology is now an online literary magazine of ecology-focused poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Moos says, "I think there is much left to be said about the idea that poetry, and all writing for that matter, can influence physical ecology. When the idea for Poecology came about, I started seeking answers to long-held questions: How can literature shape the places and environments that inspire writing in the first place? What can I do to take part?" Issue 1 is just the beginning of the answer to these questions.

Contributors to the first issue include Anna L
Published September 08, 2011
Posted online and in a pdf version, Spittoon is an independent magazine of contemporary and experimental poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Editors for this quarterly publication are Matt VanderMeulen (fiction), Kristin Abraham (poetry), and Berly Fields (creative nonfiction).

The inaugural issue of Spittoon features fiction by Wayne Lee Thomas, Ann Stewart, Sara Pritchard, Kyle Hemmings, William Haas, William J. Fedigan, Kirsten Beachy; poetry by Nate Pritts , Rich Murphy, Amanda McGuire, Kristi Maxwell, R.J. Ingram, Arpine Konyalian Grenier , Dana Curtis, Ryan Collins, Molly Brodak; and an interview with Arpine Konyalian Grenier.

Submissions are accepted year round with each piece published also automatically entered in the yearly "Best of Spittoon" awards.
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