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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.
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, 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.

"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.

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