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Published July 13, 2011
Poets Samuel T. Franklin and K. Lemon are the editorial effort behind The Ides of March Journal, an online monthly blog journal that "specializes in historical/mythological/legend​ ary/folklore-ish poetry." Their goal is to publish 15 poems of no more than 15 lines each monthly on the 15th of each month.

The publication's mission is truly unique among literary publications: "At The Ides of March, we think history is anything but boring. It's fun. It's interesting. And, depending on the subject, it can be dramatic, barbarous, beautiful, gross, bloody, smutty - pretty much anything . . our shared experiences as a people, as a species, as living creatures . . is something that should be celebrated, studied, and never forgotten. Not that we have such noble purposes here. We just think historical poetry is pretty sweet."

The table of contents for the first issue is enough to prove they have succeeded in their efforts:

Zann Carter - "The Night John Lennon Died"
Clarence Dearborn - "Vlad Tepes of Wallachia" and “William Howard Taft"
Jenna Kelly – “Apocalypse Now, or Maybe Later: Rapture 2011"
Julie Laws – “Caligula 'Invades' England: 40CE" and “Salad for Hilter"
Mike Miller – “Isambard Kingdom Brunel. 1806-1859"
Amit Parmessur – “Lord Shiva"
Annie Perconti – “Uroboros" and “Xochiquetzal"
Megan Peterson – “Henry VIII,” “Socrates, Dear Friend" and “Catherine the Great of Russia (Who am I?)"
Mark Young – “Enola Gay” and "The Wright Brothers, December 17, 1903"

The Ides of March is open for submissions.
Published July 12, 2011
Started by Art Director Sarah Horner and Editor Bonnie Ditlevsen, Penduline (pronounced PEN-joo-lyne) is a Portland-based literary and art magazine that seeks to create a presence for emerging as well as established graphic artists and writers of sudden fiction, flash fiction, prose poetry and short stories.

The first issue features writing by Margaret Elysia Garcia, Celeste Auge, Kenna Lee, Mai'a Williams, Jenny Hayes, Jenny Forrester, David Rynne, Rebeca Dunn-Krahn, and art by Verone Flood, Christopher Bibby, and Richard Lishner.

Penduline is accepting online submissions for Issue 2 through September 1, 2011. The theme is "Angst."
Published July 11, 2011
Founding Editor Christina Phelps and Poetry Editor Elana Seplow bring us trans lit mag: a continually-expanding quarterly name-changing online literary magazine. Issue #1, "transmission" was published in Sept 2010, followed by Issue #2 - "transience" and Issue #3 - "Transform." Issue #4, "Transport," is still underway.

trans lit mag publishes fiction, poetry, artwork (including cover art), and literary nonfiction, with "special attention given to pieces that play with form in some way, but this should be very loosely translated. Transform comes from the Latin word meaning to change in form, and characters often do undergo a change in appearance or character, but we can also be changed by what we experience – as readers and as artists."

Contributors to past issues include Eric Sasson, Elana Seplow, Douglas Silver, Denny E. Marshall, Jaime Karnes, Shannon Anthony, Sergio Antonio Ortiz, Mitchell Waldman, Parker Tettleton, Jane Hardwidge, Donal Mahoney, Jim Fuess, Andrew McLinden, Jim Fuess, Anna North, Katherine Don, Edwina Attlee, Elizabeth Tenenbaum, Edwina Attlee, Jacqueline Simonovich, Howie Good, Hubert O’Hearn, Hillary Walker, Chizuco Shophia Yw, Jane Elias, Rigby Bendele, and Hubert O’Hearn.
Published July 07, 2011
Middle School Beat online is the collective effort of six classes of Riverside Preparatory School Middle School Language Arts in Oro Grande, California. Middle School Beat publishes fictional stories, non-fictional writing, poetry, and artwork from middle and high school writers (ages 11-15) and is edited by students and their teachers. Volume 1 Issue 1 is currently available online (pdf) with future issues planned five times per year.
Published July 05, 2011
Dublin Poetry Review publishes Heroes Congress, an annual online collection of poems with a print anthology every four years showcasing "the vitality and range of current writing." Once every year, poetry magazines and press editors may nominate from their publications, a poet who has made a significant contribution to poetry for inclusion in an upcoming Heroes Congress. Annual deadline: May 15.

Poets who write in languages other than Irish or English are welcome as are translations of their work into English or other International languages. The review first issue contains the work of sixty-seven poets who have contributed work from the five continents. The poets have contributed work in a range of languages including English, Finnish, French, German, Irish, Japanese, Malay and Spanish.

The review contains work by well-known poets, such as Niyi Osundare one of Africa's best poets, Kimiko Hahn from Japan, Lorna Goodison from Jamaica, Biddy Jenkinson from Ireland, Regina Derieva from Russia, Gerardo Gambolini from Argentina, Rae Armantrout, 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winner from the US with Paul Muldoon, Andrew Motion from the UK, National Literary Laureate Muhammad Haji Salleh from Malaysia, Tom Dawe from Newfoundland and Jennifer Maiden from Australia.

New writers are also included, such as Liz Bachinsky from Canada and D
Published June 28, 2011
In an effort to spotlight the Inland Southern California region's rich literary heritage, Inlandia: A Literary Journey features regionally-focused poems, stories, essays, memoir, novel excerpts, book reviews, interviews, and a rotating feature of work produced by participants from the Inlandia Creative Writing Workshops series.

The editorial staff is made up of: Cati Porter, Editor-in-Chief; Maureen Alsop, Associate Editor, Poetry; Jo Scott-Coe, Associate Editor, Nonfiction; Gayle Brandeis, Associate Editor, Fiction; and Ruth Nolan, Associate Editor, Fiction.

The first issues available online include fiction by Kate Anger, Rebecca K. O’Connor, Samantha Lamph, Rayme Waters, E.J. Jones, and Valerie Henderson; poetry by Nicelle Davis, Karen Greenbaum-Maya, Stephanie Barbé Hammer, Gregory Liffick, Louise Mathias, Jeff Mays, Shin Yu Pai, Jean Waggoner, Cynthia Anderson, Nancy Scott Campbell, Marcyn Clements, Mike Cluff, Rachelle Cruz, Sheela Free, Karen Greenbaum-Maya, Cindy Rinne, and Ash Russell; nonfiction by Judy Kronenfeld, as well as Inlandia Creative Writing Workshop Features.

Inlandia reads submissions year-round.
Published June 28, 2011
Adanna: A Journal for Women, about Women was created by Editor Christine Redman-Waldeyer as a way that she, a mother of three with a teaching career, could "pursue the writing life without traveling." Her lifetime of wanting "to be utterly female and to do what the boys could do" is also in the philosophy of creating a magazine open to all, but that specifically "celebrate[s] the lives and writing of women." Redman-Waldeyer hopes that Adanna will "offer women a new opportunity to publish in a publishing world where the gender scales are too often unfavorably tilted."

The next submission period for Issue #2 is January 31-April 30, 2012, but Adanna is currently accepting "love poetry" for a contest. The 50 poems selected will be published in a perfect-bound print edition.

The inaugural issue of Adanna is guest edited by Diane Lockward, and includes the following contributors:

Jennifer Arin, Janet A. Baker, Carol Berg, Kristin Berkey-Abbott, Pam Bernard, Debra Bruce, Sarah Busse, Laura Cherry, Laura E. Davis, Jessica G. de Koninck, Erika Dreifus, George Drew, Lois Parker Edstrom, Susan V. Facknitz, Patricia Fargnoli, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Alice B. Fogel, Ruth Foley, Maria Gillan, Maryanne Hannan, Penny Harter, Ann Hostetler, Adele Kenny, Claire Keyes, Kathleen Kirk, Jacqueline Kolosov, Judy Kronenfeld, Michelle Lerner, Robin Lim, Diane Lockward, Sandy Longhorn, Angie Macri, Marjorie Maddox, Greg McBride, Judith H. Montgomery, Julie L. Moore, Jim O’Rourke, Connie Post, Susanna Rich, Helen Ruggieri, Judith Skillman, Sarah J. Sloat, Molly Spencer, Christine Stewart-Nunez, Madeline Tiger, Ingrid Wendt, Laura S. Whalen, TJ Wiley, Lisa Zimmerman

Margo Berdeshevsky, Colleen S. Harris, Liesl Jobson, Lani Friend, Nwamaka Osakwe, Pramila Venkateswaran

Jessica McCaughey, Yelizaveta P. Renfro

Beatrice M. Hogg
Published June 22, 2011
Just when I thought I'd heard it all (sometimes over and over), along comes a whole new and ambitiously innovative new publication. Still in the submission stage for its inaugural issue, EdgePiece is a collective of "emerging editors launching emerging writers."

The editors include Head Editor Sarah Lindsay, Readers and Developmental Editors Sarah Lucas, Dakota Morgan, Pamela S. Wall, Katie Damphousse, Max Pickering, and Copy Editor Pamela S. Wall.

The editorial process, and the use of "developmental editors" means the editors will work with authors to help them polish their work to prepare them for publication: "We edit for spelling, grammar and in some cases, clarity/strength of arguments/purpose. We do NOT touch the author/artist’s voice, vision, or personal style, and we never fully reject a piece. We suggest improvements and encourage the author/artist to resubmit, for we are capable of seeing the potential in all submissions we receive."

EdgePiece is currently "hungry" for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, with consideration for book/essay/poetry/film reviews, photography and other graphic/visual art for their first tri-annual issue.
Published June 21, 2011
Editors John Gosslee and Sarah Gallagher, along with a full staff, bring forth Fjords, a full-color, print annual "comprised of new cultural developments in art and literature," featuring fiction, poetry, photography, visual art, new voices, authoritative figures, occasional biographies, interviews and film reviews.

The editors both solicit works from writers and artists, but maintain an open submission policy, "which creates a diverse collection of regional and international works from different eras, movements, and languages." In addition to the print publication, Fjords also publishes some of its authors in a strictly audio format, which can be found on their website.

Included in the first print edition: poems by Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Corey Mesler, Olympia Sibley, Juliana Kocsis, J. J. Steinfeld, and 20th Century Ukrainian Poet Pavlo Tychyna translated by Stephen Komarnyckyj; the article "Ecclesiastic: a Font Orphan: Typographer Ed Edman restores a Font" by John Gosslee; prose by Judy Light Ayyildiz, Stephen Wade; art by Clay Witt and Suzun Hughes.

Fjords's next deadline for submissions is August 1, 2011
Published June 15, 2011
Based out of Newtown, CT with a focus on the local arts community, The Newtowner is also open to and encouraging of national readership and submissions. The quarterly, trade-sized print publication includes fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, essays, features, columns, artwork and photography, cartoons, profiles and interviews with local writers and artists, book reviews, "On the Town" - arts reviews of local theatre, dance, music and arts events, "Off Main St" - cultural events and locations of interest outside our local area, "The Newtowner Book Club" - read along and join discussions online, a directory of local arts and literary groups, and a calendar of local arts and literary events.

The Newtowner also includes "Youth Expressions," a section of the magazine for young artists, poets and writers and visual artists. Currently, The Newtowner accepts creative nonfiction, fiction, columns, poetry, art and photography mediums from high school- and middle school-aged students.

Founding Editor Georgia Monaghan writes: "Newtown has a unique literary, artistic, and community spirit dating back to the philanthropist Mary Hawley, who laid the foundation for Newtown's excellence in education and the arts. Boasting an inordinate number of literary and artistic residents both past and present, Newtown continues to act as a magnet, attracting established and emerging writers and artists of every kind. How many small-town libraries have a whole section dedicated to their town's authors and illustrators? How many towns of this size can boast upwards of twenty book clubs within its borders?"

And now The Newtowner itself can be added to those bragging rights!

Full subscription and submissions guidelines can be found on The Newtowner website.

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