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Published May 18, 2011
tak′tīl is a new quarterly online journal of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and art. It's the aim of tak′tīl to keep the power of 'touch' even in an online format: "we look for work with haptic memory: sense-oriented poems and pieces of prose that convey as much through words as our synapses do when we touch and taste and smell. We want work that's blunt, raw, human, focused. We are less interested in pieces that are cerebral, and more in those that offer a unique sense experience—for instance, writing about food so vivid readers can taste oysters on their tongues, can feel the stretch and give of bread dough in their hands."

tak′tīl is Kaitlyn Siner, Editor-in-Chief & Non-fiction Editor, Michele Harris, Poetry Editor & Webmaster, Demetra Chornovas, Fiction & Marketing Editor, and Emily Frey, Managing Editor & Art Editor.

The first issue includes poetry by Ana Garza G'z, Cara Kelly, Kit Kennedy, Alan King, Karen Lake, Heather Wyatt; fiction by Louis Bourgeois, James H. Celestino, Andy Cerrone; non-fiction by Joel Coblen, Susan Hodaral, Sheila Squillante; art by Paul Shampine and George Shaw.
Published May 17, 2011
The newest venture by A Public Space is an annual English-language version of the acclaimed literary magazine Monkey Business: New Voices from Japan. The magazine is edited by Motoyuki Shibata (curator, along with Roland Kelts, of the Focus: Japan portfolio in APS 1) and Ted Goossen.

"We offer nothing in the way of a 'concept' or 'lifestyle' aimed at a particular age bracket or social group, no useful information to help you get ahead," write the editors. "Our inspiration for the name Monkey Business is the immortal Chuck Berry tune. No other work of art that I know of deals with the aggravations we face every day so straightforwardly and with such liberating humor. That is the guiding star we follow on this journey."

The first issue includes literary works by Hideo Furukawa, Hiromi Kawakami, Mina Ishikawa, Atsushi Nakajima, Barry Yourgrau, Yoko Ogawa, Inuo Taguchi, Koji Uno, Masayo Koike, Shion Mizuhara, Minoru Ozawa, and Sachiko Kishimoto with translations by Ted Goossen, Jay Rubin, M. Cody Poulton, and Michael Emmerich. Also included is a manga by the Brother and Sister Nishioka, based on the story by Franz Kafka, translated by J. A. Underwood.

Twenty-five percent of all sales of Monkey Business will benefit Japan's Nippon Foundation/CANPAN Northeastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.
Published May 16, 2011
Edited by Peter Lucas, Abigail Wheetley and Amy Graziano, Prime Mincer publishes fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry in a print and e-version (Smashwords) three times a year (March, July, November). Free previews are available online.

The first issue includes works by David Cozy, Jared Yates Sexton, Rusty Barnes, Hobie Anthony, Eleanor Levine, Jackson Lassiter, John C. Mannone, JP Dancing Bear, Stephanie Dickinson, Portia Carryer, Dustin Monk, Desiree Dighton, Michael Meyerhofer, Lisbeth Davidow, Bryan Estes, Paul Kavanagh, Shawn Mitchell, Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Grace Koong, Kate Ristow, Jay Boyer, Jon Tribble, and Amy Schreibman Walter.

Prime Mincer accepts fiction and creative nonfiction submissions up to 7500 words and graphic narratives up to 25 pages (print size — 6×9).

For poetry, Prime Mincer's 2011 poetry contest with final judge Rodney Jones, is open until October 1. First prize is $300, publication, 10 copies, and runner-up receives $50, publication, and 5 copies. All entries considered for publication.
Published May 11, 2011
Badlands is an annual bilingual literary journal that publishes original creative work in Spanish and English, and original translations from Spanish and Latin American literature. Badlands is published by the students at the Palm Desert Campus of California State University, San Bernardino. The publication is made possible by funds from the Instructionally Related Programs Board.

Issue One includes:

Poetry translations of Pablo Neruda translated by William O’Daly, Lope de Vega translated by Boyd Nielson, and Jan Neruda translated by A. K. Adams.

Poetry by Jay Lewenstein, Maria Elena B. Mahler, Elsa Frausto, Orlando Ramirez, Lois P. Jones, Derek Henderson, Jeff Poggi, Katherine Factor, Monte Landis, Nicole Comstock, Paula Stinson, Günther Bedson, A. N. Teibe, Wendy Silva, Nikia Chaney, Ash Russell, Susan Rogers, Russell Hoberg, Patricia D’Alessandro, Ruth Nolan, Isabel Quintero-Flores, and Kath Abela Wilson.

Fiction by Eileen Chavez, G. Gordon Davis, David Camberos, Mariano Zaro, Celia, Demi Anter, Bruce Chronister, and Tony O’Doherty.

Nonfiction by Diana Holdsworth and Linda Marie Prejean.

Submissions for 2011 have closed, but will reopen for 2012.

[Cover art: Stephen Linsteadt's "Beyond Words."]
Published May 10, 2011
Three Coyotes publishes the work of our best poets, writers and artists in response to the environment, the American West, current issues, animals, the arts, imagination and survival. The staff behind the publication includes Joan Fox, editor, Judy Eddy, business manager/proofreading & editing, and Peter Schnittman, technical support/design & layout.

Issue One features fiction by Meg Files, Alex Kuo, and Gerald Vizenor, nonfiction by Joan Burbick, BK Loren, Heidi MacDonald, and Steve Pavlik, poetry by Francisco X. Alarcon, janice Gould, David Ignatow, Yaedi Ignatow, Adrian C. Louis, and Afaa Michael Weaver, and photography by Wesley Rothman and a thirteen-photograph portfolio with artist statement by Chuck Fox.

Looking ahead, Issue Two will feature an exclusive essay by Janay Brun about her experience as a whistleblower reporting the roles and actions leading to the killing of Macho B, the last known wild jaguar in the United States; an interview with a wildlife rehabilitator; an essay about rattlesnakes; and, more.

Issue Two will also include a "Subscriber Forum Topic" for essays, poems, short stories, and artwork reflecting upon the difference between hunting and killing.

These and all general submissions are accepted via email only during the months of October, November, April and May.

[Issue One Cover, Cane Creek Branch, Utah, Chuck Fox, photographer]
Published April 21, 2011
"Adoption is complicated. Poetry is complicated." These are the lead lines for a new literary blog curated by Eileen R. Tabios, Poets on Adoption. The site features works by "poets with adoption experiences" as they "mine the intersections of poetry and adoption," sharing some of their experiences with adoption and how it may or may not affect their poems and/or poetics. Poets on Adoption will be updated over time as more poets send in their contributions.

The inaugural post includes works by Allison S. Moreno, Amanda Mason, CB Follett, Christina Pacosz, Craig Watson, Dana Collins, Dana R. LePage, Dee Thompson, Eileen R. Tabios, Giavanna Munafo, Jan VanStavern, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Jim Benz, Joy Katz, Judith Roitman, Laura McCullough, Lee Herrick, Marcella Durand, Mary Anne Cohen, Michael D Snediker, Michele Leavitt, Natalie Knight, Ned Balbo, Nick Carbo, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers, Rosemary Starace, Samantha Franklin, Sharon Mesmer, and Susan M. Schultz.

Poets on Adoption is "always looking for more POETS WITH ADOPTION EXPERIENCE to participate in this project." Visit the site for more information.
Published April 20, 2011
allwritethen is a literary endeavor out of Columbia College Chicago that intends to be a "community published" magazine. Anyone can publish anything so long as they follow a few simple rules. A voting system allows readers to vote on poems they like so that every six months, the 'put-it-together people' will publish the 40 most popular poems in a print issue.
Published April 19, 2011
All Rights Reserved is an online annual publishing works from emerging and established writers and artists. Although volunteer-run, the publication enlists a full editorial and production staff: Ryan Jones, Managing Editor; matt robinson, Senior Editor; Kathryn Bjornson, Editor (Non-Fiction & Poetry); Trina Hubley, Editor (Fiction & Visual Storytelling); Jonathan Bjornson, Editorial Assistant; Afton Doubleday, Creative Director; Atilla Vass, Acquisitions Editor & Sales/Distribution Manager; Kristen Sutherland, Sponsorship & Advertising Manager.

The first issue features works by Lynn Atkinson, Jean Braithwaite, Trey Edgington, yaqoob ghaznavi, Emily Graff, Maria McInnis, Kimberley-Blue Muncey, Shari Narine, Melissa Plourde, Robin Richardson, Mark Sampson, Terry Sanville, Edith Speers, J. J. Steinfeld, Qiana Towns, Davide Trame, Yi-Mei Tsiang, Yassen Vassilev, Paul Vreeland, Darryl Whetter.

All Rights Reserved accepts previously unpublished poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, as well as literary stories told through visual art/photography. Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2011
Published April 18, 2011
StepAway Magazine is a new, online literary magazine publishing "the best urban flash fiction and poetry by writers from across the globe."

The title of the magazine draws inspiration from Frank O’ Hara’s landmark flâneur poem, A Step Away from Them.

Editor Darren Richard Carlaw says, "Our magazine is hungry for literature that evokes the sensory experience of walking in specific neighborhoods, districts or zones within a city. This is flânerie for the twenty-first century. Our aim is to become an online repository of walking narratives. Our writers will lead our readership through the streets of his or her chosen city. They will do so in one thousand words or less. There are no further rules. We want whatever you can share."

Issue #1 now available online features works by Gem Andrews, Jaydn DeWald, David Gaffney, Kyle Hemmings, Matthew Hittinger, P.A. Levy, Joan McNerney, Tom Sheehan, Sarah Schulman, and Changming Yuan.
Published April 11, 2011
NAP is an online quarterly publication of poetry and fiction available free on Issuu and for a cheap 99
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