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Published March 15, 2011
Founder Bonnie MacAllister has publicly introduced Certain Circuits, an artists' collaboration of poetry, experimental prose, art, and new media. CC is especially interested in documenting multimedia collaborative work between artists. The first issue features work from artists in Australia, Brazil, France, Mexico, India, Japan, Oman, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The first issues is laid out online with plans to publish print copies. CC is also curating their first gallery exhibit in Philadelphia featuring a multimedia collaboration between their contributors.

CC is currently accepting proposals for multimedia, audio, and art on a rolling basis, though the reading period for poetics and prose is currently closed.

Issue 1.1 in print features the following contributors - those whose works also appear online have an asterisk:

Art: Alison Altergott* - Kirsten Ashley* - Eleanor Leonne Bennett* - Helene Constant* - Natalie Felix - Joanna Fulginiti* - Amanda Lovelee* - Ana Viviane Minorelli* - Jed Mauger Williams* - Ruth Schanbacher* - Cait Spera* - Rachel Udell* - Nico Vassilikas*

Collaborations: Handmade Philly* - Brian and Ashley Howe* - Horsey* - Radio Eris - Val Broeksmit (Bikini Robot Army) with Burnside Bums - Megan Kelley and Suguna Sridhar - Michelle Wilson* and Mary Tasillo - Jim Tuite and Patrick Morris* - Christopher Gage and Megan Kelley* - Adam Zucker and Jason Maas* - Greg Bem and Linda Thea

Poetry: Joe Amaral - Courtney Bambrick - Beth Boettcher - Zachary Bushnell - Brooke Bailey - Jane Cassady - Stuart Cooke - Iris Jamahl Dunkel - Fernando Flores - Alexander Jorgensen* - Jeff Mark - Monica Pace* - Tanya Perkins - Kathleen Radigan* - William Rodeffer* - Suguna Sridhar* - Hal Sirowitz* - Bill Wolak

Prose: Spencer Carvalho - Stephanie Dickinson* - David Hewitt* - Jeff Siegel*

Multimedia: Jeff Siegel*
Published March 14, 2011
Being a Michigander, I've been raised not to take kindly to the Buckeye state, but there are always exceptions to that, especially for anything outside of college football. Rubbertop Review is worthy of just such an exception. Touting itself as "An Annual Journal of The University of Akron and Greater Ohio," Rubbertop Review is a print annual in its second issue of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

Unique to this publication is that each issue of Rubbertop will feature 1/4 of its content from undergraduate and graduate students at The University of Akron. The remainder of the journal will feature work by writers living in Ohio as well as beyond, with no requirement of university affiliation. Rubbertop Review bases selection solely on "the quality of writing and the passion for the craft."

I picked up Volume Two at AWP, which contains interviews with writers Joyce Dyer, Nin Andrews and Holly Goddard Jones, and works by Sandra Bannister, Tony Bradford, Curt Brown, Kyle Brown, Ed Buchanan, Noah Falck, Ryan Fletcher, Scott Geisel, Eliese Colette Goldbach, T.M. Gottl, Brian Hohmeier, Michael Krutel, Daryl Largent, Dave Materna, Robert Miltner, Ryan Mohr, Michael Parsons, Sammy Snodgrass, Nick Sturm, and Diane Vogel Ferri.

Submissions for the third issue have just recently closed, but issue four will be open for both new and established writers from September 1 – February 1. Professor Eric Wasserman, Rubbertop's faculty advisor can be contacted for copies (e-mail address on website).
Published March 14, 2011
Edited by Mark Spitzer, Toad Suck Review is a national/international literary journal published by the Department of Writing in the College of Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Central Arkansas. Its mission is "to publish the most cutting-edge works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, translations and reviews in the Universe."

The 2011 debut of issue #1 (the “transitional issue”) marks the transition of the publication from the legendary Exquisite Corpse Annual, which the Writing Department published from 2008 to 2010. “The Toad” now takes the place of “the Corpse” in rebirth of a literary endeavor.

The Toad Suck Review website includes the editorial from this first issue with a discussion of the contributors and future of the publication.
Published March 08, 2011
Edited by Kate Lorenz with Designer Justin Runge, Parcel is a biannual print publication, sent to subscribers with limited edition broadsides and postcards. Publisher Heidi Raak is also owner of The Raven Book Store, in Lawrence, KS.

The first issue of Parcel (Spring 2011) includes works by Kate Bernheimer, Brooklyn Copeland, Daniel Coudriet, Nick Courtright, Jenny Gropp Hess, Daniel A. Hoyt, Friedrich Kerksieck, Jeffry Koterba, Kristy Logan, Peter Longofono, BJ Love, Anthony Luebbert, Michael Martone, Susan McCarty, Jaclyn Mednicov, Matt Moore, Matthew Nienow, Brian Oliu, Pamela Ryder, Christopher Salerno, and J.A. Tyler.

Parcel is available for subscription ($20/yr) and is open for online submissions using Submishmash.
Published March 07, 2011
Blue Lotus Review is a literature, art, and multi-media online journal. Editor Amy Willoughby-Burle says she's "been rolling this idea around in my mind for some time. What makes a person with too much on her plate already desire to start a journal? My best answer: to see what’s out there. To be a part of it." Blue Lotus Review is a nice addition to this fray of what's out there, taking advantage of the online medium to provide high quality visual artwork as well as easily accessed, quality recordings from musicians. While there's no film as yet, BLR submission guidelines include this.

The Summer 2010 premier issue features Paintings by Jim Fuess, Chuck Bruursema, Ernest Williamson III, Audrey White; Poetry by James H. Duncan, P.D. Lyons, Heather Burt, Corey Mesler, and Alicia Valbuena; Fiction by Adam Moorad; Music by Tyler Boone and Freddy Bradburn.

The Winter 2010 current issue features Poetry by John Middlebrook, Kenneth P. Gurney, Andrea Janov, John Grey; Fiction by Erik Berg, John Sharp, and James Devitt, Jr.; Paintings by Ira Joel Haber; Photography by Jeffrey Douglas DeCristofaro; Music by Night's Bright Colors (Jason Smith, James Richards, Mariya Potapova, and Bryan Morissey).

Blue Lotus Review is published quarterly and is open year-round for submissions of poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, art, photography, music, and film (via YouTube hosting).
Published March 02, 2011
Under the guidance of Shanna Miller McNair, Publisher, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The New Guard is the first "independent multi-genre literary review in the state of Maine" whose aim is to "juxtapose narrative with experiment and create a new dialogue." TNG is a print annual, available for purchase directly from the publication.

The New Guard held two contests for their premier issue: William Derge won the contest in fiction judged by Debra Spark, and Payne Ratner won the contest in poetry judged by Donald Hall. Each contest offered a $1,000 prize and publication in this issue along with all the finalists.

This inaugural issue features new essays by Jaed Coffin & Bill Roorbach, and a segment called "Writers to Writers: Fan Letters to the Dead," a collection written especially for TNG. Contributors to the fan letter segment include Sven Birkerts, Adam Braver, Boman Desai, Annie Finch, John Goldbach, Tom Grimes, Richard Hoffman, Maxine Kumin, Thomas Lynch, Josip Novakovich, Lewis Robinson, Afaa Michael Weaver & Scott Wolven.

The New Guard seeks to publish literary and experimental fiction, narrative and experimental poetry. Submissions for the next issue will begin Spring-Summer 2011.
Published March 01, 2011
The Inaugural Issue of The Written Wardrobe Includes Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry

"ModCloth, an online boutique specializing in women's apparel, accessories, and decor, has ventured into uncharted territories for a retailer—they've launched an online fashion-focused literary anthology, The Written Wardrobe: Where Style and Story Collide. The Written Wardrobe features style and fashion writing in the form of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. It celebrates a diverse range of aesthetics, from an experimental poem to an illustrated children's book, which appear alongside more traditional short stories, essays, and poems."

The Written Wardrobe is accepting poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that "explores the way in which fashion influences and affects our lives." Deadline: August 1, 2011.
Published February 28, 2011
Former publisher of, Richard Kriheli has set out to "make some definitive advances" in publishing SPLIT, both socially - by bringing together "artists and folks who love the arts," and progressively - by riding the new wave of "the digital arts curation and circulation experience."

Kriheli explains, "SPLIT is an experiment in digital publishing designed to showcase emerging talent in the art of storytelling. We are focused on the advancement of the literary arts and seek to break the predictable trends of traditional publishing. It is said that in order to actualize change, a split from routine must be in order."

To create this new split, Issue.01 includes a novel excerpt by William Creedle, art by Vince Beauchemin, Malathip Kriheli, and Michelle Han, fiction by J.A. Pak, John Abbott, and Everett Maroon, and poetry by Cassie McDaniel.

The magazine is available online via website format, and each piece allows opportunities for readers to tweet and comment/like via Facebook interface.

Submissions of stories, photos, art, poetry, "whatever," are currently being accepting for the spring issue, themed "Spill." Deadline March 1.
Published February 25, 2011
Rem Magazine: The Radioactive Underground Journal, whose radioactive symbol reads "anti-fiction," "anti-poetry," and "anti-aesthetics," is an international experimental journal based in New Zealand/Aotearoa that "embraces new ideas and new forms as the foundations of innovative art and writing." New Zealander Orchid Tierney is the managing editor, with Simon Todd, associate poetry editor, and Tamara Azizian, magazine assistant.

The first volume (November 2010), available via Issuu, includes works by Katie Robinson, Bonnie Coad, Iain Britton, Amanda Anastasi, Kevin O'Donnell, Corey Mesler, P.A. Levy, Kelino A. Soriano, Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingd
Published February 24, 2011
Mead: The Magazine of Literature & Libations is a new online literary journal with Editor-in-Chief Laura McCullough, Managing and Translation Editor Michale Broek, Travel Editor Suzanne Parker, and Wine & Beer Editor Kurt Brown. Now any lit mag that has a Wine & Beer Editor has got my readership!

Self described, "At Mead, we pair our literature, like a good sommelier, with a specific libation so that under each drink category you will find a poem or piece of prose that reflects something about the character of that drink... Like Proust’s cup of tea, literature has memory; from memories issue literature. Drink well."

The first issue includes contributions from Bob Hicok, Paul-Victor Winters, Ben Nardolilli, and Barbara Daniels, poems by Carmelia Leonte translated by Mihaela Moscaliuc, poems by Boris Vian and Jacques Prévert translated by Laure-Anne Bosselaar, an interview with poet and wine connoisseur Marty Williams, a review of works by Amitava Kumar by Ken Chen, "No One Does It Like the Belgians" beer talk by Kurt Brown, "On Food and Drink: Post College, Post-Loaded" by Jamie Iredell, and "single-shot" reviews of Katheleen Graber's The Eternal City and James Richardson's By the Numbers.

Submissions are open and, if accepted, poetry and prose poems will appear under one of the drink headings on the homepage:

Coffee & Tea: caffeineted with a kick, oily, roasted, ceremonial

Wine & Beer: ranging from the full bodied to the bubbly to the micro-brewed and yeasty: fermented

Cocktails & After Dinner: hot, sexy, provocative, moody, noirish, offers a toast

Pure Spirits: Isn’t this self-explanatory?

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