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Published February 23, 2011
The Caterpillar Chronicles considers itself a "fledgling...literary and arts magazine which was born in the liminal realm between text and image." Diana Voinea, Alexandra Magearu, Ema Dumitriu, Ana Roman, and Saiona Stoian are the publication editors, along with collaborators Mihaela Precup and Dida Dragan.

"Our magazine hopes to kindle experimental exercises in creative writing based on images," the editors write. "Each issue will propose themes and images as starting points for texts of many forms, lengths, colours and complexions. We're also open to various other means of artistic expression such as photographs, paintings, drawings, collages, comics, videos, mixed media, etc."

Under Calls for Submission, TCC includes:

Text and Image with an image as the starting point for texts of fiction or poetry (Andrew Abbott’s painting “Killer Quaker” pictured)
The First Line - a first line with which to begin and then continue a short story (for the next issue, the line comes from Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five)
Imaginary Letters - letters addressed to real or imaginary people, living or dead
The Art of Lying - fictional auto/biographies
Videos, Photo-Essays, Reviews, Criticism, Featured Artist and more

Contributors to the first issue include Bruce MacDonald, Jason Heroux, Prasanna Surakanti, Kara Evelyn, Peter Taylor, Tommy J. Moore, Richard Ballon and Sonia Saikaley, Andrew Abbott, Ema Dumitriu, V.O., Diana Voinea, Alexandra Magearu, Celia Andreu-Sanchez & Miguel Angel Martin-Pascual, Alexandra Magearu, and Corina Pall.

The Caterpillar Chronicles is currently accepting submissions of poetry, critical essays, short fiction, nonfiction, reviews, visual art, comics, lost genres and "anything else we haven't yet thought of."
Published February 22, 2011
Editor Kara Dorris is the driving force behind the new online poetry journal, Lingerpost. Publishing biannually, Lingerpost seeks to publish both new and established poets. Lingerpost is influenced by Emily Dickinson's experience of knowing poetry: "If I read a book [and] it makes my whole body so cold no fire ever can warm me I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only way I know it. Is there any other way."

Using this as its guiding principle, the first issue of Lingerpost includes works by Sheila Black, Mary Stone, John Ch
Published February 21, 2011
Ashland University MFA graduate Jen Kindbom is Editor of the new poetry and photography online lit mag Floorboard Review. Working with her are photo editors Erika Schade and David Patrick, and poetry editors Joey Connelly, Grace Curtis, Maureen Flora, Russ Novotny, Rachel Peterson.

In addition to the online magazine, the Floorboard Review site also includes the FloorBlog, featuring interviews and columns by contributors to the latest issue.

Issue 1 published in January 2011 includes works by Ruth Foley, Christopher Woods, Laura Madeline Wiseman, Margaret Walther, Ray Manlove, Jessica Bixel, Daniel Ford, David Patrick, Sarah Wells, Michael Chin, Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde, Margaret Houston, Christa Lee, Carol L. Berg, Joey Connelly, Stephen Mead, and Meredith Danton.

Floorboard Review is currently open for online submissions of poetry and photography.
Published January 31, 2011
Edited by Nicholas Maistros and Jonathan Starke, Palooka is a non-profit journal of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, plays, graphic short stories, graphic essays, comic strips and art/photography. And the editors promise to read everything they receive, "word-for-word, right down to the very last juicy sentence."

The first issue features fiction by Dustin M. Hoffman, Dan Piorkowski, Emma Bean, M.V. Montgomery, and Carl Peterson, poetry by Ryan J. Browne, Jona Colson, Deana Dueno, Liz Kicak and Tomer Konowiecki, nonfiction by Kelley Rae, Alex Park, Amy Bernhard and Natalia Andrievskikh, artwork by Andrew Abbott and Jim Fuess, and a comic by Chrissy Spallone.

Palooka is available both in print and e-version with online samples of published content.
Published January 10, 2011
Edited by Sarah Katharina Kay
Published January 05, 2011
WomenArts Quarterly Journal (WAQ), an initiative of Women in the Arts, "aspires to nurture, provide support, and challenge women of all cultures, ethnicities, backgrounds, and abilities in their role in the arts and seeks to heighten the awareness and understanding of the achievements of women creators, providing audiences with historical and contemporary examples of the work of women writers, composers, and artists."

With some content available online, this inaugural print issue includes a review of Isabelle O'Connell's new album Resevoir, a conversation with violist Kim Kaskashian, poetry by Julia Gordon-Bramer and Kelli Allen, an excerpt from the novel Saint Monkey by Jacinda Townsend, silk screen prints on paper (reproduced in full color) by Ellen Baird, non-fiction by Beth McConaghy, and B&W photograms by Vanessa Woods.

Submissions are open for fiction, personal essay, poetry, visual art, and reviews (books, articles, biographies, catalogues, profiles, DVDs, CDs) with full guidelines available on the WAQ website.

[Pictured: The Blessed Imelda silk screen prints on paper by Ellen Baird]
Published January 04, 2011
"Assaracus (say it with me: Ass-UH-rack-us)," writes editor Bryan Borland in his inaugural issue introduction, "came about after a drunken m
Published January 03, 2011
The Village Pariah, a bi-annual literary journal sponsored by the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, launched its inaugural issue in Spring/Summer 2010. TVP is interested in publishing poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction inspired by the writings and life of Mark Twain, his hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, the Mississippi River, the Midwest, and small town or rural life in America.

Each issue will also include an introductory essay by an established author, poet, artist, songwriter, etc. who speaks of Twain's influence on his or her art or life.

The magazine is available as PDF download as well as in print.

The first issue includes an opening essay by Pulitzer Prize-winner Ron Powers. Other contributors include: Alec Binyon, Salita S. Bryant, Rachelle L. Escamilla, Richard Garey, Judy Lee Green, Cindy Lovell, Marsha Mentzer, Rosanna Osborne, Dawn Potter, Karen Schubert, Julia Meylor Simpson, Patty Somlo, A.D. Wiegert, Earl J. Wilcox, Melissa Scholes Young, Elizabeth Schumacher, and Dusty Zima.
Published December 13, 2010
The Fiddleback is a new online bi-weekly publishing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and reviews as well as featuring one artist and one musician/band in every issue. Founded by Jeff Simpson "during the great recession of 2010," with "cross-pollination" The Fiddleback will be a "mixing and colliding artistic disciplines to attract a diverse readership." Works by new as well as established writers and artists will be featured.

The first issue features fiction by David Hollander, Alexandra Sadinoff, and Dinah Cox; poetry, Lisa Lewis, Nate Pritts, Clay Matthews, Tom C. Hunley, Steven D. Schroeder, and Jenny Yang Cropp; nonfiction, Andrew Merton and Gina Vozenilek; music reviews and an interview with "Other Lives"; an interview with artist George Boorujy.

The Fiddleback reads year-round and is published bi-monthly.

Behind the scenes at The Fiddleback are Jeff Simpson - Founding Editor; Labecca Jones - Senior Poetry Editor; Daniel Long - Senior Fiction Editor; Brian Gebhart - Senior Fiction Editor; Jessica Hendry Nelson - Senior Nonfiction Editor; Chelsey Simpson - Senior Nonfiction Editor; James Brubaker - Senior Music Editor; and Joshua Cross - Senior Music Editor.
Published November 16, 2010
Editor-in-Chief Damian W. Hey, Art Editor George Kayaian, Literary Editor Tracy Kline, and Managing Editor Mike Russo are the working force behind and/or, a PDF (Issue) and print journal "for creative experimental writing and/or innovative graphic art."

Hey writes in the editorial for the first issue: "What is experimental to one person may be old hat to another. In general, we have sought to include works that represent as broad an experimental spectrum as possible. We have given preference to those works that provoke the reader or the viewer to question some aspect of tradition, convention, or expectation. We have looked for writing that teaches the reader how to read it, and art that teaches the viewer how to view it. And, in our evaluation of submitted work, we were not beyond the occasional outburst of: we know the good stuff when we see it!"

The first 100+ page issue of and/or features works by Carol Agee, Tanner Almon, George Anderson, Michael Andreoni, Jenn Blair, Ric Carfagna, James Carpenter, Brian Cogan, Kirk Curnutt, Nicole Dahlke, Arkava Das, Tray Drumhann, Joseph Farley, Adam Field, Howie Good, Thomas Gough, Aimee Herman, Jared Joseph, Mark L.O. Kempf, Ron. Lavalette, Donal Mahoney, Ricky Massengale, RC Miller, Antoine Monmarche, Kyle Muntz, Christina Murphy, Matt Parsons, Dawn Pendergast, Michael Lee Rattigan, Francis Raven, Mary Rogers-Grantham, Christine Salek, Chad Scheel, James Short, Bruce Stater and Lori Connerly, Felino A. Soriano, Orchid Tierney, David Tomaloff, Echezona Udeze, Justin Varner, and Christopher Woods.

The journal seeks submissions from writers and/or other sorts of artists whose work openly challenges the boundaries (mimetic, aesthetic, symbolic, cultural, political, philosophical, economic, spiritual, etc.) of literary and/or artistic expression. The deadline for Volume 2 is March 1, 2011.

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