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Published October 26, 2010
Raft Magazine is a spoken-word literary journal on the web, showcasing poetry, fiction, essays, and book reviews. Editor Brian Seabolt writes: "What is invaluable is the mere excitement of language as material with which to make things, as much sensation as sense, as much a stuff whereby to construct as a codex whereby to construe....It is this excitement that Raft Magazine means to put first and last."

The inaugural issue features work by Scott Abels, Niamh Bagnell, Susan Powers Bourne, Ric Carfagna, Jan Carson, Joel Chace, Arkava Das, Mark DuCharme, Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Bonnie Emerick, Michael Farrell, Adam Fieled, Thomas Fink, Vernon Frazer, R. Jess Lavolette, David Mohan, Debrah Morkun, Paul Nelson, Francis Raven, Chad Scheel, Sam Schild, Adam Strauss, Mark Stricker, Samuel Day Wharton, and Karena Youtz.

Books reviewed include new works by Raymond Federman, Leslie Scalapino, and Gilbert Sorrentino.

Raft Magazine seeks new fiction, poetry, literary essays, and book reviews. Each contribution published in Raft is accompanied by a sound file (requested once the work has been accepted), a recording of the author reading the work as he or she wishes it to be heard. Submissions are read year-round; the deadline for issue 2 is December 16, 2010.
Published October 25, 2010
Editors Sharmila Cohen & Paul Legault have brought about a playfully serious new lit mag: Telephone - "like the children’s game in which phrases change as you whisper them from one person to the next." The publication features four to five poems from one foreign poet in each issue, which are then translated roughly ten times by multiple different poets and translators. There are no rules about how each poem should be translated and Cohen and Legault solicit a variety of interpretations.

The first issues features orginal poems by Uljana Wolf which are then translated by Mary Jo Bang, Priscilla Becker, Susan Bernofsky, Macgregor Card, Isabel Fargo Cole, Timothy Donnelly, Megan Ewing, Robert Fitterman, John Gallaher, Matthea Harvey, Christian Hawkey, Erín Moure, Eugene Ostashevsky, Nathaniel Otting, Craig Santos Perez, Dr. Ute Schwartz, and Uwe Weiß.

Interested in playing? Sharmila Cohen says, "In general, we select and individually solicit all of the translators. That being said, we have an open door policy to suggestions with regard to interesting translators and foreign poets."
Published October 18, 2010
Editor and Founder John Carr Walker opens the inaugural issue of TRACHODON with this note: "Since January of 2010, when I founded TRACHODON, a print magazine of lit, art, and artisan culture, I've heard three questions over and over: 1) Are you out of your mind? 2) Is there a nice, quiet place I can take you until the trip wears off? 3) What is a Trachodon, and why are you naming your lit mag after one?" Walker goes on to address each of these, the third one first - which besides being the easiest one to answer, becomes the basis and connecting point for answering the others.

Joined by Associate Editor Katey Schultz, TRACHODON publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art. The first issue features poetry by Chris Dombrowski and Taylor Altman, fiction by Tom Weller and Jo Ann Heydron, a memoir and images by jewelry-maker Amy Tavern, and an article on Brooklyn's Urban Glass by Wesley Middleton.

Reading periods are May-July and November-January; no unsolicited poetry or memoirs are being accepted at this time.
Published October 12, 2010
Ghost Ocean is a new online publication edited by Heather Cox, Emily Hansen, and contributing editors Madeline Phillips and Timothy Moore, who hope that Ghost Ocean will be a "venue for writing that is surprising, engaging, clever, and downright fun to read" and will include both new and established writers.

Issue one features poetry by Brandon Courtney, DSD, Flower Conroy, and Robert Lee Brewer; flash fiction by Cee Martinez and Nick Kimbro; and an interview with Susan Slaviero, author of CYBORGIA (Mayapple Press).

Ghost Ocean is open for submissions of poetry and flash fiction year round. The theme for issue two is "ghost / ocean / ghost ocean / ocean ghost -- basically anything somewhat relevant to the title of the magazine."
Published October 11, 2010
Sarah Miniaci and Leah Stephenson are editors of the newly launched online (Issuu) Burner Magazine "a digital pop art magazine" that "aims to take the boring out of the literary and arts scenes, bringing together original and edgy artists of all shapes and sizes. It promises to get your blood pumping, heart racing, and to induce literary and visual crushes. The Burner contributor is a muse and amusing, compelling and never complacent. Burner is about science, art, truth, conspiracies, naturalism, cyborgs, music, beauty, sex and everything in between."

The first issue of Burner features:

Short Fiction by Kate Baggott. Anne Baldo, Guy Cranwick, Joseph DeSimone, Jeremy Hanson-Finger, and Margaret Zamos-Monteith

Poetry by Walter Beck. Dylan Carpenter , Jack Conway, William Doreski, Gail Ghai, Zakia Henderson-Brown, Meredith Holbrook, Mark Jackley, Alex Linden, Joseph Reich, Robert Spiegal, Ben Zucker, and Leah Stephenson & Sarah Miniaci

Photography and Visuals by Greg Andruszcenko, Josephine Close, Julie Dru, Kelly Evers Jackson, Matt Hannon, Yumi Ichida, Christina Luther, David Platt, Bea Sabino, Jak Spedding, Lisa Stegman, and Grace Suwondo

and an Interview with Nadja Sayej.

Burner is accepting submissions of poetry, short fiction/non-fiction, photography, visual art, music, and "gak" - which is anything that "doesn't fit into any of the above categories." Deadline for next issue: October 20
Published October 06, 2010
Arcadia is a new literary journal from the MFA program at the University of Central Oklahoma. Arcadia will publish quarterly online with an print annual "best of" fiction, poetry, and drama (next issue due out in April).

Volume 1 of the publication is in print, and includes works by Jeffrey Alfier, Rilla Askew, Jenn Blair, Andrew Coburn, Robert Dugan, Alana Elyshevitz, Adam Ferrari, Gaynell Gavin, Douglas Goetsch, Andrei Guruianu, Christopher Linforth, Patrick Moran, Tanya Perkins, Johanna Stoberock, and Dallas Woodburn.

Volume 2 will be online this month, and Arcadia is accepting a broad range of submissions: short stories, short films, music, flash fiction, poetry, drama performances, stand-up routines, photographs, artwork.
Published October 05, 2010
Edited by Chrisopher Spiker, The Ped
Published October 04, 2010
Kevin Baggett is the sole editorial force behind Southern Grit, an online journal that seeks "to uncover the hidden talents and authentic voices of the American South." Currently, Southern Grit publishes only fiction.

The inaugural issue features stories by Mike Hampton, M. Alexander Bass III, John Solensten, Michael Smith, Brian Tucker, Jason Stuart, and a review of The Help by John Gifford.

Submissions for Volume 1 Issue 2 are being accepted until December 1.
Published October 04, 2010
Young Adult Author Amy K. Nichols is editor of Liminal Journal, a literary journal for teens. Liminal publishes original and unpublished fiction, nonfiction, book reviews, music reviews, poetry, artwork, comics, photography and short film from artists aged 13-19. Liminal will appear online quarterly with biannual print "best of" issues.

The inaugural issue feature poetry by Tiffany St. John, Nina Kentwortz, Roopa Shankar, Mara Kachina and fiction by Nana Kwame Adjer-Brenyah and Antonia Angress.

Liminal is currently accepting submissions on a rolling basis.
Published September 29, 2010
List Magazine does just what it says - publishes lists. Twice a month, nonfiction lists submitted by "guest experts in science, art, and public spectacle, and other serious persons will be posted." Currently, the first list, from the editor's desk, is "How to Say a Few Words in 10 Languages That Will Soon Be Extinct." A footnote reference states: "The Unesco Interactive Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger maps 232 extinct and 2,465 endangered languages. Half of the world's 6500 to 7000 languages are expected to disappear this century."

This is not silly or superflorus listmaking, but thoughtful and thought provoking, such as the one word entry that will be going up on my office door, "taturaaiiwaatista: 'I am going to tell a story.' Pawnee, a Caddoan language spoken by fewer than ten people in Pawnee County, Oklahoma." And another, "nee'ééstoonéhk bíi3néhk noh héétniini núhu' hee3éihi' ee3eihi': 'If you do that, if you eat it, then you will be the way we are.' Arapaho, a Plains Algonquian language spoken by 200 fluent elders on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, and by students of the language immersion school they founded in 2008," which incites the reader to suddenly make connections with much deeper roots and greater meaning to the contemporary saying - 'You are what you eat.'

List Magazine is edited by Josh Wallaert, poet, fiction writer, and documentary filmmaker, who invites submissions with this limitation: "If you are a non-serious person who trades in fictional lists, such as Rap Lyrics of the 17(90)’s or Heavy Metal Board Games, you may want to send your wares to Mr. Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Timothy keeps a fine collection of that sort."

Otherwise, List Magazine invites submissions of "lists, queries, and other species of correspondence. Lists can be funny, sad, curious, personal historical, whatever you like, but they must be true, and they must be your original work. List Magazine particularly enjoys lists that demonstrate significant research. (Footnotes and links are appropriate.)"

Additionally, contributors agree to publish their lists under the magazine's creative commons license. Nice to see that in use - thanks Josh!
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