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Published August 18, 2010
Edited by Clifford Garstang and Valerie Nieman (poetry), Prime Number Magazine is an online quarterly of fiction, creative non-fiction, craft essays, and poetry, with Prime Decimal updates in between featuring flash fiction, flash non-fiction, and shorter poems, and plans for an annual editors' choice print edition to be published by Press 53.

Issue 2 (the premier issue - in prime numbers, remember) includes: poetry by Fleda Brown, James Harms, Sarah Lindsay, and Jake Adam York; fiction by Peter Orner, Scott Loring Sanders, Anne Sanow, and Kevin Wilson; nonfiction by Roy Kesey and Carol Fisher Saller; interviews with Josh Weil, author of The New Valley and Gina Welch, author of In the Land of Believers; Mary Akers' review of Love in Mid-Air, by Kim Wright and Elizabeth McCullough's review of Eaarth—Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, by Bill McKibben.

Prime Numbers Decimals is also online and features flash ficiton by Valerie Fioravanti and Stefanie Freele, and poetry by Scott Owens and Michael Bazzett.

Prime Number Magazine is open for submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, book-reviews, interviews, essays on craft, flash fiction, flash non-fiction, and shorter poems.
Published August 16, 2010
Bird Fly Good is a small press and poetry journal with the aim "to foster communities of poetry, starting with Austin, Texas." Run in DIY batches of 150 issues, Bird Fly Good publishes only solicited work at this time and is available through their website. The first issue features works by Sarah Blake, Kate Greenstreet, Hoa Nguyen, Elisa McCool, Eileen Myles, Christopher Perez, Dale Smith, and Cindy St. John.
Published August 16, 2010
With their own quirky backstory, Chrissy Williams and Swithun Cooper are the editors of Poetry Digest, "a compact biodegradable and/or edible literary magazine of new and existing poems." Taking the form (based on their online images) of cakes and cupcakes, Poetry Digest accepts poetry for publication in their "issues" - and though there are no length limits on submissions, "given the limitations of the small cake format, short poems will be given preference over longer works."
Published August 13, 2010
Every other Monday, features one story, one image, and a one-song "soundtrack" - each by a different underexposed, talented up-and-comer. All issues are thoughtfully curated by Sarah Lynn Knowles (SARAHSPY, The Furnace Review).

Currently available on the site are:

Written works by Katharine Tillman, Dan Lopez, Miles Klee, Duncan Birmingham, David Fishkind, Amanda McCarty, Amanda Kimmerly, Greg Turner, Tao Lin

Artwork by Soo Im Lee, Anna Moller, Mike Dote,Sarah Fletcher, Omar Bakry, Nika States, Crystal Barbre, Ericka Bailie-Byrne, Helena Kvarnstr
Published August 12, 2010
Edited by George McKim, Psychic Meatloaf publishes artwork and "free-verse and experimental poetry that is quirky and imaginative." Every three months Psychic Meatloaf will e-publish the journal as a free downloadable pdf file and also self-publish the journal in print, which will be available for purchase.

The first issue includes works from Felino A. Soriano, Gillian Prew, Philip Dacey, Maria Bennett, David McLean, Sam Schild, Amylia Grace, Robert Lietz, Bill Wolak, William Doreski, P.A.Levy, Michael Salcman, Amy Spraque, Howie Good, brian prince, Jory Mickelson, Heather Cox, Steve Mitchell, Serena M. Tome, J. P. Dancing Bear, Mark DeCarteret, Martha Clarkson, Michael McAloran, Mira Martin-Parker, justin wade thompson, Chuck Augello, Helen White, John Swain, Ashley Bovan, Rob Spiegel, Flower Conroy, Nicole Dahlke, Erik Hill, James Duncan, Gale Acuff, Monique Roussel, James W. Hritz, Tobi Cogswell, and Jeffrey Alfier.

Psychic Meatloaf is open for sumbissions and accepts up to six poems and up to three artwork images per submission.
Published August 11, 2010
Devil's Lake is published twice annually at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a massive literary powerhouse masthead: Seth Abramson(Senior Editor), Lauren Berry (Senior Editor), Brittany Cavallaro (Editor in Chief), Kai Carlson-Wee (Design Editor/Assistant Fiction Editor), Louisa Diodato (Managing Editor and Webmaster), Josh Kalscheur (Poetry Editor), Christopher Mohar (Fiction Editor), Jacques J. Rancourt (Poetry Editor), Nancy Reddy (Review/Interview Editor), and Michael Sheehan (Fiction Editor). Devil's Lake accepts submissions of poetry and prose online via Submissions Manager.

The inaugural Spring issue of Devil's Lake includes:

Prose by Lucy Corin, Brian Evenson, John Holliday, PR Griffis, Andrew Malan Milward, and Ander Monson

Poetry by Erinn Batykefer, Brian Christian, Karin Gottshall, Anna Journey, Karyna McGlynn, Courtney Queeney, Martha Serpas, Alison Stine, Jeffrey Thomson, William Wright, and Mark Wunderlich
Published August 10, 2010
New online, the Tidal Basin Review editorial team includes: Tori Arthur, Fiction & Non-Fiction Editor; Marlene Hawthrone-Thomas, Photography Editor; Fred Joiner, Poetry Editor; Truth Thomas, Poetry Editor; Melanie Henderson, Managing Editor, Randall Horton, Editor-in-Chief.

The mission of TBR is "to provide a space for inclusive and interdisciplinary approaches to the creative arts. We expressively and fiscally support artists who represent the rich American landscape by publishing high-quality, well-crafted literature, visual and media art through our annual contest, readings, and print and online journals. Our vision is to amplify the voice of the human experience through art that is intimate, engaging, and audacious. We seek work that propels the present artistic landscape."

TBR accepts general submissions August 1 – February 28/29 of each year. TBR also has a call out for poetry sequences - " a single poem with multiple parts, or a single poem amounting to no fewer than 8 pages and no greater than 15 pages of poetry." See the Series Poems CFS for more details.

The TBR Official Blog features Editorial Book Reviews, Special Notices and Calls, and the Basin Blog includes a Monthly Featured Writer.

Summer 2010 Contributors
Lisa Alvarado, Lou Amyx, Beebe Barksdale-Bruner, Sarah Browning, Christine Celise, Martha Collins, Jasmon Drain, Jennifer Flescher, Gretchen Fletcher, Reginald Flood, Andy Fogle, Derrick Harriell, Kim Coleman Foote, Brian Gilmore, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Ricardo Guthrie, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Hannah Larrabee, Moira Linehan, Tamara J. Madison, Ernesto Mercer, James O'Brien, Coco Owen, Adrian S. Potter, Joseph Ross, Marian Kaplun Shapiro, Cris Staubach, Keli Stewart, Cinnamon Stuckey, Truth Thomas, Phillip B. Williams.

Spring 2010 Contributors
Abdul Ali, Sherisse Alvarez, Jordan Antonucci, Salvatore Attardo, KB Ballentine, Holly Bass, Tara Betts, Sheila Black, Antoinette Brim, Derrick Weston Brown, Sarah Browning, Jeremy Byars, Edward Byrne, Ching-In Chen, Michela A. Costello, Yago Cura, T.M. De Vos, William Doreski, Janet Engle, Lynn H. Fox, Rebecca Fremo, Regan Good, Laura Hartmark, Julie Iromuanya, Bonnie Jones, Pierre Joris, Jacqueline Jules, Douglas Kearney, Alan King, Cole Lavalais, Gene McCormick, Cathy McGuire, Stephen Mead, Tony Medina, David Mills, Gregg Mosson, Min Jung Oh, Willie Perdomo, Chrissy Rikkers, Kim Roberts, Jeff Streeby, Hillary Stringer, Cinnamon Stuckey, Qiana Towns, and Sam Truitt.
Published August 09, 2010
Under the guidance of Founding Editor M.J. Fievre, Sliver of Stone is a bi-annual, online literary magazine dedicated to the publication of work from both emerging and established poets, writers, and visual artists from all parts of the globe. Other hands on deck for Sliver of Stone, "the talented progeny of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami, Florida" include: Corey Ginsberg,nonfiction editor; Fabienne S. Josaphat, fiction editor; Marina Pruna, Laura Richardson, Patricia Warman, poetry editors; Holly Mayes, art editor; and Abigail Sedaris, webmaster.

Issue One contributors include: Alan Britt, Alex Alderete, Andrea Askowitz, Andrew Abbott, Changming Yuan, Chloe Nimue Clark, Denise Duhamel , Ernest Williamson III, Gabriela Suarez, Jennifer Hearn, Jessica Barrog, Joe Clifford, John Dufresne, John Riley, John Solensten, Jon Page, Jonathan P. Escoffery, Julia Meylor Simpson, Kim Barnes, Laura Merleau, Mary Christine Delea, Nicholas Garnett, Peter Borrebach, Rae Spencer, Robert E. Wood, Roxanne Hoffman, Russ Hicks, Russell Reece, Samantha Knapp, Sherry O’Keefe , T.J. Beitelman, Terry Sanville, Tim Curtis, Whitney Scott, and Yia Lee.

Sliver of Stone accepts fiction, creative nonfiction, essays (3,500 words or less); poetry, any form or genre (No more than 5 poems); and visual art. The deadline for the next issue is October 31.
Published August 05, 2010
What the heck is going on at Mississippi Review? Anna Leigh Clark does a nice job of summing it all up on her blog, Isak: Barthelme Departs, Mississippi Review and Center for Writers in Confusion. As for Barthelme, he and several of his fellow publication staffers carry on at Rick Magazine - which will continue to link to the Mississippi Review Online archives from their site.
Published July 28, 2010
With the staff of Amy Watkins, Host/Co-Editor, Jae Newman, Co-Editor, Shawna Mills, Artist, and Alex Copeland, Music/Technical Consultant - Red Lion Square is a free weekly podcast (archived monthly) of "contemporary poetry intended for a general audience."

The podcasts are short (the ones I sampled were 8-12 min.) with a pleasant mix of transitional music, intros, different poets reading, and a segment called "the after party," which might be music, interviews, or in the case of Episode 6, a visit to the Audubon Park Community Market to hear Poetry by Flashlight from Thomas Birchmire. The sound quality varies as some portions seem to be recorded by the writers themselves (tinny, in some cases) and most likely sent in, but what is recorded "in house" is top quality. Of course, the after party may allow the setting to lend its charm to the recording, but in the episodes I sampled, I had no trouble understanding the poet/musicians.

Cuurent contributors include: Thomas Birchmire, Therese L. Broderick, Mark Russell Brown, Debra Kang Dean, Teneice Durrant Delgado, Stacia M. Fleegal, Kenneth P. Gurney, Marci Rae Johnson, Erin Keane, Karen Kelsay, Russ Kesler, Steve Kronen, Richard Newman, Daniel Romo, Jesse Jay Ross, Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, Andy Trevathan, Matthew Vetter, Jonathan Weinert, and Johnathon Williams.

Red Lion Square is open for submissions: "looking for smart, accessible poems that sound great out loud. We believe there is a difference between easy poems and accessible poems and that a good reading of a good poem can turn on a person's interest in poetry. We want those poems." Writers can submit written works to be read, or read their own poems and send in quality recordings in wav or mp3 format along with written submissions.

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