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Published July 19, 2010
Stirfry Literary Magazine was created by several members of the Young Writers’ Workshop of San Gabriel Valley and is currently edited by Alana Saltz [cover image shown], Cherisse, Carrie Rasak, Christina Young, and Henry Jacobs. Stirfry aims to showcase quality work from new,emerging, and established writers alike. The magazine also features original artwork and photography.

Authors and artists featured in the first volume include Mark Barkawitz, Crystalee Calderwood, Jim Fuess , Stefanie Maclin, Lorena Madrigal, Jeffrey Miller, Juliana Mims, Dillon Mullenix, C. Nadal, Denise Pater, Alana Saltz, Linda Wolff, and Claire Zhang.

Stirfry is now accepting submissions for their second issue, deadline TBA. For priority consideration, submit as soon as possible. Please read all of their guidelines before submitting.
Published July 15, 2010
Tottenville Review is a collaborative of authors, reviewers, and translators, dedicated to finding and writing about new voices in literature. While open to reviewing and interviewing even the most established, their primary focus will be debut books, or books by relatively new authors, including works in translation published in the US for the first time.

The first issue includes interviews with Porochista Khakpour (Sons and Other Flammable Objects), Sa
Published July 14, 2010
Latern Review is a new online journal of Asian American poetry, edited by Iris A. Law and Mia Ayumi Malhotra, with Brandon Chez as Submissions Database Administrator. In addition to written works in "a vast range of poetry styles as well as a mixture of voices from different generations," LR also features the works of several visual artists "whose images reflect and engagement with metapohor, gesture, and texture that is almost poetic." LR also includes a Community Voices section "which features pieces by members of the community surrounding the Asian American poetry organization Kundiman, and a review of Sun Yung Shin's Skirt Full of Black."

The first issue includes works by Kevin Minh Allen (Nguyễn Đúc Minh), Maria T. Allocco, Tamiko Beyer, Rebecca Y.M. Cheung, Ray Craig, Rachelle Cruz, Asterio Enrico N. Gutierrez, Luisa A. Igloria, Subhashini Kaligotla, Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, Hsiao-Shih (Raechel) Lee, Henry W. Leung, Phayvanh Luekhamhan, Matthew Olzmann, Soham Patel, Craig Santos Perez, Jon Pineda, Jai Arun Ravine, Bushra Rehman, Barbara Jane Reyes, Melissa Roxas, Sankar Roy, Eileen Tabios, Vanni Taing, Lantern Review: A Journal of Asian American PoetryKristine Uyeda, Vuong Quoc Vu, Ocean Vuong, Elaine Wang, Steve Wing, Frances Won, Angela Veronica Wong, and Changming Yuan.

The reading period for Latern Review is currently closed but will open for Issue 2 in late summer.
Published July 13, 2010
SUPERMACHINE is a Brooklyn-based reading series and now a print journal of poetry. The biannual publication is edited by Ben Fama with contributing editors Shonni Enelow, James Copeland, and Michael Barron, with a cover drawing by Sidney Pink for this first issue.

The inaugural issue features works by Lindsey Boldt, Brandon Brown, Brent Cunningham, Christian Hawkey, Will Hubbard, Paul Killebrew, Noelle Kocot, Natalie Lyalin, Derek McCormack, Lee Norton, Douglas Piccinnini, Genya Turovskaya, Jeffrey Yang, and Matthew Zappruder.

SUPERMACHINE reads submissions during March & April, and again during September & October.
Published July 12, 2010
The Fine Line is a new online literary magazine edited by two UC Santa Cruz graduates, Cyndi Gacosta and Danna Berger. Using Issuu to present the publication online, The Fine Line publishes poetry, short stories and artwork. The first issue includes works by Jennifer Bierbaum, Leslie Chu, Kris Edward Dahl, Dana Facchine, Regina Green, Victor Gulchenko, Jack Mackenna, Catherine McCabe, Ruben Monakhov, Colin Powell, Boris Uan-Zo-li, E.M. Radulovic. Submissions are currently being accepted for the winter issue; deadline October 1, 2010.
Published July 06, 2010
Chinese Literature Today is a new literary magazine from the World Literature Today organization. Their mission is to provide English-speaking readers with direct access to Chinese culture via high-quality translations of Chinese literature. In addition to literary essays written to be accessible to the general reader, the publication will feature fiction, poetry, and book reviews.

The first issue, due out in July, includes: new work from Bi Feiyu and Bei Dao; Bi Feiyu on memory’s distortion; Mo Yan rewrites the boundaries of world literature; pecial feature on the work of Sinologist David Der-wei Wang; tension between the old and the new in China’s twin cities of literature: Shanghai and Beijing; fresh translations of early modern writers He Qifang and Tang Xuehua; new poetry by Zhai Yongming, Xi Chuan, and Zheng Xiaoqiong; a revealing new interview with Can Xue; Hongwei Lu interrogates the Body-Writing phenomenon: Is there more to it than sex and drugs?
Published June 16, 2010
Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, editor, has announced the publication of the first issue of of Shadowbox, an online magazine exclusively devoted to contemporary creative nonfiction "of every shape, style, and incarnation. Each issue will include new writing, interviews with masters of the form, reviews of provocative published work, a gallery of visual and literary collaborations, an archive of resurrected writings, interactive links with like-minded types, and much more."

The Shadowbox site is designed to be interactive (click the objects), and will be published biannually. The first issue features interviews with Brenda Miller, a book review of David Shield's Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, an art gallery featuring words and images of Margo Klass and Frank Soos, and new writing by Bev Aliff, Julie Carr, Noah Eli Gordon, Daniel Hales, Jena Huisken, Stephen Graham Jones, J. Michael Martinez, Kerry Muir, Megan Nix, Linda Norton, Karen Michelle Otero, Robert Vivian, and Jake Adam York.

Shadowbox reads submissions May 15 - October 15 and December 15 - April 15.
Published May 18, 2010
Press 53 has set July 19 as the launch date for its new quarterly online magazine, Prime Number Magazine: A Journal of Distinctive Prose and Poetry. Award-winning writer Clifford Garstang (In an Uncharted Country) will serve as editor, and award-winning poet and writer Valerie Nieman (Wake Wake Wake) will serve as poetry editor. Plans include an annual print anthology featuring selected works from the editors. Prime Number Magazine will publish short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, book reviews, and craft articles on writing. The premiere issue, set to launch July 19, will contain works from invited writers, with submission guidelines for future issues.

To celebrate the launch of Prime Number Magazine, Press 53 will give away over $250 in short story and poetry collections to one lucky person. To be entered into the drawing, simply follow Prime Number Magazine on Twitter or Facebook, or register (for free) on their web site. The winner will be announced in the premiere issue.
Published May 12, 2010
Under the editorship of Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis and Gerald Maa, the Asian American Literary Review is "a space for writers who consider the designation 'Asian American' a fruitful starting point for artistic vision and community." In addition to their twice yearly print journal, AALR will publish an online feature entitled "Dear John Okada." This monthly web exclusive "features an open letter to John Okada, Carlos Bulosan, Siu Sin Far — the shades of Asian American literature past—regarding the state of Asian American literature today." The first of these installments features a letter to Agha Shahid Ali from Dilruba Ahmed.

The Spring 2010 issue of AALR is available now and features poetry by Cathy Song, Oliver de la Paz, Paisley Rekdal, April Naoko Heck, Mong-Lan, Eugene Gloria, Nick Carbó, and David Woo; an interview by Kandice Chuh with Karen Tei Yamashita; prose by Ed Lin, Marie Mutsuki Mockett, Sonya Chung, Hasanthika Sirasena, David Mura, Gary Pak, and Brian Ascalon Roley; book reviews and a forum with David Mura, Ru Freeman and Alexander Chee.

AALR reads submissions from June 1 - September 1. Their first two issues are already closed, so any submissions sent in will be considered for publication in 2011.

AALR was also reviewed on NewPages here.
Published May 11, 2010
Issue Zero: Hustle is the first "raucous experiment" of 48 Hour Magazine. Using new tools to erase media's old limits, editors Heather Champ, Dylan Fareed, Mathew Honan, Alexis Madrigal, Derek Powazek, Sarah Rich wrote, photographed, illustrated, designed, and edited a magazine in two days. "From noon on May 7th through noon on the 9th, a team circled up around the original Rolling Stone conference table in Mother Jones' offices to transform 1,502 submissions from around the world into a chorus of voices, all harmonizing around the same theme: hustle." Available via MagCloud, 48 Hour Magazine features 60 pages of writing and artwork. Plans for upcoming issues are in the works, after these folks get some sleep.

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