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Published March 01, 2010
Sakura Review is one of those sleek, zen-like journals that packs a wallop of contributors backed by a powerhouse staff: Editor David Green; Managing Editor Natalie Corbin; Poetry Editor Jen Dempsey; Prose Editor Tom Earles; and Art and Layout Director Joel Selby. It started with a lunchroom discussion and the vision to create "a magazine that would represent the unique character of the District, a town embodied by location temporary yet always maintaining an indefinable shape."

This inaugural issue includes prose and poetry by Erinn Batykefer, Richard Boada, T.M. De Vos, Kathleen Hellen, Kevin Debs, Colin James, Dorine Jennette, Richard Jordan, Rachael Lyon, Beth Marzoni, Nick McRae, Carine Topal, Lenore Weiss, Theodore Worozbyt, and Alison Hennessee.

Sakura Review is currently open for submissions until March 15.
Published February 15, 2010
Editor Krystal Languell is the driving force behind Bone Bouquet, a biannual online journal seeking to publish the best new writing by female poets, from artists both established and emerging. Bone Bouquet will appear in January and July, online only in 2010 and in print in 2011.

The inaugural issue is now available in PDF, and features the works of Toni L. Wilkes, Meghan Brinson, Sarah Vap, Becca Barniskis, Juliet Cook, Danielle Pafunda, Jenny Boully, Sarah Rose Nordgren, Susan Briante, Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Allison Layfield, Paula Koneazny and Carmen Gim
Published February 10, 2010
Missouri State University-West Plains has published Volume I of its new journal, Elder Mountain: A Journal of Ozarks Studies. Published by the Department of English and edited by Dr. Craig Albin, Elder Mountain is a juried journal that seeks to explore all aspects of the Ozarks through literature, scholarship, and the visual arts.

The inaugural issue features poetry by Andrea Hollander Budy, JaneHoogestraat, Matt Brennan, Dave Malone, Gary Guinn, Billy Clem, fiction Katie Estill, Jo Van Arkel, Ryan Stone, nonfiction by Marideth Sisco, Zachary Michael Jack, Kristine Somerville, Jan Roddy, Matt Meacham, Art Home, and visual art by Gary Kolb and Barbara Williams.

Elder Mountain accepts "Ozark-oriented" short stories, poems, creative nonfiction, and visual art. Submissions will be considered for volume III.
Published February 09, 2010
Booth is a national literary magazine, sponsored by the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at Butler University. Each monthly issue features a piece of prose, a handful of poems, and some kind of "bonus feature." The power source behind booth includes Butler graduate students, MFA Fellows, and adjunct faculty working in collaboration. Current staff includes: Robert Stapleton, Katie Rauk, Bryan Furuness, Alessandra Lynch, Gautam Rao, Jim Walker, and a large handful of readers.

The current issue of Booth, available as a PDF, includes works by Erica Plouffe Lazure, John Gallaher, Mab Graves, Brian Buckbee, C.J. Hribal, and Jonathan Lethem. Submissions are open for art, poetry, prose, lists, and literary comics. The editors welcome submissions by both emerging voices and established writers.
Published February 08, 2010
The Broadsider is an annual magazine of limited edition, numbered and signed poetry broadsides. All poems selected for publication are solicited. The editors choose previously published poems only and publish the individual broadsides from January thru November of each year. In December, a limited number of complete sets of all broadsides are compiled into two issues and offered for sale: a Limited Edition Issue (numbered and signed), and a Regular Issue (unsigned). Each issue contains a minimum of 20 or a maximum of 30 series broadsides.

The Broadsider, Volume 1, Series 1-30 features the works of Paul Fericano, Angelica Jochim, Cielle Tewksbury, Klipschutz, Dan Gerber, Ann Menebroker, Barry Spacks, Ellen Bass, AD Winans, Joyce Odam, Edward Field, Robert Bly, Joyce La Mers, B.L. Kenned, Wanda Colemanm Hugh Fox, leah angstman, Irene McKinney, Carol DeCanio, Roger Langton, Gerald Locklin, Laurel Speer, Ron Koertge, Lyn Lifshin, Penelope Rosemont, Perie Longo, and Ligi.

Pictured: "Phone Booth" by Carol Decanio, The Broadsider: Volume One, Series Twenty-Two. Regular Issue.
Published February 01, 2010
In her Editor's Note, Abby Holcomb writes: "Technological advances have certainly expanded our worldviews, yet they have also managed to diminish our attention spans and cheapen our appreciation of art. Much like Marx described the alienation of the worker from the fruits of his labor, James might identify the disconnect that certain technologies have created between an artist and his art and that art and its audience. This debut issue of Buzzard Picnic will deal thematically with the matter of alienation in all its manifestations."

Featured in this inaugural issue is an interview with Hannah Tinti, "Bibliophilia," an essay by Lauren Avirom, a review of E.L. Doctorow's Homer and Langley by Shelley Huntington, fiction by Ingrid Wenzler, Dominic Preziosi, and Steve Duno, and poetry by Mather Schneider and Gary Leising.

Edited by Abby Holcomb and Lauren Avirom, with web designer Jason Thompson, Buzzard Picnic is open for submissions of short fiction, memoir, essay, criticism, book and story reviews, and author interviews; relevant comic strips, art and/or design will be considered for publication.
Published January 28, 2010
Edited by Susan Solomon, Nate Thomas, Kathleen McEathron and "Sleet Lady," Sleet publishes poetry, fiction, and flash fiction, with a new submission category for "irregular": "a genre-crossing bit of writing - something that overflows borders or maybe never had any. It could be an impression, a vignette, a one-line flash. An irregular must be able to stand on its own. We are still in the process of defining this little mutant, but for now the guidelines are minimal. Send us literary-only work that is between 1 line and 500 words. It may be comprised of a single piece or a combination of work."

Published online with number one accessible in the archives, number two includes:

Poetry by Jamie Lynn Buehner, Sara Dailey, Alan Elyshevitz, Howie Good, Jim Heynen, Bradley Hoge, Jenny McDougal, Patricia McGoldrick, John N. Miller, M.V. Montgomery, Katherine D. Perry, Floareau Tutuianu, Danny Sklar, and Scott Whitaker.

Flash Fiction by A.T. Cross, John Dutterer, Justin Ekstedt, Michael Onofrey, Michelle Reale, Paul Rogalus, and Brad Rose.

Fiction by Joshua James Wilson Mattern, and an interview with writer Jim Heynen.
Published January 28, 2010
"Wide Screen is a peer-reviewed, open access journal. It is devoted to the critical study of cinema from historical, theoretical, political, and aesthetic perspectives. With radical changes in the modes of production, distribution, and exhibition, the journal aims to combine the best of academic and journalistic critique of cinema to inform readers about the various critical vantage points from which to understand cinema in this dynamic environment."

Currently accepting papers on Cinemas of the Arab World.
Published January 25, 2010
Bananafish Magazine is "an online venue for exceptional, short-form literature with a focus on wit, originality, and innovation," with Founding Editor Daniel McDermott and Assistant Editor Elaine Strome.

The inaugural issue, January 2010, features works by Teri Carter, Nathan Leslie, Kenneth Pobo, Anne Wagener, William Farrant, Eirik Gumeny, Nick Chambers, and Lindsay Champion.

Bananafish is open for submissions of fiction and memoir.
Published January 24, 2010
Eclectic Flash editors Brad Nelson, Sheila Smith, Grandpa Fitz, Jason Smith, and Deborah Dalcin, have released the first issue, available online as PDF and also in print format. EF is pen to all styles and genre of poetry, prose, fiction, nonfiction, short script, essay, experimental, literary, horror, sci fi, etc. - as long as it's fewer than 1000 words. The first issue is packed with works from fifty writers, and submissions are being accepted for the next issue.

Eclectic Flash is currently running a flash fiction and poetry contest. To enter, write a FF story or poem based on some element in a video posted on their site (and make a $1 donation).

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