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Published November 18, 2009
Mythium: The Journal of Contemporary Literature and Culture is the "brainchild of award-winning author and educator, Crystal E. Wilkinson and visual artist/graphic designer, upfromsumdirt (ronald davis)." The subtitle of the magazine goes into greater depth as to its mission: "Celebrating Writers of Color and the Cultural Voice." According to Davis, "our goal is to provide an outlet for those ethnic writers not immediately focused upon through other journals."

Published biannual, this first issue is overflowing with contributors, but maintains a slim 120 or so pages of content - which includes multiple submissions from some authors.

Featured in this first issues are Michael Harper, Torie Michelle Anderson, David Keali'i, Ernest Williamson III, Opal Palmer Adisa, Kyla Marshell, Reginald Harris, Remica Bingham, Rickey Laurentiis, Sean Labrador y Manzano, Joanne C. Hillhouse, Andre Howard, Truth Thomas, Sankar Roy, Alan King, Tolu Jegade, Michael Martin, Tara Betts, Derrick Weston Brown, K. Danielle Edwards, Rane Arroyo, Honoree Fannone Jeffers, Myronn Hardy, Peju Adeniran, Saudade, Shannon Gibney, Tuere T.S. Ganges, and Pamela Jackson.

Mythium is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for their next issue.
Published November 16, 2009
Independently run online and based in St. Louis, Missouri, Super Arrow is edited by Amanda Goldblatt, a writer, teacher, scrapper, and recent MFA grad. Her interest is in creating a new online writing-and-art space focused chiefly on creative experiment and community.

The first issue includes works from Jaffa Aharonov (nonfiction), Joe Collins (fiction), Jennifer Denrow (fiction/poetry), Andy Fogle (nonfiction), Roxane Gay (fiction), Maggie Ginestra (poetry), Joseph Goosey (poetry), Jay Thompson (poetry), Kit Kennedy (poetry), Ben Spivey (fiction), Kyle Winkler (fiction), and art from Scott Alden, Kelda Martensen, and Jason Vivona.
Published October 24, 2009
Eirik Gumeny and Monica Rodriguez are the ambition behind the newly established Jersey Devil Press, "a small, independent publisher, based deep in the upper right ventricle of northern New Jersey." Their plan includes a monthly online magazine of short fiction, a yearly print anthology, and "a smattering of novels and story collections scattered throughout the rest of the year."

The first issue, October 2009, features works by Kate Delany, Corey Mesler, Stephen Schwegler, Noel Sloboda, Christopher Woods, Robert Levin and Mike Sweeney, as well as "The Legend of the Jersey Devil" by Eirik Gumeny.

Jersey Devil Press is now accepting short story submissions for both their monthly online journal and yearly print anthology (to be published Summer 2010).
Published October 20, 2009
Edite Christy Frantz and Dale Debakcsy have started up Rivets Literary Magazine, an online publication of art, poetry, and fiction. The first issue features works by Brent Schaeffer, Jaime R. Wood, Alice Osborn, Laura Riggs, Danny Sullivan Rice, Janet Yung, Scott Michel, Ken Pobo, and KJ. Rivets is accepting submissions for their next issue until November 30.

Here's and excerpt from "Revenge Poem Cycle" by Laura Riggs:

Revenge Poem #2
when i said “you don’t know me,”
i meant, “and you’re not going to.”
actually, i was thinking you knew me as much as i wanted you to already.
Published October 19, 2009
The Breakwater Review is the biannual online literary journal run by students in the creative writing MFA program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. The first issues features (mostly poetry) works by J. Tamayo, Joyce Peseroff, Mark Pawlak, Michael Kroesche, Robert Edwards, Frannie Lindsay, Jason Roush, Laura Davenport, Cate Whetzel, Jeffrey Taylor, Caroline A. LeBlanc, Janelle Adsit, Kenneth M. Camacho, Rory Douglas.

TBR is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction until November 15 for their next issue.

Here's an excerpt from west by Jeffrey Taylor (all formatting is lost in blogger, so do be sure to check out the full text on TBR):









Published October 14, 2009
Co-edited by Yago Cura (New York City) and J. David Gonzalez (Miami), Hinchas de Poesia is a "digital codex of modern, American writing" publishing fiction, poetry, and prose of authors from the Americas, which the editors interpret in the broadest geographical sense. The first issue of Hinchas includes works by Abel Folgar, Marco Bravo, Daniel B. Johnson, Yaddyra Peralta, Luivette Resto-Olmeteotl, Jesse Tangen-Mills, Adolfo Barandiaran, Bishop Sand, Oliverio Girondo.
Published October 13, 2009
Edited by Phil Duncan, Cindy Chang, and Erin Foran, The Wanderlust Review is a biannual print and online magazine based out of Seattle and includes literary non-fiction (features), fiction, poetry, drama, and photography related to the theme of travel and journeying: "Whether the piece explores the winding markets of Marrakesh, a long lonely road in Wyoming, or the journey from friendship to love in New York, it has a home here."

WLR's first "digital-only" issue was originally published in July and August, 2009. WLR's first print issue and corresponding online version will be available in February, 2010.

Issue 01 is jam-packed and includes:

Nonfiction by Theresa Bucher, Conal Darcy, Noelle V. Dor, Brian Eckert, Erin Foran, Molly Golubcow, Sjimon Eden Gompers, Laura Heldt, Daniel Hudon, Liz Lank, Jessica Seck Marquis, Tim Marsh, Mindy Moreland, Andrew Morris, Edward Palm, Jayms Ramirez, Mark Wasserman, Emily Whistler,

Photo Essay by Jayms Ramirez

Fiction by Chris Allen, Charlotte Austin, Sean Brown, Julien Levy, Juan Carlos Mendizabal, Kerri Schmanek, Alexander J. Theoharides, D.L. Wechner

Poetry by Amelia Apfel, Andr
Published October 01, 2009
Gigantic Sequins is a biannual not-for-profit literary-arts magazine that "especially likes to print artists and writers who are involved in other creative endeavors." Staffing Gigantic Sequins are Kimberly Ann Southwick, Shereen Adel, Daniel Christensen, Paul Medina, and Kenneth Polonski. The publication welcomes individuals interested in becoming readers or interns to apply.

The first issue of Gigantic Sequins features works by Gleni Bartels, Evan Ross Burton, Johnny Chinnici, Ben Fama, Molly Finkelstein, Max Goransson, Alia Hamada, Peter Harren, shoney lamar, Jeff Laughlin, Chris Peck, Ryan Sanborn, Theadora Siranian, and Sophia Natasha Sunseri.

Reading periods for poetry, fiction, essays and visual art are March 1 – June 30 (Fall) and September 1 – December 31 (Spring).
Published September 30, 2009
Founding Editor Lori A. May introduces this new online publication: "The Ambassador Poetry Project aims to showcase poetic talent from and about Ontario and Michigan. While many of the works featured will naturally offer regional insights, inspirations, and experiences, the publication aims to encompass more than a 'border town' vibe. Just as the infamous bridge was created to link the two countries, The Ambassador Poetry Project aims to connect Canadian and American writers and readers who share a common fondness for poetry."

The first issue includes cover art by C. Shier, poetry by John Jeffire, Mariela Griffor, Penn Kemp, Dana Ruzicka, ML Liebler, Laurence W. Thomas, Ken Meisel, Oliver Ho, Olga Klekner, Amy Stilgenbauer, Melinda LePere, Eric Torgersen, Heather Ann Schmidt, Randall R. Freisinger, Karen Calaiezzi, and visual works by Brita V. Brookes.

The Ambassador Poetry Project accepts submissions of poetry, poetry-related narratives, occasional regional book reviews, and artwork.
Published September 29, 2009
Wild Orchids is an annual journal "in which poets, theorists, and visual artists are invited to respond to the work of another in affective and other formally unexpected ways." Each issue is centered on a single author with the first focussing on Herman Melville and including contributions from Kim Evans, Benjamin Friedlander, Alan Halsey, Donald Pease, Courtney Pfahl, Joyelle McSweeney, Jennifer Scappettone, Geraldine Monk, Chris Sylvester, Stacy Szymaszek, and Mark von Schlegell.

Wild Orchids is currently reading submissions for their second issue, which will take shape around the life and writing of NYC poet Hannah Weiner.nnual edition .

Wild Orchids is edited by Sean Reynolds and Robert Dewhurst, graduate students in the Poetics Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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