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Published August 17, 2009
Dzanc Books, who I think should receive an award for being the "most everywhere" new indie publisher, has yet another endeavor to entice readers and writers: The Collagist online literary journal.

The Collagist is edited by Matt Bell with Matthew Olzmann as Poetry Editor. The debut issue includes fiction by Chris Bachelder, Kevin Wilson, Kim Chinquee, Matthew Salesses, and Gordon Lish, plus an excerpt from Laird Hunt's forthcoming novel Ray of the Star. Charles Jensen, Oliver de la Paz, and Christina Kallery each contribute several new poems, and Ander Monson and David McLendon offer unique takes on the personal essay. The Collagist's first book review section includes coverage of Terry Galloway's Mean Little Deaf Queer, Michal Ajvaz's The Other City, and Brian Evenson's Fugue State, as well as a video review of Jonathan Baumbach's You, or the Invention of Memory.

This issue will also extend onto a blog, which will feature interviews with contributors and audio and video readings of work found in the issue, all of which will also be available as a podcast through iTunes.

Really you guys, what's next? Why am I envisioning something in outer space?
Published August 12, 2009
The Mission Statement of Diverse Voices Quarterly reads: "There are many fantastic literary journals out there, looking specifically for submissions from women, feminists, gays/lesbians, Jewish, Christian, African-American, et al. In creating this online literary journal, we’re providing an outlet for AND by everyone: every age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and religious background. This journal will, in essence, celebrate and unify diversity."

Volume 1 Issues 1 & 2 is available online as a PDF and includes a truly diverse list of contributors: Andrew Abbott, Don Blankenship, Benjamin Dancer, Laury A. Egan, Gail Eisenhart, Anthony Frame, Laura Yates Fujita, Jonterri Gadson, F.I. Goldhaber, Cora Goss-Grubbs, Taylor Gould, Heather Haldeman, Tim Kahl, Oloye Karade, Deborah Kent, Martha Krystapon, Bob Marcacci, Mira Martin-Parker, Tiberiu Neacsu, Diane Parisella-Katris, Diana Park, Amy S. Peele, Rhodora V. Penaranda, Julia Phillips, Charlotte Seley, Wayne Scheer , Joseph Somoza , Elizabeth Kate Switaj, Jacob Uitti, Earl J. Wilcox, Ernest Williamson III.

DVQ is currently accepting submissions of poetry, short stories, essays/CNF and artwork for its next issue until Oct 31.
Published August 03, 2009
The masthead of The Cartier Street Review is a testament to the opportunities online publications have opened for literary ventures: Founding Editor Bernard Alain hails from Ottawa, Canada, Principal Editor Joy Leftow and Assistant Editor "Dubblex" from New York, and staff member Thomas Hubbard from Puget Sound, Washington.

TCSR is a quarterly online publication of poetry and art. Currently, TCSR utilizes Issue for its online publishing, but is also now considering producing one print copy per year. TCSR accepts contemporary poetry, articles on contemporary poetry, short prose, poet interviews and poetry and book reviews. TCSR endeavors to be an international literary magazine and will publish in other languages alongside translation if desired.

TCSR is currently accepting submissions for their next issue, due out in October.
Published July 31, 2009
Consequence is a new literary magazine published annually, focusing on the culture of war in America in the 21st century.

Editor George Kovach has this to say about the publication, its purpose, and the philosophy behind it: "We believe that literature and art can advance the discourse a democracy needs to govern itself... Our subject is war and how it affects us at every level of society. In our culture, for well over two and a half millennia, war has compelled artistic expression ranging from personal catharsis to historical record, across a wide spectrum: actual combat, political agendas, moral decisions, the need to mourn, the pain of witnessing, the desire for peace. Art that addresses the consequences of war wants to make us see what we'd rather turn away from... Be prepared to question the way you think and feel about war." Read more from Kovach's introduction on the Consequence website.

Volume I contributors include Louis le Brocquy, John M. Anderson, Kevin Bowen, Drew Cameron, Robert Clawson, Jane Collins, Annie Finch, Annaliese Jakimides, Việt Lê, Jennifer Markell, Dorothy Shubow Nelson, Thomas O’Grady, Mark Pawlak, Barbara Perez, Kányádi Sándor, Paul Sohar, T. Michael Sullivan, Brian Turner, Alex Vernon, and Macdara Woods.

With editors Kovach and John M. Lewis, and graphic design by Megan E. Lewis, Consequence publish short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, interviews, and art primarily focused on the culture and consequences of war.Consequence welcomes unsolicited manuscripts between March 31st and October 1st.

Consequence Magazine has also recently announced The Consequence Prize in Poetry awarded in October, 2009 for the best poem addressing current war or armed conflict. Deadline Sept. 1; Judge Kevin Bowen.
Published June 22, 2009
Triggerfish Editor C.M. Bailey answers the question "How Did We Get Here?" in his editorial to issue #1 of this new online journal: "A few years ago, we began a journey to translate the fundamental values of our poetry site (criticalpoet.com) into a journal. The Critical Poet's mission is to provide poets with a safe harbor to engage with other writers, to work, to fail and to improve, all the while providing feedback through critiques. Not everyone takes criticism easily, however, it is only through this process that a writer can expect to grow. We wanted to bring that forward and there seemed no better way than with a journal."

Issue #1 includes a feature with poet Carla Conley, as well as works by Heather Lazarus, Colin James, Lise Whidden, Mary Susan Clemons, Ellen Bihler, Lisa Cronkhite, Lesley Dame, Donal Mahoney, Howie Good, Jasmine Templet, Lynn Otto, S. Thomas Summers, Leanne Drapeau, Dave Mehler, and Mal.

Triggerfish is published quarterly and open for submissions: Summer deadline May 15; Fall deadline August 15; Winter deadline December 15; Spring deadline March 15.
Published June 15, 2009
Based out of Puyallup, Washington, it is partly true to say that A River & Sound Review is one of many efforts created "to promote the literary arts in a rural community with an undernourished appreciation for belles lettres." For the rest of the truth, visit the website! AR&SR publishes an online literary journal that features the best in poetry, fiction, nonfiction,and humor (currently reading August 1 to October 31, 2009).

Issue Number 1 features poetry by Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Adrian Gibbons Koesters, Anne McDuffie, Kristine Ong Muslim, Peggy Shumaker, Patricia Staton, and Julie Marie Wade; fiction by Simon Fruelund and David Huddle; essays by Susan Casey, Leslie Haynesworth, and Anne-Marie Oomen; humor by Brian Doyle.

AR&SR also produces a live literary productions and releases them as podcasts: "it's a fresh and humor-filled presentation of a literary reading, one like you've never heard or seen before." Averaging nee show every 12 weeks AR&SR will open to booking performances. Their upcoming live shows include Tacoma, WA on August 9, featuring David Huddle and Jennifer Culkin with musical guest Jerin Falkner, and on to Seattle in October with Crab Creek Review.
Published June 11, 2009
The Raleigh Quarterly is a new hybrid online/print publication of stories, essays and poetry. Selections from the ongoing web posts are compiled in a print quarterly, the first issue of which includes works by Christy Thom, Graham Misenheimer, Lauren Turner, Anna Podris, Nick Pironio, Benjamin Fennell, Caroline Depalma, Yvonne Garrett, Dorianne Laux, Alice Osborn, and Michael Fischer. The web posts allow readers to register as community members to comment on the works.

Also included on the site is a video of RQ publishers, Greg Behr and Billy Warden on the program The Artist's Craft hosted by Stacey Cochran in a discussion of the future of literature, publishing on the Web.
Published June 10, 2009
Editors John Schoen, Jackie Cassidy, Steven Harbold, David Brennan, Jonathan Perrotto, John Schoen, Chris Vicari, Mark Buckalew, Sean Piverger, and readers Jamie Elfrank, George Ganigan, Shannon Spillman are the powerhouse behind 322 Review's impressive debut. The online journal includes and accepts submissions of of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and mixed media, as well as plans to include podcasts and video.

In addition to and interview with and featured writing by Thaddeus Rutkowski, issue one includes fiction by Douglas Bruton, Kristopher Jansma, Douglas Bruton, and George Ganigan; creative nonfiction by Kaysie Norman; poetry by Richard Fein, Howie Good, Jill Jones, Niels Hav, Robert K. Omura, Charles Musser, Ray Succre, Leslie Tate, and Rachel Bellamy.

The site also features an online gallery of works by artists Boz Schurr, Danni Tsuboi, Lauren Taylor Tedeschi, Peter Schwartz, John Berry, Sean Jewell, Christopher Woods, and Adriana Brattelli.

322 Review will publish online quarterly and run its "most exemplary" submissions in print twice a year. Full submission information and deadlines can be found under Writer's Guidelines.

[Image: jaco2 by Danni Tsuboi]
Published June 09, 2009
Founded by poet A. Minetta Gould, The Lonesome Fowl joins the online ranks of ars poetica and beyond. Accepting submissions of poetry, fiction and non-ficiton, the first issue features works by Tim Lantz, Kim Chinquee, Greg Gerke, Grove Koger, Kristin Ravel, Forrest Roth, and Amber Nelson.
Published June 05, 2009
The Splinter Generation, a one-time-only publication received so much positive attention, the editors have decided to re-launch the journal as an ongoing publication featuring short fiction, poetry and nonfiction from writers born between 1973 and 1993. They've also given the site a new look, added some great new editors and are now accepting submissions.

The Splinter Generation is looking for the best poetry, creative nonfiction and fiction. In particular, they're looking for work that captures what it is to be a member of this generation. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, but the reading period will end on November 1.
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