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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.
Published June 02, 2009
Edited by poet Anthony Kendrick, Puffin Circus is a new independent, semi-annual literary journal based in Somerset, Pennsylvania that prints poetry, art, short stories, essays, book reviews, and cartoons.

The first issue features poetry and prose by Joseph Reich, Kenneth Pobo, Michelle Danner, Laura Garrison, Hannah C. Langley, Barbara Crooker, James Rioux, Richard Fein, and Rudy Sturk, short stories by David Moyer and Wayne H. W. Wolfson, an essay by Francis Raven, creative nonfiction by Robyn Bolton, and art by Francis Raven, Paul Woods, and Tim Welch.

Submissions are being accepted for the second issue of Puffin Circus, and, as always, writers are encouraged to read a copy before deciding if their work is right for submission.
Published June 01, 2009
Pakistaniaat is a refereed, multidisciplinary, open-access academic journal offering a forum for a serious scholarly and creative engagement with various aspects of Pakistani history, culture, literature, and politics.

Articles in this first issue include “Introducing the Urdu Short Story in Translation” by Muhammad Umar Memon; “Community Learning Center Programs and Community Literacy Development in Asian and the Pacific Countries: Bangladesh, Iran, Vietnam and Pakistan as Case Studies” by Akbar Zolfaghari, Mohammad Shatar Sabran, and Ali Zolfaghari; “The Mediatization of Politics in Pakistan: A Structural Analysis” by Muhammad Atif Khan.

The publication also features book reviews, poetry and prose, translations, interviews, and Urdu works. All text is available online and can also be ordered in print copy.
Published May 19, 2009
Spring 2009 brings readers the premier annual issue of Arroyo Literary Review (v1n1) from the Department of English at California State University, East Bay. Editors Eric Neuenfeldt, John Gannon (designer) and Scott Goodenow, and advisors Susan Gubernat and Aaron Jason have put together a beautiful-to-touch-and-see publication with even more to read than can be imagined within its eighty-some pages.

This first issue includes an interview with and fiction by Eric Miles Williamson, a Cal State alum, fiction by Patrick Ryan, Richard Peabody, Sara McAulay, and Stephen D. Gutierrez, peotyr by Dan Bellm, Mark Svenvold, Jeremy Halinen, Ilyse Kusnetz, Patty Seyburn, Marvin Bell, Jan Heller Levi, Lucille Lang Day, Trebor Healey, and Nellie Hill, and cover art by James Jean and a unique threadwork portfolio by Lisa Solomon.
Published May 18, 2009
Founding Editor Valya Dudycz Lupescu and a crew of over two dozen editors and readers have brought forth the premier issue of Conclave: A Journal of Character, an annual print journal of character-focused writing and photography.

The first print issue, including some online content, features:

POETRY by: Jeffrey C. Alfier, Denise Duhamel, Michael S. Glaser, Randall Horton, Lawrence Kessenich, Claire Keyes, Christina Lovin, Mark Neely, Christina Pacosz, K.H. Solomon, Savannah Thorne, Jeffrey Warzecha, Amy Watkins, Andrea L. Watson, Kathleen Dusenbery, Michelle Menting;

NONFICTION by: Jill Christman, Richard Goodman, Lisa Van Orman Hadley, Tom Maremaa, Kendra Ann Thomas;

FICTION by: Kevin Brown, Louisa Howerow, Stephen Johnston, Amanda Leduc, Sarah Maloney, Tara L. Masih, Ryan B. Richey. Lori Romero, Lisa Carl, Christine Beth Reish, Richard Rutherford, Jeremy Adam Smith;

DRAMATIC EXCERPTS by Kathy Coudle King, Anne Phelan, Steven Shutzman;

PHOTOGRAPHY by: Stacey Debono, Michael Epps, Vinayak Garg, Beth Hommel, G
Published May 13, 2009
Editors David Bowen, Okla Elliott, Jared Schickling, and Art Consultant Dave Myers have unveiled MAYDAY Magazine, a biannual of nonfiction, microfiction, poetry, political/cultural commentary, translation, and visual art. An annual print edition will feature the best work published in the last two online issues as well as longer prose and other work more appropriate for a print medium.

The premier issue features work by writers and translators including David R. Slavitt, Abdellatif La
Published April 14, 2009
The Country Dog Review is a journal of poetry conceived and edited by Danielle Sellers. It is currently an online journal with "the hopes of becoming both an online and print journal soon."

The first issue includes works by Jesse Bishop, Larry Bradley, Greg Alan Brownderville, Alicia Casey, Heather Cousins, Erica Dawson, Blas Falconer, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Daniel Groves, Chris Hayes, David Kirby, Nick McRae, Adam Million, Erin J. Millikin, Ren Powell, John Pursley III, Lynn Wagner, Susan Settlemyre Williams, and John Dermot Woods, as well as an interview with David Kirby.

The Country Dog Review is currently accepting submissions for its fall issue, deadline August 1st, 2009.
Published April 13, 2009
Behind the screen at Wag's Revue are Editors Sandra Allen (nonfiction), Will Guzzardi (poetry), and Will Litton (fiction), with Webmaster Dave Eichler.

Publishing interviews, fiction, nonfiction and poetry, with room to play the media card within these forms, the first issue includes interviews with Dave Eggers, Mark Greif, Wells Tower, and works by Alexa Dilworth, Ernst Jandl, Travis Smith, Jessica Laser, Pauline Masurel, Winston Daniels, Tina Celona, Robert Moor, Eve Hamilton, Alison Fairbrother, Michael Paul Simons, Brian Evenson, John Sellekaers, Raleigh Holliday, Raymond Sumser, Maureen Halligan, Brandon Chinn, Janine Cheng, and Julia McKinley.

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