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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 ( 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.
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.

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