Posts Tagged ‘Poetry’

N1_14If you’re interested in quality online reading, here’s a great site to check out: Narrative Magazine.  It features fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and audio files of authors reading their work.  Currently, the following writers’ works are featured: Jhumpa Lahiri, Richard Bausch, Stuart Dybek, Aimee Nezhukumatahil, Robert Olen Butler, and Charles D’Ambrosio, among others.  In order to access the site’s material, registration is required; however, it’s free to sign up.

From the Mission Statement:

NARRATIVE is the leading online publisher of first-rank fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A nonprofit organization, NARRATIVE is dedicated to advancing the literary arts in the digital age by supporting the finest writing talent and encouraging readership around the world and across generations. Our online library of new literature by celebrated authors and by the best new and emerging writers is available for free.

The second issue of Wag’s Revue–a free, online-only literary magazine–is now available for your reading pleasure at  This issue features the following:

According to its manifesto, the quarterly’s editors are “intent on revolutionizing online literature. We wish to create something entirely of the internet, never printed and never meant to be printed, but with all the editorial and aesthetic controls that entice people to read and trust the finest printed media.”

I highly recommend this to everyone.  The quality of writing, the artwork and photography, the interviews, the ease of navigating through the site–all of these aspects will make a visit over there worth your time.  Check it out, bookmark it, and revisit the site when Issue 3 is released in September.  Again, it’s free!

Also note:  Wag’s Revue accepts unsolicited manuscripts.  If you’re interested in sending them your work, make sure to read the submission guidelines page for all of the details.

News from logoRockSaw Press:

We will be taking unsolicited submissions from May 1st through August 31st (post marked) for consideration for printing during the 2009-2010 academic year (August 2009—May 2010).

We are looking for approximately six to eight manuscripts this summer that will be printed through the 09-10 academic year.

All genres considered.

Prose-10,000 words total. That can be broken up into two 5,000 word stories, three 3,333 word stories, four 2,500 word stories, etc. One thousand ten word stories might be a little much, but if it’s good, we’ll consider it.

Poetry-700 lines. Break it up however you want, but the spread is about 20 pages, meaning no more than 20 poems, unless they’re very short, haiku-ish, poems. In which case layout could be altered to fit more. Again, if it’s good, we’ll consider it.

For full submission information, click here.  RockSaw Press is an independent chapbook publisher, seeking manuscripts with midwestern connections.  The site displays examples of past publications, which are offered for sale.  Feel free to check it out (link provided at the top of this post).