From the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in collaboration with the School of Earth and Sustainability, the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and the UMass Libraries comes Paperbark Literary Magazine. It has a very clean and modern-looking website and a compelling mission: "Paperbark Literary Magazine is an expression of the intellectual and artistic currents working … Continue reading Journal of the Day: Paperbark
Intent on taking my own advice, I am rather slothfully uncovering new opportunities for publishing poetry and short fiction. I've shared a few of those discoveries in recent posts. Here's one I can't use: Sink Hole is a journal that only publishes undergraduates. If you're an undergraduate and you've got the time, send them your … Continue reading A Literary Mag for Undergrads
Remembering that the pandemic is not a writing retreat, I do find myself coming across new-to-me journals and venues a little more often right now. Reflex Fiction and The Poetry Blogging Network are two new bookmarks. Please consider commenting with links to your discoveries (or journals you edit or are published in).
A few years ago, the idea of Universal Basic Income was a complete nonstarter. Medicare For All seemed almost as unlikely. Since the last presidential election (even before the coronavirus began to lay bare the gross inequalities of so many of our systems), UBI and M4A had gained serious traction, with support for the latter … Continue reading Will Our Priorities Change?
I'm not sure, but I think a lot of people who follow this blog are writers. If you are, I'm curious: do you find it harder to write right now? It's true that people can do incredible things in isolation. There's a sort of romanticism, too, in the trope of the artist, alone in the … Continue reading This Isn’t a Writing Retreat
There are so many. Many have come and gone. Here are some more alive-and-well journals: The Penn Review - Oldest literary mag at the University of Pennsylvania. Short response times, too. Whale Road Review - The name reminds me of Robert Pinsky's The Want Bone. I very much enjoyed hearing him read at The New … Continue reading More Poetry and Fiction Markets
If you have the time, resources, energy (or general privilege) for self-improvement during the pandemic, you may be looking to get some writing done. You may be looking to get some writing submitted. You may be looking for some new journals to read and reach out to. Creativity may be an essential way you interact … Continue reading Discovering New Poetry and Fiction Markets