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Jacket magazine: Literary Links

Below, a brief list of links to over seventy literary sites. The links in the list below take you to a fuller list, annotated and illustrated, below that. (Please be patient: this is a very big page.)

Australian literary links:
    the APRIL project
    Robert Adamson
    Barrallier Books
    Books and Writing on radio
    Colloquy in Victoria
    Divan from Box Hill
    Mangrove in Queensland
    OzLit in Victoria
    Paper Bark Press
    Puncher and Wattmann
    QBD The Bookshop: 31 stores!
    John Tranter

* Free web sites for authors
* Do It Yourself Poetry Publishing

ABCtales, UK
Aesthetica in Yorkshire, Britain
Agenda in Britain
A Little Poetry in the USA
All Info-About Poetry, USA
American Dissident
Apostrophe Protection Society Boston, UK
Apple Valley Review in Minnesota
The Argotist Online, UK
Archipelago, USA
Arras New Media, New York
The Aurora Review, USA
Barcelona Review
Beats: Literary Kicks, Brooklyn
Beats: The Beat Page, USA
Beats: The Beat Scene, U.K.
BeeHive, USA
Big Bridge, USA
Blackbox Manifold Sheffield UK
Blithe House Quarterly, USA
Bloomsbury magazine, UK
Boston Review, Boston, USA
The Burnside Review, Oregon

Canada: Capilano Review
Canada: The Danforth Review
Canada: Vallum

Chain, Honolulu and Philadelphia
CipherJournal: Paris and Beijing
Tom Clark’s poetry blogspot
Commonline in the USA
Conjunctions, New York State
Contemporary Poetry Review
Cortland Review, US

Cross-Cultural Poetics, Pacific North-west FM Radio 89.3
Discount Magazines in the USA
Double Change in Paris, France
Drunken Boat in the USA
Duration Press, USA
East Village, USA
Electronic Literature Directory, USA
Electronic Poetry Center at Buffalo
Electronic Text Center at U Virginia from Brooklyn
FictionWeek Literary Review
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, USA
Folly, from Sausalito, CA, USA
Free Verse from North Carolina
Freebase Accordion, UK
Fulcrum, from Cambridge USA
Gangway, from Sydney and Vienna
Golden Handcuffs in the USA
Good Foot, from New York City
Paul Guillen’s blog
Harper’s Magazine in New York
heretic house, North America
How2 writing by women
Ink Provoking
Istanbul Literature Review in Turkey
Identity Theory, New England USA
Jack Magazine, USA
ken*again, USA
The Lannan Foundation audio readings
Laurable audio files in the US
Lazarus Corporation, Britain
Like Water Burning, California
Literary Review, The
The Literateur in Britain
The Loft in Minnesota
     Speakeasy from The Loft
Loop (Twisted Tongue) in Berkeley
Mad Hatter’s Review in the USA
Maverick magazine, US West Coast
MilkMag, USA
The Modern Review in Canada
Natural Bridge in St Louis, Louie
Neo magazine from Portugal
New Hope International, UK
Not Enough Night, at Naropa USA
Nth Position in London, U.K.
Once Orange Badge in Britain
Open Letter magazine, Canada
Oyster Boy, Down South
Paperplates in Toronto
Pen America magazine
Pen Friends UK
PENNsound audio recordings in the USA

Ploughshares in the USA
PoetryEtc mail list, UK
The Poetry Foundation in Chicago
Poetry International, Rotterdam
Poetry Kit in England
Poetry Project in New York
Poetry Society in London UK
Poets & Writers in New York City
PoetsWest in Seattle, USA in the UK
Prague Revue — where else?
QLRS, in Singapore
QuickMuse in the USA
Henry Rago, 1915–69, US poet
Rain Taxi Review of Books, USA
Readme, USA
Reality X, Maine, USA
Red Ink in Britain
Renovation Journal, Lowell MA, USA
Saint ... remember The Saint?
Scottish Pamphlet Poetry
Sidebrow in San Francisco
Sirena from Dickinson College, USA
Sitaudis in France
SleepingFish from New York
Small Press Traffic in San Francisco
Smartish Pace in Maryland USA
Sound Eye: Irish Poetry Etc.
Southern Ocean Review, New Zealand
Spencer Selby’s List ... Everywhere
Sulfur, in Ypsilanti, Michigan
Textbase, in Victoria, Australia
Textualities from Scotland
The Page from Paris, France
Third Bed, USA
TrAce in Nottingham, UK
La Traductière in Paris
Transcendental Friend, USA
Turbine, New Zealand
Ubuweb in the USA
Ugly Accent, Wisconsin
Vanitas in New York
The View From Here (UK)
Web Del Sol, USA
Western Writers Centre (Ireland)
White Fungus New Zealand
The Wolf, Britain
Words-Myth from Houston, Texas
Zuzu’s Petals, Ithaca, New York
ZYZZYVA, West Coast, USA

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Every Lit Mag: Richard Edwards from Ohio, who bravely admits he used to be ‘horribly dyslexic’ and did not learn to read until he was in the fourth grade, has compiled a very useful list of links to over 1,600 literary magazines. They are not graded or described, but those magazines which have published poems that have later been published in The Best American Poetry anthology are noted. At:

* Free Web Sites — Writer Network is offering free web sites to writers (and other creative people). These are full-featured, 20 MB sites that come with free hosting and Sites can be used to post portfolios, resumés, announcements, whatever. There is absolutely no obligation involved with these free sites, though it is financed by an ad at the top of the individual’s web page, similar to other free web sites. If, by choice, a person doesn’t want the ad at the top or if he/she wants a site larger than 20 MB, then there is a payment. Otherwise, most people simply ignore the top ad and set up the web site for free. Free email comes with it too: <>
Jacket magazine has not investigated and does not endose this service: try at your own risk.


The DIY Poetry Publishing Cooperative site at
is edited by Shanna Compton, Jess Rowan and Sandra Simonds. They provide a huge list of helpful links for the poet interested in printing and publishing their own books. They say: ANNOUNCEMENTS are now automated! If you'd like to be included in the news feed below, let us know: shanna [at] shannacompton [dot] com, pinchpinchpoetry [at], or ssimonds23 [at] aol [dot] com. And if you're interested in making your own chapbook, check out the demos on their site. (You are a just don’t know it yet.)

ABCtales at is all about writing, telling stories and being creative. The editors say: “Do you have a story you’d like to tell the world or a poem you would like to share? Contribute to the ABCtales website and join the thousands of readers and writers who share their creativity on ABCtales.” Jacket finds some of these dithyrambs a little simplistic, but they’d be a great starting point for young people to begin writing and publishing.

Brainchild of Big Issue founder, John Bird, everyone gets published at Best stories and poems selected for paid publication in monthly print magazine ABCtales. ABCtales is a British organisation. Twenty per cent of their profits go to The Big Issue’s Social Development Fund, so by visiting ABCtales you are also supporting homeless people at critical points in their lives.

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Aesthetica Magazine at

Founded in 2002, Aesthetica Magazine is one of Britain’s leading art publications. Aesthetica engages with contemporary art, contextualising it within the larger cultural framework. Exploring the varied nature of the arts and recognising the dynamics of contemporary culture, Aesthetica pushes the boundaries and evokes debate around today's most important topics. Bringing a fresh perspective to the national forum, Aesthetica is at the forefront of contemporary arts by critically engaging with visual art, film, music, literature and theatre. Aesthetica is widely distributed throughout the UK and Ireland in WH Smith, Borders, galleries, and independent newsagents. Aesthetica is published six times per year with issues being released 1 February, 1 April, 1 June, 1 August, 1 October and 1 December. Internet page:

Agenda is one of the best known and most highly respected poetry journals in the world, having been founded in 1959 by Ezra Pound and William Cookson. It is now edited by Patricia McCarthy, who co-edited the magazine with William Cookson for four years until his death in January 2003. She is continuing, as Seamus Heaney says, ‘to uphold the lofty standards of Agenda’. ‘Agenda is one of the two literary periodicals in Britain. I admire it for its attentiveness to all kinds of contemporary poetry… and its consistent stress on the importance of poetry in translation from other languages. ’ — Thom Gunn


Older than Jacket! A Little Poetry presents contemporary poetry by poets around the world, from famous faces to burgeoning beginners. Check out the journal/ e-zine page for links to the current issue of Voracious Verses, featured poets, and links to poetic e-zines, journals, and other resources. Online since 1996! Check out our archives with hundreds of poems and poets from past years:

All Info-About Poetry — an online community for poets, poetry lovers & students to learn, share their lives and discover works in a wide variety of styles. List of resources, magazines, small presses, and a discussion forum. At

The American Dissident publishes dissident work (in English, French or Spanish) critical of America, iconoclastic and anti-obfuscatory in nature. According to editor G. Tod Slone, suggested areas of criticism include, though not exclusively: intellectual corruption in academe, poet laureates paid for by the Library of Congress, assimilated beatnik and hippy radicals, poetry slams of theatricality, artistes nonengagés, politically-controlled state and national cultural councils, millionaire senators proclaiming themselves champions of the poor, teachers and professors frozen in pension frigidaires, media whores, medicare-bilking doctors, boards of wealthy used-car-salesperson trustees of public institutions, justice-indifferent lawyers, judges and other careerists, the democratic sham masking the plutocracy and, more generally, the veil of charade placed upon the void of the universe to keep the current oligarchical system operational and the wealthy power elite firmly entrenched in North America.

Archipelago magazine is edited with flair and vigour by Katherine McNamara, and features stories, interviews, ruminative and sharply-pointed essays, and reviews. A constant focus is the business of publishing and editing. There are eight issues so far, and they are all available in the Acrobat PDF format for downloading if you wish to read a proper printed version, while the Internet-readable pages are just as stylish. You can find it on the Internet at The Download Edition can be found at

The Apple Valley Review at

is a semiannual online literary journal featuring poetry, short fiction, and essays. The journal was established in 2005 in Minnesota. Previously published work and complete submission guidelines are available online, and they accept submissions from all over the world (via e-mail).

[Please note: ...when you get to their page, you need to click somewhere on the page, or click your mouse on the scrollbar, and then SCROLL DOWN to see the rest of the page, which is where the links are.  — Ed.]

The Argotist Online is the successor to The Argotist arts magazine, which came into being in 1996 and ran for four years. The Internet site:

Editor Jeffrey Side says:

The Argotist Online publishes non-mainstream poetry, and features essays and interviews related to it. Interviewees include: Charles Bernstein, Marjorie Perloff, Ron Silliman, Joanne Kyger, Iain Sinclair, Jack Foley and Hank Lazer. And there is poetry by Michael Rothenberg, Jim Leftwich, Rupert Loydell, Todd Swift, Anne Blonstein, Robert Hampson, Randy Roark, Allen Fisher, Peter Finch, Mairead Bryne, John M. Bennett, Peter Riley and Medbh McGuckian.” is a blog for writing things. Any things. I post about five pieces a week of hopefully varying content. All submissions are read and replied to within a week. Authors featured on retain all rights to the work they post. By posting your work to the site, does not obtain any purchase or publication option or otherwise restrict the freedom of Authors to market, publish, or sell work they post. may from time to time request to use works to publicize or market the site with. Participation will be solely at the discretion of each Author regarding the works requested. Check it out at

The Apostrophe Protection Society was started in 2001 by John Richards (spelled Richards, not Richard’s), now its Chairman, with the specific aim of preserving the correct use of this currently much abused punctuation mark in all forms of text written in the English language. Contact: The Apostrophe Protection Society, 23 Vauxhall Road, Boston, Lincs. PE21 0JB United Kingdom. On the Internet at:

Brian Kim Stefans

Brian Kim Stefans

Arras: new media poetry and poetics is a clean, informative and stylish site, devoted to exploring how digital technology has enriched the practice of experimental poetics: digital technology, multimedia, interactivity, algorithmic processes, and digital typefaces.
      A feature of the site is the irregular appearance in Adobe Acrobat format of the poetry journal Arras — including poetry, interviews and criticism — which is a continuation of the print journal of that name and is not necessarily concerned with digital technology.
      The editor and code-weaver is New York poet Brian Kim Stefans (photo, right, with Deirdre Kovac, by Kristin Prevallet). The Arras site is also his homepage.
      A special feature of the site is the ‘eye candy’ page of the site, where you can select moving patterns that create abstract art masterpieces on your own screen. You will need to download and install the Shockwave plug-in to see the effects.

The Aurora Review was founded in July 2004 by Tracy Rogers to bring together often mutually exclusive cultural forms — poetry, fiction, music, opinion, and visual art — in order to comment on the human experience and give marginal and upcoming artists a place for their voices to be heard. By exposing unique artistic voices to the world through an eclectic array of original work and critical evaluation of cultural media, The Aurora Review strives to cultivate a forum for intercultural and cross-genre interaction among artists and readers alike.

Australian sites:

Australia: the APRIL project (the Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library). This research project was funded in 2006 with a major Linkage Grant from the Australian Research Council. Professor Elizabeth Webby (University of Sydney English Department) and Creagh Cole (University of Sydney Library), in association with CAL (the Copyright Agency Limited), will head a team of researchers to build a permanent and wide-ranging library of resources on the Internet by 2010. The research focus is Australian Poetry: Production, Distribution and Reception. The project aims to increase the circulation, reading and understanding of Australian poetry within Australia and internationally. This site will provide reliable texts of a wide range of poems by contemporary and earlier writers as well as contextual and critical material, including interviews, photographs and recordings. You can watch its progress here:

Robert Adamson and his wife Juno Gemes, Stanmore, Sydney, circa 1990. Photo John Tranter.

Robert Adamson and his wife Juno Gemes, Stanmore, Sydney, circa 1990. Photo John Tranter.

Australia: Robert Adamson is one of Australia’s leading contemporary poets, and is a successful writer, editor and publisher. He is well known for his poetry, which has been published widely in Australian and American literary magazines and anthologies, and translated into several languages. He has a homepage at

Anastomoo at
is an exercise in the representation of virtual language. It is designed as a stop along the way rather than as a destination in its own right. It is committed to the reformation of reading as an instantaneous and off-hand practice that leaves no traces.Because It is committed to the gift economy it charges and pays no fees. Please submit writing of any genre to jesseshipway[ât]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

Australia: ArtMedia at
Building a community of interest in Australian and New Zealand contemporary literary and performing arts.

Australia: Barrallier Books at
is a small publishing business that was started in 1999 by Ian Gordon. It is named, in part, for Francis Barrallier, the French naval surveyor who explored parts of Eastern Australia in the early 1800s. Ian started publishing as a hobby through his love of books, and his focus is on poetry and fine writing. Barrallier Books wants to produce works of art which reflect the author’s writing. It is still a hobby and Ian publishes only one or two titles each year. He hopes to do more when he retires from his service with the Australian Army.

Australia: Books and Writing — Designed in the mid 1970s by Jan Garrett and John Tranter, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National weekly program Books and Writing has since ranged widely across the world, from Paris to Peoria, from New Zealand to New York City. Every Friday at 7.10pm, and again on Sunday at 7.30pm, you’ll hear prominent novelists, poets, biographers and critics from Australia and the world, discussing everything from the passions inspired by the written word to the strange dreams concocted by the computer- authored word to the politics of writing. Audio tapes can usually be ordered by mail. Current host Ramona Koval.

The Chimaera at

publishes verse, both themed and various, as well as prose. Our prose content includes fiction and also critical prose, which may cover a wide range of subjects: principally poetry and literature, but also historiography, art, film, drama, mythology and all sorts of other cultural matters; in short, whatever we find interesting and entertaining.

In verse we have a bias towards form, of one kind or another, but will look at whatever is submitted. In verse and prose we have a global range and interest, but also somewhat of an Australian accent: we are keen to publish work on Australian themes, and work by Australians.

We now publish two issues per year — in January and July. All past issues are archived on the site. If you submit to The Chimaera for publication, we assume that you agree to your work being archived here indefinitely.

Australia: Colloquy is an online journal devoted to publishing the work of Australian postgraduates in English, Cultural Studies and related interdisciplinary fields. It began its life as a print journal. It is now a free, refereed electronic journal. It can be found at

Australia: Cordite Poetry Review at
(ISSN: 1328 2107) was established in 1997 as a print magazine with the motto ‘words are bullets’. Online since 2000, and supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Cordite showcases the work of emerging and established Australian poets, while fostering links with a growing international audience. Published bi-annually, Cordite solicits poetry via calls for submissions on various themes, and also publishes articles, reviews of Australian poetry titles and audio poetry.
Email the editors at

Australia: Divan — from the TAFE Professional Writing and Editing course at Box Hill Institute in Victoria, Australia: Divan, an all-Australian poetry ezine. This year, 2001, the elegantly-designed Divan features poets such as Jordie Albiston, Ian McBryde, Kate Middleton, Chris Wallace Crabbe, to name a few. At

Australia: Mangrove at the University of Queensland is an online journal for Australian postgraduate Creative Writing, with many links to other sites.

Australia: Overland magazine
From the rusting monuments of Social Realism to the frayed babble of punk and beyond, from the Cold War to the French Pestilence, Overland magazine survived the second half of the twentieth century in Australia and now plunges headfirst into the next millennium with a new editor. It covers the Australian cultural landscape with fiction, essays, poetry and art. Its century-old motto: “Temper democratic, bias Australian.” Browse by at

Australia: OzLit . . .
A large site with information about Australian writing-related issues, including news about prizes, readings and conferences, with links to writers, magazines, and other resources, and a huge Books & Writers database.

Australia: Paper Bark Press... PO Box 59, Brooklyn, NSW 2083, Australia

An Australian poetry publisher with a distinctive clean style. Seven of their titles have won awards. Photographer Juno Gemes and her husband the poet Robert Adamson are the familiar spirits.
You can read a poem by Robert Adamson in Jacket 2 , and read three prose poems by Paper Bark author Gary Catalano in Jacket 4.

Australia: Puncher and Wattmann is Australia’s newest independent publisher of quality Australian writing. Founded in 2005, Puncher and Wattmann aims to publish creative and critical books which might not reach the public through other, more accessible channels: poetry, challenging or experimental novels, criticism and theoretical works. The first title to be published by Puncher and Wattmann is Nick Riemer’s James Stinks (And So Does Chuck), described by Sydney poet Vivian Smith as ‘the best first book of poems I have read for years’. Forthcoming titles include First Names by Simon West, Westering by Peter Kirkpatrick, the winner of the 2004 Newcastle Poetry Prize, and Montale by another Newcastle Poetry Prize winner, the intriguing John Watson.

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Australia: QBD The Bookshop

QBD The Bookshop is a privately owned company made up of 31 stores within Australia. On the net at

They say: QBD The Bookshop (originally Queensland Book Depot) commenced operations in the late 1800s. Over the past 130 years QBD has had a number of owners, including the Uniting Church. QBD grew into the largest book chain in Queensland, only to be stricken by a number of takeovers and receiverships. QBD Garden City was purchased in 1991 by the Robinson family, and in early 1992 the business names were purchased from the receivers. QBD The Bookshop has since expanded to numerous stores and a warehouse, in line with the company's policy to rebuild the business to its former standing.

QBD The Bookshop focusses on its people and emphasises excellence and innovation. All our staff are encouraged to increase their product knowledge and levels of customer service. We also offer corporate accounts for bulk purchasing.

Australia: Thylazine at is a free annual online literary and arts magazine edited by Australian writer and photographer Dr. Coral Hull and published by The Thylazine Foundation: Arts, Ethics and Literature. Thylazine focuses on Australian artists, writers, musicians, photographers, performers and other creative practitioners working in the areas Australian poetry, performance, visual arts, fiction, landscape, biography, philosophical, activism, indigenous, disability, social themes, autobiographical, animal, travel themes - within Australia and overseas and other areas of special interest, with a strong emphasis on indigenous Australian people and culture.
Editor: Coral Hull - email at director [ât] thylazine dôt org

John Tranter, 2005

John Tranter, 2005

Australia: John Tranter has published twenty books of poetry and a book of experimental fiction, Different Hands. He co-edited the Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry (1991), now the standard text in its field, published in Britain and the US as the Bloodaxe Book of Modern Australian Poetry. His latest book, Urban Myths: 210 Poems: New and Selected (UQP, 2006), has been awarded: the 2006 Victorian state award for poetry, the 2007 New South Wales state award for poetry, the 2008 South Australian state award for poetry, and the 2008 South Australian Premier’s Prize for the best book overall (which includes fiction, non-fiction, poetry and others for the years 2006 and 2007). He is the editor of Jacket magazine. His homepage at offers over a thousand pages of poems, articles, reviews, interviews and photographs.

The Barcelona Review... short stories, interviews, et cetera, stylishly edited by Jill Adams. Check it out at

Beats — Literary Kicks at is another site devoted to the Beat Generation, set up by fan Levi Asher in Brooklyn. Lots of photos, anecdotes, and tall tales of beatnik glory. Loose, friendly. Go on, open a bottle, kick your sandals off, and relax!

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Ken Rumsey

Beats — The Beat Page is a personal project of Ken Rumsey (“with a little help from my friends”) and is intended to provide internet users with access to “all things Beat” on the web.The site is elegantly designed and full of useful links to background material, including a site that markets the marvelous photos of Fred McDarrah, the great photo-journalist of the movement, who snapped just about every poetry reading, jazz improvisation and serious inhalation of the era. Photo (below right): Ken Rumsey.

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BEAT SCENE, on the Internet at a magazine dedicated to the Beat Generation.

Editor Keving Ring says:

‘That’s Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bukowski, Richard Brautigan and co. For those that don’t know us — we are a paper magazine — 68 pages at present — devoted to the Beat Generation and associated writers, artists, musicians and whomever. We have been publishing for over ten years and the magazine has grown in that time. We consider it primarily an information magazine. We list addresses, web sites, publishers etc. Consequently we try and publish interviews and features by and about those writers we rate highly.’

In the UK at 27 Court Leet, Binley Woods, Near Coventry, Warwickshire CV3 2JQ. Single copy is �5 payable to M.Ring.
In the USA write to Derrick Hsu at PO Box 105, Cabin John, Maryland 20818. Making payment of $9 out to D.Hsu.
On email at

BeeHive... A special issue of BeeHive, the Hypertext Hypermedia Literary Journal, at, devotes the bulk of its space to a selection of poets from New York and San Francisco. The section includes an introduction by guest editor Alan Kaufman, photographic portraits of New York and San Francisco poets by Ralph Ackerman, plus a wide selection of poetry from both coasts. Among the poets included are David Meltzer, Eileen Myles, David Trinidad, Harold Norse, plus a sampling from New York’s Unbearables, poems from the San Francisco group 9x9 and many others. BeeHive is produced and published by PERCEPTICON and is under the creative direction of Talan Memmott.

Big Bridge, at, a webzine of poetry and everything else, edited by Michael Rothenberg and Wanda Phipps, includes a Feature Chapbook (the mid-year 1998 issue features Philip Whalen’s “Mark Other Place” illustrated by Art Editor Nancy Davis offering many unpublished Whalen poems, bibliography, bio and photo). A regular poetry section includes Bernadette Mayer, Duncan McNaughton, Bridget Meeds and others. Big Bridge publishes novels e.g. David Meltzer’s Lamb. There’s a Little Mags section offering web space at no charge to low circulation print mags (issue of Mike & Dale’s include selections from Tom Clark, Leslie Davis, Anselm Hollo, interview with Ed Dorn and more). Big Bridge was recently chosen by Poetry@The Mining Company’s Best of the Net Award.

BLACKBOX MANIFOLD is an online forum for innovative poetry that has prose, narrative, or sequences in its sights, from Sheffield University in Britain. That said, we don’t hold allegiance to any one poetry school or group, and we are happy to receive submissions from established and emerging poets alike. Our aim is to present new juxtapositions of voice while using the Internet’s fluid solidity to cast around for as wide and varied a readership as possible. On the net here:

Blithe House Quarterly at a site for gay short fiction Description: BHQ features a diversity of new short stories by emerging and established gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered authors.
“The central publishing arm of new queer fiction” — OUT Magazine.

Bloomsbury Magazine in London is an online bookstore as well as a magazine, and sells books by all publishers, not just Bloomsbury. They have created a literary community where their visitors can keep up with the latest literary news in the regularly updated magazine and enjoy other facilities, including online reading courses, reading groups, a research centre and a calendar of literary dates. On the Internet at

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The Boston Review at combines commitments to public reason and literary imagination. Putting politics and poetry on the same page, we anticipate a world that is at once more democratic and more imaginative than our own. We are a magazine of political, cultural, and literary ideas, and we take that designation seriously: our intellectual range distinguishes us from any political journal or literary quarterly, while our seriousness of purpose sets us apart from other general-interest magazines.

Boston Review’s political project is especially fundamental to its editorial identity. And that project is defined by a set of convictions and a practical premise. Briefly summarized, the convictions are egalitarian, radically democratic, and culturally pluralist: we hope for a world with greater socioeconomic equality, in which life chances do not reflect the morally irrelevant differences among us; a world with more participation by citizens in running their common affairs, in which the exercise of political power is shaped by our common reason and not by private wealth; a world in which equal citizens acknowledge the diversity of decent ways to live, and do not seek to confine human existence to a single, authoritative pattern.

Burnside Review is an independent poetry journal hailing from Portland, Oregon. They say: ‘Begun in the wee hours of 2004, we are currently putting together our 4rd issue. Copies are available for purchase on-line or at these super fine bookstores: Powell’s (Portland), Looking Glass (Portland), Tsunami Books (Eugene), Gotham Bookmart (Manhattan), City Lights (San Francisco) and Broadway News (Seattle).’.
On the net at:


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The Capilano Review was founded in Canada in 1972, and has published some of the finest fiction, poetry, drama and visual art in Canada and throughout the world The magazine has won five National Magazine Awards, two Western Magazine Awards and a citation from the Canadian Studies Association. They have published Phyllis Webb, George Bowering, Daphne Marlatt, Evelyn Lau, Susan Crean, Roy Kiyooka, bpNichol, Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood, Robin Blaser, Brian Fawcett, John Newlove, Duncan McNaughton, bill bissett, Audrey Thomas and numerous other internationally acclaimed writers and artists.

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The Danforth Review at offers fiction, poetry, reviews and features, and links to thirty or so other Canadian magazines and to other magazines from around the world.

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Vallum, on the Internet at is a bi-annual, print magazine of new poetry, interviews, reviews, visual art and feature articles.
Here’s what the editors say:
      Vallum (no, it’s not a drug) is published twice a year out of Montreal. It was founded in 2000 by Joshua Auerbach and Eleni Zisimatos Auerbach and the first issue was launched at Casa del Popolo in the spring of 2001. Subsequent issues have been praised for their eclectic, original poetry, art, challenging essays, interviews and reviews.
    Edgy and sharp, Vallum promotes the best poetry and writing today, with a broad focus on work that pushes limits and is the best in its field. Vallum has published work by notable Canadian and international poets, writers, critics and artists, including Erín Moure (Governor General’s Award winner), Nicole Brossard (GG Winner), Stephanie Bolster (GG Winner), D.G. Jones (GG Winner), and internationally Medbh McGuckian, Rhoda Janzen and John Kinsella, to name a few. Vallum features writers from Canada as well as the US, Australia, New Zealand, England or Ireland in each issue. This gives Vallum a poly-vocal flavour, engaging in the art and views of international figures.
      Vallum is produced as a kind of “art object,” perfect-bound, heavy stock paper, an interweaving of texts and visual art, an innovative, sleek design. Its appeal is constantly being refined and its content challenged to contain the best work possible.

C H A I N... at From Philadelphia and Honolulu... Since 1993, Chain has been publishing a yearly issue of work. Each issue features the work of around seventy people and is about 250 pages long. The editors (Jena Osman, Juliana Spahr and Janet Zweig) say: “Chain started with publishing mainly poetry. Now we publish photographs, essays, operas, performance transcripts, plays, sculptures, paintings, and other forms. Chain also emphasizes work by new or emerging artists and collaborative and mixed genre work. Each issue focuses on a topic. Past topics have included gender and editing, documentary, mixed media and hybrid genres, processes and procedures, and different languages. The topic allows Chain’s editors to switch the editorial question that they ask each piece of work submitted from ’is this a great piece of art’ to ’does this piece of art tell us something about the topic that we didn’t otherwise know.’ This makes Chain a little rougher around the edges, a little less aesthetically predictable.”

CipherJournal at ... the online literary magazine of creative translation, aims to highlight the place of translation in creative literature. Poetry, fiction, essays, in translation or in communication with translation, by Clayton Eshleman, Burton Raffel, Kent Johnson, Pierre Joris, Jerome Rothenberg, the Barnstones, Andrew Schelling, David Young, and new writers as well. Reviews of books in translation old and new. Open to submissions. Editor: Lucas Klein.

Tom Clark, 2008, by Mark Gould

Tom Clark, 2008, by Mark Gould

Tom Clark’s blog:
Paintings, drawings, political musings, poetry and reminiscence.

Also see Tom’s author page in Jacket magazine:

CommonLine at ... established in 2007, The Commonline Journal is an electronic literary journal of accessible poetry and discourse. Originally a hyperzine called "The Commonline Project", the journal was developed as an independent literary study under the supervision of the department of Society, Politics, Behavior, Change at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.

The Commonline Journal acquired its initial reputation by publishing realist poetry by authors emerging through the new literary e-zeitgeist. Since inception our practice has been to emphasize low to medium-diction free-verse poetry that is dramatic, graphic, succinct and well-crafted. Henceforth the journal has continued to publish writing of other forms that is exoteric and evocative. During the last decade we've published legends from the literary underground, people of letters, the unknown and prestigious award winners. The journal features poetry and editorial from several Literary Editors, writing from dozens of Contributing Editors, and publishes unsolicited manuscripts submitted by the public at large.

The Commonline Journal is archived by the U.S. Library of Congress (ISSN: 2327-364X / LCCN: 2013201077), published by Imperative Papers and Edited by Ander Soares. The journal nominates selected contributors for the Pushcart Prize and Sundress' Best of the Net anthologies. The Commonline Journal publishes writing in English by authors worldwide, and receives regular editorial contributions from New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Seattle Colorado, and Iowa.


Conjunctions is a large and finely printed magazine published in the Spring and Fall of each year by Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504, where John Ashbery currently enjoys a chair. Editor Bradford Morrow says: “Conjunctions publishes innovative fiction, poetry, criticism, drama, art and interviews by both emerging and established writers. For over a decade and a half, Conjunctions’ specific contribution to the literary community has been to provide a forum for the now over 800 writers and artists whose work challenges accepted forms and modes of expression, experiments with language and thought, and is fully realized art.”
      The stylish Web site is growing all the time, and the Web Audio Vault contains (late 1999) thirty-two recordings in Real Audio format including the voices of Robert Ashley (a favorite of Jacket’s editor), Antonin Artaud, Chinua Achebe, Italo Calvino, Lydia Davis and others. Around four hundred works from the past thirty-two issues of Conjunctions are archived here, at

The Contemporary Poetry Review is devoted exclusively to the criticism of poetry. The editor says that CPR regularly features reviews of established international poets and interviews with distinguished critics and translators, but don’t be put off by that. They also supply information concerning newly published collections, and an exclusive chatroom. Over a dozen critics contribute monthly, including Brian Henry and Andrew Zawacki (editors of Verse ), Justin Quinn and David Wheatley (editors of Metre), Ethan Paquin (editor of Slope), and James Rother. On the Internet at

The Cortland Review at is an American-based online journal that is a bonanza of poetry for readers of all flavors. Editor, J.M. Spalding. All work that appears in TCR is in text and REAL AUDIO.

On the Cross-Cultural Poetics radio program, poet Leonard Schwartz interviews poets and writers from all over the world on their art and their language. These conversations also include readings from the poets’ work, in both the original and translation. In addition to American poets from all over the country, many of whom are involved with the literature of other countries as well, guests have included poets from Egypt, Israel, China, Singapore, The Philippines, Malaysia, India, Romania, Russia, Belgium, Argentina, Chile, Barbados, and Canada. The program seeks to make connections between a number of international discourses and the US Pacific Northwest region.

Cross-Cultural Poetics can be heard every Wednesday at 2pm on KAOS 89.3FM Olympia Community Radio. For more information, please contact Donna DiBianco at [USA] (360) 867-6897.

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and anywhere in the world on the KAOS audio stream.

Wait! There’s more! All of Leonard Schwartz’s radio programs are now archived at the U of Pennsylvania,Pennsound, where anyone can listen in:

Leonard Schwartz is a Professor of Literary Arts at The Evergreen State College. He was born in 1963 in New York City and is the author of several collections of poetry, including The Tower of Diverse Shores (Talisman House, 2003), and Words Before The Articulate: New and Selected Poems, (Talisman House). He is also the author of a collection of essays A Flicker At The Edge Of Things: Essays on Poetics 1987–1997 (Spuyten Duyvil). In 1997 he received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. He has taught at Bard College and Brown University and now lives in Olympia, WA with his wife, the Chinese poet Zhang Er, and their daughter, Cleo.

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Double Change in Paris, France — a web journal dedicated to French-American interaction in poetry —

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Drunken Boat at The editors say: ‘...we are laboring to recover a collective spirit without sacrificing any nuances of individuality. However idealistic, we support the use of technology — in an effort parallel yet counter to the spread of capital along international channels — to reassert the primal and communal importance of making.’ Ravi Shankar, Poetry & Prose Editor; Michael Mills, Art Editor & Web Designer

Duration Press was founded upon the idea that there still remains considerable work to be done in the mapping of contemporary poetry. “It is our hope,” the editors say, “that through our various projects — our chapbook series, our ongoing archive, & Duration: An Online Journal of International Poetry & Poetics at we might be able to participate in the mapping of a global landscape of contemporary poetry. At the heart of our project is the idea that through an effort to resist the traditional pitfalls of avant-garde propagandizing, we might be able to shift poetry’s sight away from place / aesthetic specific movements & localized writing ’scenes,’ in order to make livable the fact that poetry springs not from a singular place & / or aesthetic, but rather a multiplying of places, a multiplicity of voices, where we realize, as Jabès�has noted, ’Always in a foreign country, the poet uses poetry as interpreter’.”
      In issue one of Duration magazine you’ll find work by Elizabeth Treadwell, Kristin Prevallet, Tchicaya U Tam’si, Patrick Durgin, Leonard Brink, Gary Sullivan, Beth Anderson, Sheila Murphy, Hoa Nguyen, Kevin Magee, Jesse Glass, Spencer Selby, Jeffrey Jullich, and Rodrigo Garcia Lopes.

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The East Village highlights art and poetry from China, Japan, etc. and North America, as well as Australia and Europe. Video, audio, webart and poetics appear regularly. Special editions, accessible onsite, are Video Tokyo, Boston 1999, Poetries of Canada and the new LA | NY, with work from over 60 contributors. Editor, Jack Kimball. The URL Internet address: is a valuable new resource for readers and writers of digital texts. Created and maintained by the Electronic Literature Organization, this searchable database provides the most comprehensive reference tool available anywhere for electronic literature. Currently the Directory catalogs over 360 authors, 560 works, and 80 publishers. The descriptive entries cover poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction that makes significant use of electronic techniques or enhancements. The Directory provides easy access to one of the most exciting and fastest-growing bodies of cutting-edge literature. Among the new forms of writing represented here are hypertexts and other interactive pieces, kinetic or animated poems, multimedia works, generated texts, and works that allow reader collaboration. Directory users can also enjoy the enhancements that the new technology brings to traditional literature, such as streaming audio readings of poetry by masters ranging from e.e. cummings and Dylan Thomas to contemporary Pulitzer Prize winners.
      cThe Directory contains live links to Web works, publishing sites, and author home pages, making it a prime portal for readers. Users can search the Directory for individual authors or works, or they can browse numerous categories such as poetry, fiction, hypertext, or animated text.


The Electronic Poetry Center... Based at the State University of New York at Buffalo, this is a large site devoted to formally innovative contemporary American and other poetry, with an emphasis on so-called “Language poetry”.
The Center provides access to electronic resources in the new poetries including RIF/T and other electronic poetry journals, the Poetics List archives, an author library of electronic poetic texts, and direct links to numerous related electronic resources. It also offers information about contemporary print little magazines and small presses engaged in poetry and poetics, and an extensive collection of soundfiles of poets reading their work, as well as the archive of LINEbreak, the radio interview series. The EPC is directed by Loss Pequeño Glazier. The initial homepage graphic is slow-loading... but aren’t they all? [ They must have good taste, too — Jacket was their “featured site” for November 1997.]

Since 1992, the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia has combined an on-line archive of thousands of SGML-encoded electronic texts (some of which are publicly available) with a library-based Center housing hardware and software suitable for the creation and analysis of text. Contact The Electronic Text Center, Alderman Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903, USA.
E-mail to and on the Internet at Tel. 804 924-3230, fax 804 924-1431. from Brooklyn, New York, is a quarterly e-zine in the spirit of a traditional literary journal — dedicated to publishing quality fiction, poetry and artwork. The editors, Thom Didato and David McLendon, say “While the web plays host to hundreds, if not thousands, of genre-related literary sites (i.e. sci fi and horror — many of which have merit) is not one of them. We place a high degree of importance on originality — believing that even — in this age of trends — it is still possible. is not looking for what is current or momentary.” At

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The FictionWeek Literary Review: say We are looking for innovative fiction, poetry, essays, and book reviews. Send submissions to: literaryrevieweditor [ât] fictionweek [dot] com

The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown is an internationally renowned nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a supportive and nurturing environment for emerging artists and writers. The Winter Fellowship Program,founded in 1968, provides housing and a modest stipend for 10 visual artists and 10 writers for seven months each year (October 1 through May 1), the most extensive program of its kind in the USA. The Summer Workshop Program, now approaching its tenth year, was developed in order to extend this spirit of encouragement and inspiration to the general public. Weeklong and weekend courses, taught by some of the most accomplished and recognized writers and artists working today, run from June 20 through August 29.

Online at
Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl Street, Provincetown, MA 02657, USA
Phone 508.487.9960 x104, Email:

Folly is an online publication featuring aesthetics, art, and poetry radiating out from Sausalito, California. They say: “We attempt to highlight the uniqueness and strengths of each artist, set of ideas and organization presented. Poetry, creative nonfiction, prose.”

Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
at Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry & Poetics is a bi-annual electronic journal that focuses on publishing the finest free verse being written today. While the journal aims to provide a forum for the wide variety of poetic practices in the United States at present, Free Verse has a strong interest in work originating outside the US, and is particularly interested in publishing translations. Issues feature an eclectic selection of poems, extended interviews of important poets, and reviews of contemporary books.

Free Verse Editions represents a joint venture between Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry & Poetics and Parlor Press ( The series will publish three to five books of poetry per year. We are especially interested in collections with dramatic language, a singular vision of experience, a deep knowledge of poetic tradition, and a willingness to takes risks. Original translations are also welcomed. The series editor is Jon Thompson. For more, go to

Freebase Accordion: Peter Manson’s website, with information on the Glasgow (Scotland)-based poet’s verbal and visual work and a brief history of Object Permanence magazine (1994–1997). The site is slowly evolving into a webzine, with a growing list of poetry and music links, and occasional guest poets.

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Golden Handcuffs Review edited by Lou Rowan, at: seeks to offer vital contemporary work, and affords writers and artists space to respond to each others’ work. They are eager to include work from outside the USA. Representative authors: Joseph McElroy, Douglas Woolf, Toby Olson, Jerome Rothenberg, Laynie Browne, Fanny Howe, David Antin.


Launched at the turn of the new millennium, Fulcrum: an annual of poetry and aesthetics is a one-of-a-kind international literary annual that includes poetry, critical and philosophical essays on poetry, debates and visual art in every issue. It aims to offer an evolving map of what is most important and vibrant in the current poetic process throughout the English-speaking world, with occasional detours into other lands. Fulcrum publishes poetic and critical work of the highest quality from all regions populated by the English language and generates a global cross-talk on vital issues among poets, critics, philosophers, artists, psychologists and other humanists.

On the Internet at
Editorial Address: Fulcrum: an annual of poetry and aesthetics
334 Harvard Street, Suite D-2, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Phone: 617-764-0257; Email: editor[at]

Gangway . . . is a magazine for contemporary literature from Australia & Austria: Short stories, poetry, essays & experimental prose, at

Good Foot, at appears biannually. The editors welcome a wide cross-section of work, both formal and informal, experimental and traditional, original and in translation, from all styles and schools. Send 3 to 5 poems (name, address and email or phone on each poem) and brief bio, with SASE for return of manuscript. No restrictions as to form, theme or length. No previously published poems; simultaneous submissions. OK with timely notice of acceptance elsewhere. Email submissions accepted. Responds in 2 to 4 weeks.

Good Foot, P.O. Box 681, Murray Hill Station, New York, NY 10156, USA
Email to:

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Paul Guillen’s blog: poesía & poéticas (Paul Guillén (Ica, 1976). Publicó los libros: La muerte del hombre amarrillo (Lima: Sarita cartonera, 2004) y La transformación de los metales (Lima: tRpode, 2005). Actualmente, forma parte del consejo editorial de El billar de Lucrecia (México).

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Harper’s Magazine, the oldest general interest monthly in America, explores the issues that drive the US national conversation through such celebrated features as Readings, Annotation, and Findings, as well as the iconic Harper’s Index. With its emphasis on fine writing and original thought, Harper’s Magazine provides readers with a unique perspective on politics, society, the environment, and culture.


The essays, fiction, and reporting in the magazine’s pages come from promising new voices as well as some of the most distinguished names in American letters, among them Tom Wolfe, Annie Dillard, Barbara Ehrenreich, T.C. Boyle, Jonathan Franzen, David Foster Wallace and Mary Gaitskill. There are over 250,000 pages on the Harper’s site — every issue of Harper’s Magazine back to June 1850. (That’s eighteen-fifty.) Subscribe for as low as USD $16.97 and gain immediate access to the Internet site along with your print subscription.
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heretic house publishing at Poet C.E. Amestoy has built a high-tech, interactive art site, featuring stylish photography and lines of thought-provoking poetry that fade in and out, reflecting on the making of the millennium and indulgence in high-tech heresy. Within these walls multimedia art collides with a creative revolution of bon vivant propaganda and metaphysical delight. Amestoy appears to have invitied over Lao Tze, Doctor Seuss and Carl Jung for a night of gin and cards and trouble in all hemispheres. It’s the good life.

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“Extending How(ever)’s original spirit of enquiry into modernist and contemporary innovative writing practices by women.”


Ink Provoking: hints to loosen up the writing process


At the Ink Provoking website you will find creative writing prompts to help ignite your artistic imagination and unleash your creativity. Editor Travis R. Thomas says: “It is my sincere desire that students, teachers, parents and aspiring writers of all ages will find the creative writing prompts available at the Ink Provoking website to be a valuable resource in filling the pages of notebooks, journals, diaries and blogs with creative, thoughtful, intelligent writing that will be of interest to humanity for years to come.”

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Istanbul Literature Review at, bridges two cultural worlds with a collection of poems, short stories and articles. Editor: Etkin Getir.



I think Leopold Kessler’s street work is probably the most subversive... There’s a piece in my book where he had cut the “O” out of a police station sign and made the space into his own storage box. The simplicity and risk of that was brilliant. (From The New Street Renegades: An Interview with Francesca Gavin, in Identity Theory)

Identity Theory at is a regularly updated online magazine covering literature, music, film, social justice, and art. The project launched in 2000 under the editorial direction of Matt Borondy, who still publishes the site with the help of more than twenty volunteer editors. Within Identity Theory's thousands of pages of original content, you will find:
Over 200 author interviews featuring notable personalities like Howard Zinn, Jonathan Safran Foer, Chip Kidd, Azar Nafisi, Ethan Hawke, and Sarah Vowell. Music interviews with envelope-pushing bands such as Animal Collective and Sleater-Kinney--as well as album reviews and music articles. Short, innovative fiction. Creative nonfiction about everything from warblers to whales to the erotic art of dying. Visual art including boxing images and photos of Guatemala and Cuba. Film reviews and interviews.A social justice section containing politically conscious material and a frequently updated weblog. Book coverage describing new releases and industry news, and a blog that documents our reading experiences. Quarterly poetry from all over the world.
Jack Magazine began in the summer of 2000, described then as a new literary journal stepping out from an old site about the beat generation and forming an arc to the Big Bridge. Jack has remained a small journal, and is part of Stanford’s LOCKSS program. Starting primarily to honor such authors as Gary Snyder, Jack Kerouac, Philip Whalen, and others, Jack has wandered about in the literary mountains, escaping to South America, South Africa, and to South Bree, even. Some of the underlying elements of Jack are key to its survival and to its confusion: strong focus on continuance of the beat writer essence — the open road, turtle islands, dances of the coyote, and rolling bones. Jack is a non-profit, online magazine that comes out 1-2 times a year. Its next issue is spring 2009. Visit Jack to find out how to submit an article. The spring 2009 issue will deal with ecological issues and wilderness writings.

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ken*again, a US literary magazine, is a quarterly, nonprofit e-zine presenting a hearty, eclectic mix of prose, poetry, art and photography: accessible, obscure, soothing, disturbing. Wrap your mind around a good read. John Delin and Pamela Boslet Buskin are the Editors and Publishers. At

The Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is making available live Web casts of their Readings and Conversations Series at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. All future programs in the Readings and Conversations series will be Web cast at 7:00 p.m. MST (US Mountain Standard Time; this is 2 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time the following day). To listen in, just go to the Lannan Web site: and click on the live Web cast icon; it will be a picture of the reader for that evening.

The Readings and Conversations calendar is on the Web site at: For those who can’t listen in in real time, the audio recording of the reading will be available on the Web site within 48 hours. In addition, there is an extensive audio archive on the site, at:

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Laurable audio links: You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll rewind. Over 450 poets and 2,750 audio links... a unbelieveable resource. At

The Lazarus Corporation is a loose collective of artists producing work in a variety of media with no clear boundaries between them, and has been described by reviewers as both ‘Psychosexual experimental art extremity’ and ‘a much needed purgative for the banality of contemporary culture’.

Like Water Burning (from Long Beach, California) is dedicated to promoting the creative process and ensuring the unsure that the boundaries, guidelines, and regulations, which may be weighing down the term “creative”, do not actually exist, as the term itself remains, and shall remain, boundless and without limits until the end of time,’ say the editors. Further: ‘More About Us: Like Water Burning is an independent literary journal featuring both new and experienced writers. Its unique content features various forms, which range from flash fiction to essays on conspiracy theories. The print journal is perfect-bound and varies in length between 180-200 pages.’


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The View From Here at is a print and on-line literary magazine with author interviews, book reviews, Exclusively Independent News, original fiction and articles. Designed and edited by an international team we bring an entertaining mix of wit, insight and intelligence all packaged in beautifully designed pages that mix the new with the famous. The View From Here has a close working relationship with publishers The Random House Group, Cannongate, Alma Books, Faber, Legend Press, and also the Arts Council funded Exclusively Independent Scheme. In 2009 we were shortlisted as a finalist for the best UK blog. The View From Here is also in selected libraries in the South East of England and is a member of Publishers Weekly’s Booklife.

The Literateur (don’t think about the spelling) is a new online literary magazine featuring interviews with luminaries of the literary world, articles, reviews and exciting new creative works. For information on how to write for them, click here.
You can contact them via email: Editor: Kit Toda Email: editor[ât]
Deputy Editors: Eleanor Williams Email: eley[ât]
Dan Eltringham Email: dan[ât]

The Literary Review is mainly a print journal, but they have links with the Web Del Sol Internet site and publish a number of small electronic chapbooks. Mailing address:
285 Madison Avenue,
Madison, NJ 07940
Phone 201-443-8564


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LitLine... For a large list of live links to literary publishers, magazines, websites and electronic magazine, visit Chris Abbott’s LitLine, at

The Loft Literary Center at in Minnesota. The mission of the Loft is to foster a writing community, the artistic development of individual writers, and an audience for literature. Founded in 1974 in a loft above a Minneapolis bookstore, the Loft is now the nation’s largest and most comprehensive literary center, offering programs and services for readers and writers. Whatever forms of reading and writing you are drawn to, there’s something for you at the Loft. Take a creative writing class. Attend a special presentation by a favorite Minnesota writer. Enter a writing competition or attend a reading. You are invited to become involved in the Loft’s unique community and to join others who engage in a reading and writing life.

Speakeasy (literary magazine) at The Editors say: the mission of Speakeasy magazine is the mission of its publisher, The Loft Literary Center: to foster a writing community, the artistic development of writers, and an audience for literature.
      By taking a ‘literary look at life’ and offering literary perspectives on a variety of life’s major themes, Speakeasy is unlike any other magazine for readers and writers. And our magazine’s approach, born from the mission of The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, testifies to the relevance of literature in our culture and our daily lives. One of our goals is to awaken a broader audience to the pleasures and challenges of literary works.
      Speakeasy from The Loft
      Suite 200, Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South,
      Minneapolis, MN 55415, USA

The editors of Loop (Twisted Tongue) in Berkeley represent a diverse group of young poets motivated to write with voices conscious in the expressive capacity of language... dedicated to the idea that poetry continues to have significance in contemporary experience... they write from diverse perspectives, and welcome new voices to expand their own appreciation of poetry.
     “The editing staff,” they say, “has chosen William Carlos Williams as a canonical representative to our style but do not let this limit your image of Twisted Tongue. Imagine WCW at the center of a spinning turntable that has haphazardly dispersed the poetic voice of this great Modernist through the linguistics gravitated in a centrifugal exploration; that image represents the voice of Twisted Tongue.”
Loop, c/o Press 62 Publications, 2224 Dwight Way Apt. A, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA

Mad Hatter’s Review at
Edgy and Enlightened Literature, Art & Music in the Age of Dementia:

(from a review:) ‘...and the zaniness of cartoony hat-doffing icons scattered about an elegant layout. And Alice would recognize that Paul Slapion’s eerie cover artworks, the fragmented and/or hallucinatory nature of individual contributions confirm the title’s awareness of cultural poison and the need for respite of laughter and art. I echo the following sentiment: “[...] we’re going to enjoy the ride while it lasts and we sincerely hope that you’ll join us in spirit, if not in deed,” from Editor’s Rave by Editor/ Publisher, Carol Novack.’

Maverick is a magazine, say the editors, with the highest artistic standards and a toothy editorial staff dedicated to the discovery and display of those most rare and vital poems: those which resonate soundly with the rich, original and visionary imagery, language and content that is the maverick impulse; the best and most important vein of the American poetic tradition.
     Maverick seeks to place strong, cutting-edge work by emerging writers together with new work by established writers to create the first high-quality digital forum for the very best contemporary poetry.
     Maverick’s basic aesthetic principles are largely informed by the precepts of Modernism as delineated by Ezra Pound: The language of poetry ‘must be a fine language, departing in no way from speech, save by a heightened intensity (i.e. simplicity). There must be no book words, no periphrase, no inversions... nothing — nothing that you couldn’t, in some circumstance, in the stress of some emotion, actually say.’

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Photo (detail) of San Francisco beat legend Bob Kaufman (1925–1985) in the Trieste coffee bar, North Beach, by A.D.Winans. was created in 1999 by Larry Sawyer and Lina ramona Vitkauskas. It stemmed directly from the creation of milk magazine in its print incarnation by Larry Sawyer. As a past editor of Nexus magazine, Larry was fortunate to work with/publish distinguished poets such as Jack Micheline, Ira Cohen, Gerard Malanga, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gustaf Sobin, Frank Lima, Paul Violi, Sheila E. Murphy, Linda Lerner, Paul Bowles, and Charles Henri Ford. With MilkMag he hopes to make contact with the spirit of poetry via the electronic pulse of this strange machine called the Internet... infusing it with a life it lacks, the creative sweat and blood of the inspiring artists contained in milk!

Mimesis at is an international poetry journal. We publish poetry, artwork and non-fiction prose three times a year inside a glossy 6x9" print magazine. While our tastes may lean towards the more unusual or the under-represented, we are above all keen to publish good work, in whatever form it may take. We aim to provide a meeting place for different artistic aesthetics, creating a platform for those around the world writing in English to exchange ideas and influence one another.

The Modern Review is published quarterly by Parsifal Press in Ontario Canada.
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Editor-in-Chief: Simone dos Anjos; Editor: Pietro Aman; Advisors: Jennifer Moxley, Geoffrey G. O’Brien.

They say: ‘Our editorial mission is to dispute literary borders on an international stage, to educate, and to foster both an appreciation and desire for a higher standard in the written arts. To make no alliances, and cultivate no preference of one class or movement over another, but to act as a point where artistic integrity meets the risk-taking means which will promote its cause with zeal and diligence. Our desired end is sustained access to a relevant literature, one that refuses to oppose tradition to innovation, the personal to the objective.’

Parsifal Press, RPO P.O. Box 32659, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 0A2, Canada

Natural Bridge at
is a bi-annual publication from the University of Missouri, Saint Louis that features fiction, poetry, personal essays, and work in translation from authors world-wide. Work is accepted during two annual submission periods, July 1 August 31 and November 1 to December 31. Electronic submissions are not accepted, simultaneous submissions are acceptable if authors notify Natural Bridge immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. Notable work is nominated for appearance in Best American Short Stories and for the Pushcart Prize. Payment is two contributor copies and a year subscription.

NEO, at

... an international print magazine of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, is published in association with the Departamento de Línguas e Literaturas Modernas, Universidade dos Açores, Portugal. Among the North American authors who have had work in recent issues are Peter Makuck, Mark Levine, Mark Cox, Frank Gaspar, Katherine Vaz, and William Trowbridge. Patricia Goedicke and Colette Inez (among others) have work forthcoming in the next issue. Some established European contributors include Luisa Villalta, David Albahari, José Martins Garcia, Pedro da Silveira, and Pedro Javier Castañeda Garcia.

New Hope International at

This extensive site by Gerald England, 2006 recipient of the Ted Slade Award for Service to Poetry, has links to his poetry, and travel photography. It showcases work published by New Hope International, and details books and magazines currently available from NHI. NHI Review is an independent small press poetry review covering magazines, books et cetera with links to authors and publishers.

The Art of Haiku is a guide to haiku and other related genres and includes Haiku Talk, a general discussion list.

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online literary magazine of the MFA creative writing program


Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics launched its low-residency MFA Creative Writing degree in the fall of 2003. An online publication was an obvious inclusion. So what then, does not enough night mean? It’s from Kerouac. “Not enough ecstasy for me, not enough life, joy, kicks, darkness, music, not enough night.” It’s about putting something vital back in.

nth position is a free online magazine/ezine with politics and opinion, travel writing, fiction and poetry, reviews and interviews, and some high weirdness.
Editor: Val Stevenson, 38 Allcroft Road, London NW5 4NE
— ‘one of the best examples of how the Internet has been used to champion a cause’ (London) Times
    — ‘genuinely innovative’ Private Eye

Readers’ poll winner in the 2004 Utne Independent Press Awards.
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The Once Orange Badge Poetry Supplement
A4 poetry supplement for everyone whose life has been touched by disability in some way or at some time. No preference towards style or length and poems may be on any subject.
Writers now wanted for issues 5 and 6 — Send submission with s.a.e to:

D. Martyn Heath
P.O. Box 184, South Ockendon, Essex RM15 5WT, United Kingdom
Telephone 01708 852827, or e-mail:

A N N O U N C I N G : The first of two open letter issues of Open Letter magazine / open letters to/from poets

This first issue is also available in print for $7 (Canadian), or US$ 9 (international) made out to: Open Letter, c/o Frank Davey, 499 Dufferin Ave, London, Ontario, N6B 2A1, Canada. The second issue of letters to/from poets is forthcoming this Winter 2002 (Open Letter, Eleventh Series, No. 4).
CALL FOR RESPONSES: Editors are accepting new open letters, as well as new responses to the existing letters, for prompt online publication. Louis Cabri and Nicole Markotic, eds.

Oyster Boy... a print and online quarterly journal of fiction and poetry — editorials with an edge, winner of a number of awards for design and fiction publishing, and part of the Literary Arts WEBring. Oyster Boy Review is published by Damon Sauve of San Francisco, and edited by Damon (fiction), Jeffery Beam (North Carolina, poetry), Jill Meyers (fiction, Oakland, CA), Lucy Harrison (fiction, Tallahassee, FL), C. Earl Nelson (fiction), Chad Driscoll (editor-at-large, Los Angeles), Minh-Mai Hoang (editor-at-large, California), Kevin McGowin (editor-at-large, New Hampshire), Zoe Francesca (fiction, Berkeley), and Lindsay Martell (fiction, San Francisco), at:

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Paperplates in Toronto at

Available for downloading directly from, paperplates is a literary quarterly published (in Adobe PDF format only) in Toronto ‘for 50 readers’.
      The editors say: We make no distinction between veterans and beginners. Some of our contributors have published several books; some have never before published a single line. What will paperplates publish? Like most magazines, paperplates has a front, a middle, and a back section. In the front section ("homeplate") we put short personal essays, memoirs, and travel accounts. The tone expected is that of an informal letter, although the subject itself need not be light. The average length is 2,500 words. In the middle section we put short stories, one-act plays, musical scores, poems short and long, extended travel pieces, formal essays, interviews, and reminiscences. (These categories are not exclusive.) The maximum length for the prose works is 7,500 words, for the poems 1,500 words (give or take a few couplets). We prefer not to serialize, particularly when the subsequent parts have yet to be written. In the back section we put reviews of theatre, films, and books. The average length is 2,500 words. We have some fine regular reviewers, but no one holds tenure here. We welcome opinionated writing. We also welcome photos and drawings for display throughout the magazine. We publish one or two cartoons in each issue.
      Inquiries to
      paperplates, 19 Kenwood Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6C 2R8, Canada

PEN America

At A thought-provoking, lovingly edited mix of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama by your favorite (or soon-to-be-favorite) writers from the U.S. and around the world. A typical issue includes edited transcripts of PEN events, excerpts from award-winning books, short and long responses to the issue’s theme by members of PEN, and whatever other selections we feel best round out the discussion. Take a look in our archives for past tables of contents and selected excerpts.

PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers
568 Broadway, Suite 401, New York, NY 10012, USA
tel. (212) 334-1660 x115, fax. (212) 334-2181,
Subscribe on-line:

Pen Friends UK at

is a writers’ advisory service. Our dedicated team is able to help you with any aspects of your work; be it simple proofreading, construction of synopsis or advice on attracting an agent. Please enjoy browsing our site, if you have any questions or comments, then you are welcome to e-mail us at penfriendsuk [ât] btinternet [dot] com
or phone (UK) 01295 738 898


PennSound has a new look and many new poetry MP3s, both historical and contemporary, including Bernadette Mayer, H.D., Lydia Davis, Jennifer Moxley, Gil Ott, Vachel Lindsay, Paul Auster, Kit Robinson, Rodrigo Toscano, Ann Waldman and many others. We also have the first two segments of Robert Ashley’s video opera series, Music with Roots in the Aether, featuring Phil Glass and David Behrman. On the new home page, we feature a selection of recommended files. The selection will be updated every few months.
Directors: Al Filreis and Charles Bernstein charges US$5 per month. That lets you share and interact with other poetry lovers, organizations and publishers around the world. As a member of you’ll receive a website with the following benefits:

Ploughshares is a literary print journal, publishing poetry and fiction and occasionally personal essays/ memoirs. Internet contact address:
Each issue is guest-edited by a prominent writer who explores different and personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. We are considered one of the top literary journals in the United States. Although we are affiliated with Emerson College in Boston, Mass., we are not a student publication. We receive a thousand submissions each month from all over the country and the world, and the authors we publish range from best-selling household names to fresh new discoveries.

Thirty-Two Years of Award Winners: Stories, poems, and essays from Ploughshares have appeared at least 129 times in The Best American Poetry, The Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses.

Ploughshares, Emerson College, 120 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116, USA

Australian poet John Kinsella, now working in Cambridge, England, started a poetry discussion group called poetryetc, available at worth checking out.

The Poetry Foundation recently launched, a new Web site that offers engaging literary journalism — profiling poets, reviewing readings, reporting on poetry as it intersects with other art forms, and with the culture at large. At the core of the site is an archive of more than 300 poets and 3,000 poems, which will be continually updated and expanded.

We designed the site for devoted and casual readers of poetry with the goal of expanding the overall number of poetry readers. To broaden people’s awareness of other important poetry organizations, publications,and sites, we included links to them on the site’s Around the Web page:

We hope that you will visit the site and explore our content and features, which include:

The archive, a database consisting of more than 300 poets and 3,000 poems continually updated and expanded

The Poetry Tool, a user-friendly interface to the database that helps people find content by poem (category, occasion, title, etc.), poet (name, time period, geography, etc.), articles (culture, news, publishing, etc.), and audio/visuals (readings, interviews, etc.)

Magazine-style features on poets, poetry, and culture

Reading guides by critics, poets, and teachers introducing poems and poets to curious readers

Poetry publishing industry news, such as best seller lists and interviews with booksellers

News about poetry, including reviews of readings and a weekly live blog

Exclusive content from Poetry magazine including book reviews, articles, and letters

Key announcements, initiatives, awards, and events from the Poetry Foundation

About The Poetry Foundation: The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. One of the largest literary organizations in the world, it exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative literary prizes and programs. Upon receipt of a major gift from philanthropist Ruth Lilly, the Poetry Foundation was established in 2003, evolving from the Modern Poetry Association, which was founded in 1941. The Poetry Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Poetry International, Rotterdam
at is a government-sponsored foundation working to promote interest in and foster love for the art of poetry. It organizes the annual Poetry International Festival, the Children’s Poetry Festival, a National Poetry Day, and various international exchange projects. Poetry International also tries to bring poetry to a wider public by posting poems in public areas, on buildings, in railway carriages, even on garbage trucks. Another project is Poetry International’s interactive CD-ROM Via Poetica. The Foundation does essential work as an international poetry archive and documentation centre.
    The heart of the Foundation’s work is the annual poetry festival. From humble beginnings in 1970, the Poetry International Festival has grown to become one of the leading poetry platforms in the world. Every year about forty poets from various countries gather in Rotterdam for the week-long festival, to present their work in their own language and to exchange views. Selections from their poetry are translated into Dutch for the festival — often for the first time. English translations are also provided for the international audience. Afterwards, festivalgoers can relax with life music in the theater cafés.
    If you want to view the site, please be patient — it is full of Javascript and large, slow-loading graphics, and takes quite a while to download.

The Poetry Kit is a growing British site run by Jim Bennett. A site to explore, full of useful listings, competition, opinions on vanity publishing, and other bits and pieces relating to poetry. At:

The Poetry Project at

“The Poetry Project burns like red hot coal in New York’s snow”.

— Allen Ginsberg

Since its founding in 1966, the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery in New York City has been a forum for public literary events and a resource for writers. Over the past 34 years, hundreds of poets, writers and performers, including Allen Ginsberg, John Ashbery, Adrienne Rich, Alice Walker, John Cage, Sam Shepard, Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones), Terri McMillan, Robert Creeley, Alice Notley, Bernadette Mayer and Kenneth Koch have shared their work at the Poetry Project. With three different reading and performance series a week, plus lectures and special events, the Poetry Project is a vital and hospitable hub for the writing community in New York City. The Poetry Project was the scene of the only joint reading by Robert Lowell and Allen Ginsberg and has been the site of historic memorials to poets Paul Blackburn, Robert Duncan, Charles Reznikoff, Frank O’Hara, Ted Berrigan, Edwin Denby and many others. Staffed completely by poets (but please don’t hold that against them) the Poetry Project challenges, informs and inspires working writers, while remaining accessible to the general public.
      Now in its 33rd season, the Poetry Project continues to offer encouragement and resources to poets, writers, artists and performers whose work is experimental, innovative and pertinent to writing that proposes fresh aesthetic, cultural, philosophical and political approaches to contemporary society.

The Poetry Society... deep in the winding alleys of Covent Garden, London, England, the Poetry Society publishes Poetry Review and supports the British poetry establishment with might and main, at Their e-mail address: They say: “Our mission is to advance the study, use and enjoyment of poetry. A charitable organisation founded in 1909, we provide support, information and merchandise for specialists and the general public alike. We have over 3,000 members worldwide and we engage with and support diverse poetry audiences.”

Poets & Writers in New York City has been around for more than a decade, and the experience shows. Their Internet site is mature and feature-rich, with heaps of information about US contests and grants and awards, residencies, a directory of writers, literary links, news from the writing world, a bookstore, and publishing advice. Their eponymous magazine is equally full of useful information. Check it out at

PoetsWest, a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, links the poet with readers and listeners in the broader democratic community in the USA. The Editors say: “Although poets write their poems in solitude, they do take pride in their craft and usually want to share their poems with an audience. PoetsWest coordinates a variety of reading venues, produces a quarterly public performance of poetry, publishes an anthology of the poetry for each quarterly performance, and provides a network for poets and poetry. Along the way, PoetsWest learned a few things about what the gift of poetry means to the community and how the poet connects to that community and to the larger world.” in the UK is a poetry portal combined with a dedicated online bookshop with over 7,000 titles from at least 300 major publishers. Features: Bookshop, Events listing, Publications, Competitions, Interviews, Poets for the Past, List of Organisations, Tips for Wannabes, a News Archive, an opportunity to submit News/Articles, Awards and Prizes listings and poets’ showcase.

The Prague Revue... Bohemia’s Journal of International Literature — prose and poetry in English from contributors all around the world. You can obtain a sample copy for USD$10 plus $2 shipping. Or visit their web site at
Fiction Editors: D.Lázló Conhaim, Max Munson, Jason Penazzi-Russell; Poetry Editors: Louis Armand, Todd Morimoto, Will Pritts; Managing Editor: Clare Wallace; Assistant Editor: Rachel Earls
Distributed by: Small Press Distributors, Berkeley, California, US.A.; Marginal, Ontario, Canada
Published by The Prague Revue Cultural Foundation, V jámê 7, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic

QuickMuse at a cutting contest [say the editors...], a linguistic jam session, a series of on-the-fly compositions in which some great poets riff away on a randomly picked subject. It’s an experiment, QuickMuse, to see if first thoughts are indeed the best ones. We’re not entirely sure about this, but we suspect QuickMuse will bring readers closer to the moment of composition than they have ever been before. Best part: our playback feature lets you watch the poems unfold, second by second. Or as Thlyias Moss says, it’s “the chance for a poem to find its/audience fast,” in which words don’t “have as much/time to stale, pale/lose the relevance of the moment” to which they belong. In an essay for Poets and Writers, QuickMuse publisher Ken Gordon explains the philosophy behind the site.

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Henry Rago, 1950s

Henry Rago, 1915-1969: Poet and Professor at

Henry Rago was a poet and editor of Poetry Magazine for 14 years from 1955–1969. He was also a Professor of Theology and Literature at the University of Chicago, jointly in the Divinity School and in the New Collegiate Division, from 1967. His seminars and research explored the relations between poetry and religion, among other interdisciplinary concerns. This site explores his life and work.

Rain Taxi Review of Books

Rain Taxi Review of Books is a quarterly publication featuring reviews of literary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction,with an emphasis on works that push the boundaries of language, narrative, and genre.
     Press profiles, interviews, and in-depth reviews reflect Rain Taxi’s commitment to spreading the word about the best in contemporary literature. Editor: Eric Lorberer.

Fumeur, from Readme # 3

Readme Edited by Gary Sullivan — a quarterly online journal of poetics featuring interviews, essays and reviews germane to contemporary poetry. Poetry published only in tandem with author interviews and/or critical prose, except in cases of poem-as-reading / critique. Queries welcome. A letters page will be included in issues from 2000. The URL Internet address: Please communicate via email, or mail to:
Gary Sullivan, 558 11th Street, #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11215.

Photograph (‘Steve Abbott’) borrowed from readme #3 thanks to Alysia Abbott.

Reality X appears regularly from Portland, Maine, at It’s a photojournal, arts and writing magazine, with a refreshingly local ambience.

Red Ink is an exciting new publication from the team that brought you Incorporating Writing and members of The Incwriters Society Client List as editors. Editor Andrew Oldham says: ‘ Subscribing supports not just the magazine but The Society’s continued work to archive and protect writing. It will be published twice a year as a PDF, emailed directly to subscribers, and it will publish selected poems from poets, new photography and art work on the themes of Summer and Winter, with one short story in each issue.’ On the internet at

Renovation Journal (Lowell, MA, USA) is an independent literary magazine focused on new and emerging talent in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

Published twice a year, Renovation Journal is a community-based publication providing a forum, both in print and through live readings, for local and regional authors to share their work. The editors see the literary process as an important tool for forging strong communal bonds through art and literature.

Email: Emshmer [ât] yahoo [dot] com

Leslie Charteris

The Saint was my hero when I was young. I always assumed that his creator Leslie Charteris was as tall, slim and blue-eyed as his creation. Not so: his photos show him as a stocky pugnacious chap, with a resemblance to Lee Kuan Yew.

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No wonder: he was born Leslie Bowyer Yin in Singapore on May 12, 1907, and changed his name by deed-poll in 1926. He died in England in 1993. His father was a wealthy Chinese surgeon; his mother was English. The Internet site The Saintly Bible is the work of fan Dan Bodenheimer, it will tell you everything you ever needed to know about Mr Yin and his alter ego, the cool and elegant Simon Templar, at

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Scottish Pamphlet Poetry

This website has been set up to allow you to find out about Scottish poetry pamphlets. It has been made possible by funding from the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award, which offers an annual award to poetry pamphlet publishers, encouraging them, giving them the attention they deserve and displaying them at the National Library of Scotland.

Pamphlets have always been important in poetry publishing but today more than ever they have heightened significance. New technology makes them easier and cheaper to produce. Poets or groups of poets can make their own pamphlets and publishers find them a financially sustainable way of independently making poetry available. Many of the hundreds of excellent poets who have hoped in vain for a book to be (so-called) commercially published, or for a further book after their first, or for a quickly produced book for a particular poem or group of poems, or generally to allow their readership to read their work can now turn to pamphlets with confidence. On the internet at:


An online and print journal dedicated to innovation and collaboration, Sidebrow provides a forum for exploring the collective and the singular in the literary arts. By taking an open-ended approach to its construction, Sidebrow expands on the traditional literary journal model, showcasing communally derived literary pieces alongside individual works.

Sidebrow seeks fiction, poetry, art, essay, ephemera, found text, academic inquiries into mathematics, economics, and the sciences, political analysis, and literary, cultural, and art critique. In short, engaging material regardless of ilk. Given its desire to unlock what is common to disparate literary, artistic, and cultural pursuits, Sidebrow encourages the submission of both partial excerpts and fully formed works.

Queries and all other correspondence should be sent to sidebrow (at) sidebrow (dot) net.

Sirena... at
    ... poetry, art and criticism, an international, multilingual journal of poetry and art published biannually by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Dickinson College and distributed by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Here’s what the editor says:
    ‘ Borges would say, as we face our daily lives we should distrust those who have a univocal point of view, or those whose pronouncements are always consistent, because our reflections are at the mercy of the seasons, and are but portraits of particular moments. It is only by our permanent contact with diversity that we may, one day, come to think of ourselves as more accomplished human beings. Poetry and art, as we see it, is the source of diversity and at the same time exemplifies the phenomenon of language: a metaphor for particular moments, regardless of the discipline, a metaphor, that as the artist invents it, the reader or observer invents its meaning. We hope that our readers will appreciate these pages as a metaphor for what we are: a group of individuals from different parts of the globe, with varied interests, who speak and write in different languages, and with multiple views of the universe in which we inhabit, but with a common interest: Art.’ [Jorge R. Sagastume, Editor]


Sitaudis, at is entirely in French. The auteur, Pierre Le Pillouër, has a huge range of materiel under these headings:

Parutions / Excitations / Poèmes and Fictions / Apparitions / Auteurs / Liens

And he has this to say:

Ils comptent sans penser: Il y a toutes sortes de poètes aujourd’hui, très nombreux, des gars assez incultes et dysorthographiques qui se prennent pour des rock stars, des septuagénaires qui s’improvisent cinéastes, des lanceurs de bâtons de pluie, des professeurs en retraite qui posent baudelairiens, des bas bleus qui allument les messieurs en écrivant “Foutez-moi !”, des universitaires qui rêvent de terrorisme nihiliste sans risques, des chômeurs, une chanteuse, des routards, des animateurs d’atelier d’écriture, des touilleurs de mortier, des psys, un gendarme, des écrivains célèbres, des gens qui haïssent la poésie, il y a même des artistes et toute la cohorte de ceux qui disent s’effacer pour écrire. Il y a aussi toutes sortes d’éditeurs, presque aussi nombreux que les premiers, des marchands cyniques et des militants infatigables (moins nombreux que les premiers), des amateurs dans tous les sens et des amateurs de procès (trop perméables aux bêtises de l’époque) qui aimeraient faire taire les voix de discordance, il y a enfin pas mal d’éditeurs poètes et de poètes éditeurs, chacun tenant un blog qu’il faudrait lire mais on trouve de moins en moins de lecteurs : ce site n’a d’autre ambition que de ranimer ces rangs désaffectés.

SleepingFish is an independent print literary magazine of experimental prose, text/ image, art, textual art, poetic TEXTures and general memetic nonsense, now on issue 0.75, the third installment. You can preview the issue at

SLOPE is a bi-monthly, online journal devoted to contemporary poetry being written around the globe in English. Contributors hail from countries including Australia, Great Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. The editors say that they encourage new and emerging writers, while continuing to publish award-winning and established poets. Slope occasionally features “sampler” issues.

Recent or upcoming examples include New Avant Poetry (Issue 5), Contemporary Womens Poetry (Issue 6) and New Welsh and British Poetry (Issue 8). Poets featured and/or forthcoming in Slope include James Tate, Forrest Gander, Heather McHugh, Dara Wier, Franz Wright, Eric Pankey, Eugen Jebeleanu, Matthew Rohrer, Mary Jo Bang, Ron Silliman, Joe Wenderoth, John Kinsella, Timothy Liu, Margot Schilpp, Pam Brown, Peter Finch, Kevin Hart, Peter Minter, Brian Henry, Lee Upton, Katy Lederer, Drew Milne, Mark Bibbins, Coral Hull, Graham Foust, Jonathan Monroe, Susan Schultz, Louis Armand, Spencer Selby, Christine Hume, Javant Biarujia, Charles Bernstein, and many others. You can find it hiding under a rigmarole of distracting Javascript and Flash routines at

Since 1974 Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center has been at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area innovative writing scenes, bringing together independent readers, writers, and presses through publications, conferences, and “the most important reading series on the West Coast” (— Eileen Myles). SPT promotes and supports writers of many stripes, from all over the globe — particularly those who push the limits of traditional literature and how we speak and think about the world. Elizabeth Treadwell Jackson is the Executive Director.
     Small Press Traffic, Literary Arts Center at CCAC,
     1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, California 94107
     Phone: 415/551-9278, Internet at

Smartish Pace  — a 10-year-old literary magazine (print) and can be found at

Smartish Pace | P.O. Box 22161 | Baltimore, MD 21203 | USA

Sound Eye — Irish Poetry & the Universe of Writing is a new site, growing fast, with pages for poets such as Brian Coffey, Randolph Healy, Trevor Joyce, Michael Smith and Tom Raworth. The editors say that the content will focus on the innovative edge to Irish poetry, and there will also be a full range of supporting materials, including review and survey articles, bibliographies, and news of relevant readings, festivals and conferences.

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Southern Ocean Review at is an electronic literary magazine published quarterly from Dunedin in New Zealand, containing fiction, poetry, criticism, comment and essays. SOR also publishes special features from time to time. Founded in October 1996, the magazine contains up to ten works of fiction and up to fifteen poets in each issue. As well as being online, a paper version is published. Subscription and price details on their book company page. Graphic: New Zealand flag waving in the stiff breeze from the Southern Ocean.

Spencer Selby’s List of Experimental Poetry/Art Magazines: gigantic, multi-cultural and multi-lingual, detailed, wide-ranging... go for it. At:

SULFUR... in its 19 year run, with over 800 contributors in its 11,000 pages, and 46 issues, Sulfur established itself, in James Laughlin’s words, as “the most important literary magazine which has explored and extended the boundaries of poetry”. Running at an average of 225 pages per issue, Sulfur’s departments, as it were, included translations of new and undertranslated well-known poets, archival materials (unpublished writing by the great dead e.g., Pound, Crane, Williams, Loy etc), the inclusion of unknown and young poets, commentary (50 to 60 pages per issue), and resource materials including art, art criticism, archetypal psychology, archeology, and political commentary.
     Special issues or supplements included the work of Michel Leiris, George Oppen, Paul Celan, Ana Mendieta, Hungarian Poetry, East German poetry, Peruvian Photography, Paul Blackburn, Antonin Artaud, the Vancouver Robin Blaser Conference, Anglophone Poetry outside the US and UK, and Into The Past (pre-20th century poetry and poetics).
      All but 3 of the 46 issues are still available for sale — a number are only a few dollars. For a backlist of available issues, write to sulfur’s editor, clayton eshleman, at
210 washtenaw road, ypsilanti mi 48197 usa,
or e-mail eshleman at

Textbase, in Victoria, Australia

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‘Thanks to its lavish employment of gorgeous photography,, an online literary magazine devoted to all things Scottish, is as visually exquisite to wander through as it is to read, with every click of the mouse revealing some new enchantment. This free resource grew out of the now defunct Scottish Book Collector magazine, and makes use of that archive, amplifying it with a host of new articles and features. You’ll find everything here from brand new short stories and poems penned by authors both familiar and obscure, plus reviews, writer profiles, interviews, and much more.’  — Scotsman online review, 7 July 2006

The Page at

New Zealand poet Andrew Johnson’s digest of good reading: as he says, ‘It’s an attempt at the page I’ve always wanted to find: a digest (rather than a magazine) of the most interesting poetry, and writing about poetry, that is available online. It’s trying to be selective and inclusive at the same time, picking the best from a wide range of kinds of writing.’

3rd bed (or perhaps ‘Third Bed’ — now how should I place that in alphabetical order?...) at is a journal publishing innovative work by new and established writers. The editors say: “We are searching for fresh voices who are making excursions into new territories, expanding beyond the front lawn and kitchen table of domestic realism. We are looking for fiction, for poetry, and for work that blurs the distinction between these genres; we are looking for translations of authors living and dead, known and unknown; we are looking for a range of pieces that evoke anything from disquiet to whimsy, from the jarring to the soothing: work that may be variously urgent, kaleidoscopic, erotic, or elliptical. Submissions and correspondence must be accompanied by an SASE.” inquiries to: 3rd bed, 131 Clay Street, Central Falls, RI 02860, USA

TrAce is a busy 24-hour online community for writers and readers across the world, based at Nottingham Trent University in England, and featuring Internet-based writers-in-residence. TrAce includes members from the United States, Australia, and 60 other nations from Singapore to Venezuela. It was founded in 1995 by novelist Sue Thomas with a US$500,000 grant from the Arts Council of England. Their links page is full of good things, especially art/writing sites that push the envelope. At Tel: +44 (0)115 9486360, Fax: +44 (0)115 9486364, Email:


The Anglo-French Poetry Festival has been held in Paris every year since 1976. Its director is the energetic Jacques Rancourt. It is mainly a poetry translation festival, adding the participation of artists from different disciplines. More than 340 poets from English and French countries around the world have been involved up to now.

La Traductère is a bi-lingual (French/English) review dedicated to the art of poetry and poetry translation, edited by Jacques Rancourt. Each issue presents poems specially written around a particular theme, artworks inspired by the same theme, and cross-translations between poets made for the Anglo-French Poetry Festival. As well, each issue includes essays on poetry and translation, other unpublished poems, and book reviews. La Traducti�re is an original publication which offers fascinating insights into the translation of poetry, as well as it provides an introduction to great contemporary poetry in French and in English from all countries of the world.

Both the magazine and the Festival can be contacted through their website:

The Transcendental Friend


The Transcendental Friend (a journal of poetry, poetics, art & criticism) is updated on the first of every month, and will present several regular sections, including A Critical Dictionary, The Bestiary, Dialectic, and a Project. Clunky images of Russian cosmonauts beguile the viewer. Something like the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics were it edited by Bataille, Coleridge & Kierkegaard, perhaps... you can find your Friend at, and the editor, Garrett Kalleberg, can be e-mailed at

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Turbine, a magazine for poetry, fiction, interviews and graphic experiments, from windy New Zealand, on the Internet at

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is an attractive site for experimental visual, concrete and sound works....on the Internet at       A current (late 2002) feature is the reprint of the entire set of Aspen magazine, a true multimedia extravangaza from the 1960s, and a very worthwhile exhibit. The nature of multimedia means that, as they say,
To explore this site, you will want a web browser that is Style Sheet savvy and JavaScript savvy. Internet Explorer 4 or Netscape 4 will do. For the audio exhibits, you will need an mp3 player (QuickTime will do) or Real Player. The movie exhibits require either QuickTime or Real Player G2. Two of the interactive exhibits require Macromedia’s Flash plug-in. Another requires QuickTime.
Who is the site owner or editor? I searched but couldn’t find the name, though a little bird told me that New Yorker Kenny Goldsmith has something to do with it. See Marjorie Perloff’s interview with Kenny in Jacket 21:

Cow story

Ugly Accent is a progressive literary journal out of Madison, Wisconsin. The editors say: ‘The focus of our journal is not only to publish exceptional writing, but to glorify the cesspool of talent that this region breeds. We put forth a challenge to all of our submitters, to find that inherent degree of separation between you and the good ole heartland. We don’t want stories about cows and cheese, although those won’t necessarily be shunned, but we do require a commitment to this theory.’ At

Vanitas, a large and elegant print journal edited by Vincent Katz in New York, has a web presence:

Vincent Katz is the translator of the 2005 National Translation Award, American Literary Translators Association, for his The Complete Elegies of Sextus Propertius, available from Princeton University Press here:

Web Del Sol... A US-based site with many links to literary magazine Internet home pages, especially American ones. Many quirky offerings and strange literary cul-de-sacs off the back alleys of the Internet. (They must have good taste — Jacket was on their list of top sites for December 1997.)

Western Writers Centre in Galway, Ireland


We facilitate a free daytime Diverse Writers Group every Thursday afternoon (starting at 2pm) here at 34 Nuns Island, Galway. We also run a general Writers’’ Group each Wednesday at the same time. We have organised workshops in Scriptwriting, Short Story Writing and Publishing Your Poetry and plan to organise workshops in every aspect of fiction and poetry writing. New workshops and courses are planned continually. We run a manuscript service for poets and fiction writers, including constructive criticism and advice on publication in a detailed written report delivered confidentially. We offer a wide variety of information for writers seeking publication, including a list of all the main Irish magazines publishing poetry and fiction.

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White Fungus is an experimental arts magazine based in Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand. Produced by a collective of artists, writers and designers, White Fungus is an ongoing experiment in community media art. As the spores have been released, its creators look foward to seeing which way the wind blows. The only thing more uncertain than its future is its past. On the net at:

The Wolf

Currently publishing in its 5th year, The Wolf is regarded by many as the leading independent poetry magazine in the UK and was recently shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Individual poem (2007). In recent issues The Wolf has published August Kleinzahler, John Kinsella, Carolyn Forche, Peter Redgrove and Saadi Yousseff, alongside many emerging poets. The Wolf also publishes critical essays, fine-art photography, book reviews and interviews. Its editorial preference is for the pavanine over the dull refrain and The Wolf operates a strictly non “Friend's Pile” policy.

James Byrne, Editor, The Wolf:

Words-myth, a quarterly poetry journal, at

Editor Graham Burchell says: “I am looking for poems in any style and length, although preferably under 50 lines. I am also interested in short articles, reviews of poetry, interviews with poets and critical essays on poetry. I am seeking memorable writing. That which lingers in my thoughts long after the initial reading. I am hoping for poems that are lucid, contemporary and intelligent. Notice I haven’t used the word edgy once yet. Damn silly word! It goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway) that I will not consider anything blatantly crude or hateful. Keep it nice! Keep it sharp (but not edgy)!”

Zuzu’s Petals, with more than seven thousand organized links to helpful resources for writers, artists, performers, and researchers, has a new and permanent home at
     The editors say their mission is to expand the influence of poetry beyond its traditionally academic audience and to make quality writing an everyday craving. Mailing address: The Zuzu’s Petals Literary Resource, P.O. Box 4853/ Ithaca, NY 14852/ USA, or email to

ZYZZYVA, at, is the online home of the last word in west coast writers and artists. ZYZZYVA is a print journal and nonprofit literary organization based in San Francisco, CA. On their Web site they offer selections from the print journal, information about readings and workshops, and various literary links.

... okay, is that it? Phew!


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