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Published by the MFA program in creative writing at Chatham University, Fourth River is an online and print journal focusing on nature and place-based writing. They publish “works that are richly situated at the confluence of place, space, and identity.”
Fourth River takes its name from a subterranean river beneath Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a city at the confluence of three rivers. The unseen fourth river is indispensable to the city’s ecosystem. “The journal grew up from the “idea that between and beneath the visible framework of the human world and built environment, there exist deeper currents of force and meaning supporting the very structure of that world”
They publish one print issue and one online issue a year. Check out the Fall 2020 online issue, “Futures,” and don’t forget to stop by their listing on NewPages to learn more about them.
Now in its 19th year, the I-70 Review is an annual literary magazine whose title comes from the interstate that runs through thirteen states. They publish short fiction, poetry, and art from new, emerging, and established writers and artists from all over the Americas and overseas.
They seek to offer readers a wide variety of styles, voices, and diversity. They like narrative, but also celebrate the quirky and startling different and hold constant to work that is surprising and fresh. They are currently open to submissions through the end of December 2020.
Every four to five months, they feature the work of a single poet on their website. This includes a brief bio, a picture, and up to five poems (previously published or unpublished). Their current featured poets is Hadara Bar-Nadav.
Stop by their listing on NewPages to learn more and consider subscribing to their journal.
Founded in 2020, Variety Pack is an online journal seeking to offer a “variety” of work in all genres, including literary fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, humor, micro-fiction, flash fiction, form, poetry, prose poetry, haikus, and more.
They publish quarterly issues along with special issues, called mini-packs, editor choice features published in-between their regular issues. Their first Mini-Pack featured short fiction by Timothy Day. Variety Pack also have special issues dedicated to standing in solidarity with marginalized voices in the literary community. The most recent special was Black Voices of Pride guest edited by Dior J. Stephens.
Persephone’s Daughters is a print and online literary journal for abuse survivors of all gender identities. Founded in 2015 by author, domestic violence worker, and artist Maggie Royer, they take their name from Persephone, Greek goddess of vegetation and queen of the Underworld.
Persephone’s Daughters seeks to uplift the voices of those pursuing peace after trauma and provide community and calm through healing art and storytelling. They use the proceeds from their film division Girls Don’t Cry and print copies of their journal to donate money to organizations around the world focused on issues of domestic and sexual violence, the health and well-being of women of color, and LGBTQ+ survivor advocacy.
The journal publishes poetry, prose, and art of all forms. Their 2020 issue is slated for publication on December 15. Stop by their listing on NewPages to learn more.
Are you adding titles to your holiday wishlist? Find even more additions to pine for at this month’s Book Stand. Five featured titles, and books in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are waiting for you.
The Best of Brevity anthology collects 84 of the best-loved and most memorable essays from Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction with contributions by Roxane Gay, Ander Monson, Jenny Boully, and more.
Ron Nyren’s The Book of Lost Light explores family loyalty and betrayal, Finnish folklore, the nature of time and theater, and what it takes to recover from calamity and build a new life from the ashes.
The poems in Vivian Faith Prescott’s The Last Glacier at the End of the World are witnesses to the effects of climate change on Alaskan communities.
Åke Hodell tells the story of his artistic journey through the absurd, satirical, tour-de-force that is The Marathon Poet, originally published in 1981.
In A Woman, A Plan, An Outline of a Man, Sarah Kasbeer’s vivid descriptions of growing up in Illinois recall the coming-of-age memoirs of Mary Karr, but are written for the #MeToo era.
Online literary magazine SWWIM Every Day publishes a single poem every weekday from women-identifying/femme-resenting poets. They feature both emerging and established writers and strive to present a diverse range of voices, ages, cultures, styles, and experiences.
The journal was founded in 2017 in order to raise women’s voices on a daily basis. Poems are featured on their website and delivered to subscribers’ email inboxes every weekday.
SWWIM also hosts various writing contests, produces a reading series, and offers writing residencies in conjunction with The Betsy Hotel-South Beach. Stop by their listing on NewPages to learn more.
The latest issue of the Kenyon Review—the final issue compiled by editor emeritus, David H. Lynn—features work by writers whom Lynn came to know and admire during his transformative twenty-six-year tenure. Regular Kenyon Review readers will recognize many of the names in the Nov/Dec 2020 issue, among them fiction writers Nancy Zafris and T.C. Boyle; poets David Baker, Natalie Shapero, G.C. Waldrep, Carl Phillips, and Mary Szybist; and nonfiction writers Roger Rosenblatt and Geeta Kothari. Don’t miss this memorable issue at the Mag Stand, curated by our longest-serving editor.
The latest issue of The Common is at this week’s Mag Stand. Find a special portfolio of writing from the Lusosphere: Portugal and its colonial and linguistic diaspora, with works in English and in translation exploring Lisbon, Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, and Mozambique. A debut short story by Silvia Spring, essays on home and complicity, and the DISQUIET Prize-winning poem.
The 2019 issue of From the Depths is at the Mag Stand. The issue features fiction and poetry by Chad W. Lutz, Emily Fox, Lauran DeRigne, Alejandra Serrano, Mary Hills Kuck, Eddie Fogler, Pat Phillips West, Riley Lynne Fields, Sian.E.Martin, Emily May Portillo, Travis Stephens, Claire Scott, Allen Guest, Stephen Nathan, Gwen Hart, Angela Just, and others. Penny Fiction by Itote Jegede, Erica Soon Olsen, Kimm Brockett Stammen, L.C. Ricardo, Jacek Wilkos, Keith T. Hoerner, Gerardo Lara, Hannah Whiteoak, John Grobmyer, Kendra Cardin, Sharon Kretschmer, and more.
The Fall 2020 issue is now at the Mag Stand, and it features the winners of the 2020 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest: Lindsay Kennedy, C. Adán Cabrera, Ella Martinsen Gorham, Anna Prawdzik Hull, and L. Vocem. New poetry by Beth Spencer, Cho A., Anthony Aguero, Andrew Navarro, and Esther Sun. New nonfiction by Sarah Yeazel and Clinton Crockett Peters. Additional features include Christine Heuner in Decline/Accept, Grace Talusan interviewed by Sejal H. Patel in One to Watch, and illustrations by Justin Burks.