mardi 31 juillet 2018

Otolith 50th Issue

by Alberto Vitacchio

The fiftieth issue of Otoliths has just gone live. I'm proud of the achievement, but the credit for the getting here must go to the contributors to the journal, more than a thousand individuals across the issues.

Sadly, some are no longer with us — Robert Gauldie, kari edwards, Marthe Reed, Ira Cohen, Carol Novack, Bob Grumman,  Michelle Greenblatt, Rochelle Ratner, Karl Young, David Mitchell, David Meltzer, Thomas Lowe (Tom) Taylor, Ed Baker, Halvard Johnson, Randall Brock, Christopher Mulrooney, Spencer Selby, Philip Byron Oakes, Jill Chan. So, to honor them & acknowledge their part in this journey over the last 12+ years, I have included in this issue a selection of their works from earlier issues.

In addition to that substantial offering, there's a variety of new work from Andre Bagoo, David Lohrey, Cecelia Chapman, Nicholas Bon, Annabelle Ballard, Kyle Hemmings, Mariana Rodríguez, Gustave Morin, Seth Howard, Raymond Farr, John M. Bennett, Jim Leftwich, Sanjeev Sethi, Michael Minassian, Andrew K. Peterson, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, J.J. Campbell, David Greenslade, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Richard Kostelanetz, Michael Prihoda, Carlyle Baker, Adam Fieled, Lakey Comess, Olivier Schopfer, Claudia Serea, Carol Stetser, AG Davis, Steve Dalachinsky, Jake Berry, Jack Foley, Daniel de Culla, Clara B. Jones, David Baptiste Chirot, Tiana Marrese, John McCluskey, Willie Smith, Doren Robbins, Pearl Button, Meeah Williams, Thomas Fink & Tom Beckett, Jack Galmitz, Devon Balwit, Tom Montag, Kellyn Elson, Mary Kasimor, Jesse Glass, Federico Federici, Daniel f Bradley, M.J. Iuppa, Tim Rogers, Andrew Taylor, Sheila E. Murphy, Texas Fontanella, osvaldo cibils, Joe Balaz, Heath Brougher, Erik Fuhrer, Kevin Tosca, Alyssa Trivett, Jim Meirose, Bob Heman, Penelope Weiss, Drew B. David, Linc Madison, Nicholas J.A., Tony Beyer, J. D. Nelson, Michael Brandonisio, Edward Wells, hiromi suzuki, Michael O'Brien, Pam Brown, Elaine Woo, & 61 "AsEmIc Pieces" — 60 inside & one on the cover — by Alberto Vitacchio, plus, from the 1970s, six more newspaper columns from Kenneth Rexroth.

The print parts are, hopefully, not that far away.

Read & enjoy.


vendredi 27 juillet 2018

Ascent Aspirations Magazine: Friday's Poems

Ascent Aspirations Magazine: Friday's Poems
July 27, 2018 Issue

Ascent Aspirations Magazine is publishing ONLY poetry on a weekly basis on a page called Friday's Poems

Poetry Submissions: We prefer shorter poems over longer poems. Poems in open form or free verse. We are not fond of end rhyming poems, but will consider form poems that show craft and interesting content. Send no more than three poems at one time. Please wait to hear back from us before submitting again. Please let your poet friends know about Friday’s Poems.

Art Submission Wanted: We decide each week what art cover we will use based on the content, so the art work is kept on file and we notify the artist the week of publication.

Three poems will be published each week and archived chronologically by date on Archives 2017

David Fraser, editor
Submit to with Friday's Poems in the subject heading.
Please provide a brief bio. even if you have submitted and been published with us before.
We get many submissions and we read them in the sequence we receive them, so please be patient as we are often a couple of months ahead in our selection process.

Previous week's Friday's Poems are archived here.

dimanche 15 juillet 2018

Issue 0 | July 2018

Issue #0 | 07_18

Featured writers, poets & artists:

Erich von Neff: Mr Coe
Harry Wilkens: Piss Talks (excerpts)
Valentina Cano: Time Travel II
Pradip Choudhuri: China Soup
AJ. Huffman: A Few Bullets Short of Home
Amber Decker-Cummins: Something Borrowed
Alexandra Bouge: Alve
Murièle Modély: héritage
Marlène Tissot: Sa bite et son couteau
Léonel Houssam: Notre République, Jour 1
Necromongers: Extrait de Necro manigances Dandois saisissantes
Bekah Steimel: I’m milking venom from my memories… and No obvious sign of injury...
Patrice Maltaverne: La suite des choses
Cathy Garcia: Intermède médiatique
Fabrice Marzuolo: Femen
Jean-Pierre Baissac: Le container
Bruno Tomera: J’aime la vie
Benjamin Nardolilli: Nocturnal Homicide
Natalie Y.: 1 Away

Cover illustration: Flowering tops of Datura fastuosa flava by Henry Kraemer

Illustrations: Pascal Dandois, Lucas Cranach, Mr. Blue MauMauu

vendredi 13 juillet 2018


General submission guidelines for datura literary journal

"What I want from the work I read is that it traumatizes me, tortures me or makes me laugh, disturbs me in fact. There is nothing more dreadful than some sterile work which will leave no trace upon you, apart from the need to read something else."

Send five poems or artwork, three fiction, reviews, essays to mgversion2datura at gmail dot com. Previously published work OK as long as you give publishing background. Simultaneous submissions OK just make sure you tell me if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Write your full name and submission type in the header of your email. Name your attachment with latsname_firstname_title_datura. Make sure the title of the piece you send appears at the top of the page. No more than one poem per page.

Send all submissions in a txt, doc or odt file, attached to your mail. Don't copy/paste as formatting tends to get awkward, and hard to manage afterwards.

I don't publish biographies. Your text is what counts the most.

Read the former journal mgversion2>datura or the literary blogs Beakful or Urtica, and the books published through mgv2>publishing or Beakful and Urtica to get a sense of what I am used to publishing.

I don't retain any rights, your writing is your creation. You are welcome to cite the original publishing place in case you reprinted your work.

Submissions read year round. Response time may vary a lot.