This mad swirlin’ creative outlet is a place to showcase the many diverse artists in this big, blue, beat-utiful world of ours and to get this madness into as many heads as possible.
Be Untexed is a Burma-based electronic journal published quarterly in February, May, August, and November. It was founded in 2016 by Han Lynn, Nyan Lynn and Nyi Sane, and publishes new writing and visual arts from all parts of the world.
Issue 3 is out now and features contributions by A Mon Moon, Aung Khin Myint, Aung Zaw, Bill Rankin, Graham W. Reid and Peggy Reid, Indra Wussow, Jesús Sepúlveda, J H Martin, Kenneth Wong, Ke` Su Thar, Ko Ko Thett, KSW (AKA Min Ye Eain), Lynn Moe Swe, Mae Yway, Magdalena Horvat, Maung Day, Maung Pyiyt Min, Maung Theid Dhi, Melissa Carlson, Moe Way, Nara Ni, Nay Thit, Nikola Madzirov, Niq Mhlongo, Pandora, Paul Dresman, REMOTEWORDS, Salai Myat Noe Thu, Stephen Cone Weeks, Vera Lossau and Zeyar Lynn.
You can read the new issue here.
Formerly known as Decomposition Magazine, decomP magazinE is a monthly, online, literary magazine that was founded in April 2004.
decomP publishes prose, poetry, art, and book reviews, ranging from traditional realism to experimental irrealism, memoir to journalistic nonfiction, formal poetry to free verse, and anything and everything in between.
The August edition is now online, featuring work by Eric Tyler Benick, Juliana Chang, Effy Fritz, Bruce Johnson, Gillian Keller, W. Todd Kaneko, Kato McMahon, Daniel Presley, Brad Rose, John Searcy, Marianne Villanueva, Jennifer Whalen and two new poems by J H Martin.
Read the new edition here.
First Class Literary Magazine publishes handwritten fiction, non-fiction, reviews, art, poetry, critical essays and other experimental forms that can fit on a postcard.
You save a postcard because of the memory it triggers, because it carries meaning that extends far beyond its petite format. You read into its lines — nearly illegible chicken scratch about the rose garden leaning from the edge of Lake Superior, the strange snapshot of palpable uncertainty — for embedded details of place and hope and humanity.
Mulberry Fork Review is a biannual literary magazine published online in March and September and is free to all.
Issue 5 is out now, featuring non-fiction by R. S. Steiberg, fiction by Raymond Manuel Aguirre, Tad Bartlett, Lorna Brown, Frank Byrns, Jane-Rebecca Cannarella, James W. Davidson, Jr., Toni Davidson, Michael Ellman, Walter Girsbach, Melanie Greenwood, David Grogan, Sue Guiney, Taryn Marie Harbert, Matthew Hoch, Raima Larter, James Mulhern, Richard Pearse, Eric Rasmussen, Phyllis Rudin, Nidhi Singhi, Nancy Wade, and prose poetry by Kelly Collins, Rebecca Collins, Clint Dooley, Erika Eckhart, Deborah Guzzi, Peter Hogan, Sophie Jupillat, Barbara Turney-Wieland and ‘Blood Sky Blue‘, a prose poem by J H Martin.
FORTH was founded in 2009 as a print publication in Los Angeles, and was relaunched as a digital magazine in June 2014.In its digital pages, FORTH features a mixture of visual art, fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including the poem, ‘Your Favourite Model Is Online’ by J H Martin, which you can read here.
The Blotter Magazine exists to nurture underground, outsider literature and art and to provide it to a wide audience.
We believe that the economic viability of good art and writing should not interfere with its life, liberty, or happiness; and we deliberately seek to avoid the pretension and “overintellectualism” for which the world of literature and art has become known.
In May, 2003, the magazine began distributing free at selected newsstands in the North Carolina Triangle area. Since then, our free distribution has expanded to other fine cities in the Southeast.
The material we publish is intelligent but we are anti-intellectual. We know that there is many a publication read only by its contributors and the occasional librarian. Our readers are an eclectic bunch, and our contributors run the gamut: precocious high-school kids, collegiate philosophers, working-class dogs surreptitiously typing during lunch, professional writers and artists, slackers, bartenders, and doctors, from all over the United States and Europe.
If you are not in the North Carolina area, you can download a free PDF copy here.
Bengal Lights is a twice yearly literary journal published from Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Bengal Lights was born out of a need. Creative writing in English is on the verge of a real efflorescence in Bangladesh today. More of us are starting to write in English, forming book clubs and writers’ groups, attending literary fairs and with the Hay Festival road show turning up in town last year, in wanting to host them in Dhaka. The one key component missing in that picture is a quality literary journal, and that’s where Bengal Lights hopes to come in.
We hope to fill an urgent need, to give this exciting, burgeoning energy for a new outlook and vocabulary a forum. There will be two print issues each year, and a dynamic, evolving website for continuous conversation, with a full menu of event reporting, literary news, writer profiles, book reviews, blogs, videos and on-line prose and poetry.
The Summer 2015 Issue is out now, featuring, fiction and poetry by K Ahnis Ahmed, Jane McAdams, Mahesh Rao, Shaheen Akhtar, Abeer Hoque, Kaberi Roy Choudhury, Ahmede Hussain, Dina Begum, Syed Shamsul Haq, Nadeem Zaman, Ahsan Akbar, Khademul Islam, Ribka Sibhatu, Nausheen Eusuf, Khin Zaw Myint, Maung Day, Eaindra, Xanthos, Lynn Moe Swe , John Drew, Kamal Chowdhury, Ranu Uniyal, Adrian A. Husain, Kaiser Haq, Thomas Pescatore, Nancy Louise Cook, David Shook, Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, Sadaf Saaz, Sunil Gangapadhaya and, ‘Betel Nut Stains’ by J H Martin.
Edited by poets David Chorlton and Robert S. King, Weatherings is three anthologies in one – Homeland: Writings About Homelessness, Metamorphosis: Writings About Ageing, and Our Place: Writings About the Earth.
These writings have not been gathered under the illusion that literature can do anything to house those who sleep on the streets, turn around the trend towards a dramatically changing climate, or grant comfort and reassurance to the elderly. These themes have been chosen, however, in part because they rarely receive due attention in the political language of our time. There are elected representatives who would love to take away Social Security and think about how to do it between speeches that go against what the majority of scientists see as being beyond argument with regard to rising temperatures and what that implies for life on this planet for all species…
…As editors, we wanted to make the point that one can address problems with imagination and good writing. Poetry, especially, has become isolated from society as a whole and has a following primarily among other poets. This need not be the case, as we think that these pages contain work that can be appreciated by the public at large as much as by fellow writers. Weatherings may set an example both in establishing priorities and in using language to better observe and understand them. Being sensitive to the natural world is the first step toward preserving it…
…This is a book conceived as having a use beyond giving its contributors another line in their resumes. While its themes are familiar to everyone, the viewpoints here should open new ways to think about them.
Poets and writers featured in the combined anthology are:
Homeland: Writings About Homelessness – Bint Arab, Shawn Aveningo, Mary Jo Balistreri, Ruth Bavetta, Nina Bennett, Nancy Bevilaqua, Alan Catlin, David Chorlton, Joan Colby, Steven Deutsch, M. Ayodele Heath, Janis Butler Holm, Paul Hostovsky, Laura M. Kaminski, Lidia Kosk, Lee Kottner, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Cynthia Linville, Marjorie Maddox, J H Martin, Catherine McGuire, James B. Nicola, Scott Owens, Connie Post, Sarah Russell, Paul Saluk, J. J. Steinfeld, Julie Fowler, Wally Swist, Sherre Vernon, Lillo Way.
Metamorphosis: Writings About Ageing – Peggy Aylsworth, Nina Bennett, Marion Brown, David Chorlton, Carl Chrisman, Beth Copeland, James Croteau, Anthony DiMatteo, Heather Dobbins, Bonnie Durrance, Laura Foley, Taylor Graham, Karen Greenbaum-Maya, Nancy Gustafson, Lois Marie Harrod, Karen Paul Holmes, Paul Hostovsky, Ann Howells, A. J. Huffman, Joseph Hutchison, Robert S. King, Judy Kronenfeld, Lori Lamothe, Linda Lowe, Stephanie Madan, John McKernan, James B. Nicola, Lynn Pedersen, Richard King Perkins II, Jean Queneau, Mary Ricketson, Kristin Roedell, Suzanne Schon, Lucille Gang Shulklapper, Judith Skillman, Carol Steinhagen, Carole Stone, Meryl Stratford, Laurence W. Thomas, Sara Toruño-Conley, Lillo Way, Abigail Wyatt, James K. Zimmerman.
Our Place: Writings About the Earth – Paula Ashley, Ruth Bavetta, Marion Brown, Jefferson Carter, David Chorlton, Allison DeLauer, Bill Glose, Lynn Hoffman, Karen Paul Holmes, Joseph Hutchison, Laura M. Kaminski, Lee Kottner, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Lori Lamothe, Laura LeHew, James B. Nicola, Scott Owens, Lee Patton, Lynn Pedersen, Linwood Rumney, Eric Paul Shaffer, Wally Swist, Lillo Way, Martin Willitts, Jr., Diana Woodcock, Ray Zimmerman.
Published by FutureCycle Press, and part of their Good Works project, all proceeds from sales of Weatherings are donated to Friends of the Earth. Copies of the 214-page anthology cost, either, $19.95 (print), or, $2.99 (Kindle), and can be purchased here.
FORTH was founded in 2009 as a print publication in Los Angeles, and was relaunched as a digital magazine in June 2014.
Throughout history, the one element that has made us uniquely human is the ability to make art. This fascinating element of the human condition includes the capacity to think creatively, to produce ideas and images that help us figure out what our thoughts and feelings really mean, and to share them with the world at the click of a button. So here, in these strange digital pages, we explore, expose, and celebrate this forward-moving, always-evolving creative energy that makes us human.
#Routineology is a project-based study of creative routine.
Black Hill Press, a publishing collective founded on collaboration, asks writers to share their routine. Every week, they post a new submission from a writer, and will publish an academic report detailing their research at the end of the year.
This week, they feature a submission by J H Martin – ‘No Fixed Abode’.
You can read it here.
Prole is a quarterly print magazine that publishes high quality, accessible poetry and prose, which aims to, “challenge, engage and entertain – but never exclude.”
Prole Issue 16 is out now, featuring:
Cover art by Eleanor Bennett, and art by Sparx
The 2015 Prole Laureate Poetry Competition winners – Wendy Pratt, Victoria Gatehouse and Jean Atkin
Poetry by Robin Houghton, Jennifer A McGowan. Kevin Hanson, David Cooke, Stephanie Arsoska, Maureen Cullen, Levi Vonk, Sharon Black, Martin Bennett, Hannah Linden, Kate Garrett, Stella Wulf, Bryce Warnes, Rebecca Gethin, Robert Nisbet, Sue Kindon, Keith Hutson, Owen Vince, Paul Surman, Wendy Klein, Michael Crowley, Rae Stoltenkamp, David Subacchi, Adrian Slatcher and Kate O’Shea
Copies of the issue cost just £5.50 and can be purchased here
eFiction Publishing is a periodical production company that delivers the best in short fiction in monthly fiction magazines. eFiction publishes genre-specific magazines with each magazine available in all formats on the date of publication.
The company allows readers to read story submissions and vote on them. The highest voted stories are selected, edited, and then put into the issue.
eFiction Vol. 6 No. 01 is out now featuring, ‘Etiquette’ by William Masters, ‘Gunnin’ for More’ by Barnabei Parker, ‘Reflection’ by April Jones, ‘The Stonewall Deception’ by Daniel R. George, and, ‘雲鬢花顏金步搖 (The Prettiest Girl in Town)’ by J H Martin – a short story set in China.
The issue is available in all formats and costs just $3.99.
You can purchase your copy here.
Five Poetry is a monthly poetry magazine that, each issue, showcases the work of five poets. Five Poetry Vol. 02 No. 08 is out now and features poetry by Robin Kalinich, Austin C. Gomberg, Mohammed Thawfeeq, Angela Hammond and J H Martin. The issue costs just $3.99 and can be purchased here, or through Amazon.
Empty Mirror is based in northwest Washington state, USA.
Established in 2000 as a book-selling site specializing in collectible Beat Generation and small press poetry books, over the past decade, Empty Mirror has morphed into an on-line arts magazine with a focus on poetry, essays, reviews, interviews, literary fiction and art.
Elohi Gadugi Journal is a literary journal, published in seasonal on-line editions, followed by an annual print edition in the Fall.
“Elohi Gadugi” is Cherokee for “the world” (elohi) “working together in community” (gadugi).
The mission of Elohi Gadugi is:
- to provide venues for the work of struggling writers and artists who use language as a primary aspect of their art;
- to promote narratives of social and environmental responsibility, and intercultural understanding; and
- to support the works by or about indigenous Americans, and other marginalized groups in the contemporary literary world.
The Windows & Doors (Winter 2015 edition) is now on-line featuring poetry by Penny Freeland, Grant McLeman, Kathleen Ellyn, J.V. Foerster, Steven B. Katz, James Lawry, art and multimedia by Ernest Williamson, J.V. Foerster, Vasile Piui Fratila, reviews and essays by Tisha Marie Reichle and ‘The Apartment‘, a short piece of fiction by J H Martin. Read it here.