Black Heart Magazine – Man of Mystery

Man of Mystery 

Black Heart Magazine is an independent online literary magazine, transmitting tenacious text around the world at the speed of WiFi. Since 2004, the site has been combating clichés and skipping straight to supercharged stories with a simple catchphrase: we heart art.

Featuring reviews, interviews, fiction and poetry from all around the world, Black Heart Magazine also features Man of Mystery; a short story by J H Martin, which you can read here.

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Genre: Urban Arts – Country of Mind

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Country of Mind

Genre: Urban Arts are a New York based group of creatives who utilize both print and digital platforms to share creativity in all its forms.

Offering a global platform to creativity, both in print and on-line, Genre: Urban Arts features a diverse and constant flow of work from artists all over the globe, including Country of Mind; a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read here.

Rue Scribe – Hooded Eagle

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Rue Scribe is the small literature journal of Underwood Press LLC.

“Think Small.”

It was the advertising slogan for the Volkswagon Beetle developed by the  Doyle Dane Bernbach agency in 1959.  Since then, it has been called the single best advertising campaign of the 20th Century. We think it fits us perfectly.

We think small as in Small Literature – small but powerful.

Get rid of any fluff. Distill it down to its essence and then distill it again.

Get to the point.  Get to the point, now.

Featuring a well packed and constantly updated supply of powerful short fiction and poetry, Rue Scribe also features Hooded Eagle; a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read here.

Genre: Urban Arts – Monday – Monday

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Monday – Monday

Genre: Urban Arts are a group of creatives who utilize both print and digital platforms to share creativity in all of its forms.

Our vision differs from other arts communities because we do not dis-aggregate art. We compartmentalize in enough of life. Our goal is to meditate on creativity. Discuss creativity. Display creativity. Collaborate creatively. Become eclipsed by creativity. Experiment with familiar and unchartered spaces of creativity.

Genre: Urban Arts Print Issue No. 4 is on sale now and features 84 pages of art, critical articles, photography, poetry and prose from contemporary artists all over the globe, including Monday – Monday; a new poem by J H Martin.

To help and support Genre: Urban Arts to continue to give a global platform to urban themed art in all of its forms, you can order your copy of Issue No. 4 here.

Curating Alexandria – 阳光

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阳光

Curating Alexandria is a new web and eBook publication dedicated to supporting new fiction and other new works of art centered around or inspired by classical mythology, folklore and legend.

To anyone paying attention, the world of publishing has radically changed in the last decade. To say that the market is crowded is an understatement. Social media allows anyone and everyone to present their lives as celebrity, to chatter in endless self promotion. Self publishing has lowered the bar for what creations enter the market. For many readers and authors, this has been a frustrating turn of events. Curating Alexandria exists, not to add to the noise, but to offer interested readers a well curated, well edited collection of emerging talent.

Their first anthology is now on sale and features new works on classic themes from artists all over the globe, including 阳光 – a new short piece of prose by J H Martin.

To help them continue to support new writing talent and to share the beauty of new works of art centered around or inspired by the most timeless of themes, you can purchase your own paperback copy of the anthology here.

Havik – Machination

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Machination

Havik is an annual literary anthology assembled and curated by Las Positas College, Livermore, California. 

Their 2018 anthology: Rise, is out now, and features a diverse and vibrant mix of art, creative non-fiction, poetry and fiction from artists all over the world, including Machination; a new piece of visual art, by J H Martin.

To find out where and how you can both find and purchase your copy of Rise, please follow Havik on either Instagram or Facebook.

Havik – Dawn Burial

Dawn Burial

Havik is an annual literary anthology assembled and curated by Las Positas College, Livermore, California. 

Their 2018 anthology: Rise, is out now, and features a diverse and vibrant mix of art, creative non-fiction, poetry and fiction from artists all over the world, including Dawn Burial; a short story set in China, by J H Martin.

To find out where and how you can both find and purchase your copy of Rise, please follow Havik on either Instagram or Facebook.

Internet Void – OK – Crap

OK – CRAP

Internet Void is an online journal of art, fiction and poetry.

We are a group of dedicated librarians, researchers, cretins, and cronies scouring the fabled internet void for fiction, poetry and art to add to our growing library currently filled with noise. Together we go out into the void with our instruments and buckets. Together, we look for the work hurled into the void.

If you’re out there, we hear you.

Their latest edition – Collection 1: Pulled from the Void – is out now, showcasing and curating a fresh and eclectic mix of both art and writing, including OK – Crap; a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read here.

The Scene & Heard – Le Soleil

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Le Soleil

The Scene & Heard is a literary and visual arts journal of artistic reflections, that promotes, celebrates and fosters the creative process of artists and writers by showcasing their work internationally.

Publishing seven print issues a year, as well as online through Medium, The Scene & Heard gives a global platform to art, photography, fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including Le Soleil, a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read here.

Obra / Artifact – 虚

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虚 (Xū)

In the tradition of the bifurcated narratives of writers like Denis Johnson and Robinson Jeffers, this publication exists in tandem with itself: Obra constitutes the online wing, with the best of each online issue and other material being co-opted for hardcopy Artifact postcards that include poetry, prose and visual media…

We seek the reappraisal of traditional genre lines, looking to expose the new and exciting work being done around the Americas: anywhere that genre, medium, and craftsmanship are being broken down into their component parts and recombined in compelling ways, Obra / Artifact hopes to be…

Issue #3 of Obra / Artifact is out now. Entitled; ‘Mythos’, the issue is centred around the theme of myths and mythology, and features a fresh and eclectic mix of poesía (poetry), essais (non-fiction), and imaginação (fiction) from writers all over the world, including 虚 (Xū), a new short piece of fiction by J H Martin.

You can read, buy and download a copy of the new issue here.

Empty Mirror – Dew Drops (4 Poems)

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Empty Mirror opened its virtual doors on May 31, 2000. Empty Mirror was originally a book-selling site specializing in collectible Beat Generation and small press poetry books but over time added articles, essays, poetry, art, and Beat Generation resources.

In 2012, Empty Mirror re-launched as an online magazine and to this day publishes new essays, poetry, and art every Friday. This week, it features, Dew Drops (4 poems) by J H Martin, which you can read here.

Be Untexed – January

 

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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 SepúlvedaJ H Martin, Kenneth Wong, Ke` Su Thar, Ko Ko Thett, KSW (AKA Min Ye Eain), Lynn Moe Swe, Mae YwayMagdalena Horvat, Maung Day, Maung Pyiyt Min, Maung Theid Dhi, Melissa Carlson, Moe Way, Nara Ni, Nay ThitNikola Madzirov, Niq Mhlongo, Pandora, Paul Dresman, REMOTEWORDSSalai Myat Noe Thu, Stephen Cone WeeksVera Lossau and Zeyar Lynn.

You can read the new issue here.

decomP magazinE – Two Poems

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 Two Poems

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 – 心潔

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心潔

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.

Every Monday they publish a new postcard and this week they feature the postcard, 心潔 (Xin Jie) by J H Martin, which you can read here.

 

Mulberry Fork Review – Blood Sky Blue

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Blood Sky Blue

Mulberry Fork Review is a biannual literary magazine that 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.

The Blotter – 势如破竹

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势如破竹

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.

The November 2015 Issue of The Blotter is out now, featuring work by Annie Land, Jim Harrington, Shannon Brady, John Grey, Phil Juliano, The Dream Journal, and the short story, ‘势如破竹‘ by J H Martin.

If you are not in the North Carolina area, you can download a free PDF copy here.

Bengal Lights – Betel Nut Stains

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Betel Nut Stains

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.

Copies can be purchased through their website or Amazon.

Weatherings – Un Autre

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WeatheringsFutureCycle Press

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 HomelessnessBint 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.

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