Kōan Magazine – Le Salon De Jardin

Le Salon De Jardin

Koan Magazine is a new literary magazine from the good people at The Paragon Press.

In its first issue, Koan Magazine presents an eclectic mixture of prose, poetry and artwork, which occupies the threshold between the real and the imagined, the every day and the magical, and the readily credible and the fantastic.

Included in its pages are contributions from artists from every part of this empty globe, including Le Salon De Jardin, a new poem by J H Martin.

You can read the first issue here.

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Coffin Bell – The Days of the Locust

The Days of the Locust

Coffin Bell is a new quarterly online journal of dark literature that publishes poetry, flash fiction, short stories, and creative nonfiction that explore the darkest themes.

Volume 1, Issue No. 4 is out now and  features a dark mix of waking nightmares, dark CNF, dystopian flash and the most cursed of verse, including The Days of the Locust, a new short piece of dark fiction by J H Martin, which you can read here.

Dragon Poet Review – Mind Your Self

Mind Your Self

Dragon Poet Review is an online literary journal that features a wide variety of poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, short memoir and short CNF, as well as photography, artwork and reviews of books and films.

The journal is published twice annually and their 2018 Summer/Fall Issue is out now. Featuring a fresh and vibrant mix of contemporary art from a myriad of artists from all around the globe, the 2018 Summer/Fall Issue also features Mind Your Self, a short piece of fiction by J H Martin, which you can read here.

Dragon Poet Review – Echo – Echo

Echo – Echo

Dragon Poet Review is an online literary journal that features a wide variety of poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, short memoir and short CNF, as well as photography, artwork and reviews of books and films.

The journal is published twice annually and their 2018 Summer/Fall Issue is out now. Featuring a fresh and vibrant mix of contemporary art from a myriad of artists from all around the globe, the 2018 Summer/Fall Issue also features Echo – Echo, a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read here.

Underwood – City Stained Rouge

City Stained Rouge

Underwood is the flagship magazine for Underwood Press LLC. 

It’s about the craft.

It always has been.  Compelling stories that are well told.

We are a micro press.  And we are a craft press.  We have Vandercooks in our bones, a Chandler & Price in the garage, and Heidleberg Windmills in our dreams.  Letterpress printing is our past and our future.  The ink that gives life to the machines stains our fingers and runs in our blood…

The inaugural issue of Underwood is out now and features. amongst many other fine, fine thingsCity Stained Rouge; a new short story by J H Martin.

You can read the first issue of Underwood here.

Rue Scribe – For the Record

For the Record

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 For the Record; a new short piece of fiction by J H Martin, which you can read here.

SunLit Fiction – Dragons

Dragons

SunLit Fiction is a publisher and podcast of short contemporary fiction.

This week on their podcast and their website, they feature Dragons; a short story set in Myanmar, by J H Martin, with the story being freely available to read on their website as well.

Listen, read, like and share the story with anyone you may know who has an interest in MyanmarBurmese culture and Asia.

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Poached Hare – My People

My People

Poached Hare is a websiteliterary journal and chapbook press committed to contemporary creative work. 

Their first issue is out now and features a fresh and eclectic mix of short fiction and poetry, whilst their website features an engaging and diverse selection of essays and creative non-fiction, including My People by J H Martin, a short piece of creative non-fiction about his first year living in Yangon, Myanmar, which you can read here.

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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.

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 – 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.

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.

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.

 

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.

Prole – Protection

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Protection

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

And fiction by Alex Clark, Joshua Osto, Mary-Jane Holmes, Tom Larsen, Jeanne DeMuth Alnot, Joseff Morgan, Patrick Gleeson and J H Martin (Protection, a short story set in Burma)

Copies of the issue cost just £5.50 and can be purchased here

eFiction – 雲鬢花顏金步搖

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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.

Elohi Gadugi – The Apartment

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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.