The New Madrid editors are looking for work in all literary genres that gives evidence of the dynamic interaction between Japanese and American cultures, such as: literary responses to the earthquake and its aftereffects; responses to classical Japanese poetry and poetics; responses to the work of Kenzaburo Oe, Kobo Abe, Haruki Murakami and other modern and postmodern Japanese fiction writers; work in new Japanese literary forms inspired by manga, cell phone texts, etc.; translations of Japanese literary works into English; literary travel writing by Americans visiting Japan or by Japanese visiting the United States; work about Japanese immigration to the United States, the internment of Japanese-American citizens in the United States during World War II, the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, or along other historical themes; new takes on traditional Japanese aesthetics and/or spiritual practices. All submissions should be of interest to the general reader. Please do not submit scholarly articles. Submissions open August 15 – October 15, 2011 for Winter 2012 issue.
Whistling Fire nonfiction ONLY! Memoirs, personal essays, etc. September Guest Editor Stacy Furrer. Aug 21
Lit Undressed poetry and short-short fiction inspired by fashion. The selected will be performed live by nude figure models at the Omaha Lit Fest. Sept 15
The Destroyer online seeks images, audio, text, rants, and awesomeness for inaugural issue.
Menacing Hedge online poetry, fiction, artwork quarterly. Oct 1 and Jan 1
Flycatcher: A Journal of Narrative Imagination online seeks submissions for inaugural issue of any genre or art form that imaginatively explores place/sense of belonging to place. Oct 31
pax Americana online “undiscovered, irreverent, and experimental” poetry, prose, multimedia.
Consequence Magazine fiction, poetry, non-fiction, visual art, addressing the culture of war and social injustice, and proposals for reviews. Nov 1