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Comment by Jessica Gleason on June 25, 2012 at 3:01am

Aberration Labyrinth wants to read YOUR work!

http://aberrationlabyrinth.blogspot.com/p/submission-guidelines.html

 

Welcome To The Edge....

  • If you do not write about sailboats, you've come to the right place. If you're not boring, we love you. If you are an underground writer looking for a place where you can muck up the internet with your filthy mind, please come in.


Aberration Labyrinth is a baby as far as poetry rags go, but our claws are out and ready to strike the web with gusto. Our goal is to publish a small amount of AMAZING work (about 10 poems every month). But, we're not looking for just anything. This is a publication that plans to blur the lines of traditional poetry. Too many publications have a narrow definition of what poetry is or what it should be. We done. In fact, we treasure poetry that strays from the path. We want raw, evocative, emotional poetry. We love imagery. While we don't traditionally like rhymes, we are not opposed to them if they are done well. We love the free verse; we also love the aubade. The form is up to you.
 
We do not want:
  • Nature Poems
  • Religious Poems
  • Boring Poems
Instead, please send us:
  • Trash Poetry
  • Nerdy Poetry
  • Horror Poetry
For more on what we're looking for, please visit our submissions page.


At this time, we cannot offer compensation for our work (other than some potential web fame). We will, however, post a .pdf version of each issue, available for download. This blog is the beginning of our adventure and we hope to move towards a print edition in the future. We may even be able to pay... one day... in the future.


For now, please submit your work so we can make this happen. If you're not a writer, please check back often. We promise to give you something good.


Please visit us on Facebook.
Comment by Paper Monster Press on April 19, 2012 at 2:05am

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ASUANG by PAPER MONSTER PRESS

Asuang is an umbrella term for creatures that people our imagination. As blood suckers, they engender in us, a fear of the dark, of morbidity, of paleness, of incense. The fear that desires, the fear that suffocates, not just creatures but open spaces and high places. Fear of beings that when looked at mirrors or through other eyes, resemble perhaps, ourselves? Then here maybe, there be monsters?

Asuang then calls not just for darkness but for hallucinogen, psychedelia, kaleidoscopic narratives in whatever genre.

Specifically, we ask for:
1. 1-3 poems/ essays/ flash fiction (less than 500 words, English or Filipino)

2. 1-3 artworks in black/ white (in JPEG format)

3. 1-3 sound pieces in MP3 or Wav format

4. Critical essays about the small press/ underground publishing/ the culture of fanzines (also under 500 words)

5. Reviews of any issue of Paper Monster Press (and we’ve done 6 so far)
a. Pyrotechnic Poetry 1
b. Pyrotechnic Poetry 2
c. S/trip-hop
d. Dream(pop)
e. Queer Punk
f. SANDIGmaan

6. A theme for 1 print year
Ex. LOST IN TRANSLATION year
a. Issue 1: Atlantis (about forgetting/ resurfacing/ the abyss/ depths/ drowning/ swan diving)
b. Issue 2: Free Tibet (about culture clash/ Buddhism/ heights/ climbing/ pure dizziness of clouds)
c. Issue 3: Time-space Warp (about timezones/ cultural differences/ time and space/ reincarnation/ and the endless echoes we can never reach)
d. Issue 4: Labyrinths (canals/ road bridges/ the strange and devious routes we take to fantasy/ intoxication/ escape)

THE FINE PRINT
1. Send all submissions to papermonsterpress@yahoo.com with the heading: ATTN: ASUANG SUBMISSION
2. The deadline for submissions is on May 31, 2012.
3. Payment is one contributor copy and that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from seeing your name in print. ;)
VIVA SMALL PRESS!

Comment by Night Janitors on February 3, 2012 at 5:29pm

Whoops, looks like the previous link disappeared...Here it is again, the .pdf version of our zine from Columbus, Ohio: Night Janitors One: Zombie Aeon.

Comment by Jess Dykstra on January 2, 2012 at 10:28pm

Hi guys! Jess here, from Electric Windmill Press (we do poetry books & chapbooks and a literary & arts zine!) to let you know we have a New Year's promotion going at the moment where a donation of ANY amount gets you an e-book copy of Brian Le Lay's full-length poetry book, "Don't Bury Me in New Jersey" 40 poems, 98 pages, 6in x 9in. You can read the e-book on your computer, smartphone, ipod or ipad, e-reader, or even print out a hard copy.

Read excerpts of the book here: http://electricwindmillpress.com/dbminj.html

Donate any amount and get your e-book here: http://electricwindmillpress.com/donate.html Send us fifty cents, $1, $5. Anything goes!! We just want to share some great poems. If you enjoy honest, confessional, hard-hitting poetry, these poems are for you. There's also quite a bit of humor, and overall, I found the book to be incredibly thought-provoking and refreshing. It's hard for me to believe this is Brian's first book and I couldn't be prouder of what he's done here.

Also, just in case you are interested in the print edition of the book (6x9inches, perfect bound): Go HERE and use the coupon code ONEMORETHING at checkout for a total of $7.65+shipping until January 6th at 11:59pm PST.

Comment by Love SetFree on December 2, 2011 at 9:31pm

The Fourth Annual Love Unlimited Film Festival & Art Exhibition is welcoming Poetry Zine Writers the chance to read an excerpt of their poetry zine in either Austin, Texas (2/26/2012 )or Los Angeles (4/16/2012).  Contact Love Unlimited through their contact page.  Poetry Submissions for the competitive portion of the event are closed so all readings would be accepted, at no fee, on a non-competitive basis.  There is no fee to apply to read an excerpt of zines and poetry zines.

Thanks.  Take care.

Comment by Jess Dykstra on December 2, 2011 at 11:11am

Hi guys! This is literary related but not quite a zine. Brian Le Lay (does the perzine Humility Wave & is also the editor of monthly literary-arts zine Electric Windmill) has finished and released his first full-length book of poetry! 98 pages, 40 poems. Check it out here: http://electricwindmillpress.com/dbminj.html -- There you will find excerpts and links to purchase the print book and e-book. Until 12/6, there's free ground shipping with the code SLEIGHRIDES for the print version.

Want stuff that's either free or more zine-related instead? Brian contributes every month to Electric Windmill, so have at it! =) If you enjoy literary stuff, you would enjoy the 'zine. We usually offer poems, stories, articles, essays, along with visual art as well from contributors who are from all over! 

http://electricwindmillpress.com/3.html

http://electricwindmillpress.com/2.html

http://electricwindmillpress.com/1.html

View 'em for free online as a PDF, or order 'em for cheap!

One more thing... If you are seeking publication for your own work, Electric Windmill accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Find out more here: http://electricwindmillpress.com/faq.html

Electric Windmill is an independent book publisher and monthly literary-arts publication. We've nothing to do with windmills or electricity in a literal sense, but we do hope to generate a self-empowering community where artists and thinkers of different, but equally important mediums and ideologies can co-exist.  

This isn't about the avant-garde, or the underground, or promoting one specific type of literary expression. People are more important than art. This is about people. Their stories. Their suffering. Their ideas about the world.

Comment by William DeLara on October 3, 2011 at 2:02am
my zine "travelers to the grave" mostly has poetry hopefully it counts for the club.
Comment by Salford Zine Library on September 28, 2011 at 12:55am
Comment by zeraph dylan on September 24, 2011 at 6:21pm

Hi everyone!

i have a new poetry zine out, Open Secret. It's a short collection of more recent poetry. It touches on a bunch of topics, including love, desire, the gender variant /mythological alchemical body, loss, the life long evolution of gender and understanding of what it means to be a woman, erotic friendship + more. It's an unassuming 75c at my distro, alchemist's closet.

Comment by Paper Monster Press on September 4, 2011 at 9:13pm

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Paper Monster Press "Queer Punk Issue" (The Year-ender, Ear-banger Issue!)

You draw lines, shape boxes, and try to decide which ones fit you best. But have you ever stepped outside the line and think, how much further would you dare to go? People who are openly queer call this coming out of the closet. We close ourselves, cage our hearts, and throw away the key. For this issue, we are daring you to come out with us.

 

Once again, trust us with your submissions. We ask you to go over the boundaries of gender, race, norms, and clichés.

We want your roars for human dignity. Colors of explosions and madness, and words that ignite our passion for equality.

 

Give us your poetry, your essays, your stories, your art, and your music in their most rebellious forms. Color our worlds queer in the way punk personified anarchy.

 

Cross borderlines on tightropes. Shrug off oppression. Do away with social conventions. Put stereotypes aside forever, never again to be worn by anyone.

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES: 

  1. All works must be submitted to papermonsterpress@yahoo.com.
  2. Each contributor may submit 3 works ONLY from each category. That means you may submit 3 literary works, 3 artworks, and 3 musical pieces, but no more than that.
  3. The EIC’s laptop is Buddhist, so aside from attaching text submissions, kindly paste the contents of your piece(s) to the body of your e-mail.
  4. Submit literary pieces in English or Filipino. We do not have the capacity to read and/or translate foreign languages as well as local dialects at the moment. Works should not exceed 500 words.
  5. Submit artworks in JPEG format. We accept both colored and black or white art, but please be reminded that PMP will only have a colored cover, the rest of the zine will be in black and white.
  6. Submit sounds in MP3 format. Add a short description of each track in two to three sentences.
  7. If your piece is inspired by an artist/work, please indicate the artist/work from which your piece sprang from.
  8. PMP religiously follows the process of selecting and editing. We stand by our editors’ decisions.
  9. For updates, just check the Paper Monster Press Facebook page (www.facebook.com/papermonsterpress)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: September 30, 2011

 

Now, there are no standards, no boundaries. We’ll make our love on wastelands and through the barricades.

 

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