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Dear Online Contributors,
I am compiling the Emerge Literary Journal 2nd Anniversary Anthology to preserve the online archives. When I first started the journal, I didn’t think I would ever move to print, let alone exclusive print on an annual basis. Emerge Literary Journal has four online issues via ISSUU and several months worth of online weekly features. When you agreed to publish, it was to publish online and never in print. This anthology is my gesture to preserve your writing, some of them first time publications, in print for years to come. I hope there is never a time when the archives have to come down. This is what I am doing to preserve them. The anthologies will be sold as close to cost as possible. Through Amazon distribution, writers from every country will have access to purchasing the volumes.
I cannot provide contributors copies and am unable to print bios, as the issues go back to February 2012 and everyone has published much more since then, much to their own credit. I follow a lot of you guys, and you have done well! It is hard enough keeping up with current issue bios let alone 200+ bios. As a small press, I fund the journal myself. What royalties I do get usually roll into the next publication. I get no grants, backing from a large university nor do I ask for donations. This journal was founded in the spirit of having new writers heard, their words broadcasted and their writing careers boosted.
I am blessed by having read and published the work of all of my contributors and having read really awesome work by writers that could not be included in any issue in any form.
Thank you for your continued support.
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The first volume of the Winter 2013 issue will be released tomorrow, December 1, 2013.
Priced at $8, Winter 2013, Volume I, comes in at 84 pages and includes 31 spectacular flash prose pieces from 30 new and upcoming authors, including Sara Biggs Chaney, Brittany Clark, Steven Stam, Chase Burke, Jamie L. Moore, Amber Hollinger, and many, many more.
Look for it soon. Sorry for the delay.
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We have re-opened chapbooks submission for a $10 reading fee. We are reading BLIND this time. Please no e-mail queries or referrals. We will only read through Submittable. If you submit or query via e-mail, the e-mail will be deleted unread.
Should your manuscript be accepted, the earliest available publication date is now 5/1/13.
Because we have taken on scissors & spackle under the ELJ Publications imprint, and although we still aim to publish emerging writers, we have now opened up our guidelines to no longer restrict the prior publication of a full-length collection. We want surreal. We want hybrid. We want experimental. We love a great flash collection. We love edgy. We want your red-headed stepchild. Consider us.
Dear Readers and Contributors,
Please give a warm welcome to the following line-up of upcoming chapbooks:
Precipice Fruit, Sara Biggs Chaney* ~ Now Available for Purchase
Artesian Well, C. Malcolm Ellsworth
The Intimacy Archive, Leigh Anne Hornfeldt
Great Conversations, Greater Wasps, Jake Russell
The Sum of Two Mothers, Dennis Etzel, Jr.
Splayed, Christopher McCurry
Every Word Was Once Drunk, Ian Bodkin
Ripple & Snap, Laura McCullough
Shutters * Voices * Wind, Laura McCullough
The Smashing House, Laura McCullough
And, for the first time ever, a novelette:
Our Small Faces, Jamie Moore
I am pleased to announce four of these authors are either former or upcoming contributors to Emerge Literary Journal, and no offense gentlemen, the lineup has become chock full of women. It gives me great pleasure to give more and more women a voice in this day and age.
*(Please note all proceeds of Precipice Fruit by Sara Biggs Chaney will benefit The Autistic Self Advocacy Network)