ISSN 2166-2266 (online) / ISSN 2166-2258 (print)

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

We are a journal of online poetry and prose dedicated to emerging writers and their words now in our 10th year of publication (including a 3 year hiatus). We aim to publish new and emerging writers.

We love, prefer free verse and flash fiction–words with passion, voice, and place. We look for succinct images and dialogue that linger, narrative that we can take with us to bed at night, ideas used in magnificent ways. Bring us your castles.

We read on a rolling basis and submissions will always be FREE. We publish exclusively online quarterly, although an annual “best-of” print issue may be a future possibility. We are a non-paying market.

For any questions about The Journal, please contact us: elj.editions@gmail.com.