Basalt :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
a journal of fine and literary arts
About Basalt: Basalt publishes poetry, short fiction, translations, work that crosses genres, and fine art. We are open to all schools and persuasions, but prefer serious content.
One University Avenue
Eastern Oregon University
La Grande, Oregon 97850
Phone : (541) 962-3633
Simultaneous submissions: yes, but notify us Email submissions: no Postal submissions: yes Online submissions: yes Reading period: 10/1-2/1 Response time: varies, up to three months Payment: copies Contests: yes ISSN: 1040-8340 Founded: 2005 Issues per year: 1 Copy price: $10 Average pages: 32 Sample price (postpaid): $5 Subscription (Indd/Inst) 1 year: $10
Publisher’s description: Our motto, taken from a geological description of basalt, expresses our editorial interests: “dark-colored, fine-grained.” We prefer well-made writing that engages with the lives of others. We are especially interested in contemporary translations and work that pushes against the conventional genre boundaries. Ultimately, though, we look and listen for what strikes us as genuine.
Visit our website for updates, reviews, blogs, articles, guidelines for submissions and for the Bunchgrass Poetry Prize, and much more. We will soon begin a new feature devoted to short anecdotal memoirs about 20th century Northwest and West Coast writers, artists, composers, printers, and literary activists.
Volume 8 Number 1, 2013: featuring two poems by Peter Everwine, “The Physicists” by Danielle Cadena Deulen, two poems by Jennifer Boyden, “Cross Country” by Jean Esteve, “Heirloom” by Brittney Scott, “Traces” by Alisa Golden, four poems by Kimberly Lane, four poems by Ed Skoog, three poems by Henrietta Goodman, “King Country Metro by Geffrey Davis, two prose poems by Esteban Rodriguez, “How It Was with Gold” by William Joliff, “Finding Them Alive” by Eugenia Toledo, “Instructions to the Reader of Poetry” by Judith Barrington, three poems by Chris Dombrowski, “October” by Robert Stubblefield, “*” by Simon Perchik, and art by Lorna Obermayr with commentary by Ben Mitchell.
last updated 08/19/2013