Booth :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
About Booth: “The Booth editors seem to have a knack for attracting and selecting pieces that get right into my marrow, fill my bones full with breathing and want.” –Vouched Books.
Department of English, Butler University
4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: (317) 940-8501
Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: 9/1-4/15 Response time: 3 months Payment: no Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: forthcoming Founded: 2009 Issues per year: 1 online title/week, 2 print collections/year
Publisher’s description: Booth was founded in 2008 as an offshoot of the Butler University MFA program and currently publishes fresh literature every Friday on its website. In addition, Booth offers up two quality paperback issues a year (December and May) that are visually arresting. Booth embraces great storytelling, distinctive voices, both classic and inventive forms, gravity + comedy, grim reapers and grand weepers, and anything carried by a rich sense of story and heart.
Booth offers up the work of both celebrated and emerging writers. Past contributors include Jonathan Lethem, Jane Hamilton, George Saunders, Nick Flynn, Roxane Gay, Kim Addnizio, Michael Martone, Charles Simic, Ethel Rohan, Robin Black, Richard Rodriguez, Alicia Erian, Ryan Boudinot, and more. Every January Booth invites submissions for a writing contest. Previous rounds have included a Chapter One contest(Final Judge: Richard Russo) and Poetry contest(Final Judge: Linda Gregg).
“Its creative lightheartedness makes it a welcome addition to the crowded ranks of literary magazines, so many of which tend to dwell on the more depressing aspects of life. Booth provides a lot of bang. It’s certainly worth adding to contemporary American literature collections.” -Library Journal
Booth 4 (in print) highlights our 2012 Poetry Prize winner, Aubrey Ryan. John McNally offers up a new Ralph story. In our featured interview, Joe Blair talks craft and inspiration. We continue our Winesburg, Indana, series with new fiction from Roxane Gay, Michael Martone, and Erin McGraw. Comics and art throughout showcase the irreverent humor of Dustin Harbin. New fiction and poetry from Kevin Wilson, Kelcey Parker, Victoria Bosch Murray, J. A. Tyler, and more.
last updated 2/14/13