Cleaver :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
About Cleaver Magazine: Cleaver Magazine shares cutting-edge art and literary work from a mix of established and emerging voices. Cleaver publishes poetry, short stories, essays, dramatic monologues, flash prose, and visual art.
Editors: Karen Rile, Lauren Rile Smith
Genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, artwork
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: year-round Response time: 2-6 weeks Payment: no Contests: yes (see website) Founded: 2013 Issues per year: 4 Print issues: no
Publisher's description: Cleave is a Janus verb, meaning both to stick tight and to fall away. A cleaver is the most broad-edged and brutally efficient kitchen knife, designed to be swung like a hammer for the most effective channel of force.
Cleaver Magazine shares cutting-edge art and literary work from a mix of established and emerging voices. Cleaver publishes poetry, short stories, essays, dramatic monologues, flash prose (300 words or less), and visual art. Cleaver presents a mix of national and international writers, creating a blend of content that is both accessible to readers who have never heard of flash fiction and fresh to those accustomed to reading cutting-edge literature.
We are a quarterly online journal. Look for issues in March, June, September, and December.
“I can certainly see why Cleaver has put forward a preview issue; with a solid design and an already established style with crisp writing, it has me licking my lips in anticipation for the first full issue...”
—Kirsten McIlvenna, NewPages
Cleaver Magazine's back-to-school issue (Issue 3, September 2013) features artwork by Filip Noterdaeme, Toisha Tucker, and Morgan Gilbreath; the Leaves of Grass App Update by Jim O'Loughlin; short stories by Bonnie Altucher, Kieran Duddy, John Oliver Hodges, Julia Hogan, DC Lambert, Maggie Light, Dan Micklethwaite, Ashley Paxton-Turner, Jane Sussman, Sarah Van Name, Anthony Wallace, and Benjamin Woodard; poetry by S.I. Adams, Jennifer Faylor, Jason Gordon, Nicole Greaves, Matthew Harrison, Stephanie Papa, David Poplar, Alex Schmidt, Paul Siegell, William Winfield Wright, Chavisa Woods, and Jerrold Yam; flash fiction by Lily Brent, Lauren Brown, Carlo Matos, Mercedes Lawry, Lindsay Miller, Lydia Pudzianowski, and Desiree Wilkins; and essays by Andrew Browers, Andrea Jarrell, John Michael Mumme, Michael Nagel, Olivia 子琁 Tun, and Hannah White, with a cover photo by William Beem. Thwack!
Issue 2, June 2013: POETRY: Brian Baumgart, Bill Brown, Mike Harper, Rich Ives, Jen Karetnick, Timothy Kercher, Nissa Lee, Prarie Markussen, M.A. Schaffner, Luke Stromberg, Anna Strong, and Randi Ward. SHORT STORIES: R.C. Barajas, Kat Carlson, Rachel B. Glaser, Katherine Heiny, Eva Lomski, Chris Ludovici, Mark Lyons, Jason Newport, Jennifer Pullen, Christopher X Shade, Jenny Wales Steele, and Caleb True. FLASH: John Carroll, George Dila, Amber Lee Dodd, Carly Greenberg, Kate LaDew, Mark Mondalek, and Daniel Torday. ESSAYS: Kathryn Hellerstein, Jamie-Lee Josselyn, Roger Leatherwood, Anya Lichtenstein, Timothy Kenny, Grace Maselli, and Eric G. Müller. SPECIAL FEATURES: a short graphic novel by Emily Steinberg and an excerpt from Nathaniel Popkin’s forthcoming novel.
We’re pleased to follow up our all-flash Preview Issue with a strong and varied collection (Issue 1) of full-length works, including six stories, three essays, seven poems, and a sprinkling of flash. Also three art showcases, including our cover essay on 3-D digital art by writer Beth Kephart.
last updated 9/09/2013