elsewhere :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
About elsewhere: elsewhere is an online bimonthly publication of flash fiction and prose poetry.
Editors: Spencer Hyde, Sam Thayn, Lindsey Webb
Formats: online Genres: fiction, poetry Simultaneous submissions: yes (with notice) Postal submissions: no Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: year-round Response time: 3 months Payment: no Contests: yes (see website) Founded: 2014 Issues per year: 6
Publisher's description: elsewhere is an online bimonthly publication of flash fiction and prose poetry. We live on the outskirts of prose and poetry, where things are always almost said. We want giant stories with small bodies and poetry that does whatever it can with the line except break it.
Previous contributors include C. Dylan Bassett, Brian Doyle, Jessica Poli, Steve Almond, E.A. Ramey, and G.C. Waldrep.
We read submissions all year and publish three poets and three fiction writers in every issue. We also feature a selection from the literary history of prose poetry, most recently pieces from Gaelic poet Ossian and Russian novelist Ivan Tergenev. We're also proud to host an annual Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction Prize to celebrate and promote emerging writers. For contest details and submission guidelines for elsewhere, please visit our website.
Issue 5, September 2014: We devoted this entire issue to the results of our prose poetry contest, which received hundreds of submissions and carried a prize of $500. Our two honorable mentions include work by Lucy Biederman and a detective poem from Christina Olson. A long poem by C Dylan Bassett, an address by Jenny Boychuk, and a Chinese-model prose rhapsodic poem by Jen Hyde were each named as finalists; with Diane LeBlanc as our grand prize winner.
Issue 4, July 2014: This issue contains an exercise in title-body symmetry from Michael Martone, the second half of a correspondence by Jenny Boychuk, and two prose poems each from Rob MacDonald and Dillon J. Welch. Nick Ravo’s short-short combines joke and word play, and Erin J. Mullikin’s detective story is as genre-bending as it is mystical. We also feature two segments in translation from the Heian-era Japanese text The Sarashina Diary.
Issue 3, May 2014: Our third issue features fiction from Flash Fiction anthology editor Tom Hazuka and David Galef; something in between poetry and fiction from Nina Puro; selections from two serial poems: F Daniel Rzicznek’s omnipotent (and omnipresent) “Leafmold” and Kylan Rice’s medically terrifying “Klonopin”; short poetry (Cosby Show?) from DIAGRAM poetry editor EA Ramey; and a diptych from award-winning poet GC Waldrep. For further reading, we resurrect two prose poems from the inimitable Oscar Wilde.
last updated 09/15/2014