The Fiddleback :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
About The Fiddleback: The Fiddleback is an independent, online arts & literature magazine that features literature, music, and art. Our guiding principle is cross-pollination.
Founding Editor: Jeff Simpson
Email: Contact form on website
Genres: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, music, art, reviews
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: year-round Response time: 3-6 weeks Payment: no Contest: yes (see website) Founded: 2010 Issues per year: 6 Print issues: no
Publisher’s description: Founded during the great recession of 2010, The Fiddleback is an independent, online arts & literature magazine edited by a reclusive band of poets, writers, and audiophiles from across the country.
We look for writing that pushes the boundaries of language, for writers who would never use the phrasing “pushes the boundaries of language.” We believe that strong writers are mindful of the words they hire to represent them and understand that infinitudes can be built or lost within the slippery confines of the sentence. We are tired of stories that don’t play for keeps, of writers who hedge their bets out of a deep fear they’ll screw up and tell the truth. We are more inclined toward the outlandish, toward the unsayable, toward the spectacle.
Our guiding principle is cross-pollination. We believe in mixing and colliding artistic disciplines to attract a diverse readership and promoting work that asserts itself. We believe in giving our contributors the spotlight and limiting ourselves to small, digestible issues. Above all, we believe in never underestimating our readers.
last updated 11/12/12