Four Chambers :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
The Heart of Literature in Phoenix, AZ
About Four Chambers: Four Chambers is an independent literary magazine based in Phoenix, AZ. We're publishing work to build community.
Editors: Jake Friedman, Jia Oak Baker, Rosemarie Dobrowski, et al
Four Chambers Press
1005 E Moreland St
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Phone: (240) 593-1757
Genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre
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: yes (see website) Contests: yes (see website) Founded: 2013 Issues per year: 2 Copy price: $12 Average pages: 140 Subscription (ind) 1 year: $20
Publisher's description: While Four Chambers (founded in 2013) is an independent community literary magazine based in Phoenix, AZ, we like to think of ourselves as a heart—as something central, organic, and part of a larger body—that connects, centralizes, and circulates life. We're not just publishing a literary magazine; we're running writing groups, hosting open mic events, teaching classes, organizing shows, sponsoring contests, collaborating with other art forms/disciplines, and generally helping to create the kinds of spaces and structures people need to more actively participate in a cultural scene.
Each issue, we award $200 in prizes to authors; we also commission local artists to produce illustrations for selected pieces. Our magazine has no specific aesthetic or agenda. We publish work from authors who are emerging, unknown, uninterested, or simply don't even think of themselves as authors in the first place. We just love good literary work, in all shapes and forms, and all we're trying to do is help each other read and write more of it.