Silk Road :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
About Silk Road: A literary microcosm of the known world, takes readers places – real or imagined, minute or vast, evolving or timeless.
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Reading period: 8/1-5/1 Response time: 3 to 4 months Payment: yes, copies (see website) Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 1931-6933 Founded: 2006 Issues per year: 2 Copy price: $7.00 Average pages: 140 Sample price (postpaid): $7 Subscription 1 year: $7
Publisher’s description: Silk Road has been recognized by Literary Review Magazine for its “sensory richness” and “beautiful sights and exotic sounds.”
Taking its as its thematic metaphor the ancient Silk Road, that conduit between East and West and highway of intense cultural exchange, the magazine publishes fine fiction, nonfiction, interviews, poetry, and images that capture the intensity, fluidity and tension of locations—inside us and in the world.
Writers such as Xu Xi, Pete Fromm, Claire Davis, Marvin Bell and Dinty Moore have traversed its print and online publications. Silk Road is an international conversation circling where we have been and where we are going.
In 2010, Silk Road began publishing its print version twice yearly and continued expanding its online presence.
For the first time we also include opening chapters of novels-in-process. The two in this issue (Winter/Spring 2012), by J.K. Wise and Grant Farley, capture the electric first-person narration that hooks a reader and carries a novel. We're delighted and moved to include Annette Berkovitz's nonfiction pieces about her father, an artist and Holocaust survivor. Toshiya Kamei's international translations take us everywhere in time and space; this issue Kamei brings us a Spanish story written in the late 1800s by Vicente Riva Palacio. Finally, we recommend the interview with innovative writer Valerie Laken. She says, "What's nice about liminal spaces is that everyone's a misfit in them, an interloper. Maybe that puts me at ease."
The Summer/Fall 2011 issue of Silk Road brings under the big tent 32 writers from around the world. Poetry in this issue includes poems like Ani Gjika's farewell to India, Dawn Manning's tribute to white rabbit candies in China, and Katherine Maurer's reflection on a moment of arrival in Iraq. Nonfiction: John Ashford makes keen observations on young students in Botswana and Bridget Booher maps the marks on her own body. Fiction: Read Steve Edward's prize winning flash fiction "A Writer's Story." In an interview, award-winning novelist and humanitarian Masha Hamilton discusses the way in which difficult questions drive her artistically and physically into places others fear to tread.