Submissions are now open for Rivet: The Journal of Writing That Risks!
Rivet is the new online literary magazine from Red Bridge Press. Each issue will feature fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from beyond the mainstream. You’ll find genre-bending work that takes readers into strange landscapes and offers new perspectives on the everyday. Rivet is dedicated to developing new talent and will showcase emerging writers alongside established authors.
Issue 1 will be published in Spring, 2014. All issues will be available to read online free of charge.
Submit your riskiest writing.
Send us your most powerful, strange, and wonderful work. We welcome fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that take risks with style and content, revel in the unexpected, and reward with imagination and insight.
Read the guidelines and submit your most powerful, strange, and wonderful work at rivetjournal.com/guidelines.
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Due to Hurricane Sandy, we're extending our deadline until Monday, Nov. 5th at midnight PST, in order to give our friends in the East some time to recharge their computers and their spirits.
Thank you to everyone who has submitted work so far. We are amazed and honored by the number and quality of submissions. We've received work from around the world, from new and established writers, and from across the spectrum of genre and style. The editorial team has already begun reading, and we plan to make final selections by the end of November.
Since the press launched on September 17th, we have received an outpouring of encouragement from writers, booksellers, technologists, educators, and the publishing community. Today, I'll be continuing the "thank you Thursdays" theme started on our Twitter stream and sending some shout-outs to folks who've been especially generous with their time and support. Not just today but every day, we are tremendously grateful to each and every one of you who believe in the future of books and the mission of Red Bridge Press. Happy reading.
Wow. Thank you for the big, warm welcome you’ve given Red Bridge Press. Since our launch last week, things have been moving at an amazing rate. Submissions are rolling in from around the world. (I had to get out a map to find some of the places you are living and writing.) People have jumped on Facebook and RSS to keep in touch. Best of all, we’ve received some lovely notes from readers and writers who are eager for the kind of books we’ll offer: wildly imaginative, masterfully written books that are bigger than a single genre category.
The call for submissions for our inaugural anthology of writing that risks is still open. If you’re wondering what to submit, carefully read our general guidelines and anthology call for submissions. In a nutshell, we seek literary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that are surprisingly inventive and push beyond the boundaries of mainstream realism. The work we like often has elements that are fantastic, surreal, fabulist, weird, hybrid, or experimental, but what matters most to us is the imaginative depth and quality of the writing. Check out our list of touchstone authors on the general guidelines to see who we admire in this vein. (If you’re not familiar with all those authors, scoot over to your local bookseller and get their books. You’ll be glad you did.) Anthology submissions close October 31st, and book submissions open this winter.
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Start your engines!
We are excited to announce that submissions are now open for our inaugural publication.
Red Bridge Press seeks writing that risks for an anthology that travels outside the confines of mainstream realism. We are looking for literary work that experiments with genre and style to create a unique reading experience. We are considering poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and works in between. Read our submission guidelines to find out more.
Anthology submissions are open until October 31, 2012. Send us your best work, and tell your friends!
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