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New issue of weirderary!

weirderary Issue 5 dropped recently! I can’t believe that the lit mag we started has been around for two years and five issues so far. We will be making some changes to weirderary soon, as you can read about in my letter from the editor in this issue.

I’m now the editor in chief of weirderary, which is good because trying to distribute work evenly and make decisions as a team wasn’t always working. Plus, with all of us graduating and (possibly) moving away from Tampa, working collaboratively in equal capacities would become even more difficult.  The other founding editors still want to be involved, and moving forward I plan on devising a new structure for the lit mag, figuring out each person’s title and responsibilities.

I’d be grateful if you’d check out weirderary‘s latest issue, follow weirderary on twitter, and share your favorite pieces that we’ve published either on social media or privately with anyone you think might like them.

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weirderary is open to submissions until 3/20/17

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Hi all,

weirderary.com, the lit mag I co-founded and co-edit, is open to submissions until 3/20/17. We really want more visual art and comics especially. We are also open to fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and experimental stuff that doesn’t fit under a label.

Click here for the submission guidelines.

Jay

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New issue of weirderary!

Click here to read issue four of weirderary!

(Okay, so the issue came out back in October, but I forgot to share it.)

I am so pleased that we’ve been doing this for over a year now. weirderary is a project I want to continue investing in and growing in the years to come. My hope is that we’ll have a print version some day–something physically small, with short single-page pieces, each one paired with visual art.

In light of the election, I’m happier than ever that we decided early on to have our definition of “weird” evolve to mean that we celebrate diversity and difference not only in writing content and style, but in the writer’s perspective and background.

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Project updates

I had a busy week and didn’t write a blog post like planned. :( Going to have to start putting that in my schedule. Until then, I wanted to give an update on the projects I’ve been spending time on.

WEIRDERARY: This is the weird little lit mag TJ Murray, Colleen Kolba, and I edit. We’ve put out three issues, which means we completed a year of publication. Woo hoo! We got submittable, and are currently open to submissions–if you write, please send something our way. New Pages just reviewed us very positively, so please read that and share if you feel moved. We’re also on twitter if you want to follow us.

FIRST DRAFT: This is the monthly live lit event I produce and host with TJ Murray and Colleen Kolba. It’s still going strong, and we had quite a few new audience members last month because WUSF was kind enough to put me on the radio. Visit the WUSF website to read the related article, and click here to hear me yapping. If you feel like supporting us on social media, here are the links: twitter, instagram, Facebook. My next steps are to get us a website, and hopefully some videos recorded of our readings and stories.

PODCAST: So…I’m starting one. Some of you might remember I had one before. Don’t want to say any more just yet, but stay tuned… I’m a little nervous, but mostly excited.

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weirderary is live!

Okay, so it’s been live for over three months, but I had a busy semester and forgot to notify you guys. weirderary is the online lit mag my friends and I started. Please check out our first issue. In addition to helping choose what we published, I conducted an interview with Jacob Appel and reviewed books by George Saunders and Victor LaValle.

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Submit to weirderary!

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My friends and I started an online literary magazine, weirderary. We are reading submissions until September 1st. We’ve received a lot of good poetry so far, but really want more flash fiction, short stories, and creative nonfiction. We also accept art and comics. If you write or draw or photograph or do something else that you think we might be interested in, please send it our way! Here are the official weirderary submission guidelines. Also, please follow us on twitter and instagram.

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