Here, writers can get a deeper sense of the journals by reading reviews of the latest issues. This is not intended as a substitute for the actual journals, but merely a way to guide writers toward the journals that most interest them. Plus, this site offers a way for writers to keep in contact with editors. A story might not be right for a magazine, for instance, but a thoughtful and heartfelt..
Carleton Whaley is editor-in-chief of The Slag Review, as well as a writer whose work has appeared in Paper Darts, Long River Review, and is forthcoming in Occulum. He has a small scar from walking into a pole while carrying a coffee mug.
Interview by Nikki Barnhart
Can you tell us the full origin story of The Slag Review? How did your "small, confused group of creators" get together, what inspired your name, all of it!
The Good Men Project claims to offer “The conversation no one else is having.” An online outlet, they draw on a pool of over six thousand contributors—men, women, and nonbinary—for posts on topics ranging from Sex & Relationships to the Environment. New posts appear daily. Some go viral across social media.
When I stepped up as editor in chief of Collision Literary Magazine, I was part of the problem that undergraduate literary magazines face. It was the December in 2016, and I didn’t even know enough about literary magazines to know what the problem was.
Volume 2 of Iceview is eye-catching. The title, black over a mint green background, drops vertically, sideways, overlapping the spine. Immediately, the eye is drawn to a split between Icelandic and English, the former favored. A small photograph, a teaser of what’s to come, sits in the upper third of the cover; it features a woman standing smiling before glaciers.
Ground Fresh Thursday's One in Four Volume 2, Issue 2 for Fall 2017 is an intriguing gathering of assorted authors and their works. This printed collection is as varied in its spectrum of writers as it is in its creativity, though most of the writers seem to currently reside in America.