Sunday, April 26, 2009

Cool New Journal: Artifice


ARTIFICE MAGAZINE announces an open call for submissions for its upcoming
Issue 1, to be published in January 2010.

Submissions will be accepted year-round at Artifice Magazine is looking for
previously-unpublished stories, prose works, and poems, pieces that are
(as the name implies) aware of their own artifice: pastiche, mash-ups,
cut-ups, experiments gone awry, sly metafiction with a heart, and whatever
other sorts of text machines you can imagine. We want things that will
make us:

a. laugh and clap our hands with joy and surprise
b. sob silently and clap our hands, with a different sort of joy and surprise

We do not believe that postmodernism need or ought be heartless. But
neither do we require that every story wear its heart on its sleeve.

More information about Artifice Magazine can be found at Questions not answered there can be directed

Artifice Magazine is edited by James Tadd Adcox and Rebekah Silverman. You
can learn more about them at


FirstPersonArts said...

Hi, I searched in vain for your e-mail address, but I hoped you might be willing to post about our new writing, film and photography competition:

First Person Arts’ new annual memoir, photography and film competition is well underway, and we need a little help getting the word out, in particular, about the writing component. The competition is called First Person America: In These Hard Times. It’s inspired by an initiative, from the Works Progress Administration during the 1930s, deploying artists across the country to document the experiences of everyday Americans as they worked to maintain their families, their communities, and their way of life in the face of a national economic crisis. Our goal is to attract entries from all 50 states.There’s additional information about the judges and general guidelines at the competition website:

If, by chance, you haven't heard of us, First Person Arts is a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization dedicated to finding and fostering memoir and documentary art of all kinds. You can find out more about all of our programs here:

We would be extremely grateful if you would share the link and image however you can—to your e-mail list, on your website, facebook, twitter, wherever. Any help getting the word out would be will help us reach our goal. Take care, and please let me know if you have any questions,



Jordan said...

I recently came across your blog (and specifically this post) and thought you and your readers might also be interested in another favorite of mine, an online lit mag called Narrative Magazine (at It offers its contents for free and also accepts all types of submissions (fiction, poetry, art, photography, non-fiction, etc.) Narrative also has a few contests going on now that I think your readers might enjoy. Hope you have a chance to check it out and maybe mention it in your blog or links section!