Raft seeking Submissions

I addressed my email to them as Dear Raftafarians.

Here’s what they sent to the SUNY Buffalo list:

Raft Magazine: call for new work

Brian Seabolt <empitsu@INDIA.COM>


Raft, a new online literary journal, is currently accepting submissions.
Please click http://www.raftmagazineonline.com for our mission statement
and contact information.

Here’s what you’ll find on their site:

The prior century’s cadaver casts so impressive a shadow that nearly anyone is liable occasionally to forget it’s passed. Inevitably (and we’re hardly the first to know it), a sensation of existing in between promotes anxiety. Still, we do our work now. And in this climate, the writer of value can afford neither to sneer at novelty nor to commit, as though fetishistically, to it. Not one of us, in fact, actually knows what comes next, although it is our job to do it. What is invaluable is the mere excitement of language as material with which to make things, as much sensation as sense, as much a stuff whereby to construct as a codex whereby to construe. This excitement, now as ever, trumps the thinness of fashion, trumps the straitjacket of theory, trumps the anxiety of operating within a historical fog.

It is this excitement that Raft Magazine means to put first and last.

Books reviewed in Raft’s first issue will include recent titles by Raymond Federman, Leslie Scalapino, Gilbert Sorrentino, and Jean-Philippe Toussaint.

Information: empitsu@raftmagazineonline.com
Submit: submissions@raftmagazineonline.com

About Splabman

Poet & interviewer Paul E Nelson founded SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Since 1993, SPLAB has produced hundreds of poetry events & 600 hours of interview programming with legendary poets & whole systems activists including Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Diane di Prima, Daphne Marlatt, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Barry McKinnon, José Kozer, Brenda Hillman & many others. Paul’s books include American Prophets (interviews 1994-2012) (2018) American Sentences (2015) A Time Before Slaughter (2009) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (2013). Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia (2015), 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards (2017) and Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill (2019) Make it True meets Medusario (2019), he’s presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Nanaimo, Qinghai & Beijing, China, has had work translated into Spanish, Chinese & Portuguese & writes an American Sentence every day. Awarded a residency at The Lake, from the Morris Graves Foundation in Loleta, CA, he’s published work in Golden Handcuffs Review, Zen Monster, Hambone, and elsewhere. Winner of the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from The Capilano Review, he is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia and lives in Rainier Beach, in the Cascadia bioregion’s Cedar River watershed.
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