I’m thrilled to announce the creation of my new digital literary journal sent via email called City of Writers. It’s something that I feel very strongly about, and feel that the time is right to invest my time and resources into building it. I’ve been waffling back and forth about it, and I feel like there’s no time like the present to get it out there.
We’ll feature a different Princeps civitatis monthly that best represents what we’re about. We invite writers who think they don’t have an audience, because their work is off-kilter, can’t be categorized, and is perhaps too experimental for the mainstream. You have an audience; you just haven’t found the right one yet.
We want to feature the gutsiest of authors who will tell a damn good story. That includes writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, photo essays with accompanying text, translations, unproduced theatrical plays or screenplays, anything that can be fleshed out in less than 1,000 words.
What sets us apart from other literary journals is that in addition to your work you MUST show us three separate submissions and/or rejections from other journals, publishers, etc. Yes, one of those rejections can be us. We will respond to everyone who submits. The work you submit cannot be previously published anywhere else, including your own blog or through social media.
Everyone is welcome to submit. You won’t be rejected based on your race, color, gender, or creed. However, attacking of another race, color, gender or creed in your fiction may be rejected unless it serves the story. Art is war. We understand that here. But we want to rise above it. There are many ways to tell a damn good story that doesn’t involve the harmful desecration of another living thing.
Our official launch date is in September. We’ll start taking submissions for October at that time.
I’m still working out the kinks on the submission and reading periods.
How can you help? I’m glad you asked. Subscribe to the City of Writers mailing list (link in sidebar). Former subscribers of my mailing list have been converted over, so if you’ve signed up in the past, congrats, you’re already a member.
How else can you help? I’ll be releasing the progress of the launch for the next few weeks here on Writeropolis on Manifest Mondays. Some of those posts will require audience participation, so I hope you’re onboard.