“Homage” is made with two blocks on Cosmos Blotting Paper. I used blotting paper because I was still hand printing, and needed an absorbent and untextured paper to account for the pressure I could generate by manually. It was a run I made for my cousin, Barry Nitzberg, in commemoration of his father and grandfather, and their roots in Petaluma.
Sol Nitzberg, my grandmother’s uncle, was a union man in Santa Rosa, California, organized the apple pickers, and was tar and feathered in the streets by local businessmen and the sheriff.
Though the story is no longer available through the publisher site, you can read it here
The short story titled “My Portrait In the Memorial”, published in the Winter 2013 issue of Temenos, relates an incident that traumatized my community while I was in junior high school. I had a lot of issues writing this piece, and was even more conflicted when I began submitting it for publication. But I believe that I was as honest as I could be (as if honesty is an excuse for publication), and I believe that it accurately reflects the ambiguities and ambivalences of unimaginable tragedy, so I hope that I acted reasonably here.
Temenos is the Central Michigan University graduate literary journal, founded in 2000. The magazine has no philosophical or esthetic allegiances. They publish poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and art by new and established writers and artists.
The Greek word “temenos” refers both to the ancient Greek concept of sacred space and the Jungian ‘safe spot’ where one may bring the unconscious into the light of consciousness. Temenos’ mission is to bring to light works that are engaging, memorable, and fearless.
They accept submissions year round. Please see their submission guidelines for more information.
who we are
We seek outsider, clout-less, non-standard work that gleams. We want to celebrate our contributors; both the artist and their art. For us, that means that upon publication, your submissions will appear in a journal that has been conceived by a team of caring and meticulous editors; it will look good. Ultimately, our goal is to publish catalysts of transition for the observer, to lull, or to instigate. We want work that encourages the appreciation of craft and the desire to create.
The Greek word “temenos” refers both to the ancient Greek concept of sacred space and the Jungian ‘safe spot’ where one may bring the unconscious into the light of consciousness. Our mission is to bring to light works that are engaging, memorable, and fearless. As of 2021, Temenos publishes one online edition in the spring, and one in the fall. Please see submit for our current Call for Submissions and submission guidelines. Past and current issues of Temenos can be accessed for free on this website, on both the home page and in the Archives. We can be contacted at email@example.com
who we’ve been
Temenos is a literary journal that originated from Central Michigan University (CMU), founded in 2000 and run entirely by graduate student volunteers. The magazine has no philosophical or aesthetic allegiances. We publish poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and art by new and established writers and artists. Since 2020, Temenos operates entirely independently.
where we’re going
After a long period of tumult, the Temenos staff is happy to announce that we are back! We are so happy to be doing this and we’re excited to read and view your work.
Our submission fee is $5. Submission inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If funds are lacking, we are willing to accommodate. Incarcerated artists and writers may submit for free, by email, as long as it is noted in the subject of the email.
Inwood Indiana Press is the smallest press in the world. They are officially located at latitude 41.318 and longitude -86.203 but they don’t have an office so you can’t find them. Inwood is, by census data, “a populated place,” which makes it less than a town and more than an empty lot.
Strange things happen in Inwood Indiana. Things come up missing, people see things and the old lady on the corner seemed to have secrets. This publication is the place to tell your stories, or shroud them in prose. We are interested in all things unusual. We are especially interested in poems and stories set in small towns.
Note from the editor: My name is Glenn Lyvers and I am the editor of Poetry Quarterly magazine. Inwood Indiana is a private publication that I produce personally. There is no set schedule for publication, and submissions are always open.
“Pyromaniacs, Bored and Young” is a touching little tale about a group of teenagers who like to set things on fire. It is the second story I’ve published under this title.
Picayune Magazine is a lovely little publication based at New Mexico Highlands University. They produce a beautiful magazine over there, but unfortunately their limited operations budget ($500 per issue) precludes printing extra issues. They make a few for staff, one each for contributors, and that is it.
Digital Americana is defunct, read the short story here.
“The Best of the Terrible Lies” is a story about a teenager who likes to tell lies. And he chooses to tell them in class. I’m proud to have it appear in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Digital Americana. You can still buy a physical copy of this magazine for $20.
Digital Americana Magazine (DAM) is the world’s first literary & culture journal made for tablets. It’s ten parts literary and ten parts culture. If you like to read, why waste your money on other 99¢ magazines or apps when you could already be reading DAM? We love what we do and we hope that you do to.
Digital Americana crosses the literary arts with American culture and a state-of-the-art publishing mindset. Since 2010, it has functioned as an independent & interactive journal of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, & criticism. Digital Americana seeks to publish writers and artists that have showcased a unique American sensibility, experience, or theme in their work.
The first version of the Digital Americana Magazine (DAM 1.0) app was accepted into and released amongst the first-round of iPad App Store apps (available on launch-day of the first iPad 4/2010) — earning the distinction of being of the first magazines made for tablet devices, and the first literary magazine made explicitly for the iPad. In April 2011, we completely redesigned the app, adding new features such as in-app purchasing, and began to also offer issues in print (via MagCloud). In May 2012 we became part of Apple’s Newsstand store (DAM 2.0). In early October 2012 we introduced a new interactive “redact” function to our redesigned iPad app (DAM 3.0) with the release of our Fall—2012 Redact issue. With this “redact” toolset readers are able to create erasure poetry instantly from any page of any issue in the app. During this time we also relaunched the design & functionality of our iPhone magazine app, by creating a completely custom vertical layout that enhances the experience of reading an issue, which runs on a device that fits in the palm of your hand. Our Fall—2012 issue was the first issue to be formatted this way.
In all aspects of our mission: of the art, literary content, culture, design, and journalism featured within our pages—our hope for Digital Americana is that it will be seen as the sum of its parts—a uniquely modern and American experience. Issues are currently released seasonally. Submission guidelines can be found here. Recent news & press can be found here.