Monday, September 28, 2009

New Literary Journals!

Hello all!

Just a reminder: blossombones is closed to submissions until February, when we will reopen with some new guidelines, so keep an eye on the blog for updates! I know we've been remiss in posting regularly. Life is crazy, yo.

If you are looking for places to send your poetry and prose, please consider a few cool new journals on the literary scene:

The Medulla Review is taking submissions through September 30th! You should totally send them some of your wordtastic genius.

You might also consider submitting to A Trunk of Delirium

I'm pretty sure a website is under construction! In the meantime, they are open to submissions via email, so I'm posting the guidelines below:

A Trunk of Delirium is a new bi-annual publication of literary and artistic works seeking the finest available from both established and as yet known creators. A subsidiary of Le’ Pink Elephant Press, we open the lid to accept poetry, prose, flash fiction, reviews, interviews, translations, essays, plays, and artworks of all printable forms. Submissions are now giddily accepted at

Editors: Suzanne Savickas & Cheryl Townsend
Publication will be in both web space and print, the later being perfect bound and truly a delight to behold.
Subscriptions $15.00

We want what we want. We don't want what you don't want. No discards, please. We may be a trunk, but we're not a trash bin.
We like edgy. We like taking chances. We appreciate wordplay, as long as it's new and we're envious. Shock us with your creativity. Make us worship your innovative liberties with language. Please limit poetry to 7 poems at a time and we'd really, really prefer they be within the e-mail...NOT sent as 7 separate attached documents. If you do send your submission as an attachment, please paste them all into one. Then send them on with "poetry" and your name in the subject line of the e-mail.

We do not want anything racist, sexist, homophobic, or even insinuating as such. We cringe at rhymed verse and "phone txt" cutesisms.

We also accept fiction, reviews, interviews, translations, hybrid, prose poetry, and artworks. These may be sent as an attachment with their genre and your name in the subject line of the e-mail. We like letters, so feel free to blather away when submitting. Tell us how you heard about us & why you want to be in the trunk. We also like hearing how amazingly gorgeous we are and gladly accept presents of priceless art, musical CD's, chocolates and eco cars.

Send your submissions to

*Happy Fall Submitting!!*

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The 2009 summer issue is now live!

blossombones summer 2009: the marked issue

featuring the work of:

Niina Pollari

J. M. English

Elizabeth Glixman

Julene T. Weaver

Suzanne Savickas

Laura Hirneisen

Kate Durbin

Rose Woodson

Kat Dixon

Roseanne Griffeth

Kathleen Nalley

Jennifer Hollie Bowles

Anne Babson

Please note: We are closed to submissions until February 2010. Our winter issue will be a digital chapbook and is set to appear in January.

Happy Reading!


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A quick update on our summer issue...

Hello again!

We are running a bit behind schedule with the summer issue...No need to query; we'll finish responding to all the submissions shortly. I'm hoping to have the issue online this July. We'll post a list of contributors for the upcoming issue soon.


Your overwhelmed and totally stressed (but still inspired by the wonderful things that appear in her poetry inbox) editor.

aka Susan :)


Anybody have a good mantra? Ommmmmmmmmmmmmm

Monday, April 27, 2009

Reminder :)

We're accepting submissions for the Marked issue through April 30th. The deadline is approaching fast, so if you're thinking about sending a little poetry or prose our way, be sure to do so within the next couple of days!

If you've sent me a submission and are waiting to hear back, I hope to finish reading and responding by the end of May, at the very latest. We'll go live sometime in June with some absolutely fabulous poetry, prose, and artwork.

Sorry for our overall lack of blogginess! Mel & I have been super busy with work-type stuff. You know how it is...

Hope everyone is enjoying Springtime!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Best of the Net, 2008!

A big congratulations to blossombones contributors Wayne Shannon and Amy Fetzer Larakers, whose work has been selected for the Sundress Publications Anthology, Best of the Net, 2008!

Be sure to check out Amy's poem "It begins in anise and ends in Asheville" and Wayne's short fiction "Sin Nombre"....We agree...It's some of the best writing available on the Net!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Call for submissions!

We are now open to submissions for the summer 2009 blossombones. Send your poetry, short fiction & creative non-fiction to the appropriate editor by April 30th to be considered for our newest themed issue!


Call For Submissions: The "Marked" Issue

We'd like writers to be creative in their interpretation of the theme. However, to get you started consider the following: scars, tattoos, brand names, labels, and the various symbols women wear on their bodies to both create and deconstruct their identities. We are accepting submissions from February 1st, 2009 through April 30, 2009.

More details are available here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Coming Soon!

Poetry & Prose by:

Arlene Ang
Lana Hechtman Ayers
Margaret Bashaar
Elizabeth Bruno
Juliet Cook
Shannon Dauphin
Athena Dixon
Jo Hemmant
Sarah Hilary
Amy Hinrichs
Charmi Keranen
Weihui Lu
Daniela Olszewska
Kristen Orser
Amy Pence
Nanette Rayman Rivera
Toni Scales
Erin Elizabeth Smith
Kari Toney
Bill Yarrow
Susan Yount


The winter 2009 issue should be online within the next week or so...

We re-open for submissions on February 1st!

Monday, January 12, 2009


I think we're back in business.

The website is back to normal, and I fixed that awful problem with the malware, too.

We're now safe to google again :)


*Sigh* This is the biggest pitfall with electronic media. I love the webzine, of course, but sometimes wonder if it wouldn't be easier to do the whole paper thing...

I'm trying to get the winter issue up in the next few weeks, although these problems have set me slightly off schedule. I'm still aiming for February 1st.

I'll post a list of contributors soon!

I hope everyone else is having a better day.


So....It appears our website has been hacked :- (

I'm trying to get this fixed, but we may be down for a while...again, so sorry for the inconvenience.

Hackers suck.