Friday, September 3, 2010

Seeds of Sin

Join the Chicago Poetry Brothel for a wicked good time on Friday, September 24th! Bring your corset or your cravat and be prepared for a literary seduction.

8:00 p.m.
House of Blues Foundation Room
329 N. Dearborn
Chicago Illinois 60654

Monday, August 9, 2010

Online Now!

Summer 2010: The Freud Issue

Also: Submit! The next issue is POETRY.

All themes & concepts are welcome.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Coming Soon... The Freud Issue!

Featuring work by

Arlene Ang

Emma Bolden

Zoe Brigley

Katie Cappello

Kat Dixon

Jacqueline Doyle

Kristen Kaschock

Adrienne J. Odasso

Naomi Buck Palagi

Jayne Pupek

Grace Sikorski

Emma Stein

I intend to brew a big pitcher of iced coffee and make the summer issue come alive! Stay tuned. It's happening soon.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

editorial miscellany

I am behind schedule with the Freud issue of blossombones. Life has been weird. I have been weird. It's coming soon! I promise.

Also: Just a heads-up: we're open to submissions again beginning August 1st for an all-poetry issue. All concepts/themes are welcome.


Monday, February 1, 2010

The winter issue is now available online!

We're featuring Molly Gaudry's digital chapbook, Anatomy for the Artist.

We've also got some brand-spanking-new submission guidelines, so be sure to check them out!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

What's up for 2010...

I'm hoping to have the winter issue of blossombones up and running by Monday, at the latest. We'll be featuring Molly Gaudry's digital chapbook, Anatomy for the Artist.

I'm slogging along, moving slower than I plan (as always), so just in case I'm running a few days late (our new reading period begins on Monday, February 1st), I'd like to preview our latest call for submissions:

Call For Submissions: The Freud Issue

Open reading period: February 1st – April 30th

Blossombones is seeking submissions of poetry, short fiction and critical prose that represent a feminist or woman-centered response to the work of Sigmund Freud, with particular emphasis on alternative models of the psychoanalytic process posed by women.

We ask that women only submit work for the summer 2010 issue.

The Freud Issue will be guest-edited by Kristina Marie Darling.

Kristina Marie Darling is a graduate of Washington University. She's the author of several chapbooks, including Fevers and Clocks (March Street Press, 2006), The Traffic in Women (Dancing Girl Press, 2006), and Night Music (Blaze Vox Books, 2008). A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her writing appears or is forthcoming in issues of The Gettysburg Review, The Boston Review, Shenandoah, The Colorado Review, and other periodicals. Awards include residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Prairie Center of the Arts, as well as a scholarship from the Squaw Valley Community of Writers' annual poetry conference. Her website is

Please submit all work and queries regarding this specific issue of blossombones to

All other general queries regarding the journal may be sent to editor Susan Slaviero:

Our general guidelines still apply: simultaneous submissions are fine, no multiple subs during a single reading period, and please query our guest editor if you’re considering sending a longer piece. We expect a few longer pieces will be published in this issue, as we’re interested in critical as well as creative work.


The summer issue should go live sometime around July 1st. Don't forget to submit your work on or before April 30th.