A new gay-themed print journal, Assaracus, will debut from Sibling Rivalry Press in January of 2011, and will be published quarterly thereafter. Assaracus (pronounced ASS-UH-RACK-US) will feature the work of approximately ten gay male poets each issue and will include a substantial body of work from each poet.

In order to be considered for publication in Assaracus, please submit a significant selection of your work in PDF, DOC, or DOCX format to siblingrivalrypress@gmail.com with the subject line “Assaracus Submission” and your name (“Assaracus Submission Levi Johnston,” for example). We’re always open for submissions.

Poets are welcome regardless of their publication history. Unpublished poets are welcome. Work that has been previously posted on a personal website is also welcome. We dig blogs. In fact, if you have blog, send us a link to it when you submit. Previously published work is also acceptable so long as you retain the rights to republish.

Each issue will be built around the selected poets and will showcase the variety within the queer poetry community. We’re not looking for any one style or form. In fact, we want each issue to represent multiple poetic forms. The chosen poets will retain all rights to their work, will receive a free print copy of the issue, and will be endlessly promoted throughout the literary universe.

Assaracus will be published in January, April, July, and October.

In our 127-page debut issue, available in January:

Raymond Luczak (Author of Mute)
Shane Allison (Author of Slut Machine)
Stephen Scott Mills (Co-Author of The Hanky Code)
James Kangas (Contributor to Between the Cracks: The Daedalus Anthology of Kinky Verse)
Frank J Miles (Contributor to Mary: A Literary Quarterly)
Gavin Dillard (Editor of A Day for a Lay: A Century of Gay Poetry)
Eric Norris (Contributor to This New Breed: Gents, Bad Boys & Barbarians 2)
Christopher Hennessy (Author of Outside the Lines: Talking with Contemporary Gay Poets)
Jay Burodny (Unpublished – Our first discovery!)
Matthew Hittinger (Author of Pear Slip)

For more information, visit http:www.siblingrivalrypress.com.

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