I’ve been thinking about the energy and quality writing that have gone into electronic magazines in our region. There are the two I have looked at lately — Split Rock Review and New Theory. What publications am I missing?
Split Rock Review is an online literary magazine founded in the Northwoods of Minnesota in 2012 by Crystal S. Gibbins. Its name is inspired from the historic landmark, Split Rock Lighthouse, located on Lake Superior’s north shore.
While we are proud of our Northwoods roots, SRR provides a venue for writers and artists of any background, in any stage of their careers, to showcase their best work. We seek poetry, creative non-fiction, fiction, graphic literature, and comics that explore place and the natural environment, though we welcome any work that finds new meaning in the familiar and inspiration from the stuff of everyday life.
We accept submissions on a rolling basis and publish biannually. Please visit our Submission Guidelines for more information on sending us your work.
To those who heed the call of the woods, kick off your boots and settle in. Thanks for your interest in Split Rock Review.
New Theory was founded on the tenet that problems are solved by innovation, and innovation won’t arise without two key ingredients: 1) people from disparate backgrounds being encouraged to talk to one another and 2) people being encouraged to take risks without the threat of punishment. New Theory provides a cultivated environment where thinkers from all fields are encouraged to step outside the conventions of their established discourse communities to share ideas that cannot be communicated in the conventional modes of those communities (any kind of genre or medium is welcome for editorial consideration, as long as it clearly conveys some sort of original theory).
New Theory encourages contributors and readers alike to go beyond the horizons of current ideologies, to fearlessly trespass into realms previously claimed by others, to boldly blend diverse traditions, to indulge in unorthodox thought, to harbor beliefs that don’t derive their value from their potential to be proven, to try to have fun while doing so, and, of course, to inspire others to do the same. In other words, come here when you want to know what the rest of the world might be missing… or might be afraid to say out loud.
Jayson Iwen, Editor-in-Chief
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