I am excited to report the existence of The Dirty Pond, a new literary journal based in New Haven. In their own words: The Dirty Pond is an independent online literary journal based in New Haven, Connecticut. The journal's primary objective is to provide a home for work by New Haven-affiliated writers, with an eye towards curated gatherings in the near future. We will be updating biweekly.
We seek work that is anchored to our fair city without being provincial. We want work that is fierce, compelling, and wonderfully weird. And we're particularly partial to work that is cross-disciplinary and/or collaborative in nature.
We want your short stories and your essays. We want your flash fiction and your poems. We want your photography and your artwork. We want your liner notes. We want sections from your script.
We generally do not want genre fiction, but will grant some leniency, particularly to fanfic.
Most of all, we do not want to be bored.
When you submit, please submit a bio, CV, cover letter, and (if relevant) a myspace/facebook url and a list of upcoming related local events in which you may be participating. Please make sure images are in a standardized .jpeg format, videos and music accessible, and if you're sending us a novel, just give us a heads up.
Please send all submissions along to thedirtypond @ gmail.com (remove the spaces).
Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2009.
First edition goes live October 15, 2009.
Submit, artists, musicians, and writers of New Haven! Submit!