FYI: They're hungry for poetry...
The November Third Club an online literary journal seeking to "up the ante" of literary political writing, is seeking poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction that resonates with a political message and rises above the mere rhetoric and rant. The emphasis will be on political literature, will be unabashedly left-wing in nature, and will be looking at literature written from a liberal, green, anarchist or libertarian perspective. Biases up front.
The November Third Club is edited by Victor D. Infante, editor in chief; Lenore Weiss, fiction editor; Richard Beban & Ray McNiece, poetry editors; Carlye Archibeque & Richard Modiano, nonfiction editors; and Sam Hamill & Deborah Grabien, contributing editors.
Some of the ideas we are interested in exploring from a literary perspective include reclaiming church and state, electoral fraud and reform, race and identity, censorship, individual liberty and of course, "The War on Terror," but we're open to new ideas, particularly innovative ones. Don't just rehash tired old knee-jerk anti-Bush propaganda and give us your commentary on Associated Press news stories. We want something that pushes the envelope of political writing. We're open to styles and genre, we just want the writing to be good and the message to resonate.
Guidelines for submissions:
Previously published material is fine as long as the original publisher is acknowledged and the author retains the copyright. Unless directly solicited by the editors, previously published material may be given less of a priority than unpublished submissions. (Although really, if we love it, we'll probably publish it.) All copyright reverts to the author upon publication. Please acknowledge The November Third Club if material it published first is reprinted elsewhere.
Unsolicited submissions will only be accepted via e-mail. Our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note whether the submission is poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction in the subject line of the e-mail. Unmarked submissions may be deleted unread.
Please submit no more than three to five poems, or ten pages of prose.
Please put your name and e-mail address in the body of the e-mail. Please also include a short bio, no more than 200 words, in the body of the e-mail.
The submissions themselves can be either in the body of the e-mail or in an attached Word file. No other formats will be considered.
The deadline for the eighth quarterly issue is March 15th.
We cannot pay anyone for their work as of this time.
We think it should go without saying, but please, please, please proofread your work before sending it to us. Our staff is still small, and has better things to do than to fix your typos.