Saturday, October 2, 2021

Pushcart Nominations

When I solicited poems for Odd Poems 2021, I thought it was going to be a one-off thing. Getting back to making things (physical things), a fun project in the midst of the pandemic, etc. And then there was all kinds of interest, and rob mclennan asked me what my press was called, and I had to think of something, and after some panicking and Googling, I came up with a name, and now I have a press? And a couple of items released, more planned, and even more ideas? Which was I think part of his plan all along.

Having put out not just Odd Poems but having started +doc (a biannual long poems journal), and starting to actually think in terms of having a small press, I wanted to submit Pushcart nominations, and I have. These are:

I really want to thank all the poets who have let me publish their work, and everyone who sent work for consideration. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you, and I look forward to many more projects in the coming years.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

+doc.1 - now available!

             It should be really easy, telling
            The truth
 

            A rat eating happily through wire

            Trouble is you never know
            Whether the breaker’s flipped

                    -       Tom Snarsky, from “Time As The Lightning Bolt We Don’t Receive Whole”

I am very pleased to announce the first issue of +doc, a new, biannual journal of longer poems. The response to my initial announcement was amazing, and thanks to submissions from so many incredible poets, the first issue took shape immediately.


Featuring work by melanie brannagan frederiksen, rob mclennan, and Tom Snarsky, and cover art by Fredrik Skarstedt, +doc.1 offers insight into the beauty and worry of our day-to-day lives, asking what we hold important, particularly in the context of the last year.

To purchase a copy, PayPal me or E-transfer jcd748@mail.usask.ca (CA: $4, US and International: $6, payable in CAD) and include your name and mailing address. Copies will be sent by regular mail. Please be patient with arrival times!

53pp, saddle stitched.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

+doc issues 1 and 2 - submissions closed

 Owing to an enthusiastic response and many great pieces, I've finalized the work for issues 1 and 2, and submissions to +doc are now closed. Submissions will open again in 2022 for issues 3 and 4. Thank you so much to everyone who sent work for consideration! Issue 1 will be ready in July or August.

Monday, April 26, 2021

+doc: A Journal of Longer Poems

 

There is a wide proliferation of journals, both print and online, but a tendency towards the shorter: poems of a page or less, sometimes with a maximum line count explicitly stated in the submission guidelines.

Especially in the age of social media, there is a tendency towards shorter and aphoristic poems, poems that start and end neatly and can be easily shared. There aren't nearly enough venues publishing long poems.

+doc is a semi-regular journal focused on longer poems and poem sequences, including visual poetry. The definition of "longer" is kept intentionally vague in the hope it may fit your work.

Submissions are currently open. To submit, send an email to Julian Day at jcd748@mail.usask.ca with "+doc" as part of title and the piece(s) as a .docx/.doc attachment. Don't worry about a cover letter! Maybe just say hi? I can't wait to read your work (unless it's racist, homophobic, etc, in which case it will not be considered).

The first issue is planned for later in 2021.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Odd Poems 2021: A Chapbook of Odd Poems

         An afternoon of steady light.
        Somebody is up there brooding.

                ⁠— Eduardo C. Corral, from "To Tim Dlugos (Cento)"

 So, a few months ago, on Twitter, I posted this:

The response was overwhelmingly positive, and, having put that out there into the wider world, I decided to try to make it happen.

I contacted a few people to see if there was interest (there was!). rob mclennan asked me what the name of my press was, which led to a snap decision and everything else followed. I decided on "Odd Poems 2021" as the title, hoping that this might not be the only such chapbook, and in the end there were thirteen contributors from Canada, the United States, Nigeria, and Israel, with poems in English and Hebrew.

I am thrilled to be able to include poems and translations by:

To purchase a copy, PayPal me or E-transfer jcd748@mail.usask.ca (CA: $3, US and International: $4, payable in CAD) and include your name and mailing address. Copies will be sent by regular mail. Please be patient with arrival times!
 

Pushcart Nominations

When I solicited poems for Odd Poems 2021 , I thought it was going to be a one-off thing. Getting back to making things (physical things), a...