Magazine Name: Anobium
Editor: Benjamin van Loon
Print Magazine? Yes
Mailing Address: 2557 W Eastwood Ave, #2 Chicago, IL 60625
Circulation: 500+
Submission Guidelines:
Approximate Response Time 2 weeks – 2 months
Publishes: Biannual
Year Founded: 2011
Online Submissions? Yes
Information about your publication: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Infraorder: Bostrichiformia Superfamily: Bostrichoidea Family: Anobiidae Subfamily: Anobiinae Genus: Anobium (?Bookworm,? in other words.) Anobium is literature; a collusion of molecules, fused into a conceptual (w)hole. As a conceptual entity, Anobium is the headbirth of Benjamin van Loon and ?Mary J. Levine,? who doesn?t exist. Anobium is Chicago-based, independent publisher who specializes in the compilation and assemblage of strange, surreal and insectile literature. Our aim is to produce consciously designed and intelligently written contemporary literature. Those who pronounce auguries about the Death of the Book fail to realize that what is death for some is rebirth for others. We believe technology compliments our interaction with artifactual literature; it does not demolish it. Our relatively ?short? volumes (80-100 pages) and chapbooks will read easily, store safely and wear evenly – as a good book should. Some of our favorite writers are Franz Kafka, David Foster Wallace, Roberto Bola?o,Vladimir Nabokov, Jose Saramago, Sam Lipsyte, Haruki Murakami, Blaster ?Al? Ackerman, Daniel A.I.U. Higgs, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Italo Calvino, Michael Chabon, Hunter S. Thompson, Jorge Luis Borges, Charles Baudelaire, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Arthur Schopenhauer and others. Some of our favorite artists and filmmakers are: David Lynch, Werner Herzog, Luis Bunuel, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Ren? Magritte, Charlie Kaufman, Alex Cox, M.C. Escher, Errol Morris, Joel & Ethan Coen, and others. And, if all else fails, we?ve provided food for a few hard-shelled little creatures.
What type of submissions you are looking for: WHAT WE WANT: We want your prose and poetry. Essays, fictions, poems, prayers, paeans, incantations. Anything and everything. We want things that say something, rather than things that talk about saying something. We aren?t strict on word counts. Most of the prose pieces we accept are between 200-1,500 words. Most poems we like are no longer than 30ish lines. Of course, in this economy, we can fudge the numbers. WHAT WE DON?T WANT: We don?t want genre writing, slam poems, academic essays, memoirs, soapbox diatribes, or life lessons.

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