Blotterature is a brand new journal founded by four writers from Northwest Indiana. We accept a wide variety of prose, poetry, and artwork. We want the nontraditional mixed with careful attention to craft and process. Well-developed with an edge. Experimental while knowing exactly what you’re doing. Thought-out. Thrilling. Our mission is to merge “the academic” with “the underground,” as there is value in both sides of the spectrum. This means, we strive to publish well-crafted pieces without all the pretension, just as we don’t shock just to shock unless there is something universal in the subtext.
Blotterature is an online literary magazine, started in August 2013 by a few Region Rats who came together via The Literary Underground and college. “Blotterature” is an obsolete term that means non-high-brow literature, or non-elite. Essentially, it’s writing for the masses. Or, literature for the people. However, the staff at Blotterature believes that good literature can be for the people and not just for the “in-crowd” of literary folks, and that it doesn’t necessarily take a highly-trained artist to produce good literature, either. Therefore, our mission is to merge the creative academia with the underground, as there is value in both sides of the spectrum.
Prose, poetry, memoir, personal essays, photography, comics, graphics, etc.
Blotterature accepts a wide variety of prose, poetry, and artwork. We seek the nontraditional mixed with craft, detail, and process. Well-developed with an edge. Regionalism with a voice. Something with political intentions or just there to entertain. Thought-out. Thrilling. Intelligent. Reading our back issues is a good way to get a feel for what we like. Poets–you are in luck because we have a brand new poetry team, so give it a shot!
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Less than three months
HOW OFTEN DO YOU PUBLISH?
Two full-length issues a year; two themed issues a year
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