Cleaver Magazine PO Box 4337 Philadelphia, PA 19118
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Cleave is a Janus verb, meaning both to stick tight and to fall away. A cleaver is the most broad-edged and brutally efficient kitchen knife, designed to be swung like a hammer for the most effective channel of force. Cleaver Magazine was established in 2013 by Karen Rile and Lauren Rile Smith, to share cutting-edge art and literary work from a mix of established and emerging voices. Cleaver publishes poetry, short stories, essays, dramatic monologues, flash prose (300 words or less), and visual art. We are a quarterly journal. Look for issues in March, June, September, and December.
What type of submissions are you looking for?
Literary fiction, essays (“creative nonfiction”, personal essays, and memoir), flash, poetry, dramatic writing (monologues, spoken word, preferably with access to high-quality video performances), art (we are interested in art with text– e.g., an essay by the artist or an interview.) For examples, see our issues currently online.
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Our all-flash .5 Preview Issue launched on February 1. Our first full issue launches March 4, 2013.