Empty Mirror

Empty Mirror



Empty MirrorFrom the Editor

Empty Mirror was established in 2000 as a source of books and information on the Beat Generation and small-press poetry. Over time we broadened its scope. Empty Mirror relaunched in literary magazine format in 2012 and now publishes nonfiction on a variety of literary and art topics as well as poetry and art. EM is published every Friday.


We publish nonfiction, poetry, and art.

Nonfiction: We’re quite open as to subject. (Special interests include art and literature outside the mainstream, the Beat Generation, Surrealism, and countercultural movements.)

Here are some types of work that we often publish.

–Criticism and essays on literary or art-related topics. For instance, essays about authors or artists, styles or periods, places, movements. Scholarly papers are sometimes accepted. We occasionally accept previously published nonfiction.
–Book reviews: poetry; literary fiction; art; literary criticism, biography, and history.
–Interviews: Conversations with artists, poets, and other people of note in the literary and arts community.
–Personal essays. We’d especially like to see those which deal with some connection to art or literature, or with cultural or societal issues.

Poetry: We’re not looking for any particular style. However, we are very open to experimental work. Visual poetry is also welcome. Please send 2-6 poems for consideration. We don’t accept previously published poetry.

Art: Style and medium are open with special interests in collage, mixed-media, and abstract work.

Please visit Empty Mirror before submitting so you can get a sense of what we’re all about.


Editors Name Denise Enck
Print publication? No
Circulation 60,000
Do you take online submissions? Yes
Submission Guidelines URL Empty Mirror Guidelines
Approx. Response Time? 1-3 months
How often do you publish? Weekly
Year Founded? 2000
Do you pay? no


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