Sunday, June 17, 2012

Altered Scale online journal now taking submissions

Altered Scale, an excellent new online journal being edited by Jefferson Hansen, a poet, fiction writer, and essayist who has been a close friend of mine for many years, is now taking submissions for its second and further issues. The first issue is now online and features fine work by a number of excellent writers, performers, and musicians.

Editor's Statement:

All art contains musicality: harmony, disharmony, tone, rhythm, and so on. The musicality in this journal is highlighted by my editorial decisions: I want the texture of various pieces of writing or performance to creak and crimp against one another, thereby revealing something about what is at the musical heart of each piece. In this way each page, which usually contains several artists, is a mini-gallery that explores how works explore musicality through juxtaposition.

Of course, editing should not override the presentation of art. When it became necessary to set aside this focus to one degree or another in order to do justice to the work, I did so.

Jefferson Hansen is open for submissions of audio, video, graphic, mixed-media, and literary art. Issue 2 will move to a Wordpress platform, which will allow for more flexibility. Send audio in Soundcloud and videos in either You Tube or Vimeo. Literary art is best in an attached Word file; plus the text should be reprinted in the body of the email. Please also include a biography. Send to

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