Tag Archives: artists

Submit your visual art to The Otter

21 Jan

We now accept photography submissions for the next issue. Visit http://www.ottermagazine.com for more info.

The October/November issue of The Otter is online!

13 Oct

The October/November issue of The Otter is online! Including an interview with Wang Ping, poetry by A.J Huffman, fiction by Julie Rea, flash fiction by Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois, and photography by Aykan Özener. Check wwww.ottermagazine.com for more.

INTERVIEW

To Sit on Sidewalks

Of course, awareness can be a difficult and tedious prospect when considering that a poet’s audience tends to be far less in number than the awaiting audience that receives the rhetoric pushed by politicians and aired by mainstream media.

POETRY

Homage to Haniel Long

other, actual people walk the streets, they are complete human analogue of every individual person acting

POETRY

With Balance

I breathe in the sun’s continuity, stretch my ambition to the sky. Hold extension, fold forward, blessing sand.

POETRY

CARPET BOMBING

Standing before me Dressed in ancient armor My wife declares a truce

POETRY

Road

The road flips over and over until he doesn’t know which side to ask for anymore.

POETRY

Hacksaw Blades

We formed the day, scratching “We want more”, into the bowl of the spoon.

POETRY

Elegy for Hart Crane

Alone in the audience, like Hart Crane, fallen far alee, soothed in the blood of the ocean, choked in the spokes of the hurtling globe.

FLASH FICTION

Phuong Prays

Phuong married a woman who climbed out of a painting that hung on his living room wall, given to him by his parents when he completed his psychiatric residency and began his poor practice in the Mekong Delta.

FICTION

Step One: The Blunder Years

Well, I have lots of problems. My spirit animal is an overflowing toilet, and I smell like semen and vodka. I eat high fructose microwavable cancer until my stomach commits ritual suicide and then I keep going to eat the pain away.

FICTION

Scribbling in the Margins

It wasn’t long before students were gasping as she read; her father had done more than a few bad deeds before he took a hammer to his son.

The Otter October Cover

Two Poems by John Michael Flynn

27 Feb

Reading shines light through the gloom weather–  Two poems by John Michael Flynn

 

 

John Michael Flynn (www.basilrosa.com), who also writes as Basil Rosa, has published five poetry chapbooks, a story collection, Something Grand, a book of poems, Moments Between Cities, and a collection of translations from the Romanian poetry of Nicolae Dabija, Blackbird Once Wild Now Tame.

“Manhattan Bridge to yr Skull” by Jesse Katz

12 Jan

Founder of the Having a Whiskey Coke With You series, Jesse Katz brings us this bad ass poem– “Manhattan Bridge to yr Skull

 

Jesse Katz was born and raised in NYC. He would, like late, great songwriter and friend, Billy Cohen, “take the 2 to Wakefield for you… [and] … stab a thousand yuppies for you.” He edits the monthly zine, Having A Whiskey Coke With You, and plays rock music with New Atlantic Youth, The Brooklyn What, and  John-Severin & The Quiet 1s. To read some things and listen to some bands, check out gatsbyandkatzby.blogspot.com

Overpass Books presents…

2 Jan

…the expansion of its digital presence with bytheoverpass, a literary website updated with fresh content blending poetry, prose, art and multimedia projects into one comprehensive catalog showcasing the inclusive mindset of Overpass Books and its dedication to small, interesting projects that evoke creativity and expand the boundaries of literature. We’re asking you, members of the literary community here in and beyond New York, to submit pieces of poetry and short prose, as well as multimedia projects, to bytheoverpass.

bytheoverpass will provide its readers with a daily, digestible chunk of literature and a place where you can go to learn about upcoming readings, book fairs, releases and featuring both the new faces and established old hands who make up the Overpass community.

Please submit all work with a bio of about 100-200 words to: bytheoverpass@gmail.com

Please submit written work as a .doc or .docx file.
visual art as a .jpeg (300 dpi resolution or better)
and any videos as a .mpeg, .avi or .mov files.

What we’re looking for:

  • Poems
  • Prose (Fiction and Non-Fiction both welcome, but please, try to keep your submissions to 2500 words or less)
  • Visual Art (photography, painting, comic strips, visual narratives, line drawings, landscapes, anything bad ass)
  • Videos (recordings of readings and performances or multimedia art projects that blend literature and video)
  • Upcoming events and happenings
  • Anything that destroys the barriers of genre