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It’s never a bad idea to take a look at something from a different perspective.
2016-09-23 18:18
Image Attribution: http://searchengineland.com/confusion-googles-algorithm-updates-refreshes-202875 Search no further. Andrew Nurkin’s “Search Algorithm” is the poetic perfection you’ve been looking f...
2016-09-23 18:18
Image attribution: http://www.futuretimeline.net/blog/2012/10/22-2.htm#.V9G_5JMrKb8 This Throwback Thursday, we’re featuring a triumphant piece of fiction that is as heart-wrenchingly honest as it is...
2016-09-23 18:18
A glimpse of Dorothee Lang’s “The Space Behind the Ridge” You’ll want to turn your speakers on for this one.
2016-09-23 18:18



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Call for Veteran's Writing

Leaving Home, Coming Home, & Finding Homes in Between

Open to veterans of any war, active-duty, or reserve personnel, and family of service personnel. While all submissions will be considered equally, we encourage women and non-binary writers and writers of color to send us their work. We are looking for work that addresses leaving home, finding home, or coming home. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, spoken word, music, or visual art welcome. Prose length limit 3000 words; verse no more than 5 poems / 15 pages; visual art no more than 10 images. Please send only these types of files: .docx, .doc, .rtf, .pdf, .jpg, .mp3 Include your name, contact information, and a brief biographical note (approximately 100 words) with your submission. Send questions and submissions to Deanna Benjamin: deanna@drunkenboat.comDeadline September 15th. 

Call for Blog & Feature Writers

We're looking for writers who are interested in contributing in an ongoing manner to the Drunken Boat Blog, either by proposing a column or series, or by joining a team of staff writers who both pitch and take on assigned pieces for the blog. We are particularly interested in writers to focus on reviews, interviews, and profiles of artists and writers; and in getting pitches for columns or series that focus specifically on a particular artistic or writing community within the purview of our expanded mission. If you are interested, please send an email to Editor Erica Mena with a paragraph about what you're interested in writing about and your CV attached.

Drunken Boat Books

Union: 50 Years of Writing from Singapore and 15 Years of Drunken Boat

Union traces the intertwining trajectories of two dynamic communities: the cosmopolitan Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore, commemorating 50 years of national independence and writing, to celebrated literary journal Drunken Boat, marking 15 years as one of the most innovative and inclusive literary platforms in the US and the world.

The Ground I Stand On Is Not My Ground

A hybrid of poetry and digital art by Collier Nogues, published by Drunken Boat.

​Radha Says

The final collection by award-winning poet Reetika Vazirani, published by Drunken Boat.

The Hide-and-Seek Muse

Annotations of contemporary poetry edited by Lisa Russ Spaar, published by Drunken Boat.