From the Blog

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 Chapbook-Length Manuscripts

The chapbook imprint of Drunken Boat, Anomalous Press is currently reading chapbook-length manuscripts of poetry (translations and hybrid / intergenre work encouraged) between October 15th and November 15th. Aesthetically, we are excited by work that isn’t afraid to take risks and is difficult by necessity. Translations and experimental work are welcome. We highly encourage the work of women, people of color, differently abled people, and queer, trans, and gender nonconforming folk. Please submit your manuscripts to our Submittable page.

​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.

Call for Folio Proposals

Drunken Boat features three special sections, that we call folios, in each issue, and between issues. To propose a theme or topic for an upcoming folio, please submit a brief, 500-word description, making sure to specify what genres will be included in the content of your folio, and the names of some potential contributors (you do not need to already have content selected, just a few names as examples!). 

Folios proposals are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Propose a folio here.

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.