Tuesday, December 13, 2016

riverbabble 30 Call for Submissions

riverbabble 30

Call for Submissions
Winter Solstice Issue

Send submissions to:

Submissions open:  October 1 2016
Submission deadline: December 26, 2016
Publication Date: January  2017
Theme:  The Shape of Things 

For this issue, we are especially interested in receiving poems using, but not limited to, baloons, hats, rocks, and meadows as image or metaphor.
We accept Poetry, Short Story, Essay, Flash Fiction, Haiku, Haibun, and Review. 
We always need more fiction.  For complete guidelines, please go to: http://iceflow.com/riverbabble/riverguides30.html

General Overview of riverbabble

riverbabble was founded as an on-line literary journal in the Winter of 2002 to publish fiction, poetry and essay. It is published by Pandemonium Press, which is dedicated to publishing and editing literary works. riverbabble is published twice a year—once in June, the Bloomsday Issue and once in January, the Winter Solstice Issue. We particularly look forward to reading work, which can be described as modernist: a story or poem, which focuses on the inner self and has a specificity as to geography and landscape of the city. We look forward to reading work, which elevates the individual. While special attention is given to literature that reflects a modernist sensibility, riverbabble is broad in scope and embraces a variety of work.

We are sorry, but we are unable to pay for your work.

Thursday, October 20, 2016


Guides & Prompts

Doorknob & BodyPaint Archives

Issue 64
Hayward Fault Line
Theme:  All Saints

Shrines spring up in the most unlikely places.  Not just the ones on top of mountains, or the ones along riverbeds, or under trees.  Shrines appear in back allies, where someone has chipped away a brick and inserted a drawing or clay figure in its place; or, yet again, in the desert, soon to lost to the shifting wins.  Shrines are always coming into being.  We need them.  So, take a moment and write a story within the guidelines for All Saints.

HAYWARD FAULT LINE (shake us up)  

1. Maximum length: 450 words.

2. The sub-theme is: venerate.

3. The setting is: Delphi, Greece.

4. Within the story, you must use this bit of text: to honor as.