Thank you for visiting Full Of Crow’s Quarterly Poetry section, edited by Elynn Alexander. We would like to tell you more about us.
Background Information: Full Of Crow began in 2009 with regular issues appearing online in 2010. Over the years, the press has included poetry, fiction, flash fiction, print zines, interviews, reviews, radio, podcasts, essays, and side projects. To view previous issues, just hover on the issue icons on the front page.
After a recent hiatus (2015), submissions are now open. We apologize for any difficulties caused by this break.
Our Poetry Issues- General Information
Full of Crow Poetry- Web
About Full Of Crow Poetry
Full of Crow Poetry is currently edited by Elynn Alexander. You can find out more about her by visiting her personal blog here. Previous editors included MK Chavez and Aleathia Drehmer.
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About “Full of Crow” and Independent Presses
Full of Crow Press And Distribution produces web and print based content, and Full Of Crow Poetry is an independent online literary magazine of poetry- a “virtual space” for creative work.
We publish content on an ongoing basis, and information about submissions can be found under the “Submissions” tab.
There’s certainly no shortage of online literary magazines and websites devoted to a wide range of genres, and there are currently thousands of independent small presses. You might ask yourself why we need these outlets, particularly given the sad reality that fewer people are engaged with literature and the audience seems too small to support the proliferation of web and print enterprises.
We would argue that independent press networks need to remain dynamic, vibrant, and continue to support and contribute to the framework that is our biggest strength: our community. We want to seek out emerging, new writers who are doing something that we want to pay attention to. We want to work collaboratively on projects and the distribution of work, and be part of the effort needed to keep the independent press relevant and vital.
When we talk about independent publishing, it is about far more than issues of creative control and commercialization. We recognize and support the practical need for creative people to make a living and to place value on their time and products. “Independent” simply means asserting the circumstances that make it possible to connect on our own terms.
In supporting independent presses and distributors, you are also making a decision to vote with your money about social priorities. We believe that small presses provide the means for important connections between writers and readers, and for members of creative communities to forge relationships and collectives that are self managed and promote the goals of the members as opposed to a system where goals are imposed.
The editors of Full of Crow are active in a number of writing and art collectives, independent presses, arts advocacy organizations, and projects. We encourage and support the promotion of work by frequently marginalized writers and the under-represented. We encourage submissions from emerging writers as well as those with numerous publication credits.
We are looking for content that is bold and unapologetic, presented in thoughtful and purposeful ways. We like work that touches on the surreal, the mythic… enduring themes and images that are rooted in something deeply personal but connect to something transcending and universal. As many editors say, we know what it is when we see it.
Please look for links about the other sections of Full Of Crow on the main page.