Long Exposure Magazine was founded in 2014 to feature creative writing, photography and other visual art, and explore the ways in which they can interact; how writing responds to other art forms and vice versa, and what new possibilities arise. They publish a wide range of poetry, flash fiction, photography, art pieces and work which combines these forms, both from individuals and practitioners working in collaboration. They publish regularly online and in bi-annual digital editions, moving to three issues per year for 2017.
I wondered how and why this lit mag came to be, so I asked editor Daniel Williams a few questions to find out. See my interview with Williams and submission guidelines below.
HOPKINSON: Tell me a little bit about Long Exposure.
WILLIAMS: Long Exposure Magazine is interested in all things textual and visual. We publish poetry, short fiction, artwork and photography both at our site and in bi-annual digital issues. Long Exposure has also been a regular space for publishing and promoting collaborative projects between writers and artists which may not have been compatible with other magazines.
HOPKINSON: What gave you the idea to start an online lit mag?
WILLIAMS: I founded Long Exposure in 2014 following a period of research examining the creative possibilities between lyric poetry and photography. I was eager to discover what other work was being produced in this area and the boundaries being explored by other practitioners, and set up the magazine to draw together creative work with this shared interest. I have been consistently amazed by the diversity of submissions and extremely happy to bring them together in Long Exposure.
HOPKINSON: I noticed you also offer poetry tutoring services, can you tell me a little about that?
WILLIAMS: Long Exposure Magazine is now offering feedback and guidance on a selection of your poetry. For an introductory fee of £10, you will receive rigorous feedback and editorial advice on a set of up to 5 poems through e-mail correspondence. For more information, go to our web site here: https://longexposuremagazine.com/poetry-tutoring/
HOPKINSON: What type of work are you looking for?
WILLIAMS: The magazine accepts poetry in any theme or form, with work in the Ekphrastic genre or which engages with the visual arts being of particular interest. I think above all I like to be surprised, drawn in or made to pause and consider. I like to find myself locked on to certain images, descriptions or turns of phrase which strike me and stay with me, and I feel this is one of the key experiences of reading poetry in general.
HOPKINSON: What are some of your favorite journals?
WILLIAMS: I like to stay engaged with the poetry scene both here in the U.K and in the U.S, where many of my readers and contributors are based. A couple of my favourites are the continuously impressive Poetry (Chicago) and The Rialto in the U.K.
HOPKINSON: Where can poets send submissions?
WILLIAMS: Submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
HOPKINSON: If someone has a question, how can they contact you?
WILLIAMS: Any inquiries can also reach me at email@example.com
HOPKINSON: Is there anything else you’d like to tell us?
WILLIAMS: I should mention that Long Exposure is now crowdfunding to help continue building the magazine and establish an independent press. We would greatly appreciate any support and sharing to help this project! Please view the crowdfunding page here.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2016
SUBMISSION FEE: None
NOTES: Submissions are open to any form and theme, but work in the Ekphrastic genre or which combines text and image or engages in some way with the visual arts is of particular interest.
FORMS: poetry, flash fiction, photography, art pieces and work which combines these forms, both from individuals and practitioners working in collaboration