I wondered how and why this lit mag came to be, so I asked Crooked Teeth Editor-in-Chief Andrew Halsig a few questions to find out. See my interview with Halsig and a link to their submission guidelines below.
HOPKINSON: Tell me a little bit about Crooked Teeth.
HALSIG: Crooked Teeth is an upcoming literary magazine from the Bay Area hoping to have an international reach. Our overall theme is urbanity: urban art, urban life, urban stories. This theme is meant to allow the artist, writer, or musician to interpret widely. We are named Crooked Teeth as a reference to the song “Crooked Teeth” by Death Cab for Cutie which is a striking example of location inspired art.
HOPKINSON: How/why was Crooked Teeth originally started?
HALSIG: Crooked Teeth was originally started by five creative writing student from San Francisco State University who all took the Transfer magazine course offered by the school. After Cori Hartwig, Jason Kilmer, Estrellita Ruiz, Chandler Fitchett, and Andrew Halsig first worked together on the school magazine they decided it was time to go out into the world of literature and give it a go! Since then it’s been a grassroots movement to reach urban communities.
HOPKINSON: What type of work are you looking for?
HALSIG: We are looking for art and writing that reflects the soul. We want to see writing in which cities and settings are almost a character themselves. We want to see truths that will make people question their own reality and accept a new piece of the world. We want urban themed art and art from urban artists.
HOPKINSON: What are some of your favorite lit mags/journals?
HALSIG: Each of the editors have extremely different tastes (which makes our magazine more eclectic). Cori Hartwig loves DIY local zines, Easy Street, Cometbus, and Scam.
HOPKINSON: Where can folks send submissions?
HALSIG: All submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For submission guidelines please visit www.crookedteethlitmag.com. If anyone would like to submit via snail mail, please have them email us asking for our address as we do not yet have an official location and the address is floating.
HOPKINSON: If someone has a question, how can they contact you?
HALSIG: Any questions or concerns can be asked through our email email@example.com.
DEADLINE: August 5, 2017
NOTES: Previously published is okay, as long as the artist still retains rights.
SUBMISSION FEE: None
FORMS: fiction, poetry, music, visual art