Jazz Cigarette is a new literary magazine founded by Seth Copeland and Colton Rowe. They have published three issues since Spring of 2016. It is “a magazine of dank, dank poetry, edited by dual teams out of Oklahoma City and Colorado Springs.”
I wondered how and why this lit mag came to be, so I asked editor Seth Copeland a few questions to find out. See my interview with Copeland and a link to their submission guidelines below.
HOPKINSON: Tell me a little bit about Jazz Cigarette.
COPELAND: I founded Jazz Cigarette with Colton Rowe in 2016 because I see what’s been happening in PANK, Snorkel, DIAGRAM, Otoliths, all these great digital journals, and want to share in that, in promoting great poetry.
HOPKINSON: How/why was Jazz Cigarette originally started?
COPELAND: We publish modern poetry, the kind of stuff that lights the mind up. One thing we like to see is craft: some fresh take on closed forms, inventive hybrid forms, and the freest, freakiest of verse. Folks can send submissions or any other inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. General guidelines can be found on our website, http://www.jazzcig.com/.
HOPKINSON: What type of work are you looking for?
COPELAND: For issue five, we’re looking for work that reflects some type of form, be it a pattern or a style, and we’re not married to any rules beyond that. Weird ghazals or haibun? Great. Erasures, visual hybrids? Do it. Obscure Welsh forms with too many rules? Show us the algorithm. We wanna see work that learned the dimension of a box, and then thought around it.
HOPKINSON: Where can folks send submissions?
COPELAND: For poetry, send 3-5 poems in a single Rich Text Format attachment to email@example.com. Hybrid work may be sent in jpeg, png, or tiff. In the body of your email, just include a brief bio. No need for formalities.
COPELAND: Folks can send submissions or any other inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE: August 1, 2017
SUBMISSION FEE: None
FORMS: poetry (including hybrid poetry forms)
Categories: Call for Submissions