Action, Spectacle

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Anne Carson, Tania James, Douglas Kearney, Dara Wier, Ron Padgett, Tomaž Šalamun, Mary Jo Bang
Formats: 
Online, Digital
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
60
Payment: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
2

Editorial Focus

Action, Spectacle is a biannual magazine based in Louisville, Kentucky, and Brooklyn. The magazine exists at the intersection of the socio-political, the cultural, and the arts—a public space for discussion and engagement. It puts a spectrum of voices in conversation online by publishing art, comics, commentary, fiction, interviews, memoir, music, poetry, and reportage.

Tips From the Editor

We read previously unpublished work in English year-round. Simultaneous and unsolicited submissions are encouraged. We employ the broadest possible aesthetic when we read. We publish poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, comics, interviews, essays, reviews, as well as some static graphic images. Hybrid and collaborative work, as well as translations are welcome.

Contact Information

Adam Day, Publisher
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Last updated: Nov 10, 2022