Big Other

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
We have published work by Pulitzer Prize winners Rae Armantrout and Forrest Gander, National Book Award winners Daniel Borzutzky and Arthur Sze, Grand Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy Samuel R. Delany, American Book Award winner Edwin Torres, and a host of other stellar writers, including Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Roberta Allen, Will Alexander, Louis Armand, Margo Berdeshevsky, Charles Bernstein, Jaswinder Bolina, Kim Chinquee, Ewa Chrusciel, Robert Coover, Laura Cronk, Gillian Cummings, Shira Dentz, Debra Di Blasi, John Domini, Rikki Ducornet, Elaine Equi, Joan Frank, Brian Evenson, Jennifer Firestone, Rigoberto González, Jessie Janeshek, Andrew Joron, Michael Joyce, Brian Kiteley, Tom La Farge, Karen An-hwei Lee, Hillary Leftwich, Michael Leong, Norman Lock, Robert Lopez, Peter Markus, Michael Martone, Cris Mazza, Jennifer Maritza McCauley, Miranda Mellis, Albert Mobilio, Lance Olsen, Aimee Parkison, Willie Perdomo, Meg Pokrass, D. A. Powell, Dawn Raffel, Victoria Redel, John Reed, Jeffery Renard Allen, Elizabeth Robinson, Martha Ronk, Luis Othoniel Rosa, Lisa Russ Spaar, Pamela Ryder, Davis Schneiderman, Peter Selgin, Ken Sparling, Laurie Stone, Stephanie Strickland, Terese Svoboda, Cole Swensen, Rodrigo Toscano, Tony Trigilio, J. A. Tyler, G. C. Waldrep, William Walsh, Marjorie Welish, Curtis White, Tyrone Williams, D. Harlan Wilson, and John Yau.
Online, Digital, Audio, Video
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No payment
5,000 to 10,000

Editorial Focus

Big Other welcomes submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, lyric essay, art, video, short drama, and hybrid work from both established and emerging writers and artists. We are especially interested in experimental and innovative art, literary and otherwise. We also accept reviews, interviews, book excerpts, and craft essays.

Big Other seeks to publish diverse voices, including works by women, people of color, and people who are queer, transgender, disabled, indigenous, international, and/or others underrepresented in literary magazines.

Tips From the Editor

Read interviews with Big Other's publishing editor John Madera about his tenure editing and publishing the journal in Heavy Feather Review, Maudlin House, and Volume 1 Brooklyn by visiting our About page:

Contact Information

John Madera, Editor
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Last updated: Feb 16, 2023