Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Jenny Sadre-Orafai, Matthew Salesses, Natasha Sajé, Robert Scotellaro, Robert Shapard, George Singleton, Hal Sirowitz, Robin Slick, Curtis Smith, Susanna Sonnenberg, C. J. Spataro, Amber Sparks, Jennifer Steil, Chelsea Stickle, Nancy Stohlman, Julia Strayer, Jillian Sullivan, Xu Xi
Reading Periods: 
Sep 1 to Dec 15
Apr 1 to Jun 15
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1 per week
Issues per Year: 
1 per week

Editorial Focus

Matter Press is a community-based, nonprofit 501(c)(3) literary press that publishes an online literary journal, the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, manages an annual short fiction and poetry chapbook contest, and supports a regular reading series.

Tips From the Editor

For all submitters, we aren't as concerned with labels—hint fiction, prose poetry, micro fiction, flash fiction, and so on—as we are with what compression means to you. In other words, what form “compression” takes in each artist’s work will be up to each individual. However, we don’t publish erotica or work with strong, graphic sexual content. In short, we want to fall in love with your work. That might happen in the way we’ve fallen in love with work we’ve previously published, or it might happen in a way we have yet to experience. Maybe reading that other work will help in knowing whether you should send your work to us, but in truth, such a thing might not be discoverable.

Contact Information

Randall Brown, Founder / Managing Editor
P.O. Box 704
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Last updated: Mar 21, 2024