Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction
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Issue #6 came out October 2016 and is now available. Reading period for #7 will open January 1, 2016. First six issues feature short stories and poetry by established, emerging, and new writers, including Peter and Daniel Grandbois, Kellie Wells, Alma Alexander, Ray Vukcevich, Nate Liederbach, Lawrence Raab, Jacob Rakovan, Joshua McKinney, David Axelrod, Robert Guffey, Stefanie Freele, Brian Evenson, Lance Olsen, Bruce Holland Rogers, Zachary Amendt, Laurie Foos, Sofia Samatar, Jeff Friedman, Erik Wennermark, Peter Sears, Joseph Rathgeber, Rob Cook, among others.
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Mar 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
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Issue Price: 
$15 ppd for individual issues
Subscription Price: 
All six issues for $60 ppd
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Phantom Drift is one of the few literary journals in the United States focused on fabulist writing. We aim to nurture the literature of fabulism, the fantastic, and the surreal by publishing an appealing, top-quality perfectbound literary journal featuring only the best of fiction and poetry from the U.S. and abroad. Our support for writers takes the form of not only providing a showcase for their works, but offering payment, a practice that both assures us the best of writers' work and supports literature as a whole.

Tips From the Editor

To get an idea of the range of work we seek, we encourage writers to check our website. Do not submit if work has been published elsewhere.Due to increased production costs, we have instituted a $3 reading fee to maintain payment to contributors ($5 a page, $10 minimum).

Contact Information

Matt Schumacher, Managing Editor
PO Box 3235
La Grande
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Last updated: Oct 23, 2017