Watermark launch day is here! http://wp.me/p6kvT-2r2 “Break out the shotguns. We’re going to town.”
WatermarkPoems.com went live today at noon, together with a special, 27-minute audiobook-podcast with theme music composed and performed by the author, Clayton T. Michaels. We are trying to raise the bar for online poetry publication, if that doesn’t sound too immodest, at the same time that we reaffirm our love for print. It’s a great pleasure to have such wonderful poems with which to experiment!
Poet (and qarrtsiluni contributor) Jee Leong Koh on his decision to self-publish his poetry and launch his own imprint: http://is.gd/eunZb
James Brush on making “drylung,” the videopoem we produced in support of Clayton Michael’s chapbook Watermark: http://is.gd/eo39Y
After three and a half months, our New Classics issue is complete: http://qarrtsiluni.com/category/new-classics/
Don’t you hate magazines that slap up a links page when they first go online and then never touch it again, letting it fill up with dead links? We don’t want to become one of those magazines, so we try to keep adding links to exciting new (or new-to-us) publications and taking out the links of sites that have died on the vine. But since Google Reader is the tool we use to access most of these publications ourselves, the links page can be easy to overlook — especially those organs which, for reasons that remain obscure to us, still don’t have RSS feeds. So every six months or so we try to remember to go down the page and do a little housecleaning.
This morning we went farther than that and added a new section at the top of the page: our “top picks,” seven online magazines which we think represent some of the best and most innovative approaches to literary publishing on the web. Despite our best efforts to keep the list to a reasonable length, we’re afraid it’s grown almost too long to be useful at this point. Why seven? Because that’s how many titles fit on one line. Such a list is by nature subjective and highly arbitrary, and it’s possible we’ll change it up once or twice a year, but for now it includes Born, Cordite, Guernica, Linebreak, Memoir (and), Terrain.org and Words Without Borders.
We also added eight new links to the page: At Length, Persimmon Tree, Viral Verse, Four and Twenty, Right Hand Pointing, tongues of the ocean, tinywords, and PANK, and edited or rewrote many of our descriptions. Go visit.