Eckleburg No. 18

Eckleburg No. 18

Eckleburg thanks our talented contributors whose work we are honored to publish in Eckleburg No. 18.

 

COVER
Genuine Ammunition. Chas Schroeder

FICTION
You’re an Ugly Crier | MEGAN GIDDINGS
from His Wife Leaves Him | STEPHEN DIXON
The Sky Too| VALLIE LYNN WATSON
The Nonsense Singers of the Red Forest| RICK MOODY
Bomb Squad | JASON OLSEN
A Diverse Flora of Native and Introduced Species, Beautifully Adapted to Their Microenvironment | DON HUCKS
Fourteen | STEVE ALMOND
Job History | ANDREW ROE
Maps | WESTON CUTTER
Permanent | MARJORIE MADDOX
Saver’s Delight | CARALYN DAVIS
Smoke | CHAD SIMPSON
Emails from the Staybridge Suites Anaheim, SUZANNE MARIE HOPCROFT
Thieves | LEN KUNTZ
Whale Skull | MATT FERNER

GERTRUDE STEIN AWARD IN FICTION 2013
1ST PLACE | Salvage, JILL BIRDSALL
2ND PLACE | In Defense of the Body, MICHAEL SHOU-YUNG SHUM
3RD PLACE | Hello My New Friend, I Hope, BIRD MARATHE

POETRY
Common | NICHOLAS YB WONG
Portrait d’Erik Satie | MOIRA EGAN
After Being Asked to Write a Villanelle, DAVID WAGONER
Terms of Use | JOSEPH A. W. QUINTELA
Controlled Hallucinations | JOHN SILBEY WILLIAMS
What I Imagine the Man Wearing the Neon Green Lacoste Polo Hitting on the Blonde with the Halter Top Would Be Saying If He Were an Intellectual | JESSE DAMIANI
Of Brains or Bowels or Lungs, Leopards, Finches | NATHAN BLAKE
Red Market | LINDSAY LUSBY
To Adam | BILLIE TADROS
Women and Children First | LINDSAY LUSBY

ESSAY
from Something Wrong with Her: A Hybrid Memoir | CRIS MAZZA

GALLERY
B. J. Lloyd
Nearby Balconies |CHAS SCHROEDER
Photography | Jacob Oet
Ogun Afariogun
Morgan Elliot
Ink | LEX

TRANSLATIONS
普通 | TRANS. NICHOLAS YB WONG
The Women Who Watch |  TRANS. EDWARD GAUVIN

GROOVE
Consumption Work |THE SIZE QUEENS

CENTERFOLD
Storytelling & Spanking with STEVE ALMOND

What others are saying about Eckleburg
 
“The most exciting and adventurous and gutsiest new magazine I’ve seen in years.” Stephen Dixon
 
“Refreshing… edgy… classic… compelling.” Flavorwire
 
“Progressive….” NewPages
 
“Eye-grabbing… fun… bold… inviting… exemplary.” Sabotage
 
 
“Eclectic selection of work from both emerging and established writers….” The Washington Post
 
“Literary Burroughs D.C…. the journal cleverly takes its name from the The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald….” Ploughshares
 
 

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How I hate those who are dedicated to producing conformity. —William S. Burroughs

 

The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review is an online and print literary and arts journal. We take our title from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and include the full archives of our predecessor Moon Milk ReviewOur aesthetic is eclectic, literary mainstream to experimental. We appreciate fusion forms including magical realist, surrealist, meta- realist and realist works with an offbeat spin. We value character-focused storytelling and language and welcome both edge and mainstream with punch aesthetics. We like humor that explores the gritty realities of world and human experiences. Our issues include original content from both emerging and established writers, poets, artists and comedians such as authors, Rick Moody, Cris Mazza, Steve Almond, Stephen Dixon, poets, Moira Egan and David Wagoner and actor/comedian, Zach Galifianakis.

Currently, Eckleburg runs online, daily content of original fictionpoetrynonfiction, translations, and more with featured artwork–visual and intermedia–from our Gallery. We run annual print issues, the Rue de Fleurus Salon & Reading Series (DC, Baltimore and New York), as well as, the annual Gertrude Stein Award in Fiction, first prize $1000 and print publication, guest-judged by award-winning authors such as Rick Moody and Cris Mazza.

We have collaborated with a number of talented and high profile literary, art and intermedia organizations in DC, Baltimore and New York including The Poetry Society of New YorkKGB BarBrazenhead BooksNew World Writing (formerly Mississippi Review Online), The Hopkins ReviewBoulevardGargoyle MagazineEntasis PressBarrelhouseHobart826DCDC Lit and Iowa’s Mission Creek Festival at AWP 2013, Boston, for a night of raw comedic lit and music. We like to promote smaller indie presses, galleries, musicians and filmmakers alongside globally recognized organizations, as well as, our local, national and international contributors.

Rarely will readers/viewers find a themed issue at Eckleburg, but rather a mix of eclectic works. It is Eckleburg’s intention to represent writers, artists, musicians, and comedians as a contemporary and noninvasive collective, each work evidence of its own artistry, not as a reflection of an editor’s vision of what an issue “should” be. Outside of kismet and special issues, Eckleburg will read and accept unsolicited submissions based upon individual merit, not theme cohesiveness. It is our intention to create an experience in which readers and viewers can think artistically, intellectually, socially, and independently. We welcome brave, honest voices. To submit, please read our guidelines.

Over the ashheaps the giant eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg kept their vigil, but I perceived, after a moment, that other eyes were regarding us with peculiar intensity from less than twenty feet away. – The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

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