Eckleburg No. 20

We want to thank our talented contributors whose work we are honored to publish in Eckleburg No. 20. Subscribe to our Annual Print.

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COVER
Le Baiser du lait D’oubli  | CENDRINE ROVINI

FICTION
Wild Things | ANITA FELICELLI

FRANZ KAFKA AWARD IN MAGIC REALISM
1st Place | Dream State, MARK JACOBS
2nd Place | Empty Spaces, STEPHANIE FRAZEE
3rd Place | Mothers | CARMEN MACHADO

POETRY
7 Poems | KRISTINA MARIE DARLING

NONFICTION
Diss Leave | LYNDEE YAMSHON

GALLERY
Anima Mundi | CENDRINE ROVINI
Mother May I? | RAE BRYANT

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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