Traffic accepts unsolicited material only during announced reading periods. Please check back for our next open reading period. Submissions sent outside of announced reading periods will not be read. Simultaneous submissions are discouraged. Please query prior to sending essays, reviews, or interviews; publication of these is generally organized in advance. Queries regarding Predecessor essays are always welcome, particularly those concerning the work of women writers of color.
a publication of Small Press Traffic
"One of the most exciting magazines I've found in my mailbox in years....Elizabeth Treadwell has clearly paid close attention to editing something with deep community roots." -- Juliana Spahr
"Strong, unpredictable selections all around....This is just what we need, and headed in an interesting direction if you ask me." -- Sina Queyras
Traffic # 3 & 4, edited by Elizabeth Treadwell & Dana Teen Lomax, is forthcoming and will include: Joel Nickels on Laura Riding's Critique of Modernism & in conversation with Chris Chen; new poems & proses from Esther Belin, CA Conrad, Noah Eli Gordon & Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Christine Hume, Philip Jenks, Myung Mi Kim, CS Perez, Ed Roberson, Stephanie Rioux, Alli Warren & many others; and a forum on Writing & Parenting with contributions from Lise Erdrich, Yona Harvey, Paul Hoover, & Rodney Koeneke among others. Cover art by Jules Boykoff.
Traffic # 2
featuring new writing from
Alice Notley, Tonya Foster, Medbh McGuckian, Elizabeth Marie Young, Leslie Scalapino, Joanna Fuhrman, Jules Boykoff, Nicole Cooley, Steffi Drewes, Mary Burger, Alicia Cohen, Shanxing Wang and Nada Gordon....
as well as an interview with (and cover art by) Yedda Morrison, an editor's forum on poetry & women's embodiment with responses from Carol Mirakove, Nada Gordon, Reid Gomez, Christine Hume, Leslie Scalapino, Sarah Anne Cox, K. Lorraine Graham & Jessica Smith, Susana Gardner, Dana Teen Lomax & solidad decosta.....
Plus these essays
-Alice Notley, Leslie Scalapino, and the Better-World Thought Experiment by Catherine Wagner
-'The camp circle was on the move again': mobility & continuity in Stein, Cather, and Deloria by Carol Treadwell -Attending Other Reals: Political Poetry Outside Realism by Joyelle McSweeney
-Lyric Creatures: New Poetics & the Animal by Alicia Cohen
& reviews of new books by
Etel Adnan, Andrea Baker, Jules Boykoff, Todd Colby,
Joanna Fuhrman, Arielle Greenberg, Aaron Kiely, Noelle Kocot, David Larsen, Bernadette Mayer, Carol Mirakove, Beth Murray, Juliana Spahr, Chris Tysh, and the anthology Bay Poetics
225 pages, $10 ppd. Make checks to SPT and mail to:
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Small Press Traffic's long-time newsletter, debuts as Traffic, Small Press Traffic's full-length journal, in late 2005, with work by Will Alexander, Margaret Christakos, Beverly Dahlen, Lise Erdrich, Lyn Hejinian, Mark McMorris, and many more, including poetics essays on "Anxieties of Information" by Carol Mirakove and "Identity Theft" by Rob Fitterman, as well as many many reviews of new books. $10/issue, $15/2 year subscription.
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Technologies of Measure: A Celebration of Bay Area Women Writers (Spring 2002)
produced by Small Press Traffic for the F-Word Festival, in collaboration with Kelsey St. Press and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, this anthology documents the extraordinary literary production of women in our time and place. Featured authors include Etel Adnan, Dodie Bellamy, Mary Burger, Catalina Cariaga, Kathleen Fraser, Barbara Guest, Lyn Hejinian, Rachel Loden, Sianne Ngai, Leslie Scalapino, and Eileen Tabios.
To order, send $10 + $2 S&H to Small Press Traffic, 1111 - 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107. All proceeds will benefit La Casa de las Madres. We are grateful to the Goethe Institut and to Roselyne C. Swig and the Swig Foundation for their generosity, trust, and vision in funding this project.
The 2001 European San Francisco Poetry Festival Book
contains work by particpants in the April 2001 Festival, including France's Marc Cholodenko, Spain's Angel Gonzalez, Sweden's Johanna Ekstrom, Italy's Dacia Maraini, and the Bay Area's own Barbara Barrigan, Taylor Brady, Joanne Kyger, Leslie Scalapino, Cedar Sigo, Tarin Towers, and Elizabeth Treadwell. The EuroSF Festival is sponsored by Small Press Traffic as well as the San Francisco Art Institute, The Poetry Center, Intersection for the Arts, Big Bridge, and the City Lights Foundation, in partnership with local European Consulates and Cultural Institutes.
Publications sponsored by Small Press Traffic
Small Press Traffic is proud to be the fiscal sponsor of the following independent publications:
prose, interviews, and reviews. Edited and produced by Lauren Schiffman.
nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts
Edited and produced by giovanni singleton.
From singleton's introduction to the premiere issue: "nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts was born out of a sincere aspiration to have fun while also attempting to illuminate the vast range of creative voices that exists throughout the African Diaspora and other contested spaces. in this regard, nocturnes is dedicated to the exploration of spirit through innovative (i.e. experimental/avant-garde) critical and creative literary art. the journal serves as a forum for examining and celebrating the natural connections between diverse artistic mediums as expressed through visual and written language."
Tripwire 5 (Fall 2001)
is dedicated to the proceedings from Small Press Traffic's April 2000 conference, Expanding the Repertoire: Continuity and Change in African-American Writing, and features contributions by participating writers including Mark McMorris, Wanda Coleman, Harryette Mullen, Nathaniel Mackey, Renee Gladman, Lorenzo Thomas, Erica Hunt, C.S. Giscombe, giovanni singleton, and Julie Patton. Tripwire: A Journal of Poetics is edited by David Buuck and Yedda Morrison. This special issue was made possible in part by generous grants from the LEF Foundation and the San Francisco Arts Commission.
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