Monday, September 17, 2012

The Weekenders' First Issue!

Check out the first issue by The Weekenders Magazine by clicking the word "awesome" in this sentence.

Thursday, August 23, 2012


The Montucky Review seeks quality submissions of short poetry, prose, and fiction.

Check out our guidelines and submit your best work!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Desolation Blues: A Beat Anthology (Subs open!)

If you would like to appear in The Weekenders' newest anthology, called Desolation Blues, please send your submissions to All submissions should mimic the Beats' style. Poems should be no longer than 70 lines (only submit one). Fiction should be no more than 1,500 words. The deadline is September 25, 2012.

Contributors will be paid based on the anthology's sales (a minimum of $5). Unfortunately, no free contributor copies will be dealt out...but the $5 should cover it (the anthology will be sold for $3.00). Any money gained from sales will be averaged out and dealt fairly to contributors once the selling of the anthology ends.

The anthology will be pre-sold first, and officially (we hope) will be out in October, which is when contributors will be paid any extra from the anthology sales.


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Submissions Call!

The Weekenders Magazine is looking for some new poetry and fiction. Response time is 1-2 days. Please read the submission guidelines for more information.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Infinity's Kitchen № 5 is out now

"Weighing in at more than 100 pages, this is the largest edition of Infinity's Kitchen ever. It includes constrained writing, antonymic poetry, a hypertext cento poem, visual poetry, algorhythmically generated poetry, socially generated poetry, literary criticism, prose in russian doll form and even an apocalyptic press release."

Some of the contributors: Steven Alvarez, Peter Mattei, Radio Free Clear Light, Gordon J. Collins, Joel Allegretti, Stephen Ratcliffe, bruno neiva, Tim M. Paggi, Esther Greenleaf Murer, Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez, Tray Drumhann, Mark Boccard, John J. Trause, Francis Raven, etc.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Guest Bloggers Wanted!

We Rufous Press editors also have a translation bureau. At that site we maintain a language blog. Although it is in Swedish we would like to invite guest bloggers from all over the world. Texts should be in English or Swedish and deal with language. 

Would you like to contribute with a post about language? Some ideas of topics: memories from studying language at school, literary writing, bilingualism, translation difficulties, weird linguistics, problems you have encountered in the language field, etc, etc… 

Remember to add your name (pseudonyms are ok too) and link(s) to your website(s) or project(s).

Send texts to: info at

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Lush Now Also at Amazon

Lush from Rufous Press is now also available at Amazon. To purchase a copy from Amazon USA click right here and from Amazon UK here.

Lush is a lovely collection of poetry and prose. The best publication from Rufous Press, according to us editors. You can read more about this title right here.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Two Giveaways at Enchanted Conversation

We have monthly contests for writing at Enchanted Conversation, but right now, we are holding a new member/follower drive with a $25 amazon E-card as a prize.

We have a separate giveaway for people who were already following on Pinterest, Google friend/follower or Twitter follower as of 2 p.m. May 4. If you fall into that category, check out your giveaway!

Both end  at 11:59 p.m. EST. Do come check it out!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Over Yonder Now Also in Sweden

Over Yonder is now available at Swedish Adlibris. You will find it right here.

It is also available at Swedish Bokus, CDOn, etc, but Adlibris has the lowest price. Not sure why the sum varies so much. We editors have no power over the price-fixing of Over Yonder in Sweden. 

If you are not a Swede you can get a copy at Amazon or Lulu for a song.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Big, New Essay by Ryan Swofford

Ryan Swofford has written his debut essay in a big, new literary blog here. He'd like it if you stroked it and gave it love and life.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Swedish Sites

So far Jenny and I have been posting English and Swedish texts and updates on the same websites. Fusion is a really good thing. But mishmash is just, well, messy and so is mixing two languages on one site. 

The sites will be like two sides of a coin, in English and in Swedish.

We both will continue our English sites of course. 

And, after that, Ande's Swedish homepage.

If you do not know Swedish yet, well, never mind, it is quite easy to learn. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lush: Reduced Price

You can now purchase a copy of the lovely Lush at a reduced price. This priceless gem is now $8.70. We editors believe that this is the best Rufous Press publication. It deserves to be read and that is why the price is ridicously low. You can buy a copy right here

As this was the last book from Rufous Press it is especially rewarding that it is the best one. Editing takes way too much time. We have many other commitments. We want to dedicate our limited spare time to our own writing and other things.  

Thanks to all the wonderful contributors and readers of Rufous Press/Rufous Salon!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Over Yonder Now Also at B&N

Over Yonder from Rufous Press is now also available at Barnes & Noble.

You can buy a copy of this great book right here.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Lush Has Gone Live!

Lush is now available for purchase at You will find it right here.

Rufous Press’ latest publication Lush contains poetry by John Swain, Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, Jennifer Lemming, Kevin Ridgeway, Rachel Kellum, Akeith Walters, Tobi Cogswell, Elvis Alves, David Svenson, Ariane Lewis, Cameron Scott, prose poetry by bruno neiva and prose by Matt Galletta, Jenny Enochsson and Ande Enochsson.

“The poetry and prose in Lush span an arc of joy--rough and delicate, lasting and immediate.” -Kathleen Maher

Lush is an exquisite collection, brimming with the palatial richness of summer’s luster. Like watching August light reveal the veins in shady leaves, the pieces in Lush remind us that this season of warmth is also meta-palace of memory where the scent of clover can unveil a forgotten moment or shadows on water can stir a desire long hidden within. Once again, Rufous Press has produced a thoughtful and exciting compilation of new voices.” -Megan Duffy, Editor of The Meadowland Review

“A diverse collection of contemporary poetry and prose from around the globe, Lush is a compact volume of emotive, fluid, and genuine modern day verse. This joyful selection of warm weather meanderings will speak to even the most casual consumer of poetic wordplay.” -A.g. Synclair, Editor & Publisher of The Montucky Review

Jenny & Ande (editors)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ryan Swofford: The Montucky Review

THE MONTUCKY REVIEW: IN OCTOBER: golden oceans of corn sprawl on for miles hide and go seek in husks of corn and corn  and corn October clouds dancing now, gold and new ...

Criticism By Alan Gilbert

"When I was a grad student at SUNY Buffalo in the mid-’90s, the comp lit students thought they were the cool kids, the Poetics Program poets thought they were the cooler kids, but..."

CONTINUED @ Harriet - The Poetry Foundation

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Dumb Butt Magazine

Dumb Butt Magazine is looking for vivid, soul-capturing work that we don't want to stop reading, even when the last word dissolves into our brains. We're looking for stuff that challenges our perceptions of the world and our false moral expectations that have been weaven and woven into our society...not to mention the conventions of artsy-fartsy "literature." We love writing that with someone Ph.D would scowl at. Or writing that the narrow-minded would call trash. Call it experimental. Or absurd. Call it whatever you want: it's art.

Dumb Butt Magazine is edited by Ryan Swofford, a hippie Beatnik stationed in Oregon. He has been published in a few good mags, which you can find on his website, Of course, he is currently a contributor to the blog you're reading now.

Now Also at

Over Yonder from Rufous Press is now also available at It should be purchasable at other online retailers quite soon. To purchase a copy of Over Yonder from Amazon USA click right here and from Amazon UK here.

This book and the other Rufous Press publications are still available on Lulu of course. 

It contains poems and prose from Tobi Cogswell, Kevin Ridgeway, Cameron Scott, Megan Duffy, Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, Ariane Lewis, Raymond Farr, Philip Byron Oakes, John Swain, Elvis Alves, Christopher Woods, Akeith Walters, Neil Ellman, John Yamrus, Chris Fradkin, Matt Galletta, Jesse S. Mitchell, Daniel Harnsberger, Jennifer Lemming, William Males, Jonas Bengt Svensson, Tomas Klas Ekström, Stina Nilsson, Andreas Andersson, Freke Räihä, Leif Holmstrand, Kristian Carlsson, Håkan Eklund, Mattias Renberg, KG Johansson, Augustin Erba, Ande Enochsson, Jenny Enochsson and cover art by Eleanor Leonne Bennett.


The editors 

Guest Writers Wanted at EC

The window for guest post submissions opens March 15. Please check out publishing guidelines at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. We can't pay for guest posts, but we love to publish them!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Open Call For Submissions!

The Montucky Review, a journal of poetry and prose based in Bozeman, Montana is always looking for submissions of first rate poetry and prose. Sharpen up your #2 pencil, pour yourself a drink, write something good, and send it to The Montucky Review

But don't send rhyme or we will hunt you down and force you to listen to Taylor Swift songs...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A collection of short stories from Jesse S. MItchell

come check out my new collection of short (and longish) stories. Thanks.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Rufous Press

Rufous Salon used to be an online magazine, as you can see from our archive. These days we publish print publications instead. Our Rufous Press books are launched in the salon. Check them out right here.

You will always find the latest call for submissions at Rufous Salon.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Guest Posters Wanted At Enchanted Conversation

Enchanted Conversation, a blogazine dedicated to seeing and writing about classic fairy tales in new ways, is looking for guest posters/bloggers. If you'd like to post about fairy tales (anything about fairy tales), then we may be able to use your work.
We accept submissions for guest posts each month from 12 a.m. on the 15th of the month to the 16th at 11:59 p.m. Check out guideline information!
We can't pay, but we will give you the cool badge here with this post!

There's a Fairy Tale Road in Germany?

Apparently, there is. Amanda White begins the first part of a three-part series about traveling through Germany in "Germany's Märchen Straße – An Introduction to the German Fairy Tale Road."

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Now up at The Montucky Review!

Juniperus Flamenco

Juniperus Flamenco is a collection of poems written by us, Ande Enochsson and Jenny Enochsson. We are Swedish, but this book is in English. You can purchase a copy right here

Kevin Ridgeway, the brilliant writer, has written this wonderful review:

“The poems that make up Ande and Jenny Enochsson’s wonderful collection Juniperus Flamenco linger within the mind begging to be read over and over again. They have a beautiful dreamlike quality to them, a tremendous wealth of concise and gorgeous language that lingers long after that first reading. The verses are vibrant and heartfelt. They are at times hilarious but always graceful, filled with all of the richness that only great poetry has to offer.” 

(Kevin Ridgeway, author of Burn through Today)


Now we just saw that Akeith Walters has also written a wonderful review of the book. You can read it right hereAkeith is an excellent writer! His poems are bitter sweet, laconic and humourous.


Ande & Jenny

Monday, March 5, 2012

"What is Safe?"


“King’s book is not quiet; hers is an aesthetics of sound fractured, fragmented, compounded, mixed, remixed, sampled, jointed, yes, even anointed. (Check out the cover of this book, it’s sparseness of image, this blaringly red background, these glaringly gray figures, mouths open. Caught mid-pounce (whose in danger? (you must be asking yourself!)).”

“Connecting the body to art (as that which comes from the body, which lives in the body, which defends the body, which deceives the body, which destroys the body, which provides passageways to forgive the body, to recreate the body) art to philosophy (what is the body, what are its limitations, its excesses, can we discard the body) philosophy to politics (who owns the body, who has rights to the body, who deserves (health) care for the body) carries us (noisily) through these (full-bodied) explorations.”

“What is safe?”

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sententia 4: What She Says


What She Says: The All Women Writers Issue
164 pages
edited by Paula Bomer, Amy King and Jen Michalski
$10 (+$2 shipping)

Including work by:

Betsy Boyd, Ana Bozicevic, Mikita Brottman, Megan Calhoun, Ching-in Chen, Andrea DeAngelis, Kathy Flann, Sherrie Flick, Heather Fowler, Ana Garcia Begua, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Jen Grow, Toshiya Kamei, Elise Levine, Sara Lippmann, Khadijah Queen, Treasure Shields Redmond, Metta Sama, Ellen McGrath Smith, Sara Jane Stoner, Meg Tuite, Carolyn Zaikowski, Darija Zilic

108 Beads per Rosary + 108 Poets per REVOLUTIONESQUE

Harriet @ Poetry Foundation remarks, “you’ve got to check out Esque Mag Issue 3 … It’s beautiful.”

Announcing Esque (click!)
For the third issue of esque, REVOLUTIONESQUE, we asked you to tell us about the revolution. We didn’t define what we mean by that. Whether it lives in your home, in the financial district, or the district of your heart, you defined your revolution and told us what it is. 
 Here are y/our findings.

108 poets talk about the revolution:

Alex Dimitrov, Alex Rieser, Amanda Deutch, Amber West, Amish Trivedi, Amy Lawless, Anja Mutic, Anne Fisher-Wirth, Annie Finch, Becca Klaver, Betsy Wheeler, Bonnie MacAllister, Brad Liening, Brenda Iijima, Brian Howe, Cara Benson, Ching-In Chen, Chris Martin, Chris Pusateri, Christina Davis, Claudia Serea, Cynthia Arrieu-King, Dale Smith, Dan Hoy, Dana Teen Lomax, Danniel Schoonebeek, David Baratier, David Brazil, David Buuck, Diane di Prima, Donna Fleischer, Dot Devota, Dustin Luke Nelson, E.C. Messer, Elise Ficarra, Elizabeth Treadwell, Emily Kendal Frey, Erin Lyndal Martin, Evie Shockley, Filip Marinovich, Franklin Bruno, Gloria Frym, Hank Lazer, Harold Abramowitz, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, J/J Hastain, Jan Clausen, Jan Heller Levi, Jared White, Jeffrey Grunthaner, Jennifer Karmin, Jennifer Mackenzie, Jessica Reed, Jocelyn Lieu, John Ashbery, John Colburn, Jon Cotner, Joshua Ware, Kate Schapira, Kathleen Ossip, Kimberly Alidio, Kristin Prevallet, Krystal Languell, Larry Sawyer, Lars Palm, Laura Carter, Laura Hinton, Lauren DeGaine, Laynie Browne, Liesel Tarquini, Lily Brown, Lisa Samuels, M. G. Stephens, Magus Magnus, Maryam Alikhani, Matt Clifford, Maya Pindyck, Meena Alexander, Megan Volpert, Michelle Detorie, Mike Palmer, Nicholas DeBoer, Nikki Wallschlaeger, Noelle Kocot, Ossian Foley, Paige Taggart, Patricia Spears Jones, Paul Cunningham, Paula Cisewski, Peter Ciccariello, Phillip Griffith, Piotr Gwiazda, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Rachel Levitsky, Ray Gonzalez, Richard Loranger, Ricky Ray, Rita Stein, Rob MacDonald, Sara Jane Stoner, Sharon Mesmer, Sophie Podolski trans. Paul Legault, Stephanie Gray, Thom Donovan, Todd Colby, Tony Mancus, Vincent Katz, Zvonko Karanovic trans. Ana Bozicevic

With a special Naropa section featuring:

Allan Andre, Angela Stubbs, Ariella Ruth, Jessica Hagemann, Lauren Artiles, Lindsay Miller, Matthew Wedlock, Meryl DePasquale

Please share widely, with gratitude,

Amy King & Ana Bozicevic

Travels, Travails and Quintas

What happens when we travel? Apart from the obvious, the changing scenery around us, there can be engagement on a deeper level that can effect changes in our 'inner structure' as Albert Camus put it.

.....For what gives value to travel is fear. It breaks down a kind of inner structure … robs us of refuge. [We are] Far from our own people, our own language, stripped of all our props, deprived of our masks [one doesn't know the fare on the trams, or anything else] …...... But [we] also restore to every being and every object its miraculous value. A woman dancing ….. a bottle on a table, glimpsed behind a curtain: each image becomes a symbol. The whole of life seems reflected in it.....

Albert Camus - L'Envers et l'endroit

Martha Gellhorn, the journalist, novelist and travel writer, sums up the sense of triumph at having overcome all hazards, including life-threatening ones -in her introduction to Travels with Myself and Another (the 'other' being her then husband, Ernest Hemingway) - Nothing is better for self-esteem than survival.

And Martin Buber has said that All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware

For a year I experimented with a different kind of writing. Taking the idea from a tanka journal, I wrote short, 5 line poems which I called quinta, as they are not strictly tanka. The idea was to write at least one a day. I selected some of these and put them into a collection, Gold Tracks, Fallen Fruit, which was launched first in Chester, at the end of 2011, and in Edinburgh on March 1st. I also included photographs, and the places I travelled to or visited during the year – from August 2010 to July 2011- include France, Italy, Hungary, Greece, Bulgaria and the USA. There are also some from Scotland, England and Wales.

You can read more about Gold Tracks and travels, on my blog Rivertrain and you can read some quinta here and here

A Year is Enough

An Appeal to the Ambassadors and Consuls of the People's Republic of China in the United Kingdom and the United States:

To date, Zhu Yufu has been detained by your Government for an entire year for his composition and distribution of the now famous poem, It’s Time.

This imprisonment violates Article 35 of the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Every day that Zhu Yufu remains in prison increases the power of his words and the reach of his poetry. Your Government’s attempt to silence him only makes his voice louder.

The signers of The Petition to Free Zhu Yufu urgently request his immediate and unconditional release: it’s time to let him go.

We have a say in the matter. So do you. Free Zhu Yufu. The time is now.


The Petition to Free Zhu Yufu:

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Meadowland Review

The Meadowland Review Winter 2012 is now live. Featuring poems by Changming Yaun, Jessie Carty, Maureen Kingston, Matthew Ulland. Fiction by P.S. Duffy and Sonja Vitow. Art by Merlin Flower.

Friday, March 2, 2012


Two new issues of The Nexxuss, a lit mag put out by take-it-to-the-street-poetry, came out today, and I’ve got a poem in each of them.

take-it-to-the-street-poetry is a pretty cool project, with the goal of “offering words and art to those that have limited access to these gifts.” In short, people are encouraged to download the issues, print them out, and leave them in places where others may find them.

In issue #16, I’ve got a piece called “Waiting for a bus” and in #17 there’s one called “Disappearing is an art.” Lots of other great work in each issue, including stuff from favorite writers of mine like Mike Meraz and William Taylor, Jr.

Take a look!

--Matt Galletta

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Standardform for language resentment.

Have you had your work rejected from your favorite press or house?
I had my work constantly rejected for ten years after my debut. In this book I have collected all of these letters, e-mails, notes and some newer reviews and made them into a long concept poem. They say it is hysterically funny.
Anyways, the Swedish version (this is my translation to English) was accepted 20 minutes after it reached the house King Ink, and then I got another one thirty minutes later. I still get lots of rejections.
This fine print has been made available from Corrupt Press for a minor sum. The no-discounts allowed still drives love into my heart. There is also a link to me reading from it in my 'too bad' English.

Thanx for the support.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


The Montucky Review is a web based poetry publication that seeks well crafted wordplay from both established and novice writers alike. We hope to be the antithesis of all the snootiness and pretension that dominates the poetry publishing world. That is not to say that we will publish everything that comes our way, we won't. We want good writing. Well established writer or first submission, you have an equal chance of being published or rejected. We look for poetry we like, with "like" being very subjective, indeed. We "like" what we like, and that ranges from the ridiculous to the sublime. If it moves us in some way, we like. People we like include Billy Collins, Bukowski, Kim Addonizio, Hugh Fox, Jim Harrison, Margaret Atwood, Sylvia Plath, and many of the well known poets that regularly publish around the web and in print. You know who they are. If you don't, surf a bit. We read and publish on a rolling basis and will try to publish 2-3 new pieces per week, depending on the quality of submissions we receive.

We hope to do an annual or semi-annual print edition featuring the best of the best. Stay tuned.

Over Yonder

Over Yonder is available for purchase at You will find it right here.

This paperback from Rufous Press is an anthology of poetry and prose written by American and Swedish writers. 

It contains poems and prose from Tobi Cogswell, Kevin Ridgeway, Cameron Scott, Megan Duffy, Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, Ariane Lewis, Raymond Farr, Philip Byron Oakes, John Swain, Elvis Alves, Christopher Woods, Akeith Walters, Neil Ellman, John Yamrus, Chris Fradkin, Matt Galletta, Jesse S. Mitchell, Daniel Harnsberger, Jennifer Lemming, William Males, Jonas Bengt Svensson, Tomas Klas Ekström, Stina Nilsson, Andreas Andersson, Freke Räihä, Leif Holmstrand, Kristian Carlsson, Håkan Eklund, Mattias Renberg, KG Johansson, Augustin Erba, Ande Enochsson, Jenny Enochsson and cover art by Eleanor Leonne Bennett.


Welcome, New Members!

Happy that you want to be part of Rapsberry Read! Feel free to post any updates to do with your literary publication (books, journals, accepted pieces in magazines, etc).

Welcome to this new website. It will be a valuable spot for writers to share  interesting information with each other.