Hyphenate is a new online magazine of literature, art, and ideas that seeks to meld the power of the web with the aesthetics of print.
We believe that pages should be just that—pages, that is, things with bottom margins and finite dimensions. Writing is strengthened by boundaries; boundaries force us to be more precise and deliberate.
But we also believe in linking (hyphens, after all, are linkers), believe that magazines are made stronger by collecting and juxtaposing works of different genres, philosophies, and approaches. We seek work that reaches out—toward other genres, toward the boundaries of its own genre, or toward a diverse and novel audience: fiction that fascinates people who prefer nonfiction, journalism that uses the rhythms of poetry, art that comments on the news of today or yesteryear, poems that link the lyric with L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E—anything that stretches a limb, E.T.-like, to connect with something (or someone) similar yet strange.
And we are now accepting submissions! We are looking for high-quality pieces, including:
- Short stories
- Photos and artwork
- Reviews of books, exhibits, performances
- Essays and narrative nonfiction
- Opinion, commentary, criticism, and ideas
- Articles about interesting things, e.g.:
We read year-round and accept simultaneous submissions.