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May 7, 2018 / barton smock

{isacoustic*, ongoing and/or recap}


since November, isacoustic* has been able to publish 106 contributors, for a total of 253 poems


is currently three volumes in, with a fourth to print in June

as such:





some of what is there, for the upcoming volume fourth:

Susannah Nevison & Molly McCully Brown:
persons Susannah Nevison & Molly McCully Brown, poems

Rosemarie Dombrowski:
person Rosemarie Dombrowski, six poems

Jenny Sadre-Orafai:
person Jenny Sadre-Orafai, three poems

Lydia Renfro:
person Lydia Renfro, two poems


some recent reflections:

on Date Palms, on Pointillism, by Sophia Naz:
Date Palms – Pointillism – poetry – Sophia Naz

on Tremor, by Marisol Baca:
Tremor – poems – Marisol Baca

on Dark Horse, by Kristina Marie Darling:
Dark Horse – poems – Kristina Marie Darling

on In This Quiet Church Of Night, I Say Amen by Devin Kelly:
In This Quiet Church Of Night, I Say Amen – poems – Devin Kelly


if interested in submitting:

submit no less than [3] and no more than [7] pieces (poems) to:

/poems can be in the body of the email or attached, in one file, as PDF, doc, docx

//include a brief and non-clever bio


for unsolicited submissions:

in order to be published, [3] of the poems in the submission must be selected by the editors


payment for a selected submission is 15.00

/payment will be made within two to three months of the posting /we pay either by PayPal or by regular mail

//previously published and simultaneous submissions are okay

///response time is 3 days ///please inquire if that time passes (without) ///response time for second+ submissions, whether the author was previously rejected or accepted, is two to three weeks, and will not be read by myself (Barton Smock) but by revolving editors only

////if rejected, wait a month before submitting again

note: resubmitting is not advisable if one is doing so to lecture us on what is a fit for our site. that is not resubmitting, that is bullying.


every three months, the editors will self-publish a journal of the poems posted in those months. contributors who provide a physical address will receive a hard copy, others a PDF.

be sure to include a physical mailing address to send the journal to. also note how you would like to receive payment, via PayPal or by regular mail.


what the editors are looking for:
image-based absence.
/structurally sound offhandedness.
//unreliable clarity.

what the editors are not looking for:
/misogyny and co.
//empty objectification. toward, or of, the body. toward, or of, the spirit.


poet and person, as in twice genuine…Trish Hopkinson did some asking after {isacoustic*} here:
PAYING/NO FEE Submission call + editor interview – Isacoustic, DEADLINE: Open year-round


if interested in supporting isacoustic*:

persons donating 5.00 or more will be sent a private publication of my own, @ 60 poems, called {mood piece for baby blur}

donations can be made, here:
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