Lots of good stuff coming out of Sundress Publications these days, including the resurrection of “dead” creative writing, lost to shuttered journals and defunct online rags.
They’ve launched a new literary journal: Doubleback Review, a publication that “believes out-of-print should not mean out of mind.”
Doubleback Review will print pieces of any genre that were published by a journal that subsequently became defunct. In fact, Doubleback will only publish previously-published work from journals that no longer exist, a notably rare commission for a small indie publication.
“Let us resurrect your dead art,” implores their submission page, “let us love your beautiful zombies.”
This is great news, espeically for those of us who perhaps published stories in online magazines only to see those rags go belly-up and our work disappear into the ether. Doubleback Review offers the possibility that these “lost” published works may live again.
Doubleback Review furthers the mission of Doubleback Books, a Sundress imprint, which creates E-pubs for out-of-print books and collections.
Doubleback Review accepts submissions on a rolling basis for two issues to be published in April and October. Submissions are free. Writers from traditionally marginalized communities are particularly encouraged to submit their work.
Sundress Publications was founded in 2000. They are entirely volunteer-run, publish chapbooks and full-length works in both print and digital formats, and host a variety of online journals. In 2013, Sundress founded the Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) at Firefly Farms, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Nestled in an old-fashioned “holler” just twenty minutes from downtown, this picturesque 45-acre farm is the perfect artists’ residency where visitors can hone their creative crafts as they escape the routine of modern life. SAFTA accepts applications on a rolling basis.