The Fiend is edited by Andrew O’Donnell, and is a journal whose main emphasis is on poetry and translation. It was conceived in 2008 as an avenue for new talented writers to find their feet, become more acknowledged, or to find new audiences.
It accepts submissions of original poetry or translations from any corner of the globe, as well as critical prose, visual art of all kinds, philosophy, journalism (with an international emphasis) plus essays and articles on a large number of themes relating to the politics of being alive, creative and open-minded in the twenty first century.
The journal is printed annually, and these pages feature some selections from the printed format of the journal, whose title is meant as a half-nod to S. T Coleridge’s short-lived 19th Century magazine The Friend.
Perhaps the most important feature of the magazine is that it is run, printed and funded on a voluntary basis as a community project and is beholden to no government or institutional funding, and thus has absolutely no ‘line’ regarding submissions beyond the personal likes and dislikes of the editor. This ‘community base’ is not only spiritually useful but hopefully integral to the overall artistic vision of those wishing to contribute to it.
We pay small negotiable amounts to contributors through our publisher: Open Season Press. All submissions and enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org (poetry submissions; 4 max in word attachment, and with a bio please, articles and other work can be of any length). Please email for our mail address, if you intend to send books for review and any other correspondence.
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