Conjunctions Literary Magazine

The Web Forum of Innovative Writing

Each day this week we’ll publish a new full text from next month’s architecture issue online.

Up now at Previews:
“The Wall,” by Robert Coover
“The Botanist’s House,” by Kathryn Davis


From now through roughly June 30, we are reading innovative, provocative fiction, poetry, and essays for our Fall 2017 issue, Conjunctions:69, Being Bodies.

Being Bodies will explore the complex circumstances of our flesh-and-blood existence. Our bodies dance, they’re inked, they contain prosthetics and implants. Our bodies are gendered, though not always correlative with how we perceive ourselves. Some of us use our bodies for violence, others sacrifice our bodies for others. Through sickness and health, as subjects and objects, our bodies are both Self and Other. They are mortal, their days numbered. We do with them what we can and what we will.

***US writers must consult our guidelines before sending work. Writers outside the US, contact for more information.***


Through our new BackPage Pass program, we’re able to thank generous donors with an invitation to join our editor Bradford Morrow and a featured guest author for a literary afternoon at Bard College: lunch, an undergraduate seminar on the featured author's work, and premium seating at the public reading. Guest and gift options are available. Find out more about BackPage Passes for major givers ($500+), or make a donation of any size right now.


Visit our science fiction issue, Conjunctions:67, Other Aliens, to read full online texts by Quintan Ana Wikswo and Craig Foltz, Alex McElroy, Kate Folk, Charlie Jane Anders, Jeffrey Ford, Brian Evenson, Paul Park, and Laura Sims.

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