New Release: our second frak\ture

Our December 2019 issue is here!

Please accept our sincerest thanks to all the considerate poets that contributed work for review. We continue to grow with support from a wonderful community that inspires the direction of our journal and its mission. We exist and improve due to your thoughtful attention.

Stats for this issue:
– Submissions increased 32% from the previous issue
– Average response time increased to 3 to 4 weeks
– Percent of submissions receiving feedback increased to 38%

Although the feedback percent isn’t increasing as fast as desired, overall, stats are trending well except for response time. We hope to soon solicit interested volunteers to assist improving frak\ture.

Stay tuned for an additional post that contains the volunteer requirements. And, as always, submissions are open for the next issue. For those seeking to make a difference with their submissions, also consider our A Hard Rain series which also offers a lower barrier to acceptance.




Public Service Announcement

2020 will soon arrive like a suspicious package with no return address. We forget what’s in the box we spent decades to order, but beneath those pale green packing peanuts lurks every IOU we wrote our kids, shards of every promise not handled with care. We’re liable to slit a wrist sifting through fragments to find something still whole.

Will 2020 be a year of clear sight (I’m not talking schoolhouse gunsight) or will Congress mobsters continue to pardon closet monsters for profit? Each day, the boogeymen chloroform our children’s future to stuff in an unmarked bank account.

frak\ture won’t stand for abducted hopes and dreams age processed 30 years. Starting today, frak\ture seeks to inspire others to write poems for change. We’re proud to announce our series called A Hard Rain where you can submit a poem recently written to a government official about your concern for the future.

Together, let’s ensure 2020 is not a year of regretful hindsight. Solutions are the new black and art needs to bring tough questions back into fashion. This clothing line is for the lion’s roar, not the catwalk. Our audience is a president whose shriveled ego continues to selfsuck, an establishment that thinks skin tone should compliment a black body bag, and a congress that believes climate crisis is an episode of Captain Planet. Their thoughts taste like grape Kool-Aid and everyone’s sharin’, everyone’s Charon ferrying us fast to the other side.

Submit to resist.

The first issue is here!

Yes. We’re this excited.

Thanks to all who submitted work and made the first issue of frak\ture possible! This is the first milestone to increase further quality submissions and generate content increasingly aligned to our philosophy.

Most submissions received responses within 2 – 3 weeks and feedback was provided on about 30% of submissions. These metrics are dear to us. We will continue to monitor closely and aim to increase future feedback while keeping response times low.