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davetionary February 20, 2012 - 4:33pm

Hi all.  I was directed to litreactor by Frankaz at The Cult forums.  He told me that many people have relocated to here, and so I think this is a good place to post this announcement, especially since fans of Chuck's work who are writers themselves are likely to share a certain sensibility.

My name is Dave Drogowski, and I'm the web administrator for an online literary magazine named Jenny. We're based in Youngstown, Ohio, US, and publish one issue per semester. We're taking submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction for our Fall 2012 Issue #004.  Submissions are open year-round.

We currently don't have funds to pay those selected.  But submitting is free, reading is free, sharing is free, et cetera.  We are a nonprofit student group, The magazine is online only, so there aren't physical copies to distribute.  But your published work will exist there in perpetuity.

You can view our first 3 issues (the most recent is our current home page), our staff, our submission guidelines, our mission statement and more at www.jennymag.org.  And any direct questions can be related to me at davetionary@gmail.com.

Look forward to hearing from some of you and to reading some of your work.  We have pulished work from authors around the U.S. and as far away as South Korea, and we love the literary conversation that we're curating.  We encourage you to join that conversation.

-Dave Drogowski, web administrator, jennymag.org

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Jose F. Diaz from East Coast is reading short novels by various authors that change so much it isn't worth posting here. February 20, 2012 - 6:34pm

Thank you for putting this out there for the group. I'm sure you will have many takers in the near future.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 20, 2012 - 7:59pm

Why is it named Jenny?

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 20, 2012 - 11:06pm

Good question.

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Charles from Portland is reading Lists of the Past February 21, 2012 - 2:17am

cause jenny's number is the catchiest chorus ever?

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. February 21, 2012 - 2:19am

From the 'about' section

Like many struggling postindustrial cities across the country, Youngstown, Ohio is a place defined by images of ruin and rust, and there are few images more striking than that of the Jeannette Blast Furnace. “Jenny,” as plant workers called her and as Bruce Springsteen referred to her in his 1995 song “Youngstown,” was one of two furnaces located at Youngstown Sheet and Tube. It was a place where things were made, shaped, created.

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Dave from Austin is reading constantly February 21, 2012 - 2:20am

EIGHT SIX SEVEN....

sing it now!

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 21, 2012 - 3:55am

Furnace magazine   nice ;)

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Dave from Austin is reading constantly February 21, 2012 - 4:01am

Ah Alien, you have arrived...I was getting lonely.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 21, 2012 - 4:07am

it's only midnight where I am.  So it's my waking hour being a vampire and all.

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Dave from Austin is reading constantly February 21, 2012 - 4:19am

Awesome...I'm three hours into my shift.  WooHoo

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 21, 2012 - 4:25am

where do you work?

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Dave from Austin is reading constantly February 21, 2012 - 5:43am

Well I wouldn't exactly call it work, Dan.

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Dwayne from Lexington, Kentucky is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated February 21, 2012 - 6:05am

"I wouldn't say I've been missing it..."

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Dave from Austin is reading constantly February 21, 2012 - 6:10am

Great movie.  I wondered if anyone would catch the reference.  My hat's off to you, sir!

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Dwayne from Lexington, Kentucky is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated February 21, 2012 - 6:13am

"Would anyone say that you have a case of the Mondays are your work?"

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Dave from Austin is reading constantly February 21, 2012 - 6:36am

What, no man, they'd get shot!

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Dwayne from Lexington, Kentucky is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated February 21, 2012 - 6:42am

Did you mean, "No. No, man. Shit, no, man. I believe you'd get your ass kicked sayin' something like that, man."

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Dave from Austin is reading constantly February 21, 2012 - 6:50am

Yes, that's what I mean. LOL 

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Dwayne from Lexington, Kentucky is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated February 21, 2012 - 6:50am

Do you have a case of the Mondays?

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Dave from Austin is reading constantly February 21, 2012 - 6:59am

Definitely, except its tuesday.  Does that still count?

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Dwayne from Lexington, Kentucky is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated February 21, 2012 - 7:18am

It counts as the day you woke up on.

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Dave from Austin is reading constantly February 21, 2012 - 7:33am

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. February 21, 2012 - 12:58pm

I bet they got about 100 submissions since posting this.  

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 21, 2012 - 12:59pm

Should give them a decent pool, then.

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davetionary February 21, 2012 - 5:46pm

Not many submissions since posting, no. :-)  But we're still very new and casting out the nets.  

And if anyone's concern is that we may be publish "same-y" or "boring" content (which was a critique of college lit mags which I found very interesting in the general discussion forum), might I direct you to a piece we published my Matthew Lattanzi named "Dreaming in Flesh" in Fall 2010, a surreal and perhaps "trangsressive" piece that dealt with self mutilation, crows demanding blowjobs, and machines that run on human flesh. 

We enjoyed publishing a piece like that but haven't received many more with that sort of a bent, per se.  Which is why I hoped to catch the attention of this forum.  

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 21, 2012 - 8:53pm

What, exactly, are you looking for? I have a shit ton of shorts just sitting here.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. February 21, 2012 - 11:41pm

How are you on swearing etc? No issues with drug references or violence?

I'm not talking torture porn or anything, just wondering, because I might have something to send you guys and don't want to send the wrong stuff.

I will have a read of a couple of the stories on there at some point soon.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz February 22, 2012 - 5:18am

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Jay.SJ from London is reading Warmed and Bound February 22, 2012 - 2:51pm

That just makes me think of Arrested Development and Tobias being a nevernude.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner February 22, 2012 - 4:10pm

What genre are you looking for? Maybe I missed the answer somewhere...

@Dave....5309

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jacks_username from Louisville, Kentucky is reading A Song Of Ice and Fire February 22, 2012 - 9:40pm

Well I sent a story but of course it's all drugs, sex and violence. 

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Food: A Love Story February 22, 2012 - 9:45pm

I sent an erotic-detective piece titled, Who Ate All the Pussy?

It's like a Bored to Death meets porno.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading East of Eden, by John Steinbeck February 22, 2012 - 9:51pm

I sent 5 poems your way, and maybe this writer battle bit could go there.
Thanks for posting!

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jacks_username from Louisville, Kentucky is reading A Song Of Ice and Fire February 22, 2012 - 9:53pm

I've never heard of these genres until Brandon came along. Just add an erotica after everything. Poetry Collection: 50 First Blows.

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human February 22, 2012 - 9:54pm

I thought this was Jennifer Lopez fan fiction.

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jacks_username from Louisville, Kentucky is reading A Song Of Ice and Fire February 22, 2012 - 9:55pm

Jenny Craig discussion group.

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human February 22, 2012 - 9:57pm

@Jacks_username

Hahahaha

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin February 22, 2012 - 10:02pm

The box office numbers fluttered in her caramel hands as her eyes crawled from line to line, searching for a name, the familiar name, their name.

Finally she found it, her held and baited breath collapsed into a disappointed sigh that caused her chest to jiggle. Her hair shuddered back and forth as her head reeled away from the papers.

"Ben," she said her voice quivering with disappointment and frustration, "I think it's over between us."

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human February 22, 2012 - 10:04pm

Jennifer Lopez Flash Fiction

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 23, 2012 - 12:03am

Erotic Jenny Craig discussion group:

 

1. How many calories does sperm have?

2. Does anal sex really burn calories?

3. If I have a threeway, do I lose twice the calories?

 

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Damon Teufel April 10, 2012 - 12:15am

::wiggles his necromantic fingers:: Is this still viable?