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Wisconsin Poetry Journals

Cannot Exist
$4 at local bookstores or send check, or via credit card on blogsite.
Andy Gricevich,
3417 Stevens St.
Madison, WI 53705

The Deronda Review
A continuation of The Neovictorian Cochlea, mainly poetry. Expository blank verse especially welcome. Mindy Aber Barad, Co-editor for Israel. Publication intended as a bridge between Israel and the West.
Editor: Esther Cameron
P.O. Box 55164, Madison, WI 53705

Fox Adoption Magazine
Online-only art and literary magazine open to anyone, publishing poetry, prose, and art on a weekly basis.
Waukesha, WI
Co-editor: Joshua DeGrasse-Baumann

Lake City Lights
Original, unpublished poems.
DeForest, WI e-mail:
Editor: Jerry McGinley

The Madison Review
Published by the University of Wisconsin—Madison Creative Writing program.
The Madison Review, University of Wisconsin, Department of English, Helen C. White Hall, 600 N. Park Street, Madison, WI 53706
Editor: undergraduates

Midwest Prairie Review
Charges a $10 submission fee; no payment to authors. Not recommended.
Madison, WI
Managing Editor: Laurie Scheer

Looking for “all kinds of work.”
Appleton, WI
Poetry Editor: Meredith Mason

M0bius: The Journal of Social Change
Fiction and poetry dealing with themes of social change.
Madison, WI e-mail:
Poetry Editor: F.J. Bergmann

Online literary journal dedicated to promoting creative work from the upper Midwestern region. Run and edited by undergraduate students at Carroll University, we publish literary writing, art, music, film, and cultural commentary. Our goals are to promote conversation about the diversity offered by the region, foster growth within the upper Midwestern creative communities, connect upper Midwestern writers and artists to each other and the larger literary and artistic worlds, and explore what it means to live and create in the upper Midwest. Submissions are open from September 1st through December 1st. Please visit for more information. Questions? Contact

Quarterly; contemporary fiction and poetry with rotating themes.
P.O. Box 459, Cambridge, WI 53523
Poetry Editor: R. Virgil Ellis

Wisconsin People & Ideas
Quarterly; Wisconsonian articles, artists and authors; traditional or experimental poetry.
1922 University Ave. Madison, WI 53705 e-mail:
Poetry Editor: John Lehman

Wisconsin Review
Thrice yearly; mostly free verse.
800 Algoma Blvd. University of Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-2267

Women in REDzine
UW-Madison's first Multicultural Women's Art and Literature Magazine: We are looking to broaden our base and get excellent submissions from across the world, but we still love Madison best. Our magazine publishes poetry, fiction, and art.

Yahara Journal
Annual; poems, short stories and artwork by MATC students.
Madison Area Technical College, 1330 Anderson St. Madison, WI 53703
For info: 246-6576

Wisconsin Presses

Centennial Press
A dream actuated in a bar on the Western outskirts of Milwaukee.
P.O. Box 170322, Milwaukee, WI 53217-8026 • e-mail
Editor: Charles Nevsimal

Cowfeather Press
Publishes and promotes the work of outstanding poets who engage with their material, as well as with their local communities, in exemplary ways.
Sarah Busse and Wendy Vardaman

Desperado Press
Currently run by a sect of fourteenth-century Trappist monks. In the off hours when they aren’t printing the best of American poetry, they are crafting exquisite Belgian beers.
P.O. Box 285, Slinger, WI 53086
Editor: B.J. Best

ghost pony press
Independent small publisher of contemporary American poetry.
P.O. Box 260113, Madison, WI 53726-0113 e-mail
Editor: Ingrid Swanberg

Little Eagle Press
Dedicated to publishing books of poetry and short prose in combination with visual imagery.
P.O. Box 684 • Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 • e-mail
Ralph Murre

Parallel Press
Publisher of poetry chapbooks since 1998; part of the General Library System at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Rescue Press
Publishes work by creative thinkers of all kinds. A library of chaotic and investigative work..
1220 East Locust Street #209 • Milwaukee, WI 53212 • e-mail
Editor: Caryl Pagel

Silver Buckle Press
A working museum of letterpress printing, part of the General Library System at the University of Wisconsin; publishes exhibition books and broadsides.
236 Memorial Library, 728 State Street, Madison, WI 53706 • e-mail

Director: Tracy L. Honn

Radio & Audio

Blunt Factory Records
Produces spoken word tapes by Sobriety and other local poets.


Mind's Eye Radio
Literary arts radio show aired on WORT
, 89.9 FM, the second Monday of each month at 1 pm; audio recordings for sale; written and produced by local poets and essayists.
609 E. Washington Ave.,
Madison, WI 53703 e-mail:

Radio Literature
Literary radio show produced by a collective on WORT
, 89.9 FM, Tuesdays 7-7:30 pm; local writers, women writers, writers for cildren, and more.

Call WORT at 256-2001

A Space for Poetry
Literary radio show hosted by James P. Roberts broadcasting on WMUU 102.9 FM every other Friday at 2 a.m. and 8 a.m.


Sparkle Dog
Wendy Schneider has been involved in the field of audio production for the past 18 years and has owned her own recording studio in Madison since 1995. She is also a record producer and song writer, making records for numerous independent artists in the Midwest. Recently she started the Sparkle Dog record label to release children's stories and poetry in an audio format. She records dialog and produces soundscapes to bring stories to life. She is looking for submissions to the label to be considered for its first release.

Call Wendy at 226-0908 or e-mail