|Type of site||Consumer|
|Current status||Print & Online|
Word Riot is an American online magazine that publishes poetry, flash fiction, short stories, novel excerpts, creative nonfiction, reviews, and interviews. The magazine was launched in March 2002 by author and publisher Jackie Corley with the help of the late Paula Anderson. In 2003, a publishing unit called Word Riot Press was developed as a spinoff of the online magazine. Word Riot Press publishes anthologies, short story collections, poetry, and novels. Authors published by the press include Paula Bomer, Mike Young, David Barringer, Timmy Waldron, Nick Antosca, Scott Bateman and others.
Word Riot is known for publishing the "forceful voices of up-and-coming writers and poets." Since 2002 the magazine has published interviews, fiction, and poetry by such writers as Tao Lin, Tony O'Neill, Tom Bradley, Steve Almond, Andrew Coburn, James Chapman, Nick Antosca, Caleb J. Ross, Jess C Scott, David Hoenigman and Doug Draime.
The current editors are Kevin O'Cuinn (prose) and Nicolle Elizabeth (poetry). Former editors of Word Riot include novelist David Barringer, Jordan Rosenfeld, Will Roby, Brian Ames, Timmy Waldron, G.A. Ingersoll, Martha Clarkson and four-time Pushcart nominee Charles P. Ries.
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- Word Riot Staff page http://www.wordriot.org/staff