Red Lightbulbs

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Red Lightbulbs
Editor Russ Woods and Meghan Lamb
Categories fiction, poetry, video, audio, visual art
Country USA
Language English

Red Lightbulbs is an online literary magazine that was founded in April 2011.[1] Based in Chicago, Illinois, the magazine publishes fiction, poetry, video art, audio works, and visual art. Subgenres include "Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation."[2]

Contributors have included Nick Sturm, Corey Mesler, Robert Vaughan, Dennis Cooper, Eileen Myles, Blake Butler, Ken Baumann, and featured art by Anders Nilsen. Recently, contributor Jess Dutschmann's piece in Red Lightbulbs was awarded 2011 Best of the Net by Sundress Publications[3] and a short story by Rebekah Matthews was listed on Wigleaf's Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions of 2012.[4]

In describing their publication, the editors have stated, "We are interested in pieces that evoke, but don't explain, reveal, but don't represent. We seek pieces that embody an experience through flickers, fragments, and failed recollections."[5]

A print arm of the magazine, Love Symbol Press, was founded in January 2012.[1] Their first book, M Kitchell's Variations on the Sun, will be released July 15th, 2012. Forthcoming releases include Why God Why by Matt Rowan and Starfish Over Oyster by Heather Palmer.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Have Some Publishing With That Breaded Steak Sandwich! (A Literary Guide to Bridgeport)". Chicago Publishes. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  2. ^ "Red Lightbulbs | Literary Magazines Database | Poets & Writers". 2011-12-02. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Best of the Net 2011". Sundress Publications. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions of 2012". Wigleaf. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Publication Details: Red Lightbulbs". Duotrope. 2012-04-11. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  6. ^ "Love Symbol Press". Retrieved 2012-05-08. 

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