Word Riot

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Word Riot / Word Riot Press
Web address http://www.wordriot.org
Type of site
Available in English
Launched 2002
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[1] 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.[2] 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 Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo.

Word Riot is known for publishing the "forceful voices of up-and-coming writers and poets."[3] Since 2002 the magazine has published interviews, fiction, and poetry by such writers as Tao Lin, Tony O'Neill, Tom Bradley, Steve Almond, Richard Peabody, Andrew Coburn, James Chapman, Nick Antosca, Ethel Rohan, Roxane Gay, Peter Grandbois, Noah Cicero, Caleb J. Ross, Jess C Scott, David Hoenigman and Doug Draime.[4]

The current editors are Antonia Crane (non-fiction), Kevin O'Cuinn (fiction), Doug Paul Case (poetry) and Cooper Renner (Reviews and Interviews). Sara Habein is the blog editor. Former editors of Word Riot include novelist David Barringer, Jordan Rosenfeld, Will Roby, Brian Ames, Timmy Waldron, G.A. Ingersoll, Martha Clarkson, Nicolle Elizabeth and four-time Pushcart nominee Charles P. Ries.[5]

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  1. ^ Corley, Jackie. "Jackie Corley: Writer, indie publisher, vagabond". Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  2. ^ Duotrope's Digest. "Publication Details: Word Riot". Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  3. ^ Georgetown List of Journals. "Word Riot". Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  4. ^ Corley, Jackie. "Word Riot Poetry". Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  5. ^ Word Riot Staff page http://www.wordriot.org/staff

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