New Poetry Journal – Rooms Outlast Us

Posted by @ 9:58 pm on October 10th, 2008

Rooms Outlast Us is a new poetry journal run by a couple of people I worked with back when I edited fiction atĀ Phoebe. Earlier today, I emailed/gchatted with one of the editors, Danika Stegeman, about it, and she said the journal is modeled after some of the smaller poetry zines that were out in the 50s, 60s, 70s, like the Evergreen Review, which was originally published by Grove Press (before the journal moved online in the 90s, I guess).

Here’s what she said officially:

Rooms Outlast Us will be a small print journal, approximately 40 pages per issue, and will include poetry and poetic criticism. Our emphasis is on showcasing writing from more established poets alongside emerging poets. We are hoping to accommodate writers working on longer works and sequences as well (so the journal will generally favor fewer poets with more pages per poet, rather than many poets with fewer pages). The first issue will be coming out in early January and the journal will be published bi-annually after that.

Rumor has it that they’ve got Matthew Savoca and Laura Sims to contribute to the first issue.

Submissions should be sent to roomsoutlastus[at]

Editors: Danika Stegeman, Ethan Edwards, andĀ Justin Kielsgard.

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