smoking glue gun is an independent magazine and small press.
we look for the flashy, fresh, feminist, experimental, avant-garde, minimalist, startling.
we encourage submissions from female-identified, non-binary & queer artists, artists of color, artists with disabilities, and marginalized artists.
we accept submissions of art & writing in all forms & genres.
smoking glue gun magazine publishes original, unpublished art & writing online in a continuous + sporadic manner.
smoking glue gun chapbooks include, most recently, thrown (j/j hastain + Marthe Reed, 2016) and Dandelion Farm (Darcie Dennigan + Carl Dimitri, 2015). click the chapbooks link for more information about our print publications.
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please direct all submissions to our online submissions manager, but feel free to contact us with questions: [ info (at) smokinggluegun (dot) com ].
ginger ko is the author of Motherlover (Bloof Books), Inherit (Sidebrow), and Comorbid (Lark Books). Ginger is a PhD student at the University of Georgia’s creative writing program, where she teaches writing and Women’s Studies. You can find her online at www.gingerko.com
ji yoon lee is a poet and translator whose most recent publication is a translation of the Korean poet Kim Yideum, Cheer Up, Femme Fatale (Action Books, 2015). She is the author of Foreigner’s Folly (Coconut Books, 2014), Funsize/Bitesize (Birds of Lace, 2013), and IMMA (Radioactive Moat, 2012). She is the winner of the Joanna Cargill prize (2014), and her manuscript was a finalist for the 1913 First Book Prize (2012). She was born in South Korea, and immigrated to the United States alone as a teen. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Notre Dame, and now currently teaches yoga.
blake lee pate received her MFA from the New Writer’s Project at UT Austin. She is a founding editor of smoking glue gun and formerly served on the board of Bat City Review. Her poems can be found in Black Warrior Review, Forklift: Ohio, glittermob, dusie, & elsewhere. She currently lives in Austin and teaches English at Austin Community College.
taylor jacob pate is a writer, painter & runner born in New Orleans & raised lots of other places. His first collection of poetry, becoming the virgin, is out from Action Books. He he is a founding editor of smoking glue gun & received his MFA from The New Writer’s Project at UT Austin.
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annar veröld is a Honduran-American poet & hornist residing in Austin, TX. She curates the feminist reading series I Scream Social with her best friend & is motivated to create spaces for women & minority voices.