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Cleaver Magazine
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (215) 266-5755
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    FB, Twitter, Instagram
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Cleaver is a Philadelphia-based online magazine that provides a platform for underrepresented writers and artists producing work of the highest quality. Cleaver exists to: * elevate emerging voices, including young adults, alongside established writers. * showcase Philadelphia literary voices among national and international literary artists. * develop the editorial skills of young writers through our selective internship program. * present balanced, insightful book reviews promoting work published by small presses as well as often-overlooked works in translation. * represent the fullest diversity of literary art for all genres and content, advancing emerging contemporary literary forms. Cleaver offers access to the public free of charge. Our literary quarterly is published in March, June, September, and December.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Karen Rile
  • Contact title
    Chief and Founding Editor
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, translation, graphic novel
  • Focus
    Cleaver Magazine shares cutting-edge art and literary work from a mix of established and emerging voices.
  • Representative authors
    Beth Kephart, Daniel Torday, Rachel B. Glaser
  • Submissions policy
    Cleaver reads submissions year-round on a rolling basis. We accept simultaneous submissions, with immediate notification if work is accepted elsewhere. Previously published work is generally not accepted. (See website for details)
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
  • Submission Guidelines URL
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
    Year round
  • Reporting time
    2 - 9 weeks
  • Author Payments
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • CLMP Member?
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • ISSN Number
  • Number of Issues per Year
  • Average Page Views per Month
  • Average Unique Visitors per Month
  • Publish Print Anthology?
  • Publishes (%)
    30% Fiction, 15% Nonfiction, 30% Poetry, 4% Reviews, 15% Essays, 6% Art
  • Ads?
  • Ad Rates
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