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Alternative Field
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (213) 986-7518
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Instagram, Facebook
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Alternative Field's chapbooks and zines are published through our lab, Alternative Field Notes, and they feature emerging talent, grade-school students, well-published poets and writers, and bedroom poets. Many of our chapbooks are curated and designed around La Palabra reading series, a monthly poetry reading in the neighborhood of Highland Park, which is one of the longest-held open mic poetry readings in Los Ángeles, featuring both emerging and well known local and national poets, with an emphasis on poets of color. Some chapbooks are curated and designed to respond to the specific issues that plague our communities of working class people of color. They are often accompaniments to visual art exhibits that are curated around those issues, and sometimes they are stand-alone chapbooks. Alternative Field is concerned about the sustainability of our neighborhood and its culture, the chapbooks we publish ,and the public readings that follow, serve as an exciting way to highlight the cultural expressions and artistic treasures of our community, as told through the actual voices of the community. To have these expressions documented creates an opportunity to foster intergenerational exchange for years to come. Each chapbook is archived online and maintained as collections in our multilingual community library, for future educational and participatory use.
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  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Jessica Ceballos y Campbell
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translation
  • Submissions policy
    When we have a call for poetry, submission are open to everybody, with the only caveat being the work must pertain to the topic. Calls are available on our website. (See website for details)
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
  • Reporting time
    0 - 2 weeks
  • Author Payments
    none, copies, subscription
  • 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)?
  • Number of Books Published per Year
  • Titles in Print
  • Average Print Run
  • Format (%)
    100% Chapbook
  • Average Price per Book
  • Average Price per e-Book

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