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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Nashville is a town of vagabonds and roots, a destination and a homeplace for generations. The act of creation thrums beneath the skin of this city: at any moment, you know a great song is being written or performed, a poem discovered, a story set free. Swing wants to be the home for the emerging writer to the renowned, from the discovered to the too-long neglected. We are looking to build a print magazine with the energy and verve of its home city, where new influences course through the old. We are imagining a collection of literary works both regional and far reaching that embraces contradiction and complication. We like the idea of a magazine lightly built with high ceilings—a space for difference and dialogue. In the same way that a poem can be reborn the second it is read aloud, filling the air with sound, readers of Swing will thrill to the way an essay can flicker with new possibilities alongside a well-selected poem. Suddenly monologue becomes dialogue, friction becomes ignition. If it’s starting to sound like I’m describing a good house party, you’re getting the idea.

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The Porch
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Leigh Anne Couch
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essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, gr_novel
Submissions Policy
Swing wants the poetry, fiction (auto-, hybrid, very short, or regular but extraordinary), nonfiction (creative, travel, personal, hybrid, surely there are other variations), and comics that could only have been written by you. Because even though art is not confession (and we firmly believe this), reading is intimate. We want to hear your voice, your complex, messy human voice, in our ears as we lean back. Then we want to be pushed. We read for that moment of flight, where we have no idea where we are going, but trust the hand on our backs pushing higher. This is hard to explain, most important things are but don’t send us anything as-good-as, send us your best. And if you are from a marginalized or underrepresented community, we want to hear your voice. We are committed to being responsive to issues of equity and inclusion on all fronts.
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3 - 6 months
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