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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
VOLT was created on an unusually sunny afternoon in San Francisco in 1991. VOLT was originally published by the Pacific Film and Literary Association, a non-profit organization registered in California. Innovative in design and content, VOLT publishes a range of adventurous writing. The magazine’s size (9″ by 12″) offers a larger space than usual for an individual poem or piece of prose. Often, work utilizing white space and typography can be found in VOLT. Founded and edited by poet Gillian Conoley, VOLT appears every spring. Each issue includes cover art, frequently by such artists as Eve Ascheim, Joan Mitchell, Hawley Hussey, Jo Whaley, Stephen Curry, Tom Burckhardt, Andrea Belag, and Brian Lucas. Contributors have included Yusef Komunyakaa, Norma Cole, Aditi Machado, Will Alexander, Jeffrey Pethybridge, Leslie Scalapino, Kazim Ali, Barbara Guest, Harryette Mullen, Brian Teare, Valzhyna Mort, Jorie Graham, John Yau, Andrea Abi-Karam, Julie Carr, Asiya Wadud, Peter Gizzi, Brenda Hillman, and Carmen Giménez Smith, among many others. Fiction Editor is novelist Stefan Kiesbye. VOLT has received many awards and honors, including several Pushcart Prize Anthology selections, a Fund for Poetry grant, and several selections for The Best American Poetry (Scribners). VOLT was named one of the top literary magazines in the country by Every Writers Resource and has received praise from the City Lights Booksellers and Publishers Blog. VOLT’s continuing design innovations and layout are created by Production Editor Steve Galbreath.
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Pacific Film and Literary Association, a nonprofit
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Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
https://volt-litmag.com (this website will be updated in two weeks with Submittable link and details
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
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Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
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