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Coming soon!

The Disappointed Housewife is approaching!

I’ve received a number of fun pieces the last few weeks, and though I’m still keeping the pre-launch submission window open, the big day will be January 15. Mark your calendars.

I hope all my readers here at What The Hell will quickly follow the new lit mag and start spreading the word. But I’m also eager to see new submissions coming in so I can build up a nice catalog of material for readers. I’ll be posting open submission calls at a variety of places, hoping to find a lot of writers willing to try new things. Of course, I’ll always give readers of this blog a fair shot at publication because loyalty deserves reward. If you have something you think would fit in at TDH, send it on over. Or read the pieces that I’ve already assembled to get a feel for what I’m looking for, then submit your best offbeat stuff.

Categories include (but might not be limited to):

◦ Fiction ~ Short stories under 1500 words are ideal, but I’ll also consider novel excerpts of that length. Flash fiction is welcome.

◦ Poetry ~ I’m really looking for meta here, rather than traditional verse. Think in terms of work that plays with the conventions of traditional poetry. Try my new form, pentagraphs. Make up a new form. Mess with older works in the public domain. Find poetry buried in older prose in the public domain.

◦ Essays ~ The subjects will be the stretch here, since it’s hard to make a cohesive argument in anything but well-written prose. How you treat the subject will matter a lot. So far I’ve accepted one essay about giving up social media and one about the problem of time travel. Humor is a great approach.

◦ Faux forms & genres ~ There’s a lot of room for experimentation in this category, but it can include anything from parodies to pieces that defy categorization. I have in mind odd restaurant menus, product instruction manuals, résumés, book reviews, movie synopses, ransom notes – almost anything that engrosses and delights the reader.

And finally, I’ll consider multimedia projects that include writing in some way. Videos, sound clips, stories in photos, tag clouds, collages. Any of the above categories can include media components as well.

Send your submissions to thedisappointedhousewife(at)gmail(dot)com.

Launch day: January 15th!


25 comments on “Coming soon!

  1. Charles Yallowitz
    January 3, 2018

    Reblogged this on Legends of Windemere.

    • Kevin Brennan
      January 3, 2018

      ‘Preciate, Charles! Hope you’re staying warm up there in the frigid East! ❄️💨

  2. pinklightsabre
    January 3, 2018

    I like that you’re inviting experimentation, and eager for the launch!

    • Kevin Brennan
      January 3, 2018

      Thanks, Bill, and I hope you send something in! As JJ would say, “Pomes pennyeach.”

  3. 1WriteWay
    January 3, 2018

    Reblogged this on 1WriteWay and commented:
    New online literary mag is open for submissions … and getting ready to launch on January 15th! Read on for more details …

    • Kevin Brennan
      January 3, 2018

      Thanks, Marie! I’m hoping to see some interesting work. 😜

  4. islandeditions
    January 3, 2018

    Reblogged this on Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing and commented:
    Author, Kevin Brennan, has created a new opportunity for getting your short(ish) pieces of writing out there into the world! Check out the new online publication, The Disappointed Housewife, and consider submitting something … Note: submitting “pieces that defy categorization” is encouraged!!

    • Kevin Brennan
      January 3, 2018

      Gracias, Susan! Maybe I’ll even have to create a category: Uncategorizable. 😉

  5. Phillip McCollum
    January 3, 2018

    Awesome! I’ve shared the news on both Twitter and my local writer’s group Facebook page.

    • Kevin Brennan
      January 3, 2018

      Thanks a lot, Phillip! I hope some of your group members have something to submit.

  6. curtisbausse
    January 3, 2018

    Reblogged this on curtisbaussebooks and commented:
    A fun new outlet. For anyone ready to venture into unexplored territory.

    • Kevin Brennan
      January 3, 2018

      Much obliged, Curtis! My new motto: Don’t Disappoint The Housewife! 😉

  7. Audrey Driscoll
    January 3, 2018

    Reblogged this on Audrey Driscoll's Blog and commented:
    Here is a new outlet for creative impulses of the quirky kind. Have a look at Kevin’s suggestions to get inspired.

    • Kevin Brennan
      January 3, 2018

      Merci, madam! I hope your followers have some cuckoo writings in their sock drawers. 😉

      • Audrey Driscoll
        January 3, 2018

        You’re welcome! Never know what might hatch out among the socks.

  8. equipsblog
    January 4, 2018

    Reblogged this on e-Quips and commented:
    Looking for a place to get published? This new literary magazine,the Disappointed Housewife may be just for you. It’s looking for submissions in a variety of categories.

  9. equipsblog
    January 4, 2018

    Have reblogged it on e-Quipsblog. Looks very good. Socks are evil and usually migrate from pairs to solitude. I read a not-yet published children’s books that blamed it on a one footed monster who lived under the bed and reported on all of the idiosyncracies of a boy who loved his massive collection of special purpose socks and his unicorn obsessed mother.

  10. Carol Balawyder
    January 8, 2018

    The Disappointed Housewife. Great title.

    • Kevin Brennan
      January 8, 2018

      Glad you like it, Carol! I hope it comes to be seen as ironic. 😉

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