August 30, 2012

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Readers, writers and poets from Nashville to Knoxville, Memphis to Chattanooga now have a new literary journal to read—and it’s seeking submissions.

Nashville-based 2nd & Church is the latest in a long line of publications across the country using print-on-demand technology to do what has traditionally been possible for only the large media outfits.  

“This is definitely guerrilla warfare publishing,” said Roy Burkhead, editor-in-chief and publisher of 2nd & Church and founder of The Writer’s Loft, MTSU’s non-residency certificate in creative writing.

“We’re comprised of creative and technical professionals who are trying to create a literary journal by, for, and about writers and readers throughout Tennessee,” Burkhead said. “Our goal is to be inclusive of many different types of writers and writing.”

According to Burkhead, copies of each issue can be found in select bookstores such as Winder Binder on Frazier Avenue in Chattanooga, as well as libraries across the state.

Copies of the journal’s second issue may be purchased online via the journal’s Web site, and readers may download a free digital copy from the site.

“The core message I am especially interested in is brief news and feature stories that reveal the creative writing life of America’s communities, as well as follow developments in local publishing,” Burkhead said of his criteria for submissions.

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