Entasis is a new, online literary quarterly based out of Irvine, California. Editors Robert Anasi and Greg McClure accept poetry, with fiction, literary non-fiction, and art at their discretion.
"Badlands" is the theme of the current issue. Anasi writes, "We weren’t thinking about the Civil War when we picked ‘Badlands’ as the theme for this issue but division and darkness were on our minds. In America today, we see a country that seems increasingly at odds with itself and a media that resounds with rage, mendacity and shrill desperation. The artists and writers for this issue all explore these growing divisions, separations, cruelties."
Entasis contributors include: Michael Barach, Nicelle Davis, Susan Davis, Brandi George, Evan Peterson, Justin Rigamonti, Elizabeth Wyatt, Cynthia Mitchell, Steve Geng, Sara Jimenez, Daniel Kukla, Joe Heaps Nelson, Andrew Lichtenstein, Angela Koh, Beth Raymer, Leah Kaminski, Lena Firestone, Mike Dubisch, Nathan Bishop, Rachel Hinton, Rosemary McGuire, and Travis Lindquist.
Entasis is open for submissions, accepts simultaneous submissions with an approximate one-month response time. The deadline for Fall 2011 is August 10.