Born in 2005 in Weed, CA. We publish prose, poetry, pictures, and presentations of independent and small press literature.
We put out numbered issues as we can—in print and online—and an occasional guest-edited online-only series that we inaccurately but sentimentally call NOÖ Weekly.
Our contributors range from emerging to award-winning, sometimes both. Work first published in NOÖ has won recognition from Best of the Web, Best of the Net, the Million Writers Award and Best American Nonrequired Reading.
Our mission is to serve as a gateway into diverse communities of independent literature and art. To this end, we exhibit:
1) Fiction and poetry that is honest, well-crafted, contemporary, and resonant.
2) Presentations and reviews of independent literature that highlight exciting new work in an approachable and thoughtful critical voice.
3) Visual art of many stripes and flavors from artists who are aware they live today and that other people lived yesterday.
Our people are as follows:
Managing Editor: Rachael Katz
Fiction Editors: Gene Kwak and Austin Hayden
Fiction Readers: Paul Hansen and Delaney Nolan
Poetry Editors: Carrie Lorig and Nick Sturm
Poetry Readers: Clare Brown, Paul Glembocki, Steven Perez, Elle Zhang
Editorial Assistant: Blake Bergeron
Publisher / Designer: Mike Young
For fans of of laundry baskets, cicadas, curious foxes, eggs Benedict, bullfrog-shaped hearts, cottonwood trees and SaranWrap, banjo clocks, life-sized buffets, nice asses, cruiserweights and police blotter mischief, muscle cars hidden behind a row of bamboo, giving the boy you love a rock, Canadian spies, reinforcing the group leader, useless coins, and love as a series of fragmentary beach parties.