JERRY is on hiatus. We will relaunch in 2020 with a 10th anniversary edition. We are currently not reading submissions. Follow us on Facebook to find out updates. Thank you!
JERRY is an online publication interested in breaking through the overflow of content available in current literary magazines by publishing only work that is conceptually sound and aesthetically strong. Founded in 2009 by Emily Wolahan and Ethan J. Hon, JERRY currently appears as often as its editors can manage––and that’s about bi-annually.
We accept work in all shapes and sizes with an aim to keep track of new, interesting material, and find consistent, intelligent work. We are not interested in imposing aesthetic requirements on what work we publish. If anything we are interested in the cacophony of voices that exist in emerging and established writers alike. These several voices can be disparate, but given the right opportunity—not necessarily a common subject or genre, but a consistent investigation of beauty, form and imagination—they can reach harmony. JERRY strives to provide an opportunity for a wide array of voices to be brought together because of their strength of purpose, conception, and realization.
Emily Wolahan (Editor)
Emily Wolahan is the author of HINGE (National Poetry Review Press, 2015). Her poetry has appeared in Volt, Tinderbox Journal, Fourteen Hills, Gulf Coast, Boston Review and other journals. Her essays have appeared on NPM Daily, The New Inquiry, and Gulf Coast. Her poem "Still Lifes and Landscapes" won the Loraine Williams Poetry Prize in 2016. "The Direct Account of Frank Thomas" won the Arts & Letters Unclassifiables Contest in 2016. Her essay "The Drawn Word / The Disappearing Act: On Writing as Mother, as Legacy, as Difficult Self" was anthologized in Among Margins (Ricochet Editions, 2016). She has been awarded two Vermont Studio Center residencies and is currently an Affiliate at the Headlands Center for the Arts. She has collaborated with artist Joshua Thomson on his multi-media project Platinum Metres and painter Owen Brown on the exhibit Ideasthesia, shown in San Francisco in 2015, and The Fieldwork Scroll: A Modern Exodus. A former Senior Editor at Two Lines Press and founding editor at JERRY Magazine, she lives in San Francisco.
Ethan J. Hon (Editor)
Ethan Hon is from Omaha, Nebraska. His poems and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in Screen & Paper, The New Inquiry, Dossier, Tin House, Cimarron Review, & Cannibal. His paper "It is Easier to Raise a Shrine than to Bring the Diety Down to Haunt It: Beckett in the Blogosphere" was presented at Samuel Beckett: Out of the Archive International Conference. He teaches at Hofstra University.
Dan Bevacqua (Fiction Editor)
Dan Bevacqua received his MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. His work has appeared in New Orleans Review Online, 580 Split, The New Inquiry, and Gigantic. He lives in Northampton, MA.
(SEE ABOVE NOTE: WE ARE ON HIATUS.)
We are happy to read unsolicited poetry and prose. Please send your work in .doc form to editors (@) jerrymagazine (dot) com.
Before submitting, please have a look at our current and past issues to get an idea of the type of poems and prose we enjoy. We will do our very best to get back to you promptly. When you think of what "promptly" means, please go ahead and add a few weeks to account for JERRY time. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere
In your subject please include: NAME "TITLE" GENRE.
Please send 3-6 poems in a single document.
While there is no word or page limit for your submission, please keep in mind the general style and length of the work JERRY publishes.
If you are interested in reviewing a small-press title for JERRY, please send a query telling us the title and author of the book, the press and year (must be new or forthcoming), what attracts you to this book in particular and why it’s right for JERRY.