PO BOX 472 OAKLAND CA 94604 Ph: 510-763-7193
Submission Guidelines for Left Curve
Left Curve is an artist-produced critical journal that addresses the problem(s) of cultural
forms, emerging from the crisis of modernity, that strive to be independent from the control
of dominant institutions, and free from the shackles of instrumental rationality. In general
we are interested in any form of work that can be readily reproduced within a 7"x 9"
format. We encourage open, critical, defetishized work that attempts to unravel, reveal
contemporary (inner/outer) reality.
We publish fiction (traditional or experimental) and non-fiction texts (critical social,
cultural, historical, philosophical essays, as well as reviews, interviews, journalistic
pieces, etc.) that are concerned with issues that deal with our general editorial thrust.
Length can be roughly up to 5000 words, though most are about 2500. Illustrations to
accompany texts (photos, graphics, etc.) are welcomed.
Most of our published poems are one page length, though we have published longer
poems of up to 8 pages. We will look at any form of poetry, from experimental to
We are interested in any form of visual work (reproducible painting, line drawings,
traditional as well as electronic graphics, photography, visual/verbal art, etc.) that fit into
our general editorial thrust.Submissions may be sent via regular mail or as email attachments (jpeg, tiff files).
To insure return of submissions, please include a SASE with sufficient postage. We
make a serious attempt to personally respond to all submissions. Please allow at least 3
months response time. Our issues are published irregularly, though at least once a year.
For accepted work, we will let you individually know when
to except the work to appear.
In general, payment for published work will be 5 copies of the issue in which the work
appears for longer pieces, 3 copies for short works. Sample copies of the current issue is $12,
$10 for back issues. A list of published issues will be sent upon request with a SASE.
For accepted longer work we prefer submission of final draft in digital form via disk or e-mail.
For more information please contact: Csaba Polony, editor/publisher, at the above address.