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Welcome to [Alternate Route], beatnik! We hope you find our home an (in)appropriate place for your writing and/or art. In general, we value rebellious, transgressive writing with attitude & meaning. For your information--though not to be too pedantic (and therefore hypocritical, counterproductive, and ironic)--some examples of beat poets include Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Elise Cowan, Diane di Prima, and William Burroughs. If your work isn't strictly beat, don't worry! You should submit anyway. (As usual, digital versions of previous issues can be found under Zines below; feel free to peruse.)

The submission window for spring 2024 is now closed. Thank you to all writers and artists who contributed their work for consideration in Issue 13 Spring 2024. Note that if you don't get a response after the end of May, you can consider your piece(s) unpublished. To those here to carouse: Issue 12 Winter 2024 is out (see icicle card under Zines) en plein air (digital format / PDF). Paperback for ibid. is out and can be found on our printing provider, Lulu.com. (See link table under section Paperback & eBook). Please keep litter in the bins and hold your elbows perpendicular to your waist. Thank you for your time and please enjoy the journal!!@#1

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Paperback & eBook

Issue 1 Winter 2021 Paperback now available .EPUB
Issue 2 Spring 2021 Paperback available .EPUB
Issue 3 Summer 2021 Paperbackque .EPUB
Issue 4 Fall 2021 Paperback now available .EPUB
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Issue 12 Winter 2024 Paperback now out! No .EPUB No .MOBI

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