[Alternate Route]

Welcome to [Alternate Route], beatnik, an (in)appropriate place for your writing. In general, we value rebellious, transgressive writing with(out) 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.

The submission window for summer 2024 is now closed and the site is under construction. I don't even know if it's up. Thank you to all writers and artists who contributed their work for consideration in Issue 14 Summer 2024. Note that if you don't get a response after the end of July, you can consider your piece(s) unpublished. Paperback will be out in 2 weeks (approximately) after after people complain about all the errors in their pieces and the printing style of issue 13.

Please keep litter in the bins and don't forget to sterilize your wrists. Thank you for your time and please enjoy the journal!

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