Word Salad Poetry Magazine Circa 2011


 

Word Salad published a number of poetry collections in addition to their main quarterly publication entitled "Word Salad Poetry Magazine."
Past issues of Word Salad Poetry Magazine in both paperback and kindle form dating from 2008 - 2013 are available on Amazon.
Content is from the Word Salad Poetry Magazine's 2011 archived pages.

 



Word Salad Poetry Magazine was a quarterly poetry magazine, published on the web since 1995. These are covers of the print editions from 2008. Jean Arthur Jones served as co-editor, along with Bruce Whealton, who also was the publisher for both the ebook and the web edition.

Word Salad Poetry Magazine

Bruce Whealton

Note: We prefer that if you email your submissions, you submit your poems and a cover letter with biography, as one email attachment in MS Word, PDF, rtf or Open-Office format.  Please read the Submission Guidelines before submitting.  

Word Salad Poetry Magazine and Haiku Ramblings are edited by co-editors Jean Arthur Jones and Bruce Whealton.

Word Salad has remained a free publication on the web since 1995. While we are free and the submission process is more simple than with print publications, we do not sacrifice on quality. We publish only poems with high creative and literary merit. We are proud of the fact that online web-based publications are seeing the same recognition from literary establishment as the more traditional print publications.

word salad
–noun incoherent speech consisting of both real and imaginary words, lacking comprehensive meaning, and occurring in advanced schizophrenic states. The complete citation for this definitiion is as follows: American Psychological Association (APA): word salad. (n.d.). WordNet® 3.0. Retrieved April 14, 2008, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/word salad
Bruce Whealton writes, "I once told a writer for the Wilmington Star News, that I liked that name because, when I was back in elementary school, I suppose that is what I felt about poetry. Poetry, at one point, at such a young age, seemed incoherent. I also have a background of interest in the psychological field.

We have a few guidelines to offer poets seeking to submit poems to us for publication. We require that all poems submitted to us online include your name, or pseudonym, and your email address. We cannot use your work if you do not include this information.

We further request that you read the poems we have published in this edition and previous editions and that you read the poetry of our staff to get an idea of the kind of poetry we will publish. Doing this will increase your chances of getting published here.


 

Word Salad published a number of poetry collections in addition to their main quarterly publication entitled "Word Salad Poetry Magazine."
Past issues of Word Salad Poetry Magazine in both paperback and kindle form dating from 2008 - 2013 are available on Amazon.
Content is from the Word Salad Poetry Magazine's 2011 archived pages.

 

About Word Salad Poetry Magazine

Bruce Whealton

Note: We prefer that if you email your submissions, you submit your poems and a cover letter with biography, as one email attachment in MS Word, PDF, rtf or Open-Office format.  Please read the Submission Guidelines before submitting.  

Word Salad Poetry Magazine and Haiku Ramblings are edited by co-editors Jean Arthur Jones and Bruce Whealton.

Word Salad has remained a free publication on the web since 1995. While we are free and the submission process is more simple than with print publications, we do not sacrifice on quality. We publish only poems with high creative and literary merit. We are proud of the fact that online web-based publications are seeing the same recognition from literary establishment as the more traditional print publications.

word salad
–noun incoherent speech consisting of both real and imaginary words, lacking comprehensive meaning, and occurring in advanced schizophrenic states. The complete citation for this definitiion is as follows: American Psychological Association (APA): word salad. (n.d.). WordNet® 3.0. Retrieved April 14, 2008, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/word salad
Bruce Whealton writes, "I once told a writer for the Wilmington Star News, that I liked that name because, when I was back in elementary school, I suppose that is what I felt about poetry. Poetry, at one point, at such a young age, seemed incoherent. I also have a background of interest in the psychological field.

We have a few guidelines to offer poets seeking to submit poems to us for publication. We require that all poems submitted to us online include your name, or pseudonym, and your email address. We cannot use your work if you do not include this information.

We further request that you read the poems we have published in this edition and previous editions and that you read the poetry of our staff to get an idea of the kind of poetry we will publish. Doing this will increase your chances of getting published here.

We should add that we do not publish poems that use explicit language of a profane nature. We would like to encourage authors/poets to find other ways of expressing themselves, other uses of language.

 



 

Word Salad Publications

Tue, 02/15/2011 | Bruce Whealton

Word Salad Now More Than Just a Quarterly Magazine!

 

Other Publications

Word Salad publishes a number of poetry collections in addition to our main quarterly publication entitled "Word Salad Poetry Magazine."  Just click on one of the links to open the publication and enjoy!

The Angel of Death Ebook

Poems written by Jean Arthur Jones. Poetry published by Bruce Whealton.

Post Mortem: Ebook

Poetry written by Jean Jones, Edited and with Introduction by Scott Urban

Revelations: The Best Poetry of Jean Jones Over the Years

This is a collection of poetry written by Jean Jones. The collection is edited and published by Bruce Whealton. It is a work in progress still. There will be at least 40 poems in this collection when it is finished.

 



 

Welcome to the Fall 2011/ Winter 2012 Edition, Volume XVII, No. III

Mon, 12/19/2011 - 16:34 |  MJD Algera

Dear Word Salad Faithful --

t is with great humility that I take this opportunity to welcome you to the Fall/Winter edition (Volume XVII, No. III) of Word Salad Poetry Magazine. This edition not only is the send-off issue celebrating the highest quality of work for the last quarter of 2011, and with that being said, the proverbial kick-off to a fruitful new year, but it is also the first issue in which I have collaborated with Bruce Whealton and Jean Arthur Jones as an editorial staff member and online publisher, which as you may have guessed was a rather eventful experience

Since my discovery of Word Salad back in 2009, I’ve come to really notice its thriving community of writers, and in its maturity, I’ve noticed that a bulk of current projects have been collaborated by the staple poets. The degrees of loyalty from Word Salad contributors are similar to the attributes of loyalties common in family members, and so the Word Salad community is like the uprooting of a family tree: with each fruitful branch a contribution.

This is more than just your run of the mill publication. Having been a loyal contributor for the past three years, it was this genealogical model that has kept me a followe

Through Word Salad I discovered other online journals, and coincidentally share publications with the likes of Scott Urban, Jean Jones, John M. Marshall and Alexis Child (just to name a few) on different platforms. In spite of several other publications, it’s hard to withdraw from the connectivity I have felt with Word Salad staff members and its contributors. My energy circumnavigates back to the place where my career took of

Volume XVII, No. III indeed is a juggernaut of a read: a compilation of 47 poems. We are proud to announce the inclusion of powerhouse poets such as Jean Jones, John M. Marshall, Dawnell Harrison, Mike Perkins, Joseph Farley, Dr. Sonnet Mondal and many more. We would also like to welcome newcomers, John Des Camp, Dave Norris, and Emeniano Acain Somoza to the Word Salad fold

Our Feature Poet, Abi Wyatt, I often wonder is the real Mother Goose writing under a pseudonym. Her craft truly possesses a playful grip on words, her muscular imagery is arresting as well as submissive. We are proud to present three new poems from her which I hope you’ll enjoy.

Each poem you read within the contents of this issue I guarantee will leave an impression, however unique. I look forward to working with Jean and Bruce again in the New Year, especially with Bruce, who to his own credit, has worked laboriously on the expansion of services, features, and endeavors that will benefit Word Salad’s future and I hope you will come to appreciate his efforts.

Here’s to the launching of new concepts for 2012. And here’s to poetry. Take a bow, you crafty devil.  

 



 

Word Salad Still Here - Request for Submissions

Sun, 06/17/2012 Bruce Whealton

I (Bruce Whealton) have to apologize as the publisher and co-editor of Word Salad Poetry Magazine, I've gotten so overwhelmed with other tasks and responsibilities that have existed in my life recently, that I haven't kept up with my responsibilities as co-editor and publisher for Word Salad Poetry Magazine. 

No, I haven't lost interest and I don't want Word Salad to be abandoned. As such, you are invited to submit your original poetry for publication. We can work with what we have and any of your submissions received in the next week or so, ending next Sunday.

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About Submissions

Mon, 02/21/2011 |>Bruce Whealton

Submission Guidelines:

  • You can submit your poems to editors@wordsaladpoetrymagazine.com

  • When submitting poetry for publication, via email, please use for the subject of the email, "Word Salad Poetry Submissions."

  • Please, if you attach your poems in an email, please put all poems and cover letter into one file.  We would prefer that to getting 3, 4 and 5 different files attache for each submission.  Just put all 3 to 6 poems in one file. 

  • You can upload a file in rich text format (RTF), PDF or Open Office format ODT - preferably rich text format.   Note, most word processors, such as MS Word will let you save your file as rich text format, rtf.  An rtf (rich text format) file can be read by any word processor and that's why we prefer this most!
     
  • We will accept from 3 to 6 submissions at any one time. You may submit further poems again in 30 days.

  • We must have a valid email address and name/pen name or we cannot use your poetry submission(s).

  • Please also read the poems written by the staff and the other poems posted here on this site to get an idea as to the kind of poems we publish.
  • We would ask that you include your name in the file name if you are submitting your poems as an attachment and it is preferable to remove spaces in the file name.   So, for example, if I was submitting a set of poems, I'd name the file BruceWhealtonPoetrySubmissionWordSalad.rtf or I  could use BruceWhealtonSubmission.rtf

  • We won't be very, very picky, if you don't follow each and every guideline to the letter.  The prior bullet point is just a suggestion that makes it easier for me to keep track of submissions and who submitted what.

 



 

About Bruce Whealton

Sun, 02/13/2011 | Bruce Whealton

Bruce Whealton attended the Georgia Institute of Technology and received his Bachelors Degree in Electrical/computer Engineering in 1989. Bruce went on to receive his Masters in Social Work from the University of South Carolina in 1996.

Bruce Whealton began to think of himself as a poet beginning back in 1992, when he shared his poetry at a poetry reading for the first time.  This was at the Coastline Convention Center overlooking the Cape Fear River, in Wilmington, NC.  He began Word Salad as an online poetry magazine in 1995.

Bruce has combined his interest in technical matters with his creativity as expressed in efforts such as this poetry magazine, his own poetry, and as a Web Developer and Web Designer.  Bruce Whealton is the owner of Future Wave Designs a successful web development, web design and consulting company in Carrboro, North Carolina, near Chapel Hill, NC in the Triangle Area of North Carolina - the Research Triangle area.

Recently, Bruce collaborated with Scott Urban on an ebook collection of poems entitled "Puncture Wounds," focusing on vampires and vampirism.  Details can be found on this site by clicking on the menu option on the left for "Puncture Wounds."  

Bruce also has seen his poems published in

  • The Houston Literary Review
  • The Talon - UNCW poetry and prose publication
  • Death Head Grin
  • Calliope Nerve
  • The Horror Zine and
  • the Horror Zine's associated Anthology "And Now the Nightmare Begins: The Horror Zine."
  • Aphelion: The Webzine of Science Fiction and Fantasy - 9 of my poems
  • Venus Rising
  • Childe Bryde
  • the thin edge of staring
  • lines written w/a razor
  • Gravity Hill - by St. Andrews Press
  • Chance Magazine
  • lunatic chameleon and
  • Mystic Prophet
  • The Anthology entitled "Simple Vows," which was put together by folks from St. Andrews College.
  • In the not too distant past he placed in the Robert Roarke Poetry contest with a Haiku piece.

 



 

About MJD Algera

MJD Algera was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada on February 14, 1986, and currently resides in Hamilton, Ontario. He started writing at age 17, and since then his work has appeared in several literary magazines in North America and in Israel, online and in print.

Aside from Word Salad, he has seen his work appear in the following journals:

  • Epiphany Arts
  • Crusader Corps
  • Mystic Prophet
  • Stuff My Ear
  • Variations
  • Strathspey
  • Cyclamens & Swords

Three of his poems have been shortlisted for national contests such as the Arc Poetry Magazine Poem of the Year contest in 2008 & 2011; the 17th Annual Arts Hamilton Literary Award nomination for Best Individual Poem.

He is a graduate of McMaster University, and in 2009, he earned a certificate in Creative Writing.

He’s traveled and has read at several small artists’ lounges, cafes and libraries across Ontario. His current chapbook Outskirts is available online at www.cyclamensandswords.com/outskirts.php.

In 2008, he started a minute online writers group called The Writers of the Purple Wage, consisting of eight members, and collaborated frequently with its members through Yahoo! till its demise in early 2010.

Visit his blog, The Meandering Brick, at http://wwwmeanderingbrick-mjd.blogspot.com where excerpts of ongoing projects are in the works.

He continues to remain active in the arts community by volunteering at literary festivals such as grit LIT, and was a former member of the Tower Poetry Society. Aside from collaborating with Bruce Whealton on other Word Salad projects, he is pursuing a career in Teaching the Adult Learner.

 



 

About Jean Arthur Jones

Biography: 

About Jean Jones

You can read more about Jean Jones on Wikipedia here and on Wordopedia here.

Collections of Poetry by Jean Jones

Click on the links to read the publication, make sure your speakers are on.

The Angel of Death Ebook

Poems written by Jean Arthur Jones. Poetry published by Bruce Whealton.

Post Mortem: Ebook

Poetry written by Jean Jones, Edited and with Introduction by Scott Urban

Revelations: The Best Poetry of Jean Jones Over the Years

This is a collection of poetry written by Jean Jones. The collection is edited and published by Bruce Whealton. It is a work in progress still. There will be at least 40 poems in this collection when it is finished.

Jean Jones attended college at St. Andrews Presbyterian College, and received his B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. He later went on to receive an M.F.A. degree in Creative Writing at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Among his awards include the Irina Ratushinskaya Freedom Book Award at Bowling Green State University and the UNC-Wilmington Creative Writing Program Book Award. Besides being published by numerous literary magazines including St. Andrews Review, The Pembroke Review and Kansas Quarterly, Jean has been published by the following online magazines: fuse magazine, tribalsoulkitchen, Beautiful Nuance, Poetic Rainbows, Germination, King David, mockfear zine, The Quill & Ink, lunatic chameleon, mageworld, ZCPortal, Ravens Three, Epiphany, Mystic Prophet, and Decompositions.

In 2005, Jean became the winner of the 2005 LizaBeth poetry award from the online magazine, Beautiful Nuance. http://www.bycliffordagreen.com/beautiful.html. He also was recently published in Volume One Spring 2005 of Gravity Hill and Cairn 40, both from St. Andrews College Press as well as The Simple Vows Anthology and his book of poems, Beyond Good and Evil, can be found at Amazon.com. Jean Jones' latest book, Birds of Djakrta, was published in 2008 by St.Andrews Press from St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, NC.

He also received the Ethel Fortner Award from St. Andrews College in 2008, a rare prize given by the College to whom it finds helps other writers in the community as well as writes well. Jean's latest book, Tornado, by Shaking Outta My Heart Press, will be upcoming in May, 2009.

 

 

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