E·ratio is reading for issue 27, the January 2019 issue.  The deadline is November 30th.  Please read and follow these general guidelines:

E·ratio requests that you prepare your manuscript using Times New Roman 16 pt.  Please set your margins to one inch, left and right, and when indenting or arranging text (as, for instance, with “open field” composition or with shape or concrete or visual poetry), please avoid the tab key and instead use the space bar.  Likewise, when indenting or arranging text, please avoid readjusting your margin and instead use the space bar.  (Please consider your work in the transition from the text file to the HTML page.)   

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E·ratio publishes reviews (—please keep it to around 1500 words). 

E·ratio publishes translations. 

For art, text art and visual poetry, query with a link, or send no more than three pieces (framed), .jpg, saved for the web. 

No simultaneous submissions, please.     

E·ratio publishes poetry in the postmodern idioms with an emphasis on the intransitive.

By “idioms” (plural) it is meant a tolerance for variations.  By “postmodern,” the absence of a hyphen. 

The idea of the “intransitive” comes by way of the French literary critic and semiotician Roland Barthes who (in his essay, “Ecrivains et écrivants”) made the distinction between “transitive” writing and “intransitive” writing, which is to say writing that is a means to an extra-linguistic end as distinct from writing that calls the attention of the reader to the activity of writing itself.  Flaubert, Zola and Hemingway are instances of the former and Proust, Joyce and Beckett are instances of the latter.*

*Vide: The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory, 3rd ed., p. 268. 



E·ratio is edited by Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino with contributing editors Joseph F. Keppler, Jacqueline Winter Thomas, and Coleman Stevenson.

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