Founded by Jeff Simpson during the great recession of 2010, The Fiddleback is an independent, online arts & literature magazine edited by a reclusive band of poets, writers, and audiophiles from across the country. We're an amalgam of the various lit. mags, music blogs, and e-zines that came before us and also an entirely new species. Our guiding principle is cross-pollination. We believe in mixing and colliding artistic disciplines to attract a diverse readership. We're committed to both finding new talent as well as promoting established writers and artists who create exceptional work in their fields. We believe in self-promotion and social connection. We believe in punk rock ethics and the DIY movement, in promoting work that asserts itself, pushes boundaries, defies expectations. We believe in giving our contributors the spotlight and limiting ourselves to small, digestible issues. Above all, we believe in never underestimating our readers.
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Issues appear bi-monthly (six issues a year). We publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, culture pieces, book and music reviews. We also feature one artist and one musician/band in every issue. For details, see our Guidelines.
Content is 100% free. If you dig our work and find yourself in a charitable mood, please drop us some coin over on the Support page. Every bit counts. We also dabble in selective sponsorships from business and organizations we respect. If you think we might be talking to you, visit our Sponsor page.