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December 29, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

For the grand new year of 2013, we at Print Oriented Bastards resolve to be even more on track so we can expand our website. Upcoming events include:

-Release of Issue 3 by the end of January. We are currently in layout/finalization mode.

-Expansion of staff. On January 2, we will welcome Mackenzie Evan Smith as our Public Relations go-to. She just got back from India, where she was a Luce Scholar.

-Launch of our Interview series TBA.

-And more to come! We’re brainstorming awesome right now.

What are your new year resolutions?

Support our Editor!

November 28, 2012

Support our editor, Marci Calabretta, by purchasing her chapbook. See her petition here.

Preorder her chapbook, Last Train to the Midnight Market here. Deadline is November 30.

Good luck, Marci!

Print Oriented Bastards Editor Published!

November 20, 2012

Print Oriented Bastards congratulates co-founder and managing editor Marci Calabretta for her forthcoming chapbook from Finishing Line Press, Last Train to the Midnight Market.

Preorder here!



Praise for Calabretta’s chapbook:

“In Last Train to the Midnight Market, Marci Calabretta’s debut collection, she explores how one might feel if caught on a crowded train without a place to sit, forced to try and construct that seat without instruction, burdened by memory and secrets, burdened by loss and exile, headed toward an unnamed station that just might be home. This tightly coiled collection has the feel of a novel; her characters are real enough to break your heart.”   – Jim Daniels


“Marci Calabretta possesses a real knack for channeling her muse. Her metaphors slide like a dream one into another intuitively. Here is poetry you can lose yourself in, be delighted about, mystified over, taken aback and fulfilled inside.”   – Ron Starmer

Print Oriented Bastards Welcomes New Fiction Editor

August 15, 2012

We are pleased to announce that a new Fiction Editor has joined our staff!

Emily Nagin is a graduate of the Creative Writing program at Carnegie Mellon University. She lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She loves fiction and Southeast Asian food. Her work has appeared in the Main Street Rag, and Pittsburgh: City Paper, and New Ohio Review, in which she won second place in their 2011 fiction contest.

New Website!

April 14, 2012

We have a new website up! Check us out at:

And by the way, submissions are now open for Issue 3. Get it while we’re fresh!

Issue 2

March 27, 2012

We have sent Issue 2 to the printer’s! Subscribers and contributors can expect their copies hot off the press in around five weeks!

We are also delving into submissions for Issue 3. Subs are open, people, so send us your best work.

One More Day

February 28, 2012

until we arrive in Chicago for AWP!

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