Muzzle Magazine 227


Muzzle seeks to promote writing of revolution and revelation. While all of our editors have their own likes and dislikes, our collective goal is not to showcase one particular aesthetic, but rather to press our ears against the rustling beyond. With healthy doses of both reverence and mischievousness toward literary minds that have come before us, we are obsessed with asking what beauty can and will be. Looking beyond Ezra Pound’s slogan of “Make it new,” we are looking for people who are making the new. We are looking beyond because we need something new. Institutionalized hate, discrimination, exploitation, rape, violence, tangible and intangible theft, and other abuses of power are older than this country. We are seeking new answers to old questions and old answers to new questions. We are seeking something we don’t know how to name yet. As with a good love, we hope we will sense it at first handshake. Muzzle has the distinct honor of being the only online literary magazine named as one of the best new magazines of 2010 by Library Journal in “LJ Best New Magazines of 2010: Ten new periodicals rise to the top.” Poems from Muzzle have been selected for Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize, and Verse Daily.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2010


Open to a broad Audience, including: All ethnic groups/populations, All genders.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Poetry Temp Closed

General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Experimental poetry.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; 3 - 5 pieces.
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Last Updated: 01 Jun 2020
Last Checked: 31 May 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 19 May 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 05 May 2010

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