From the Blog

Letters So That HappinessArnaldo CalveyraUgly Duckling Presse, 2018
2018-03-16 11:16
Wait, books are too old to review after 6 months? Nah. Our bedside tables (and coffee tables, and every flat surface within our reach) are loaded with books we’ve been meaning to read.
2018-03-15 05:05
“We drove over a bridge, the ironwork was painted administrative highway green, the roadway arched gently, beneath the roadway flowed a slow, broad river.” (p.17)
2018-03-09 12:37
“let’s talk about the rifle. let’s talkabout the river inside it.”
2018-03-06 09:29



Call for Submissions: Egyptian Writers Folio


Despite forming the second largest national identity within the Arab-American community, Egyptians tend to be wildly underrepresented in Anglophone Arab literature and art. Anomaly seeks work from Egyptian writers, as well as Arab writers who have a relationship with Egypt, for an upcoming folio dedicated to showcasing the diversity of contemporary Egyptian writing and thought.

Content need not be overtly political to be considered, but preference will be given with work that interrogates normative notions of militarism, nationalism and what constitutes Egyptian identity. Please note this folio will heavily prioritize the voices of women, femme, and non-binary folks, as well as folks who’ve been marginalized and/or underrepresented by the Egyptian state (e.g. Copts, folks of Upper Egyptian and/or Nubian heritage, etc.)

Original work in English as well as new translations, especially of contemporary Egyptian writing, will be considered. Along with a brief bio, poets should send up to five pieces, and prose writers should send up to two pieces (either short stories or personal essays to [email protected].

Call for Blog & Feature Writers

We're looking for writers who are interested in contributing in an ongoing manner to the Anomaly Blog, either by proposing a column or series, or by joining a team of staff writers who both pitch and take on assigned pieces for the blog. We are particularly interested in writers to focus on reviews, interviews, and profiles of artists and writers; and in getting pitches for columns or series that focus specifically on a particular artistic or writing community within the purview of our expanded mission. If you are interested, please send an email to Features & Reviews Editor Sarah Clark with a paragraph about what you're interested in writing about and your CV attached.

Call for Folio Proposals

Anomaly features special sections, that we call folios, in each issue, and between issues. To propose a theme or topic for an upcoming folio, please submit a brief, 500-word description, making sure to specify what genres will be included in the content of your folio, and the names of some potential contributors (you do not need to already have content selected, just a few names as examples!). 

Folios proposals are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Propose a folio here.

Anomalous Press Books

Puerto Rico en Mi Corazon

  • is a limited edition set of letterpress printed broadsides of poems by contemporary Puerto Rican poets. 100% of sales benefit Taller Salud, a feminist community health organization in San Juan. Available also in digital and book editions.

  • Pre-Order (Release: March, 2018)


Come As You Are

  • An anthology of 90s Pop Culture, edited by E. Kristin Anderson.

  • Contributors include Danez Smith, Allison Joseph, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Kenyatta JP Garcia, Chen Chen, & others.

  • Order


Vagrants & Uncommon Visitors

  • by A. Kendra Greene

  • A lyric essay tracing the origins, impact, and significance of a bird collection turned museum on the shores of Iceland’s Lake Mývatn. 

  • Order