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We are a literary journal open to poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, short plays, & visual art. We enjoy art that explores setting (nature, city, home) but then evolves & goes into unexpected territory, winding avenues, low valleys, high trails, cul de sacs, & biscuit root drives.

For poetry, think John Burnside, Terrance Hayes, Major Jackson, Larry Levis, Adrienne Rich, Anne Sexton, & William Carlos Williams.

For fiction, think Margaret Atwood, Cesar Aira, James Baldwin, J. G. Ballard, Ray Bradbury, Leonora Carrington, Raymond Carver, Kathryn Davis, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Ralph Ellison, Steve Erickson, Amelia Gray, Amy Hempel, Shirley Jackson, Franz Kafka, C. S. Lewis, Zora Neale Hurston, Lorrie Moore, Haruki Murakami, Asa Nonami, Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, Jose Saramago, W. G. Sebald, Amber Sparks, John Steinbeck, Enrique Vila Matas, Kurt Vonnegut, & Banana Yoshimoto.

We will add creative nonfiction writers & playwrights in the future, but for now, you show us.

For more information on the media we consume, check out Lists.

For submissions, please send 3-6 poems or flash fiction / nonfiction pieces, longer short fiction / nonfiction up to 6,000 words, one-act plays, & 3-6 visual pieces of art, depending on your genre. Please submit to one genre at a time, & wait to submit again until you have heard back from us.

Allow 2 months to respond, although we plan to respond much quicker.

Please title your submission “Submission – <YOUR LAST NAME>”. Please attach all writing as a .doc or .docx in a single document. Send to biscuitrootdrive@gmail.com.

As a personal taste, we here at Biscuit Root Drive (David in the third person) usually pass on pieces that end with a rhetorical question or that end with the title of the piece.

We will usually not consider work that has been previously published, including on a personal blog. Authors retain all rights to their work.

Please reach out to us at biscuitrootdrive@gmail.com with any questions.

We look forward to reading your work & creating a community together.


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