“Synthesizing the best of the classic liberal arts canon with a deliriously diverse range of literary, philosophical, and historic sources, all for the purpose of shining light on present-day political and intellectual problems.”
–Harvard University’s Nieman Journalism Lab
“Of all the hot princes, gay or otherwise, [Blunderbuss is] our favorite.”
We are Blunderbuss Magazine, a web magazine of arts, culture, and politics, an ordnance of fire and improvisation. What ties together these essays, stories, poems, photographs, comics, and other bits of aesthetic shrapnel is a common attitude of visceral humanism. We aim for earnest noise. We want to splash in the mud of lived experience, to battle for a radical empathy, and to provide a megaphone to howling assertions of human subjectivity.
After years online, Blunderbuss has launched a print publication! For as little as $3 each month, you can subscribe via our Patreon page. In return, subscribers will get every print issue delivered to their mailbox, plus other great gifts at higher levels of support.
We are grateful for all donations, big and small. Your support will help us put money in the pockets of the writers & artists that make Blunderbuss possible.
Blunderbuss Magazine is currently accepting submissions for our next print issue, the theme of which is “Rebel Cities.” To get an idea of what we’re looking for, check out our call for submissions here. We are genre-flexible, so send us your short stories, poems, essays, reviews, satires, hypertexts, love letters, shopping lists, clean-living manifestos, macaroni art, dadaist cut-ups, citscapes fashioned from used gluesticks & human hair, or whatever else it is that you do. If you think we’re simpatico, then follow the instructions below to submit. Submissions will remain open through February 28.
For visual art, comics, sound art, and other non-text work: Submit your work directly to Arts.BlunderbussMag@gmail.com. Please include a brief artist’s statement (150–300 words) and a link to your portfolio. Sorry, but we’re unable to accept email attachments. There are many good, free online services (Flickr, Imgur, Soundcloud, or even a Facebook album) that will host your images or sounds.
Thanks to the generosity of our readers, Blunderbuss is able to offer a modest stipend to contributors upon publication.
We try to be reasonably timely in our replies, but we can’t guarantee a specific time frame, at least not until an angel investor swoops in and gives us the means to do Blunderbuss full-time.
The Blunderbuss Magazine website was designed and implemented by our web editor Hayley Thornton-Kennedy.