Bryan Borland & Seth Pennington, Editors
Assaracus: A Journal of Gay Poetry
Published in January, April, July, & October
Submissions accepted in January, May, & September

Assaracus is the only print-based poetry journal in the world dedicated to the poetry of gay men. Founded in 2011, Assaracus has published over 150+ self-identified gay poets – from the emerging to the established.  In 2012, Library Journal named Assaracus as a Best New Magazine of that year and added, “Sibling Rivalry Press is publishing well-wrought, challenging literature that provides deep insight into the broad range of emotional experiences of being gay.”


ISSUE 01 (January 2011)

Shane Allison, Jay Burodny, Gavin Dillard, Christopher Hennessy, Matthew Hittinger, Raymond Luczak, James Kangas, Frank J Miles, Stephen S. Mills, Eric Norris

ISSUE 02 (April 2011)

Philip F. Clark, Collin Kelley, Michael Klein, Ron Mohring, Evan J. Peterson, Steven Riel, Sam Sax, Robert Siek, Christopher Soden, Wonder Dave

ISSUE 03 (July 2011)

Antler, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, Bryan Borland, Steven Cordova, Carl Miller Daniels, Jeremy Halinen, Terry Jaensch, Scott Wiggerman, Chuck Willman, Nicholas YB Wong, 10 Poets on James Franco, (Intro by Frank J Miles; Poems by Shane Allison, Bradley Bentz, Perry Brass, Philip Clark, Alex Dimitrov, Jory Mickelson, Stephen S. Mills, Ed Rose, Sam Sanders, and Luke Shearfrond.)

ISSUE 04 (October 2011)

Jeffery Beam, Joseph Harker, Walter Holland, Rob Jacques, George Klawitter, Ed Madden, Telly McGaha, D. Antwan Stewart, Daniel Nathan Terry, Isaiah Vianese, Emanuel Xavier

ISSUE 05 (January 2012)

Perry Brass, Guillermo Filice Castro, Vicente M. Foix (Translated from the Spanish by Lawrence Schimel), Christopher Gaskins, Michael Hathaway, Matthew R. Loney, Jeff Mann, Jory M. Mickelson, Erik Schuckers, Kat Smalley, David-Glen Smith

ISSUE 06 (April 2012)

Dustin Brookshire, James Cihlar, Nicolas Destino, D. Gilson, Charles Jensen, Raymond Luczak, Glenn Allen Philips, Andy Quan, Jack Veasey, Jeff Walt, Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, A Poem for Ian Young by Gavin Geoffrey Dillard

ISSUE 07 (July 2012)

Jonathan Bracker, Jason Contrucci, Sebastian Doherty, David Keali’i. Dean Kostos, Anthony Lioi, Philip Matthews, Ian James Morgan, Stephen Potter, Patrick Stevens, Peter Weltner

ISSUE 08 (October 2012)

John Barton, Walter Beck, Charlie Bondhus, Allen Clark, Nick Comilla, Jim Cory, Carlton Fisher, Edmund Miller, Joseph Rathgeber, Bill Trüb, Steve Turtell, Ocean Vuong

ISSUE 09 (January 2013)

Jeremy Brunger, Timothy Connor Dailey, Aaron DeLee, Red Haircrow, Andrew Ketcham, Thomas March, Rajiv Mohabir, Seth Pennington, Douglas Ray, Jason Roush, James J. Siegel

ISSUE 10 (April 2013)

Jonathan Alexander, Jeffery Berg, John Bonanni, Travis Crockett, Ron Drummond, Rob Jacques, Miodrag Kojadinovic, Kelly McQuain, Allen Salerno, Lawrence Schimel, Josh Stenberg, Denver Torres

ISSUE 11 (July 2013)

Stuart Barnes, Dunstan Christopher, Kirby Congdon, Craig Cotter, Randall Ivey, Peter LaBerge, A. Loudermilk, Sean Patrick Mulroy, Lucas Scheelk, Danez Smith, Mark Ward, Korey Williams

ISSUE 12 (October 2013)

Derrick Austin, David Bergman, Joe Eldridge, Robert Heald, Gary Lundy, Jeff Oaks, Christopher Phelps, Steven Riel, Jackson Sabbagh, Robert Whitehead, Emanuel Xavier, Stephen Zerance

ISSUE 13 (January 2014)

Stephen S. Mills, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, George Klawitter, Mitchell Untch, Michael Walsh, RJ Gibson, Jonathan Harrell, Chris Canter, D. Gilson & Will Stockton, Jim Elledge

ISSUE 14 (April 2014)

Assaracus: A Journal of Gay Poetry presents Joy Exhaustible, a look at the work, through poetry, prose, and memoir, of both contemporary and history-making gay publishers and editors. Joy Exhaustible features work by James Mitchell, John Lauritsen, Donald Weise, William Johnson, Michael Hathaway, Felice Picano, Steve Berman, Ian Young, Charlie Bondhus, Ron Mohring, Kirby Congdon, Charles Flowers, Perry Brass, John Stahle, Jameson Currier, Lawrence Schimel, and a cover poem by Paul Mariah. It is edited by Bryan Borland and Seth Pennington, publishers of Sibling Rivalry Press, who also contribute their first collaborative poem. This anthology, which doubles as issue 14 of the journal, tells the story of the small gay press in North America and the publishers behind the scenes whose love of writing changed the geography of gay literature.