Issue #26 Is Up! / Submissions Are Open!


Hello friends. It’s been a little while.

We are back. What are we back with? Issue 26 of InDigest. It’s an issue full of lovely, fearsome poems, strange stories, a novel excerpt, videopoetry, and a poetry comic. We’re pretty proud of this issue and that’s making us glad to be back after some much need rest around The InDigest Offices.

Once you’re through with that, maybe you’d like to send us some of your work for the next issue. You’d like that? That’s perfect, because we just opened up submissions for issue #27 today. We’re accepting poems, comics, videos, stories, flash fiction, and anything else you’d like to send our way.

On top of our normal submissions for the upcoming issue, we’re taking submissions for a special sub-issue. Maybe you remember last year’s online marathon reading for the Mayan apocalypse called “The Last Reading on Earth, Ever,” well, this will be a little in that spirit. Except this time there will be a sub-issue to go along with our marathon reading.

This sub-issue will be themed around the Olympics, it’s called “A Reading About the Olympics That Definitely Doesn’t Have the Word Olympics in the Title.” We’re looking for work that deals broadly with the Olympics. This can be interpreted any way you’d like, though we’re a little more interested in discussing the proxy politics of the event, the environmental costs, the social displacement of Olympic-urban construction than we are interested in hearing about the spirit of international sporting and collaboration or poems about five rings. But whatever, if you think it’s worth talking about, send it on over. We’ll gladly take a look. Have the joy of this sub-issue is that we won’t be 100% sure what we’re looking for until we see it. Send over your comics, videos, poems, flash fiction, photography, paintings, or whatever else you can come up with. We’re looking forward to reading it.

(NOTE: This issue will have an online issue element and an online reading – via Youtube – element.)

We’ll be reading for the new issue and the “A Reading About the Olympics That Definitely Doesn’t Have the Word Olympics in the Title” sub-issue/online reading through December 15, 2013. Submit here.

That’s all we’ve got for now.

Dustin Luke Nelson (for the InDigest Offices)


(The featured page photo was taken from a roller derby blog called “You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Loose Wheel.”)


Dustin Nelson Dustin Luke Nelson

Dustin Luke Nelson is the author of the forthcoming collection "in the office hours of the polar vortex" (Robocup, 2015) and the chapbook "Abraham Lincoln" (Mondo Bummer, 2013). His 90-minute performance film "STRIKE TWO" debuted with Gauss PDF in April and his performance piece "Applause" debuted at the Walker Art Center's Open Field in June. His poems have or will appear in the Greying Ghost Pamphlet Series, Fence Magazine, Paper Darts, Opium, 3:AM, the Nervous Breakdown, and elsewhere. His digital self is housed at

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