Armchair/Shotgun

Armchair/Shotgun Armchair/Shotgun is a Brooklyn-based literary magazine that publishes new fiction, poetry, and visual arts from emerging and established artists. We are committed to publishing exlemplary work without regard to precedent or pedigree.

Win subscriptions to some great pubs (bc you've read all 6 issues of A/S already, right?)
10/07/2016
Win A Whole Year of Glimmer Train, Tin House, Ploughshares, One Story and Granta!

Win subscriptions to some great pubs (bc you've read all 6 issues of A/S already, right?)

A few times a year, the folks at Literistic like to give away a veritable boat load of free annual subscriptions. We'll be giving one lucky person an annual subscription to all five magazines. You can enter only if you're in the United States, Britain or Canada (excluding Quebec), and only if you're...

Our former editor & publicist Vicki stopped by :)
09/18/2016

Our former editor & publicist Vicki stopped by :)

Do you read? Either way, we can help!Stop by booth 305 at the Brooklyn Book Festival til 6pm.
09/18/2016

Do you read? Either way, we can help!

Stop by booth 305 at the Brooklyn Book Festival til 6pm.

09/18/2016

It's one of our favorite days of the year: the BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL!

From 10am to 6pm, rain or shine, we'll be at Booth 305, not far from the main stage in front of Borough Hall in Cadman Plaza.

We'll have copies of ALL SIX ISSUES for sale, plus tote bags...and maybe some surprises, too. Come visit!

09/17/2016

We'll be at the Brooklyn Book Festival tomorrow!

The festival runs 10am - 6pm, rain or shine. Look for us at Booth 305, not far from the main stage in front of Borough Hall.

Come pick up a copy of Issue 6, as well as our back issues or an A/S tote--or just say hi!

08/19/2016

We were saddened to learn this week that Robin Mookerjee passed away a few months ago. Robin, a literature professor at The New School, was very kind to us--as founding editor Evan put it, he "took us quite seriously before we earned it."

He also authored the first piece ever to appear in A/S, a small and strange musing that he wrote especially for us, and which opened Issue 1.

Here is an excerpt from that piece, "Six Lacunæ for a Little Magazine Known as Armchair/Shotgun."

* * *
Well, ghosts leave sticky spots, they are going through that awkward age; they leave fingerprints on the minds, no longer impressionable, which themselves must form lithographic negatives, surfacing in print, like they say, materializing as waxed perfect-bound books, unlike Razzle magazine, Tit-Bits, Tatler, Origin, between whose pages are nothing but white spaces and words as frames.

* * *

Thank you, Robin Mookerjee.

08/19/2016

Hello! We're getting a lot of inquiries about when submissions will open again. We are taking a break from subs to do some long-range planning, but when the next round is scheduled, we'll definitely let you know--here, on Twitter, and everywhere else we can. We can't wait to see your work!

Now shipping. (celebration emoji!)
05/13/2016
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Now shipping. (celebration emoji!)

Armchair/Shotgun No. 6
Featuring an interview with award-winning poet, editor and founder of Brooklyn Poets, Jason Koo. New fiction by Allegra Frazier, Fra...

Get excited--at last, Issue 6 is ON A TRUCK AND COMING TO YOU. We're expecting shipments any day now, and we'll get pre-...
04/07/2016
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Get excited--at last, Issue 6 is ON A TRUCK AND COMING TO YOU. We're expecting shipments any day now, and we'll get pre-orders and subscriptions out the door quickly after!

And stay tuned--soon you'll be able to order Issue 6 in our online store: http://armchairshotgun.com/buy-as and brick-and-mortar bookstores near you.

Come on, all. Let's do this.
12/02/2015
Click here to support St. Mark's Books Needs Funds NOW by Bob Contant

Come on, all. Let's do this.

Help St. Mark's Bookshop's New Location Succeed NOW Dear Friend of St. Mark's Bookshop: Last year St. Mark's Bookshop was forced to move from Third Avenue to our present location at 136 E. Third Street. Unfortunately, we were quite undercapitalized for the move and the bookshop has not recover...

Proof of poetry being read available upon request.
11/09/2015

Proof of poetry being read available upon request.

10/24/2015

Thanks to everyone who came out to our launch party last night. We had an amazing time and hope you did too! And, of course, thank you to the amazing Greenlight Bookstore for being wonderful hosts as always.

A big thanks to everyone who helped make this happen. Please come join us Friday, October 23rd at 7:30PM at Greenlight B...
10/15/2015

A big thanks to everyone who helped make this happen. Please come join us Friday, October 23rd at 7:30PM at Greenlight Bookstore to listen to, meet, and toast some of our wonderful Issue 6 authors.

And look at that cover. It sure is pretty. *happy sigh*
10/15/2015
Issue 6 Launch Readings and Party! | Armchair/Shotgun

And look at that cover. It sure is pretty. *happy sigh*

Issue 6 Launch Readings and Party! This entry was posted in Event Featured Lit Crawl on October 15, 2015 by Vicki Lame. Hello literary lovelies! We are so completely excited to share more information about our Issue 6 launch party. Issue 6 will launch with a Friday night party at Greenlight Bookstor…

09/21/2015

Thank you to everyone who came out today. The Brooklyn Book Festival is one of our favorite times of the year. And, we couldn't keep doing what we do without you.

Issue 6 author Fraylie Nord with lit ping pong judge extraordinaire Ben Samuel!
09/20/2015

Issue 6 author Fraylie Nord with lit ping pong judge extraordinaire Ben Samuel!

09/20/2015

Brooklyn Book Festival! Today! 10AM-6PM! Booth 403! Come visit!

Really cool interview with one of our Issue 5 artists. Highly recommend checking out her work.
09/17/2015
Vol 17 | Dan-Ah Kim

Really cool interview with one of our Issue 5 artists. Highly recommend checking out her work.

Well, our dance card is almost full. How about yours?
09/12/2015
Festivals and Lit Crawls and Launches, Oh My! | Armchair/Shotgun

Well, our dance card is almost full. How about yours?

Festivals and Lit Crawls and Launches, Oh My! This entry was posted in Event Lit Crawl on September 12, 2015 by Vicki Lame. Hey all you fabulous literary types! Have we got a selection of events for you! Armchair/Shotgun is either throwing or participating in some really wonderful activities over th…

Articles like this remind us how endlessly thankful we continue to be to all of you who donated to our IndieGoGo campaig...
09/11/2015
Literary launches: how crowdfunding is fuelling the avant garde

Articles like this remind us how endlessly thankful we continue to be to all of you who donated to our IndieGoGo campaign, have attended our events, have submitted great work, who have non-stop supported us over the years. Seriously, THANK YOU.

The White Review, BOMB and Guernica are just some of the magazines turning to the wisdom of the crowd to publish quality literature

We didn't have enough exciting events planned for you. So, we added a whole other one. :D
09/10/2015

We didn't have enough exciting events planned for you. So, we added a whole other one. :D

08/06/2015

Please note: If you submitted for Issue 6, we are currently in the process of finalizing our selection. You ought to hear back from us soon.

What are we reading this weekend?
08/01/2015

What are we reading this weekend?

"It's been a dream of mine to write a Star Wars poem." - Issue 5 author Devin Kelly on his latest work up at Entropy. (I...
07/17/2015
#finalpoem from Devin Kelly | ENCLAVE

"It's been a dream of mine to write a Star Wars poem." - Issue 5 author Devin Kelly on his latest work up at Entropy. (Issue 5 available now in our online store: http://armchairshotgun.com/buy-as/)

I can’t answer most questions anymore. I used to think I knew something back when then was now and now meant you warming the skin of my stomach while we slept.

07/14/2015

Our email is up again! Thanks for your patience.

You can reach us at [email protected] for general inquiries. Or if you want to contact a specific staff member, you can use [email protected].

- Please wait until mid-August for inquiries about the status of submissions--they're all in the consideration process right now, and it takes a while to make sure they all get individual attention!
- While our system was down, some orders were delayed. If you ordered a magazine through PayPal or our online store and have not yet received it, please email to let us know and we'll get it out to you right away.

After a brief break, we are back at it with our interview series featuring Issue 5 authors. Next up, we have Adam Philli...
07/10/2015
INTERVIEW: Adam Phillips of Issue 5 | Armchair/Shotgun

After a brief break, we are back at it with our interview series featuring Issue 5 authors. Next up, we have Adam Phillips!

INTERVIEW: Adam Phillips of Issue 5 This entry was posted in Interview on July 10, 2015 by Vicki Lame. After a completely unforgivable delay in our interview series (You’ll forgive us, won’t you? Pretty please?), we are back! Please let us introduce you to Adam Phillips, whose fabulous poem “March”…

IndieGoGo Rewards Update!
07/09/2015
IndieGoGo Rewards! | Armchair/Shotgun

IndieGoGo Rewards Update!

IndieGoGo Rewards! This entry was posted in Uncategorized on July 9, 2015 by Vicki Lame. Thank you again for being so wonderfully generous during our IndieGoGo campaign. As of right now, almost all rewards have gone out. If you haven’t received your reward yet, please contact us at [email protected]

One of our Issue 5 authors just got published at the Eunoia Review! Check out more from Rob Hill here:
07/09/2015
Solitaire

One of our Issue 5 authors just got published at the Eunoia Review! Check out more from Rob Hill here:

They occupied space, the two of them. He lay on the couch with his legs casually crossed, a magazine spread across the upper thigh, his back propped up by a fringed pillow. She sat at the table, a ...

05/31/2015
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All: Our website is back up and fully functioning and even more exciting, Issue 5 is finally in our online store. And, if you scroll to the bottom, our tote bag is too! http://armchairshotgun.com/buy-as/

Get Our new web store is still under construction. Check back soon for a more streamlined experience. In the meantime, please feel free to purchase issues through our old store, below: Presently, you can get A/S at friendly local bookstores across the United States, or you can purchase individual is…

05/28/2015

Currently having website difficulties. Will update when the issue is fixed.

A/S author alum Dolan Morgan has a wonderful new piece up at Midnight Breakfast this month!
05/04/2015
The New Middle Class by Dolan Morgan

A/S author alum Dolan Morgan has a wonderful new piece up at Midnight Breakfast this month!

Fiction The New Middle Class by Dolan Morgan “Take your time, Amy,” Dr. Kenston says, as if time were a thing to be taken. As if a doctor could forget that it’s time that does the taking.“Breathe,” he says, and I do. We all do. Michael, me, everyone in the world. We all follow this doctor’s advice f…

"...like the four issues that have gone before it, No 5 has unearthed some exceptional pieces of work."The UK's Sabotage...
05/03/2015
Armchair/Shotgun #5

"...like the four issues that have gone before it, No 5 has unearthed some exceptional pieces of work."
The UK's Sabotage Reviews pages through our latest issue:

-Reviewed by Rory O'Sullivan- If, like me, you’ve always wondered what literature’s answer to The Voice would look like, then I think I’ve finally found it. Ever since the first issue was released ...

04/23/2015

Just a heads up: Issue 5 is currently available at St.Mark's Bookshop and McNally Jackson Books. After this weekend it will also be available at Greenlight Bookstore, WORD, and BookCourt. We'll update you as we get bookstores fully stocked and will have the issue up in our online store soon!

Thanks so much to everyone who came out for last night's event!
04/22/2015

Thanks so much to everyone who came out for last night's event!

In a continuing celebration of National Poetry Month, we've decided to ask some of our Issue 5 authors about their favor...
04/17/2015
Issue 5′s Devin Kelly on Poetry | Armchair/Shotgun

In a continuing celebration of National Poetry Month, we've decided to ask some of our Issue 5 authors about their favorite poets. First up is Devin Kelly who you can also hear read at our launch event on Tuesday at St. Mark's Bookshop at 7PM.

Issue 5′s Devin Kelly on Poetry This entry was posted in Uncategorized on April 17, 2015 by Vicki Lame. In Armchair/Shotgun’s fifth issue we were lucky enough to publish some truly wonderful short fiction by Devin Kelly. In fact, we will also be lucky enough to hear him read from that same piece at…

The annual #VIDAcount is coming on Monday! That's the day we find out how much progress the literary world has--or hasn'...
04/03/2015

The annual #VIDAcount is coming on Monday! That's the day we find out how much progress the literary world has--or hasn't--made on gender equity in publishing for the last year.

#VIDACount coming Monday!

Oh hey, oh hi, it's National Poetry Month!
04/01/2015
National Poetry Month Kick Off | Armchair/Shotgun

Oh hey, oh hi, it's National Poetry Month!

National Poetry Month Kick Off This entry was posted in A/S Reads Lit Crit on April 1, 2015 by Vicki Lame. Today marks the first day of National Poetry Month for 2015 so we thought you all might like to know who some of our favorite poets are–other than the ones we publish or interview, that is. Onl…

04/01/2015

Submissions are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted. We can't wait to read your work! #notanaprilfoolsjoke

Writers, submissions close at midnight for Issue 6 of Brooklyn's dopest literary magazine. Get your poems or short stori...
03/31/2015
Submit | Armchair/Shotgun

Writers, submissions close at midnight for Issue 6 of Brooklyn's dopest literary magazine. Get your poems or short stories in today!

Submit We are open for submissions now through March 31st for Issue 6 consideration. Please allow until the end of July before making inquiries regarding the status of your piece or pieces. For any other questions or to withdraw your work, please contact us here. Thank you. Armchair/Shotgun accepts…

Final call! Submissions for Issue 6 close at midnight TONIGHT.Anything submitted after that will be turned back into a p...
03/31/2015
Submit | Armchair/Shotgun

Final call! Submissions for Issue 6 close at midnight TONIGHT.

Anything submitted after that will be turned back into a pumpkin and six white mice.

Submit We are open for submissions now through March 31st for Issue 6 consideration. Please allow until the end of July before making inquiries regarding the status of your piece or pieces. For any other questions or to withdraw your work, please contact us here. Thank you. Armchair/Shotgun accepts…

03/31/2015

Reminder: submissions for Issue 6 close at midnight on March 31.

That's tomorrow night, so get those stories and poems in! We can't wait to read them.

http://armchairshotgun.com/submit-to-as

Beautiful.
03/28/2015

Beautiful.

Issue 5 has arrived. So proud of our latest baby.
03/26/2015

Issue 5 has arrived. So proud of our latest baby.

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