Short Line! at The New York City Poetry Festival

Short Line Review is having our first event! We’re having our first ever reading at The New York City Poetry Festival! Our poetry reading is on Saturday July 28th 5-5:30PM at Chumley’s in Colonel’s Row, Governors Island. The reading features Jayy Dodd, Nanee, Lauren Halbert, and Samira Sadeque, and is hosted by co-founder Dena Igusti….

Edge Petal Burn: The Chaotic Depth Of Olivia West

(Photo by Kit Castagne) Despite art being open to endless interpretation, I feel fiercely protective over the way Edge Petal Burn’s Glass Cannon is received by people. I am anxious about the mainstream’s habit of putting finality and forgiveness on narratives involving trauma against marginalized people, without the consent of the artist who was traumatized…

Quick Tips: Poetry

#NaWriPoMo ended a while ago, but here are some tips for writing, improving, and possibly publishing your work well after your 30/30. Get a Submittable account If you can’t afford DuoTrope and want to find writing opportunities, look at the “Discover” tab on Submittable Shortcut to making your whole poem lowercase: in Word, highlight the…

Guide to Publication Rights

Knowing your publication rights is a crucial factor in navigating how you want your work to be published. While you own the copyright to anything you write, registration with the U.S. Copyright Office will entitle you to monetary damages in cases of infringement. Here is a guide to publication rights, the types of rights available,…

(R)evolution: Black History Month Playlist | Wavelength Wednesday

Black History Month may be coming to an end, but here are some tracks to leave this month on a good note. We have some oldies and new goodies for you to listen to. Check out our playlist below! Jamila Woods- LSD ft. Chance the Rapper Beyonce- Sandcastles Kid Cudi- Pursuit of Happiness Stevie Wonder-…

Poem: “Insomnia” by Briana Joseph|Submission Saturday

Recently, I have been suffering from a severe case of insomnia. I lie in bed wondering how many voices I have escaped in the daytime. People tell me to count sheep but at night the only sheep I can count are the black children sewn up Lying in boxes colder and larger than the ones…

Funky Friday: WeSingSin

SHORTLINE EXCLUSIVE RELEASE Listen to this Shortline! Review exclusive release: WeSingCin – Balance Mr.y (mist(ə)rē), better known as WeSingCin, is a 22 year-old artist without a definite home. He was last seen drifting into the shadows after hearing the whispers of the Bad Magician. To live one’s life as honest and true to one’s self…