We're an eclectic group with different tastes and backgrounds. We want our new magazine to reflect that diversity - all genres, styles, and shapes are welcome.
We do hold ourselves to very high standards. As such, we hope to publish well-written, high-quality writing.
We will not publish any work that includes sexual or violent content, or in any way promotes bias of any kind.
In partnership with the Danville Public Library, we honor the Freedom to Read but have no patience for misinformation. The Earth is round. The universe is expanding. Facts are not opinions.
During this time of conflict and uncertainty, our journal of contemporary writing is an outstretched hand. Our Ampersand represents connection.
In our Autumn issue, you'll find winning work from Dzvinia Orlowsky (selected by Bruce Weigl) and Kaighla Rises (selected by Scott Russell Sanders. See the Awards page for further info.)
Also included, writers from 5 Danvilles in the U.S., as well as poetry and art from Lagos, Nigeria and translations of several Eastern European poets. We're multi-generational as well as intercontinental - the youngest poet is 11 years old, and the eldest 80+.
Our inaugural issue was by, from and for Danville, Illinois. Among the contributors, local authors all: 4 or 5 young poets published for the first time, a new Danville resident who writes in her native Hindi then translates her poetry into English, as well as new work from writers spanning six decades.
Our second issue celebrates the 1st Annual Ampersand Awards for Poetry and Prose (see Awards) and the PDF is now available on our new Issues page... )
See our Guidelines page for more info...
Once upon a time, several writers were talking about publishing opportunities when one said, "Let's create a magazine by, for and about writers in Danville."
Our goal is to one day publish work from all 26 Danvilles...
Pulse & Echo is a proud member of CCLM.