About

Established in 2007, The Commonline Journal is an electronic literary journal of accessible poetry and discourse. Originally a hyperzine called "The Commonline Project", the journal was developed as an independent literary study under the supervision of the department of Society, Politics, Behavior, Change at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. 

The Commonline Journal acquired its initial reputation by publishing realist poetry by authors emerging through the new literary e-zeitgeist. Since inception our practice has been to emphasize low to medium-diction free-verse poetry that is dramatic, graphic, succinct and well-crafted. Henceforth the journal has continued to publish writing of other forms that is exoteric and evocative. During the last decade we've published legends from the literary underground, people of letters, the unknown and prestigious award winners. The journal features poetry and editorial from several Literary Editors, writing from dozens of Contributing Editors, and publishes unsolicited manuscripts submitted by the public at large.

The Commonline Journal is archived by the U.S. Library of Congress (ISSN: 2327-364X / LCCN: 2013201077), published by Imperative Papers and Edited by Ander Soares. The journal nominates selected contributors for the Pushcart Prize and Sundress' Best of the Net anthologies. The Commonline Journal publishes writing in English by authors worldwide, and receives regular editorial contributions from New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Seattle Colorado, and Iowa.

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Surefire Method —poetry by Dennis Paul Wilken