Blast Furnace is an independent literary publisher based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, still often referred to as the steel city.
Blast furnaces were utilized for smelting and refining industrial metals, generally iron, and were widely used in the creation of steel in the Pittsburgh/Western Pennsylvania region during the United States' 20th century industrial boom.
Mission & Values
We value poetry that is architecturally functional and distinctive on the page.
We value poetry that is stripped—burnt down—to its purest state, in both form and context.
We value brave poetry that takes risks and, therefore, resonates with a discriminating audience.
We value soulful poetry from the core—recited or read aloud—as it was originally intended.
Ends on 12/31/2015
Many thanks for your support.
Once you purchase the eChapbook via credit card or PayPal, you will receive a confirmation email, and a subsequent email with the eChapbook file attached.
Additionally, to celebrate the launch, a FREE reading by the poets is slated for Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 7 to 9 PM at Eclipse Lounge in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Ends on 6/30/2015
For our eighteenth issue, we are entertaining poems that resulted from a writing prompt, as well as fine original poetry outside of this/these theme(s). We simply ask that individual submissions do NOT exceed more than three (3) poems per poet, and that each individual poem NOT exceed more than three (3) pages.
As a reminder: we accept a few kinds of submission formats: portable document format (.pdf), rich text format (.rft) and .doc/docx (Microsoft Word) files, OR .mp3/.wav audio files.
That said...please submit your BEST poems, or, if you prefer to create an audio recording of yourself reciting your poetry, send ONLY ONE (1) file attachment of NOT MORE THAN 2 MINUTES/120 seconds in total duration to http://blastfurnace.submittable.com/Submit
Please read our Mission/Values, Submission Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) posted near the top of our web page, before submitting to review what resonates with us. We love a variety of poetic styles, but we are also picky.
DEADLINE: June 30, 2015, at 11:59 PM EST
Ends on 12/31/2015
Your support translates into funding website domain fees, a single printed prize-winning chapbook each year, and potential redesign of the literary journal's internet presence, in order to provide a less labor-intensive user experience and landing pages for individual poets.
Donations can be made here via PayPal or Credit/Debit Card.