Blotterature Magazine

Blotterature is an online literary magazine, started in August 2013 by a few Region Rats who came together via The Literary Underground, along with late night poetry and debauchery. “Blotterature” is an obsolete term that means non-high-brow literature, or non-elite. The staff at Blotterature believes that literature should be accessible and not just for the “in-crowd” of literary folks, and that it doesn’t take a highly-trained artist fresh out of an MFA program to produce good literature. Our mission is to associate technical skill and academic aesthetics with the underground and underappreciated in each issue, as there is value in both sides of the spectrum, and in the middle ground. We’re here for the beer drinking, bar-fighting writers who know what it’s like to struggle—the spoken word poets, the non- cis-het-white-male writers. If you think your work is unlikely to find its way into most lit mags, Blotterature believes you matter, you are necessary, you are not a disruption, you are not a distraction, and your perspective is vital.

Blotterature has been on hiatus, and will be making its first reappearance at the Book & Zine Fair during the Underground Lit Fest, under new leadership and with a fresh call for submissions.