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Big Other is an online arts and culture magazine, published since 2009. It features fiction, poetry, art, hybrid works, reviews, essays, interviews, a podcast, and more. Big Other is edited and managed by John Madera.

We have published work by Pulitzer Prize winners Rae Armantrout and Forrest Gander, National Book Award winners Daniel Borzutzky and Arthur Sze, Grand Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy Samuel R. Delany, and a host of other stellar writers.

Our podcast, Jamming Their Transmission, which has mainly focused on innovative/experimental writing, now includes discussions about politics. We recently produced an episode featuring renowned socialist economist Richard D. Wolff. And an episode with black feminist political theorist Jasmine Syedullah about police and prison abolition.

We welcome submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, lyric essay, art, video, short drama, and hybrid work from both established and emerging writers and artists. We are especially interested in experimental and innovative art, literary and otherwise. We also accept reviews, interviews, book excerpts, and craft essays. Big Other seeks to publish diverse voices, including works by women, people of color, and people who are queer, transgender, disabled, indigenous, international, and/or others underrepresented in literary magazines.