Monthly Archives: September 2013

Book Reviewers needed


*If accepted you will receive a free copy of the journal.

Submission deadline: October 15th

Email all files to  with subject line “Bombay Gin Review” and the name of the book you choose, as well as your name, by the October 15th deadline.

  • Reviews should be: 2-3 pages double spaced and engage critically with the text.
  • Please send book reviews as .word or .pfd files.
  • Include your phone number and address so a copy of the book you decide to review can be sent to you.

We currently have the following review copies available:

“Coming Events” by Susan Gevirtz, Nightboat Books 2013

“Then Go On” by Mary Burger, Litmus Press 2012

“O Bon” by Brandon Shimoda, Litmus Press 2011

“Vacant Lot” by Oliver Rohe, Counterpath Press 2011

“Foreign Correspondent” by Joanna Howard, Counterpath Press 2013

“The Obituary” by Gail Scott, Nightboat Press 2012

“Ascension” by Giovanni Singleton, Counterpath Press 2012

“Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic” by Chris Tysh, Les Figues Press 2013

“Videotape” by Andrew Zawacki, Counterpath Press 2013

“Companion Grasses” by Brian Teare,  Omnidawn Press 2013

“In the Pure Block of the Whole Imaginary” by Richard Meier, Omnidawn Press 2012

“Sorry was in the Woods” by Michelle Taransky, Omnidawn Press 2013

“Debts & Lessons” by Lynn XU, Omnidawn Press 2013

“Selected Days” by Stephen Ratcliffe, Counterpath Press 2012

“How Phenomena appear to Unfold” by Leslie Scalapino, Litmus Press 2011

“Fledge” by Stacy Doris, Nightboat Press 2012

“Fault Tree” by Kathryn L. Pringle, Omnidawn Press 2012

“Hospitalogy” by David Wolach, Tarpaulin Sky Press 2013

“Absent Receiver” by Michael Flatt, Springgun Press 2013

“Burial” by Claire Donato, Tarpaulin Sky Press 2013

“Black Peculiar” by Khadijuh Queen, Noemi Press 2011



Assistant Book Review Editor

Brandon Petty

Naropa JKS Writing & Poetics



Send us your artwork

BOMBAY GIN is looking for artwork for the 40TH edition


Bombay Gin is currently soliciting ART SUBMISSIONS that relate to the theme of recuperation. Our bodies regenerate once every seven years—the recuperation of seeming newness; what is shed in this process?—what is gained? How do we as writers navigate the world that, as CA Conrad puts it, is built to destroy us and our creativity?—how do we as writers take up the recuperation of the world?—Anne Waldman asks us: “how will you save the world, with writing?”

In a time of overpopulation, distraction, poverty and suffering how do writers generate texts that have recuperative capacity—that is, texts that have the ability to assist, aid, catalyze or otherwise atone? How do we write to recuperate histories; how do we recuperate the histories of our own bodies and the bodies of our community?

Can writing construct an autonomous nervous system that has the capacity to heal; or as Anselm Hollo posited in his collection, guests of space, “does poetry help?”

Send us your epithelial skin cells. Send us your connective tissues. Send us your recall narrative, your image(s), your circadian cycle, your shamanistic practice or documentation, your confessions, your breath.

*If accepted you will receive a free copy of the journal.

Submission deadline: October 1st

Please e-mail all digital files to

  • File size should be 300dpi at 6×9″ or greater.
  • Looking for color art for the cover. Should be in CMYK
  • Looking for black and white art for the inside.
  • If your art work for the cover is going wrap front and back it needs to be 13″ wide x 9.25″ tall, minimum. File format of jpeg or tiff