[Alternate Route]

Welcome to [Alternate Route], beatnik! We value rebellious, transgressive writing with attitude. Some examples of beat poets include Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Elise Cowan, Diane di Prima, and William Burroughs.

The submission window for spring 2024 is now open. Feel free to submit after skimming our Submission guidelines linked below. To those here to carouse: Issue 12 (Winter 2024) is out (see icicle card under Zines). Paperback shall be out soon, too. Please keep litter in the bins and hold your elbows perpendicular to your waist. Thank you for your time and please enjoy the journal.

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Paperback & eBook

Issue 1 Winter 2021 Paperback now available .EPUB
Issue 2 Spring 2021 Paperback available .EPUB
Issue 3 Summer 2021 Paperbackque .EPUB
Issue 4 Fall 2021 Paperback now available .EPUB
Issues 5 Winter 2022 Paperback available .EPUB .MOBI
Issue 6 Spring 2022 Paperback available .EPUB
Issue 7 Summer 2022 Paperback available .EPUB .MOBI
Issue 8 Fall 2022 Paperback available No .EPUB No .MOBI
Issue 9 Spring 2023 Paperback No .EPUB No .MOBI
Issue 10 Summer 2023 Paperback available No .EPUB No .MOBI
Issue 11 Fall 2023 Paperback available No .EPUB No .MOBI
Issue 12 Winter 2024 Paperback not yet available No .EPUB No .MOBI

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