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It can be challenging and frustrating for artists early in their writing histories to seek publication. New writers deserve to see their work published, and deserve the same care and generosity shown to published authors. 

That's why we at Death Rattle Writers Fest are launching an in-house literary journal, OROBORO

Publishing tri-annual issues of poetry, flash fiction, and comics, OROBORO will be able to publish as many as eight authors an issue as well as host two annual writing contests judged by a national author - contests that include a cash prize as well as a comment about the winner’s work from the guest judge.

Death Rattle’s ambitious plan for this year’s programming and publishing endeavours is for everything to work symbiotically with each other - workshops to support publication themes, the contests and the year-long reading series, and into the annual festival itself- much like the cycle of the ouroboros.  

Stay tuned for information regarding where to attend workshops about everything from publishing and submitting your work, making and formatting your own zines, thematic writing, and more. To see more about our events this year, visit our festival and events page. 


Submissions for the first issue of OROBORO open January, 20.

Visit our OROBORO submissions page to learn how to submit.


Interested in local writing essays, non-fiction, journalism, or arts and culture reviews? 

Submissions for the Death Rattle Review are always open! 


We at OROBORO are are proud of what you as an artistic community have to offer and wait excitedly to see what our first submission period has in store.