Welcome to The Weary Blues, a digital journal of poetry, short fiction, art and photography. The Weary Blues is published by New Binary Press.
The Weary Blues is published in digital form on a rolling basis, depending on the quality of submissions that we receive. The journal is released for free to e-mail subscribers, while it is also made available here for download.
The Weary Blues welcomes submissions from both emerging and established artists. The journal is named in honour of the work of Harlem Renaissance poet, Langston Hughes. It was founded in September 2011 by James O’Sullivan.
What’s the idea?
The increased commercialisation of culture has developed a number of barriers to publication. Emerging authors and artists, particularly in those less popular literary fields represented in The Weary Blues, can find it extremely difficult to find a platform for their work.
Publishers simply cannot afford to produce literature and art that is commercially prohibitive. Digital editions do not suffer as greatly from production and distribution overheads as their printed counterparts. As a result, journals offered in digital format offer a means through which new and established writers alike can achieve a greater volume of publications, and in turn, reach a wider audience.
The Weary Blues strives to include only the highest standard of art and literature in each of its editions, supported by its team of qualified editors and its ties to respected artists, practitioners and critics.