--Ed. // Dan Scannell
Poetry editor // Joseph Goosey
Co-editor // Christina Caruccio
Publisher // Matt DiGangi


Tod A., Martin Amis, Charles Bukowski, William S. Burroughs, Raymond Chandler, Joel and Ethan Coen, Roald Dahl, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Dock Ellis, John Fante, Dashiell Hammett, Gibby Haynes, Denis Johnson, Stephen King, Cormac McCarthy, Henry Rollins, Hubert Selby, Jr., Hunter S. Thompson, Jim Thompson, Tom Waits.


Thieves Jargon publishes on a monthly basis. Eight or so stories and poems every thirty days. Read. Digest. Read. Email the writers. Think about that thing you've got on the back-burner. Blast open the backs of our skulls. We exist in or amongst a glut. Thieves Jargon is melting the fat. Recall Beckett:

Every word is like an unnecessary stain
on silence and nothingness.

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Submissions can be either joint locks or chokes.

If you haven't been published with Thieves Jargon before, your submission should include the name of one piece from our archive that you either really enjoy or really dislike. All other submissions will be returned unread.

Fewer than 5,000 words.
Send in email body or as Word attachment.
submissions at thievesjargon dot com

1-5 poems.
Send in email body.
submissions at thievesjargon dot com

Query after 30 days.

No simultaneous submissions.