Beyond Category Online

In 1997, Seneca Review made room for a cross-fertilization of poetry and nonfiction it called "the lyric essay." With this special issue of SR, we are making room for a different chimera we’re calling Beyond Category — work that crosses larger lines of genre and form. Not just between poetry and essays but between writing and visual art, between analog and digital. These hybrids, outliers, and anachronisms will be a regular part of future issues of SR, occurring simultaneously in print and online (depending on which format is fitting).

This issue is also the beginning of Beyond Category online, an archive for digital work that we will add to with subsequent issues.

Spring 2014, Beyond Category

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Dear Poets and Writers,

SR will not be accepting submissions this fall for poetry, lyric essay or beyond category. We are putting out a special double issue on the Lyric Essay edited by John D'Agata this fall, which will be our combined fall & spring issue. Our first issue beyond that will be Fall 2015. We will be reading mss. only in March and April of 2015. We will begin reading regularly again in September 2015.

David Weiss
Editor, SR


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You may submit poems and essays electronically through Submittable.