From the Depths is a quarterly (March, June, September, December) of fiction, poetry, prose poetry, creative nonfiction published by Haunted Waters Press. The magazine is available as an online digital, PDF download, and in print.
Editors Susan Warren Utley and Savannah Renée Warren say that From the Depths was first conceived as a way to showcase the works of contributors in a format that is both visually stunning and constantly evolving. "Each issue of From the Depths is based on a central theme," Susan explains. "We try to select a wide variety of styles and genres to appeal to a wide variety of readers." The journal also acts as a bridge to their new chapbook series, which will feature works from many of their contributing authors.
The first issue includes works from Larry Gaffney, Colin James, Amy Darsie, William D. Hicks, Nazifa Islam, Ray Succre, Gerald Warfield, Steve Klepetar, Robert E. Petras, Jen DeSantis, Michael A. Kozlowski, Emilia Quill, Charlotte Jones, Jay Faulkner, and Maria Stanislov.
As the publication continues, Susan says that "Visually, the journal will take on a new look and feel for each issue. We want to surprise our readers with each turn of the page. We also plan to expand our online literary content section to include more featured works between publications."
The editors of From the Depths are open to most styles and genres. The current theme for the Summer 2012 issue is "Rearview Mirror" featuring stories and poetry "about the things we left behind." Calls for submissions are open until filled and accepted through an online submission manager.
"Our goal," Susan adds, "is to develop relationships with our contributors. If you have a question or suggestion, don't be shy. We want to hear from you. If you have a great story that doesn't quite fit the theme of the current issue, drop us a note. As always, we look forward to reading your work."