Dr Fulminare Noctule Bat



The pocket literary journal that started it all.

In 2005, fresh from serving on the editorial board for the Tulane Review in New Orleans, Kirsten Irving wanted to start her own lit zine. It would have one-word prompts for every issue. It would have a mixture of poetry and prose. It had no budget. Fuselit was born.

Now half magazine, half collaborative art project, Fuselit is an occasional journal of poetry, short fiction, art and sounds. The contents of every issue are dictated by a spur word, with contributions supplied by an international array of writers and artists, both new and established.

From its ninth to its 18th issue print copies of Fuselit were hand-built by the editors in an A6, pocket-sized format to give each issue a unique look and feel. We cut the pages, chose materials for the covers, printed (or sometimes painted) the covers, stitched it together and addedfinishing touches. We burnt the mini-CD that came with each issue, designed and printed the labels and added an extra bonus booklet of poetic experiment with every copy. A complete collection of every Fuselit to date can be kept in a small shoebox and produced at parties to delight your guests.

Issues 17 and 18 are available for free (or for however much you want to pay) as an e-magazine that can be viewed on this website, and as e-books. After issue 19, Fuselit will be on hiatus, returning in a new, even stranger format.