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From the Winter 2014 Issue

  • The soldiers have already said goodbye to their limbs. / Men with skin darker than the absence around stars / have retired their chessboards and stories and ancestors.

    John Sibley Williams
  • Free of imperfections, a circle is perpetually, / habitually flawless.

    Tennae Maki
  • …one linear chant into a polyphonic / weave often symbolic. They were trying / their own serene insurrection.

    Cara Chamberlain
  • note the simple, repeating dashes / painted a cold as fuck yellow…

    Joseph Rios

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Thumbnail Press

Cobalt’s first issue of Thumbnail Magazine (annual issue #6) was released in January.

New Poetry Editor

Ana Castillo, Michael Kimball, former prize winners named as guest judges for 2015.

New Designer

Brian Oliu’s ENTER YOUR INITIALS FOR RECORD KEEPING announced for June ’15.

Writing Prizes

The 2015 Writing Prizes opened on March 10 (close September 15)


In each issue, our editors, designers, and other staff bring unique voices and concepts to life. Each editor works independently, curating unique experiences of new poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.

Meet Them

 “One thing that I am becoming more and more excited about is the multitude of ways that Cobalt can demonstrate a commitment to the relationships with our authors. These are really good people, and fun people to work with. We care about the things that they care about.”

PUBLISHER ANDREW KEATING (Interview on 5/21/2014)