Air in the Paragraph Line (AITPL for the lazy) is a print literary journal produced by Paragraph Line Books that publishes fiction and non-fiction with an emphasis on outsider, absurdist, and experimental writing. Great emphasis is placed on not publishing "the usual", and we try hard to find content that's readable.
AITPL is published once or twice a year, and we try to cram as much value as possible into each issue. We're privately funded, and not affiliated with any school or writing program, which means we're not following the same old stodgy formula as traditional journals.
For more information, read more about us, or click on the links to the left.
Issue 12 of Air in the Paragraph Line is now available.
This issue's theme is "Weird, Paranoid, Insane", and
our writers have a lot to
say on the subject.
Issue 12 contains fact and fiction by Grant Bailie, Keith Buckley, Tony Byrer, Joshua Citrak, Kurt Eisenlohr, Rebel Star Hobson, Stephen Huffman, Jon Konrath, R. Lee, Dege Legg, Erin O'Brien, John Sheppard, Joseph Suglia, Todd Taylor, and Richard K. Weems. It also includes a cover and lots of interior art by Matt Pazzol. It's 236 pages, with a list price of $14.95. It's now available at Lulu.com, Amazon.com and other online booksellers.
Issue 11 is the "work" issue, containing 22 stories about work (or
lack thereof) by Tony Byrer, Joshua Citrak, Mike Daily, Kurt
Eisenlohr, Nile577, Josh Hamilton, M. David Hornbuckle, Robert
W. Howington, Stephen Huffman, mj klein, Jon Konrath, Dege Legg, Sarah
Katherine Lewis, Vijay Prozak, Lisbeth Rieshoj Pedersen, John
Sheppard, Motel Todd, Julie Wiskirchen, and Sergeant Zeno.
Issue 11 is 238 pages with 21 stories by 19 writers and no useless filler, available directly from the printer for only $14.95 plus shipping. It's also be available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, and other booksellers. (Its ISBN is 978-1-4303-0628-3.) To order from lulu, or for a preview, click here.
Issue ten features writing from Tim Gager, John Sheppard, Robert Howington,
Julie Wiskirchen, Jon Konrath, Todd Taylor, Bradley Sands, Josh Hamilton,
Larry Falli, Melpomene Whitehead, Vijay Prozak, Hippy Steve Huffman,
and Sgt. Zeno. It's 166 pages, 6x9" with a perfect bound spine and
color cover, and contains 14 great stories and absolutely no crappy
The issue is available here at lulu.com for only $9.99 plus shipping.
The full text of Air in the Paragraph Line issues 10, 11, and 12 are now available online, for FREE. Go to the archives page and you can download the full PDF of both issues. No cost, no obligation, no need to send us your email address, first born child, or either kidney. Read, enjoy, and if you like what you see, please tell your friends, and consider buying one of the print copies in the future.