Listed below are a series of links which will provide you with access to some of the best writing published in the Lummox Journal over the last five years. You will find interviews, articles/essays, commentary, reviews and a smattering of poetry.

The Lummox Journal has been published once a month since October of 1995. From its humble beginnings, it has grown to become a respected part of the small press zine community. Regularly featured on its pages are the thoughts of such writers as Todd Moore, Tim Scannell, Rene Diedrich, Scott Wannberg, Gerald Locklin, George McFettridge, S.A. Griffin, Linda Lerner, to name a few.

The stated theme of the journal is to examine the creative process of the artistic mind. It does this through interview, essays and examples such as poetry & illustration. But it is NOT a poetry mag, per se.

The Lummox Journal is published by the Lummox Press, which also publishes The Little Red Book series (LRB), the LRB Master series, GRIT, and SEX FIEND. The Lummox Press also runs a "writer's club" called the Lummox Society of Writers (LSW) which features the LSW Newsletter and unlimited submissions to the Lummox Journal for 12 months. Dues for LSW are only 5 dollars per year.

Best O'The LUMMOX Journal


Here you will find an on-going swirl of thoughts, ideas, opinions and other clap-trap culled from the bowels of the Lummox Journal over the last five years. Check the links below to find the best of Raindog's "The View From Down Here", Jay Alamares' "The Last Page", Todd Moore's thoughts on the craft of writing, Rene Diedrich's "Notes of an Initiate", Tim Scannell's comments & reviews, (reviews & other stuff from the LUMMOX)!

Unlike many small press/alternative zines on the market these days, the LUMMOX Journal does not focus, as much, on the products of creativity, namely poetry, fiction, music, etc ; but rather on what's going on inside the heads of those who create it. There are two exceptions to this: the annual ALL POETRY issue (April) and the annual ALL REVIEWS issue (December). The LUMMOX Journal accepts articles, essays, commentaries exploring the process of creativity, poetry (only 15% to 20% of submissions are published). E-mail submissions are accepted. Also simultaneous submissions. Send inquiry FIRST.

Deadline: the 15th of each month.

Ad deadline: 20th of each month. For Ad rates, e-mail me. (They're very reasonable)

Available in hard copy (digest size -- 5.5" X 8.5", 16 to 24 pgs) by subscription (12 issues for twenty dollars). Back issues are available including the annual Bukowski Remembered issue ('97, '98, '99) & The All Poetry issue ('98 & '99)

Please click on the sections (links) listed below to explore the LUMMOX Journal.

Table Of Concepts (and a few bonuses)

Final Tribute To Charles Bukowski: L.A.'s Dirtiest Old Man -- YBuK 2000
Articles, Commentary, Etc.: Griffin, Moore, Abee & Tan...
Music & Poetry Reviews: Too many to list... PLUS links!
The View From Down Here: Raindog's monthly column... the struggle continues
The August 98 Issue - for BUK: Raindog, Griffin, Smith, Voss, Locklin, Werner, Wannberg...
The Last Page: Five from Jay Alamares.. + two bonuses
The Little Red Books: Books & excerpts (links) to LRB from Lummox Press
ALL POETRY ISSUE - 3rd annual: Excerpts from the biggest issue ever!
Best Interviews from 1997:
The CrossRoads: Poetry and other info from Raindog (RD Armstrong)
How to becomne a PATRON: Want to Help Out? Here's the info...
The Locklin Interview: One of the best of the best
Two Essays & an excerpt from The Corpse is Dreaming: by Todd Moore


The LUMMOX JOURNAL is available by subscription. It is read by readers from all over the USA, Canada, Japan, the UK, Germany, Switzerland & Belgium.

The BASIC rate of twenty dollars gets you 13 issues.

The SPECIAL rate of twenty five dollars gets you 13 issues PLUS a two bonus books from the LRB series (Little Red Books, at a special savings of 50%).

The PREMIER rate of sixty dollars gets you 13 issues PLUS a book a month from Lummox Press's acclaimed Little Red Book series (see links) at a savings of 45%!

Lummox is also assisted by patrons. For information concerning this, please visit the Patron Link (above).

LUMMOX PO Box 5301 San Pedro, CA 90733-5301 USA


LUMMOX Journal / Raindog (Ed. & Pub.)

PO Box 5301
San Pedro, CA 90733-5301
United States