Serving House Journal endeavors to publish works in the literary and
visual arts that will surprise, rivet, amuse, charm, enchant — even
electrify — our readers.
Our mission is to play an international role in fostering and preserving the best
of what the literary arts are capable of doing: writing that may impel others
to become writers themselves; writing that will add to and enhance the dialogue
of the arts; writing that reaffirms our belief in the inspiring possibilities of
the written word.
We celebrate the imaginative voice, the authentic non-serviam attitude
towards the status quo “world of letters.” We like lean-edgy-elegant
writing that takes on the stupefying realities of our challenging times, our thorny
relationships, the political chicanery that exhausts our patience, the contraries
between men, women, children, and friends.
We’re looking for work that strives to eclipse clichés, stereotypes,
and mass-market formulas gleaned from what has become more and more a “reality
show,” a “sit-com,” a stultifying Wal-Mart of the mind.
“Expect poison from standing water,” William Blake once told us. “The
cistern contains; the fountain overflows”
(Line 35, “The Proverbs of Hell”).
Inscribe the flow of the world as you see it. Send that world to us. We promise
you a fair reading.