THE2NDHAND txt is the online-only variant of THE2NDHAND literary broadsheet, publishing fiction weekly and playing host to various blogs and online txt projects. TXT was launched in this form in 2011. For published writing back to 2000, see the archive on the old site.
The broadsheet was founded in Chicago in 2000 and features new short writing from working authors across the U.S. The broadsheet enjoys distribution of approx. 2500–3000 copies in several metropolitan regions via independent bookstores and affiliate organizations, and accompanies live reading series in Chicago, Nashville, and occasionally elsewhere. Since 2000, we’ve fostered an inclusive mix of seasoned practitioners, insurgent experimentalists, and wild-hare audiences with a perennial indie-lit favorite.
WRITERS please submit to txt prose of 3,000 words or less. Primary contacts: Todd Dills — todd [at] the2ndhand.com, C.T. Ballentine — ctballentine [at] gmail.com.
If you want a full picture of what kind of fiction we publish, check out our 10th-anniversary anthology, All Hands On: THE2NDHAND After 10, available in print and ebook editions here.
Blogs/projects hosted here:
Wing & Fly | THE2NDHAND founding editor Todd Dills’ occasional series of ephemera, work in progress and T2H news.