Though primarily a literary based venture since its debut as a print journal in 1986, Canopic Jar has sought to be an organic forum for artists of whatever media or genre that strikes the moment. Over the years an emphasis has been consistently placed on substance rather than credentials, and in this light a wide-range of artists have been represented, from authors with bestsellers on their resume to retirees finally putting words on paper for the first time—and all in between. As one critic once described it, “Canopic Jar offers communal nourishment without walls.”
We are presently redesigning the Canopic Jar and Canopic Publishing websites. Unlike previous online incarnations, the current Canopic Jar will not be presented in “issues” but will instead be an ongoing presentation. We will post featured writings and art galleries periodically, as well as audio and/or video offerings. There will also be a section devoted to classics and other artistic ventures that the editors post simply out of a desire to share work which for one reason or another has caught our appreciative eye. As always, we will be showcasing a mix of styles and voices, and the boundaries of content will remain organic and flexible.
Why the change? Traveling the road of electronic publishing requires a willingness to recognize the tidal flows and delicious ebbs, and it’s time to embrace the lunar pulls.
Print and eBook Canopic Jar projects as well as other books bearing the Canopic Publishing imprint are also on the docket for 2014.
In the meantime we will be uploading content from previous print and online issues as well as posting various bits of art from our archives—or whatever finds its way to the pages. And comments and suggestions are welcomed and appreciated.