Frequently Asked Questions
Sobriquet Magazine is an independent online journal of literature, music, film, and ideas. Sobriquet is proudly not-for-profit and unaffiliated with any educational institution or company.
Yes, sobriquetmagazine.com and Sobriquet Magazine are actually the same publication. For financial reasons, we decided to move Sobriquet Magazine online in 2001.
Well, obviously, that depends on several factors, but if you're a good writer and the topic you tackle is of interest to our readers, we will definitely consider publishing your work.
While it is true that we have had Harvard- and Oxford-educated contributors and have published writing by professors and literary scholars, Sobriquet is not a strictly academic publication limited to academics or people educated at exclusive universities. Good writing is much more important to us than an impressive-sounding educational background. That said, issues in contemporary academia and literature are major focal points for our publication, so it is not uncommon for us to receive contributions from professors or other scholars. Still, good writing on literature, film, culture, or music need not come from the pen of a famous scholar, so if you're interested in writing for us, please feel free to contact our editors.
When Sobriquet Magazine first appeared in 1995, it was a punk rock magazine that also covered other areas of the cultural and political landscape. Over the years, Sobriquet has changed a great deal, but remains committed to the punk mentality so fundamental to the magazine's inception. In other words, if Sobriquet were a person, he'd be a balding, graying thirty-something English or Philosophy professor with a leather jacket in his closet, a shelf full of Beckett, Kafka, Nietzsche, and Gaddis, and a penchant for singing along to Stiff Little Fingers records when not lamenting the homogenization of the American landscape by large corporations or trying to figure out why so much literary criticism still relies so heavily on poststructuralist theory.
Yes, if it fits the scope of our publication.