In this week’s episode of Soundwaves, SLUG writer Brian Udall chats with the editors of two local literary journals: Saltfront and PeculiarSaltfront is a Salt Lake City-based literary journal that highlights writers, poets, musicians and artists from Utah. The primary focus of the series is to tell stories of what it means to be human, and the curators of the journal seek out works of expression as opposed to fictional stories or prose and describes itself as a “radically new type of ecological storytelling.”

Saltfront released their third volume earlier this year, making it available in every locally owned bookshop across the Wasatch Front. SLUG writer Brian Udall chatted with Michael McLane, Jesse Peterson and Eric Robertson about the journal and its content. Reviews for Saltfront have been featured in local publications such as City WeeklyThe Catalyst, and SLUG Magazine.

Peculiar is a queer-centric literary journal produced in Salt Lake City. The journal features stories, poetry, art and photography, created and produced by members of the LGBTQ community around Salt Lake. Peculiar recently released their first issue in physical and PDF formats, and are currently taking submissions for the second volume until September 27. Listen as Brian Udall sits down with editors Jack Garcia and Aaron Gates to talk about the journal, the works inside and the artists and writers that contributed to the journal.


Executive Producer: Angela H. Brown
Lead Producer: Gavin Sheehan
Associate Producers: Alexander Ortega, Christian Schultz, John Ford, Henry Glasheen
Theme Song by Temples
Art Design & Logo: Nicholas Dowd
Technical Designer: Kate Colgan

Interviewers: Brian Udall
Music This Episode: Clay