In Our Current Issue


"pencil sorting" by Anya Malley


Discovering Sex by Sandy Coomer


Post-surrealist Mini-encyclopedia Entries about Starfishes by Ali Znaidi


Show the Bones by Andrea Berns







Mission Statement


together and equal they sat. unknowing, but Hello,
keen and tense to inspire, but what? one proposed her piece: demanding
passion for the abstract and the concrete. in tandem?
yes, and from whom?
the underrepresented great
minds wandering boldly in
originality amongst a stale world.
yes. another one, in affirmation, and eager,
burst, "give me what I don't expect, and do it unexpectedly!"
because it is all
more still called to those writers not yet heard,
eliciting desire for traditional and non-traditional poems, prose, short essay, and hybrid.
worthy of recognition, but silenced by doubt or absence
of forum forum
"for, umm, me" another testified, "it is more:
experiment, you young,
experiment, you seasoned,
experiment, you academic,
experiment, you community,
what defines literary quality?
they all nodded. agreed. welcoming all innovation.
and then they got a website.

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