Why a Lit Mag?

To quote the Vision:  ...to search for others who believe and then to put our fucking backs into it until the Art is uncovered. And then we will give it to the world, without a warning label, and dare all to gaze upon it.

The literary magazine is one avenue of doing that work and putting that Art into your hot little hands for you to fawn/weep/chortle/shit-oneself over.  Our publication frequency is undetermined for now, but trust that we are holding until we get something that stabs us in the heart.  And when we do, we will sharpen that stick and send it to you, the reader, to stab you with that empathy so it lives beyond the screen of the author and out into the world to breathe and grow like the human condition demands.

Writers:  Don't fuck around.  Respect the process.  Read the Blog (we are giving periodic updates on how the process is going).  Listen to the podcast so you are aware of how judiciously we are ravaging your work.  Then send us your very best work (Submissions link below).  

Readers:  Subscribe to The Newsie for now.  We're cooking up something baller for mag distribution.  Baller for dayz.  With a Z.  Just keep those panties on and wait it out (or shuck them, we don't discriminate against the underwearless).

 

Artist's rendering of Wordsworthing, the Lit Mag.  Bitches.  Note that this was drawn on the back of a Zyzzyva form rejection letter.  Bong.

Artist's rendering of Wordsworthing, the Lit Mag.  Bitches.  Note that this was drawn on the back of a Zyzzyva form rejection letter.  Bong.

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Submissions

Hey there writers,

What do we need from you?  Your best fucking work.  Got something you've been sitting on, waiting for that perfect moment?  We'll take it.  What can we promise we will do with it?  Not a goddamn thing.  But...come in close.   Listen listen.  We bleed for this.  This is the most important thing we're doing right now and if your work strikes us, we have no other option than to run through the streets with it, topless, your story a banner we wave above our head shouting at the passersby to pay the attention to this greatness.

What genres are we looking for?  Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction.  

People, we have nothing to lose.  And you don't either.  So click the button below and make something happen.  

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So, when we tried to steal a picture from the webs of a "masthead", we ended up going down the long rabbit hole of ships and such, landing on the infamous Boaty McBoatface, which completely encapsulates the meme culture we are trying so hard to infuse with some fucking Art.  Masthead.  Boaty.  Wordsworthing.  It's all connected.

So, when we tried to steal a picture from the webs of a "masthead", we ended up going down the long rabbit hole of ships and such, landing on the infamous Boaty McBoatface, which completely encapsulates the meme culture we are trying so hard to infuse with some fucking Art.  Masthead.  Boaty.  Wordsworthing.  It's all connected.

Masthead

Managing Editor and Hamster Wheel Victim - Dan Mickelsen 

Nonfiction Editor and Human of No Worth - Nick Dighiera

Fiction Editor and General Degenerate - Ben Toche

Poetry Editor and Token Female - Andrea Hackbarth