We are a new online literary, artsy, for-shits-and-giggles, and sometimes for reals lit mag based in Louisville, KY. We publish content that we like from anywhere that manages to find us, as well as new local Louisville authors and artists whenever we get the chance. We try to push the right buttons to nominate some of our contributors for literary awards such as The Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.

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What We Publish

We seek to publish prose that changes our tastes, stories that make us touch our cheeks, poems that make us wish we’d paid more attention to poetry in college, and art that makes us wonder why we even bother. We’re easily distracted. If it’s shiny, we’ll stop to look at it. To be honest, we really don’t know what the hell we’re doing.

When We Publish

We publish new content sporadically, typically every few months, depending on the amount and quality of submissions we get, not to mention our tastes at the time. We may also occasionally post content done in-house inspired by local events in and around Louisville.

How We Publish

The stories that we publish here will always be free to read online and we will always be here, proudly displaying our contributors’ work. We’re an independent lit mag and aren’t officially affiliated with any universities or other organizations, though we enjoy playing with others. The longevity of this journal is supported through ads and, at times, out of our editor’s own pocket. Due to this, our issues tend to be on the shorter side.

Update: we’ve seen an increase in our submissions, and we’ve started using Submittable as our submission manager to help things run a bit smoother and be more convenient for everyone. Due to this cost, we will be implementing a small submission fee very soon. This was a hard decision, and we will always be looking into ways to allow free submissions for brief periods throughout the year.


Eric Shay Howard – Editor-in-Chief – Currently evaluating the past and wondering what the crap to do about the future. Has a BA in English from the University of Louisville. Needs his MFA soon so that he doesn’t continue to feel weird at literary readings. Find him at EricShayHoward.com.

John Eric Davis – Photography Editor – Works a lot. Has a BA in Psychology from Western Kentucky University and an MS in Social Work from the University of Louisville. His work has appeared in online magazines and in a Sparks group showing.

Brittanie Maccarone – First Reader – Runs an online resource for new writers, itstartswithpageone.com. Has a BA in Psychology, but fell (back) in love with writing instead. Her work has appeared locally and in Longshot Island.

Submissions And Opportunities

See our Submission Guidelines.

See our calls for opportunities to be one of our First Readers or Guest Editors.