Writing is communication, and the Paradise Review aims to join the nexus of the various online literary communities in order to foster individual expression. Because writing is a very centralized activity and even isolating, much like where we are based in Honolulu, HI, we acknowledge that struggle to bring forth a unitary voice in whatever context you may be situated and want to highlight your efforts on an online platform.
We’re not judging potential, and we do not seek work as a fit to a particular issue. Rather, we are interested in how various works will meet, compliment, or collide with one another. We don’t want cohesion; we want chaos, different and unique forms of it from everywhere, hoping that all of this will settle into a feeling of peace.
We’re writers just like you, and readers too. Our only agenda: if we like what we read, we’ll want to feature it on Paradise Review—simple as that.