We are looking for poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction that is emotionally and intellectually complex without being unnecessarily “difficult.” We believe that great literature inspires empathy by allowing us to see the world through the eyes of our neighbors, whether across the street or across the globe. Our mission is to foster the creation and availability of accessible yet provocative contemporary literature. If you think your writing will make a perfect stranger’s toes tingle, heart leap, or brain sizzle then send it our way. We’re not after ostentatious, pretentious, or highly
experimental work. We do like a writing that causes—for a wide audience—a visceral reaction to intellectually and emotionally rich material.