Not to be earnest, but we're honestly just three bitches that love writing, so whenever we read something that excites us, and we get to publish it so other people can also read it, it makes it worth it to us.
We recently got to publish Meg McCarville, which was exciting. Her stuff is definitely an example of all our values: truthful, disturbing, funny, and thoughtful. Possibly less disturbing but just as fun is Bethany Browning; we've put out a couple of her pieces as well. In terms of writers we haven't published, I would say, of course, transgressive Jesus himself Dennis Cooper, and queen of literary misery Lindsay Lerman.
We started the magazine as a place to let marginalized voices be messy. We're not here for the magazines that morally police queer or POC writers. We want to hear the truth, even if it's nasty or sad or pointless or unrelatable.
I'll go ahead and say you can drop the "I like this magazine," "I like the vibe of your magazine," "I've been following this magazine" stuff. Whether that's true or not, show us your love by submitting your best work <3.
We're open to any and every artform in terms of what we're willing to look at and publish. I would personally like to see more visual poetry in our inbox!
We've admired 3:AM for a while.
I've forgiven a lot in favor of good writing, and this may seem incredibly petty, but I will not stand for a reference to Alice in Wonderland of any kind. The horse could not be more dead or more beaten.
Pretty much of all it! Keep everything short and simple and let the writing speak for itself.
From Issue #3 of Angel Rust: Kyle Hemmings has been published in Sonic Boom, Right Hand Pointing, Unbroken Journal, and elsewhere. He loves street photography and ’60s garage bands. A taste of publications, 1 or 2 interests, that's all you need.
And yet, those two pieces haven't quite seemed to penetrate the collective writer brain...but I'll add this: Never write something for a magazine. What I mean is, don't think of where you're going to submit something to while you're writing it; the piece needs organicity more than palatability. The right home is out there.