DescriptionEsoteric. Psychedlic. Existential. Strange. Fantastic. Surreal.
Sub-real. Agnostic. Insectile.
This magazine is literature. It is a creature, a consciousness, operating in its own realm of meaning and existence. It is a swarm of molecules, amalgamated into an invisible whole (or hole).
Too many literary magazines and reviews forego quality for quantity and content for coherence. With literature, the size of a word matters much less than the way you use it. If brevity is the soul of wit, verbosity is circumlocutory.
Though we are based in Chicago, our values extend beyond borders. Good writing transcends.
Unlike other literary startups, our aim is to produce professionally bound, expertly published, contemporary literature. We want to print literature in a digital world; to rest like a canoe drifting atop the waves in a sea filled with empty submarines. The printed word is permanent (until it reaches 451 degrees, of course).
Of course, we believe in readability, too. We don't want to weigh down anyone's pockets with thick volumes of mediocre writing. Our relatively ‘short' volumes (80-100 pages) will read easily, store safely and wear evenly - as a good book should.
Some of our favorite writers fell within the range from John Barth to Vladimir Nabokov to Franz Kakfa to David Foster Wallace to Jonathan Ames to Sam Lipsyte to Blaster Al Ackerman to Haruki Murakami to Jorge Luis Borges to Daniel A.I.U. Higgs to Norman Mailer to Hunter S. Thompson to H.G. Wells to Jose Saramago to Arthur Schopenhauer. Fill in the blanks.
And this is how we feed the woodbeetle.
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