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Category: Lit Journal

  • Cover Reveal: Where Rivers Change Direction by L. Bundrock

    We’d like to introduce you to the official cover of L. Bundrock’s forthcoming novel, Where Rivers Change Direction. This stellar cover was designed by creative partner and graphic designer Knic Pfost. Here’s what the author has to say about the book design process: “The recipe followed to cook-up the cover design for Where Rivers Change…

  • Cover Reveal: Red Earth by Esther Vincent Xueming

    We’d like to introduce you to the lovely and whimsical cover of Esther Vincent Xueming’s debut poetry collection, Red Earth. The artwork utilized in the cover was created by Singapore artist Shu Yin. To give readers a sense of how the cover art came to be, and a peek into the artistic viewpoints of Esther…

  • Sad Horror & Blood, Blood Blood

    An author interview with Moss Covered Claws author Jonah Barrett It’s true, we love chatting with Jonah Barrett. There’s something about their cheeky humor and blatant honestly that keeps us leaning in to learn more about their writing, filmmaking, and multiverses of monsters and ghouls. I sat down with Jonah just after Moss Covered Claws,…

  • Hybrid Poetry by Ching-In Chen

    Hello, dear readers! This month, we’re excited to bring you hybrid poems from one of our favorite writers in Washington state: Ching-In Chen. Ching-In Chen is a genderqueer Chinese American hybrid writer, community organizer and teacher. They are author of The Heart’s Traffic and recombinant (winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry)…

  • It’s Your Country, Too

    With the launch of The Bedouin by Yousef Allouzi and There Are No False Alarms by Samuel Snoek-Brown right around the corner, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to give readers a deeper understanding of the how’s and why’s behind the paired chapbooks and their authors. So, we asked Yousef and Sam to chat with us…

  • Learning From My Garden in Four Colors

    Learning From My Garden in Four Colors

    Learning From My Garden in Four Colors An essay by Tamiko Nimura Green Mid-March 2020, Washington state. Too anxious to even buy seeds. Too soon to plant seeds outside. I remember what I’d started a few years ago: my desktop garden. The ends of romaine heads, the tops of carrots, the bottoms of baby bok…

  • Allyship in This Time of Civil Unrest

    A note from the publisher, Christina Butcher Now is the time to stand up and support Black community members across the country in the fight against police brutality, systemic injustice and racism. Yes, this is a fight. And yes, we need to stand in solidarity as a community of supporters, allies and activists to ensure…

  • Artist Interview: DJ Smokey Wonder

    Artist Interview: DJ Smokey Wonder

    Yeah. A whole podcast episode of nothin’ but good-good music by one of our favorite, Tacoma-based musicians, DJ Smokey Wonder. Why? Because life is hard and sometimes it’s refreshing – and necessary – to participate in things that bring us joy and don’t expect a damn thing in return.  So take a break from worrying…

  • Cayote Speaks to Me by Gina Hietpas

    Coyote Speaks to Me by Gina Hietpas So you want to know this place? Be up at dawn, when first light brushes the sky beyond the grove of madrones you call the seven sisters. Don’t whine. Learn by exposing yourself to the dark and cold. I sleep in the blackberry tangle edging the hayfield, my…

  • Author Interview: Kellie Richardson

    We can’t keep Kellie Richardson’s book cover under wraps any longer! It’s too good to keep to ourselves, and the story behind it – and behind Kellie’s creative work in collage – is worth sharing. So, let us introduce you to The Art of Naming My Pain, a collection of prose, poetry and collage by…