NEW! Volume 6 Cover

The new #magazine cover for 45 Mag is quite fitting wouldn’t you agree? #Submit your story #poem today. No fee.

Carry Me

“…Seeing shattered
faces looming in
horrid places…” #poetry #sampsonmathis

Author Spotlight: Peter Luykx

The Patchwork Human: Two Billion Years of Evolution McFarland & Co., Jefferson, North Carolina Non-Fiction Tell us about your book. Like an old quilt that has been put together from scraps of material collected over the years, we humans are a patchwork of old and new parts. We participate in the grand evolutionary story of…

Time Warp

The long, endless lines waiting for trains taking you—perhaps to safety.
Is there safety?
Déjà vu Time warp.” #poetry

Author Spotlight: Crown Shepherd

#Author Spotlight: Crown Shepherd “If you can read, you can learn! If you can learn, you can grow. If you grow, you can be anything!” @crownthewriter

Writing Class Radio First Draft Happy Hour

#memoirwriting “Writing Class Radio is both heart and art. By heart we mean the truth in a story, by art, we mean the craft of writing. No matter what’s going on in our lives, Writing Class is where we tell the truth. It’s where we work out our shit. There’s no place in the world like Writing Class, and we want to bring you in.”

Author Spotlight: Thea Iberall

#fiction “Against today’s backdrop of environmental decay, Deborah risks her life to find answers and heal her family and the world. Unaware, she follows a 12th-century Sufi poet who becomes her guide as she realizes the real moral issue of today.”

The Letter A

#newfiction “It was bad enough having to move through society with the scarlet letter A stitched to the broadcloth of her coat, but now her house has been marked. Hester sees the UPS truck stop in front of her home.”

Author Spotlight: Yasmín Ramírez

¡ÁNDALE PRIETA! A Love Letter to My Family Lee & Low Books: Cinco Puntos Press Imprint Memoir Tell us about your book. Anchored by Ita, a resilient matriarch who was far from the stereotypical Abuelita and who taught her how to stand firm and throw a punch, debut author Yasmín Ramírez writes about the punches…


“Every day I erase pieces of myself…”
#goodpoetry #blackpoets

You Were Here

It’s quiet, and because Lindsay’s only one of three workers in the warehouse, she doesn’t have to wear a mask. Though she probably should, to protect herself from the dust and musty smell that comes off the used books. The smell didn’t bother her, as it felt old, familiar, and comforting. Lindsay prefers the graveyard…