Life and death of a Lit Mag

rawboned is going on indefinite hiatus. The long and the short of it is this: I can no longer afford to keep this work afloat. My poverty stricken pockets funded writer honorariums for a while, website and marketing costs. My incredible editors donated their time, and did an impeccable job–so please, know that all responsibility for dropping the ball lies solely with me.

Contest entrants will have their fees refunded. Any regular submissions that have trickled in over the past few months are being considered for publication in one final issue.


I hope to resurrect this little lit mag in the future. For now, thank you to all who submitted, and thank you to my superb editors.



Trisha Winn, EIC

Issue #5 is live!

Nonfiction writers give us some strong pieces this time around, and we have a flash fiction piece that, um, pokes the bear, or at least makes the bear uncomfortable. Poetry inundated our submissions manager, as usual, so you get quite a bit of that as well. Read them here!

We can’t wait to see what you’ll send us for Issue #6 (Poking the Bear).

New Meto-news and Online Journal Love

Reblogging Shelly’s post on journals, shorts, and art. As she says, “Flash and Micros are the naked selfies of writing”. We couldn’t agree more.


theNewerYork pairs gorgeous art with each piece. theNewerYork pairs gorgeous art with each piece.

Spoke too soon! Another of my stories, “The Hummingbird Murder”, is currently live at theNewerYork. For the longest time I had been hanging around their venue, enjoying their unusual format and the way work is presented there. Only recently did it occur to me I could submit there. Why the lag between admiration and participation? I have no idea.

I love online journals and frequent many. The options available in terms of formatting and presentation, the risks online journals can take to interact with readers, to link visual and written forms of expression, to make connections between artists and audiences are all wish list asterisks best met—best embodied as methodology and substance —by online journals, at least in potential. I edit fiction for a fantastic online journal, rawboned. I know how hard we (Trisha Winn (beloved Boss), Ginna Luck, myself…

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