Julia Horwitz’s short story, “Ballad of the Fifty-Foot Woman,” was named runner-up in the 2022 Snarl Prose Contest by final judge Jason Baltazar. You can read the entirety of Horwitz’s story in Snarl’s upcoming Issue 4: Fall 2022, due in November 2022. Below is an excerpt of “Ballad of the Fifty-Foot Woman.” Get your copyContinue reading ““Ballad of the Fifty-Foot Woman,” (excerpted) A Short Story by Julia Horwitz”
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Snarl’s 2022 Best of the Net Nominations
Snarl is happy to announce our Best of the Net Nominations for 2022! Congratulations to these writers and artists, and best of luck to them in the anthology selection process! Poetry“They Told You Abortion Was Ugly” by Lynne Schmidt“Reality” by Shiksha Dheda“Companion” by Shiksha Dheda“Yellow Magic” by Alva Dean“Bruxism” by Alva Dean Visual Art“Ripe” byContinue reading “Snarl’s 2022 Best of the Net Nominations”
Caity Scott Wins Snarl’s 2022 Prose Contest!
Snarl is delighted to announce that Final Judge Jason Baltazar has selected Caity Scott’s short story, “like other girls,” as the winner of Snarl’s inaugural prose contest! Congratulations to all the writers who made it to the finalist round. Here is what Jason had to say about Caity’s winning story:
“‘like other girls’ looms much larger than its page count. From the mythic currents woven through its intensely personal high school drama, to the balancing act of infusing its observations about the very real damage our discourses on gender and sexuality can cause with touches of humor and wonder, I was so thoroughly impressed.
Lev Smyth Wins Snarl’s 2022 Poetry Contest!
Snarl is delighted to announce that Final Judge Diane Glancy has selected Lev Smyth’s poem, “Transgender Blues #1, Summer” as the winner of Snarl’s inaugural poetry contest! Congratulations to all the writers who made it to the finalist round. Here is what Diane had to say about Lev’s winning poem:
“This poem is a journey through the unexpected. It is an inclusion of variables. It moves from the narrative to the associative and back again, keeping the reader in expectation of the next incoming wave. I like the risk-taking of combining subjects. Transgender Blues #1, Summer is a story formed by incongruities. I like the way the poem talks about a subject by talking around it.”
Support Snarl: GoFundMe Campaign
Dear readers, please consider donating to the 2022 Snarl fundraiser. We are still a young journal and rising paper costs have only further complicated our future. We are dedicated to paying our contributors and to providing a home to great literature and artwork by marginalized creators. In order to continue doing so, we need your support. Donations of $25 or more will come with a free copy of Issue #3! Further donor perks are listed on our fundraiser page.
Belated Editor’s Note for Issue #3
The editors of Snarl take seriously the right to bodily autonomy that all people with uteruses deserve. Without establishing an explicit theme for our third issue, we found many of the works in this issue to be in conversation with the fraught state of parenting, pregnancy, and abortion in the US. This note means to both reinforce our commitment to reproductive freedom and provide a few points of action for our readers.
“They Told You Abortion Was Ugly,” a Poem by Lynne Schmidt
They did not tell you that in your greatest time of need,
an angel would show up to your place of work,
fold you in their wings while you cried,
and ask if you needed a ride.
“James’s Gun,” a Poem by Ian Powell-Palm
In the week after my sister died
Following a day spent needlessly driving and throwing candy
From the window onto passing graves lining the highway
My brother James took me to a taco bell and watched heavily
As my fourteen-year-old mouth cradled a steak tortilla.
“Remains” (excerpted), A Short Story by Carolyn Oliver
Walter scampered off the school bus and flung himself into his aunt’s ready arms.
“I got first in the practice race!”
“Congratulations!” Laura ruffled his brown hair, which smelled of sun and salt, warm vinyl and bruised grass. Like the last dash of summer.
Our May 2022 Online Exclusive is Here!
Our May Online Exclusive has arrived! We are delighted to publish Despy Boutris’s vibrant, layered collages. View Despy’s work here. Despy Boutris’s work has been published or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Ploughshares, Guernica, Agni, American Poetry Review, Gettysburg Review, and elsewhere. Currently, she lives in California and serves as Editor-in-Chief of The West Review. Every other monthContinue reading “Our May 2022 Online Exclusive is Here!”