The summer with Avyan had a before and after: before his widowed father came to visit and—afterward. I was an out-of-work graduate student in the sixth year of my doctoral program in Political Science, slicing my life thin and watching the end of a relationship slowly burn out, like a curtain winded by an errant candle. Continue reading “Slowness” (excerpted), A Short Story by Amrita De from Issue 2
We are delighted to announce that Snarl will host our very first Prose and Poetry Contests starting December 1st, 2021. Submissions will close on January 31st, 2022. Any writer residing in the US and who identifies as marginalized, whether due to their economic status, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, incarceration or immigrant status, or other oppressed group, is eligible for this contest. For our full … Continue reading Snarl’s First Poetry & Prose Contests
Our second print issue is due out in early November! Snarl: Fall 2021 is now available for pre-order on Submittable. This issue includes great fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork by talented creators across the US, Canada, and the world. Pre-order your copy now! You can read more about the issue here. Issue 2 Cover Sneak Peek Continue reading Issue 2: Fall 2021 Coming Soon!
As a journal that pays semi-professional rates and always has a free submission option, our need for financial support is great. Funds raised on GoFundMe will go toward paying creators for their work (whether published in Snarl Online or in print), covering print costs for the print issue, and more. Continue reading Support Snarl: GoFundMe Campaign
Take all your heavensand line them uphere is what you havewhat to bring with you—these apple blossomsthese striated winter skiesyour mother in the flowerbedsyour teethsplitting the name of the girlin the red windbreakerinto halvesyour shallow footprints in the foliar carpetdisordered and roaming. oh whiskey-eyed sunoh landscape after a wildfirein a dream we go softy into the groundhand-in-handthe choir orchestrating HallelujahHallelujah. Jessica Moore is a San … Continue reading “On the Desire for an Accompanied Death,” a Poem by Jessica Moore
I remember my mother dancing. I remember craning my neck to see her, tilting my head so far back that my eyes were in line with my heels, for when I was short and round and two-years-old, my mother was tall and translucent, and very beautiful and would have been twenty-one-years-old. Continue reading “I Remember My Mother Dancing,” an Essay by Manju Prasad
If you turn
to the Mississippi
river, you’ll see
the closeted Continue reading “Earth Gazing,” a Poem by Rubin Hardin
On the corner of 16th Street and Peralta, in front of the New Jerusalem Baptist Church, is an antediluvian dopeman who will give you balloons of brown powder in exchange for exotic cheeses. For a pound of Jersey Blue you can expect at least three balloons; a pear-shaped Caciocavallo Podolico could get you six, possibly seven. Definitely seven. It is a well known fact that … Continue reading “The Wheel of San Geronimo,” an Essay by David Simmons
See all. Father, Mother, Son.
weight and wait. Continue reading “The God Shammgod,” a Poem by Will Shook-Shoup
where my high school best friend piles tithed hearts
in the pixelated hallow of her hands. She ascends
offerings — flat tummy tea, knee-length modesty, steamed Continue reading “I Only Pray on Instagram,” a Poem by Kara Lewis