Valarie Smith studied English, Creative Writing and Journalism at NYU before moving to Portland, OR, where she’s worked in corporate communications for many years. In between, she was a subway courier, a literary agency assistant and the manager of the personal ads at an alternative newspaper (and yes, she could tell you some stories). Getting […]Read more "Getting Played"
Below is Part 4 of 16 monthly installments for Visitant. ◄◄ Read the prologue / introduction ◄ Read Part 3: Camo Stripes: Arcus Eyes Moister Oyster: Transport In Florida, people call me Miss Dot or Miz Motley. In grade school, I longed for a shorter name than Dora Motley. I tried on Ot and Dot […]Read more "The Jill Hill | Moister Oyster: Transport"
Brian Morse is the author of Migration (Pski’s Porch, 2016). His work has appeared in Pulp Metal Magazine and has fiction forthcoming at Akashic Books. Mona writhed to Charlie Parker’s Ornithology as it pumped through the small neighborhood jazz club, The Python Lounge. She struggled to keep cool, having just intercepted the departure date of two […]Read more "Caged"
R.T. Castleberry’s writing has appeared in Comstock Review, Green Mountains Review, Santa Fe Literary Review, The Alembic, Pacific Review, RiverSedge and Deep Water Literary Journal, among other journals. He is a co-founder of the Flying Dutchman Writers Troupe, co-editor/publisher of the poetry magazine Curbside Review, an assistant editor for Lily Poetry Review and Ardent. His work has […]Read more "The Fiction of Family"
Even though it’s probably a terrible idea, and even though I’m sure there’s no better way of finding out exactly how un-funny you are, I’m writing a humorous novel. In an attempt at maximum osmosis, I have piled all the novels of all the funniest writers I know around my work table like a force-field […]Read more "Funny Fiction By Women: An Utterly Definitive Top-Best-Ever List"
Brett Petersen Brett Petersen writes because it is more fun than mopping floors and running cash registers. He obtained his B.A. in English from the College of Saint Rose in 2011, and his fictions have appeared in journals such as Polychrome Ink, The Offbeat and Leopardskin & Limes. He is also a cartoonist, drummer and […]Read more "Summoning The Memory Eaters | PART 2"
Brett Petersen Brett Petersen writes because it is more fun than mopping floors and running cash registers. He obtained his B.A. in English from the College of Saint Rose in 2011, and his fictions have appeared in journals such as Polychrome Ink, The Offbeat and Leopardskin & Limes. He is also a cartoonist, drummer and […]Read more "Summoning The Memory Eaters | PART 1"
Steve Carr began his writing career as a military journalist and has had short stories published in Double Feature, Tigershark Magazine, The Wagon Magazine, CultureCult Magazine, Fictive Dream, Ricky’s Back Yard, The Drunken Llama, Sick Lit Magazine, Literally Stories, Door is a Jar, Viewfinderi, The Spotty Mirror and in the Dystopia/Utopia Anthology by Flame Tree Publishing, […]Read more "The Longhorn Creek Story"
We are pleased to bring you our first-ever array of nominations for the Pushcart Prize! Thank you for being so supportive of our up-start experimental literary journal. We’ve had an incredible first 6 months and you can bet we’re excited to see what the coming year will bring. Please read on to learn more about […]Read more "Our First-Ever Pushcart Prize Nominations"
Hello! On this most auspicious of days, I am pleased to announce the launch of Visitant (www.visitantlit.com), an international online literary outlet for emerging and established writers. With this site, we have created a home for experimental forms of expression, which includes fiction, nonfiction, translations, multimedia essays, poetry, art, and interviews. Visitant is a new […]Read more "Welcome to Visitant"