"Send us flash fiction and lyrical creative non-fiction, works that elicit emotional responses, offer insight, and display control and artistry. Writers, make me feel! Make me think! And do this with a thousand, or a fewer words."
Robert Okaji holds a BA in history and lives in Texas. The author of four chapbook collections, his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Posit, Shantih, Clade Song, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Boston Review, High Window, Reservoir, Crannóg, and elsewhere, and may also be found at https://robertokaji.com.
"The most important things I look for in a submission are depth and emotional honesty. That is what matters most in a poem. What am I sinking my teeth into? Why does this piece need to be read, felt, and heard? Beyond those, I then seek gorgeous execution. I want you to kill this theme. I want to leave a piece feeling like there is no way anyone can say what you just said better than you."
Khalypso is a Sacramento-based activist, actor, and poet. They are fat, black, neurodivergent, queer, and an agender badass. Their work can be found in Francis House, Rigorous Journal, Blood Orange Review, and Shade Journal, as well as a few others. Their chapbook, The Hottentot Lights The Gas Herself, was a runner up for the Two Sylvias Chapbook Prize. They are the 2019 Sacramento Youth Poet Laureate, a Leo-Virgo cusp, and in need of more friends.