Our goal is to promote all voices within the writing community. We are eager to support unpublished and up-and-coming authors as well as established names and will judge work solely on its merits, not taking into consideration previous accomplishments or publications. We also believe in supporting causes that are important to us and to our communities. And we plan to do this through both literary and financial means. As such, each of our issues will be centered around a cause or topic that we and our readership feel strongly about, and, for this reason, we request that your submission is inspired by that topic. This way, we can also donate a portion of the proceeds from submission fees to the cause of the issue, and the rest can be used for costs associated with running a literary magazine. We recognize that you may be unable to pay this fee, and since we don’t want to impose barriers based on financial status, if you are unable to pay, please contact us, and we will consider your piece equally among the rest.