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If a girl leans toward you: Kiss her.
If her hand is free: Hold it.
If she’s upset: Hug her until she is okay.
Just: love her.
THIS IS STUPID SHIT. IF MY HAND IS FREE I WILL PUNCH YOU IN THE DICK
every single person you know has something in their life and past that is probably worth collapsing to the ground in an uncontrollably sobbing heap over, so be nice to each other and tell good jokes
wowowowowowow my co-workers are such fuckin rad characters IT WOULD BE SO INAPPROPRIATE TO HUG THEM probably, but i luv them okay cool
send us your whale poems! previously published is okay too as long as you let us know where it was previously published. go go go go do it, thanks!
the two things i’m running up against that are kind of bigger setbacks that will eventually maybe be minor ones once my magazine hopefully picks up more steam is
- people disregarding the theme/not checking out the first issue or goal of the magazine before submitting pieces that don’t fit
- work being withdrawn because of simultaneous submissions
- poets sending a bunch of work and one one or two fit the goal and i’m ready to accept one of them but then they withdraw them and leave me with a group of their other really good, but out of place poems
- people getting really stoked about wanting to send stuff and then just not doing it/forgetting to do it. this doesn’t make me mad because everyone is busy, it’s just kind of a bummer
israel bombed gaza’s zoo today. no, hamas wasn’t there.
israel has bombed hospitals. no, hamas wasn’t there.
israel has bombed schools. no, hamas wasn’t there.
israel has bombed apartments, homes, and the streets. israel has bombed the beaches. israel has put out snipers to shoot at fleeing women and children and men.
israel is an apartheid state.
hamas doesn’t exist in a vaccuum. israel created hamas. without israeli oppression and occupation and apartheid, there would be no hamas.
wonder woman wouldn’t stand for any of this shit. you are not right, gal gadot, and israel. you are not right, and you will not overcome. you will never overcome.
imagine a vampire going “fuck it” and just taking some antihistamines before going to town on a plate of garlic bread
later on it’s wheeled into the ER with like a puffed up face and it just goes “I have been on this earth 10 thousand years but i have not lived until this day”
a literary magazine about heritage, culture, community, hometown, neighborhood, environment – anything or place from the outside that has found its way in.
Maps For Teeth is literary magazine, so yeah, that means poetry, prose, visual art, etc. but we want to stress that we want everything that falls under that umbrella. Literally everything. It’s a huge umbrella. So give us the polished, the raw, the stuff you produce that makes you scratch your head when you try to categorize it. Do you have a review? A reaction to a piece of art? Do you have comics? Doodles? Collages? Journal entries? Interviews? Send it. All of it.
DEADLINE: September 18th // firstname.lastname@example.org