From the Editor

From the desk of Jason D. Ramsey.

On Safety and Inclusion

Dear Readers,   It has been a pleasure getting to know so many of you in the writing community. This is our official statement on safety and inclusion: We want to make it crystal clear to everyone that Barren Magazine is a safe space that embraces the beauty of the human condition and celebrates diversity, inclusion, and [...]

Backstory: Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers,   When I was in high school, I picked up a copy of The Sun magazine, a diamond in the rough of wannabe-smart lit mags. It spoke to me: a corner logo color burst atop a monochrome photo of an African boy with a water pail, mired in dirt and poverty, eyes wide and white. [...]