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An Alt.Lit Introspective.

Barren Magazine is a literary publication that features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and photography for hard truths, long stares, and gritty lenses. We revel in the shadow-spaces that make up the human condition, and aim to find antitheses to that which defines us: light in darkness; beauty in ugliness; peace in disarray. We invite you to explore it with us.

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Publisher / Executive Editor
Jason D. Ramsey
Managing Editor
Susan Mulder
Project Director
Lannie Stabile
Visual Media Director
Chris Nielsen
Fiction Editor
Meagan Lucas
Poetry Editor
Claire Fallon
Poetry Editor
Madeleine Corley
Creative Nonfiction Editor
Sarah Rennicke
Flash Fiction Editor
James McAdams
Associate Flash Fiction Editor
Tega Oghenechovwen
Associate Fiction Editor
Colin Griffith
Contributing Editor
alyssa hanna
Contributing Editor
Charlotte Hamrick
Contributing Editor
Katherine Tweedle
Contributing Editor
Michael Akuchie
Contributing Editor
Amy Poague
Contributing Editor
Amy Barnes


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