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Calling the zany, the thought-provoking, the humorous, and the quirky—we want to read your writing! The Offbeat, a literary journal specializing in undisputedly unique works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and sequential art, is accepting submissions. We cater to the bizarre,


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From Vol. 16

"In the movie of my life, / I will play myself. / I will also play all the other roles, / Except for my love interests, / because in the scenes of my teenage years / this would be too painfully autobiographical."

Mark Brazaitis Poetry
Vol. 16 Featured Artists

Vol. 16 Featured Artists

Danielle Owensby is our cover artist for Volume 16! She is also featured on our website and social media. Check out her portfolio here. Nic Antaya is featured on our website. Check out his photography here.

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