|tap| lit mag is a bi-annual publication dedicated to poetry, fiction, and non-fiction by marginalized voices.  |tap| is an inclusive publication of challenging work that pushes back on boundaries.  We were founded in February 2016.  For more information on what we publishing, view our Submission guidelines

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Peter Mason is a poet from Rochester, New York. He studied English at SUNY Fredonia and is an MFA Candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Arkansas. He has worked as a contributing editor for Arcadia Magazine and a reader for Spry Literary Journal. His poetry has been nominated for the 2014 and the 2015 Best of the Net Anthology, was selected for the Epiphany Literary Journal 2017 Contest, and has appeared in Muzzle Magazine, Vinyl, Rust+Moth, Red Paint Hill, Tinderbox, and elsewhere.


Stephanie Lane Sutton is a Michener Fellow in the creative writing MFA program at the University of Miami. Her poems have recently been published in Day One, Dream Pop Press, and Arsenic Lobster, as well as The Golden Shovel Anthology (University of Arkansas Press) and Reading Queer: Poetry in a Time of Chaos (Anhinga Press). She is a contributing blogger for The MFA Years and a poetry editor for Sinking City. She previously lived in Chicago, where she was a teaching artist with After School Matters and a co-facilitator of Surviving the Mic.


Chioma Urama is a writer from Virginia with Nigerian and African American heritage and an intense regard for the past. She is a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship alumnus and was a recipient of the 2015 Fred Shaw Prize in Fiction. Her book reviews have been published with Pleiades and the New Orleans Review and her fiction is forthcoming in theNormal School.  Chioma is an MFA candidate at the University of Miami. 


Sarah Grunder Ruiz is a writer and stay-at-home mom from South Florida. She currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, daughter, and two rescue pups


Stephanie Davis is a poet from Jamaica, NY. She was a Jamaica Arts Leadership Fellow and has received a New Works Grant from the Queens Council on the Arts in 2016. She is the Poetry Editor of Newtown Literary, a journal dedicated to supporting emerging writers from Queens, NY. She received a B.A. in English and Media Studies from Queens College, CUNY and is an MFA Candidate in Poetry at Vanderbilt University. 


Albert Abonado is the Director of Adult Programs at Writers & Books and has received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for poetry. He is the author of the chapbook, This is Superbook (H_NGM_N Books). His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Guernica, Pleiades, Rattle, The Margins, and others. Every Thursday from 2-3PM, Albert hosts the poetry radio show Flour City Yawp on WAYO 104.3.


Past Editors:

Katie DeCantillon

Dylan Garcia

Savvy Payne

Joe Campbell

Isabel Fontanez-Cirilo

Will Walawender

Claire Woodcock

Ben Carpenter