|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 received a B.A. in English from SUNY Fredonia in 2014. 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 and has appeared in Muzzle Magazine, Vinyl, Rust+Moth, Red Paint Hill, Tinderbox, and elsewhere.


Stephanie Lane Sutton is a midwestern poet. Her poetry has recently appeared in HEArt, Tinderbox, District Lit, and THRUSH, among others.  Her manuscripts have been finalists or winners in contests for Write Bloody Publishing, Wicked Banshee, Blood Pudding Press, Tired Hearts Press, and the Mary Ballard Poetry Prize. As a performance poet, she has been featured twice on Button Poetry. She is an MFA Candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Miami.


Dylan Garcia is a performance poet from Rockford, IL. In 2013 he competed at the National Poetry Slam with the Lethal Poetry team, and in 2015 he was an individual finalist at the Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam. He has performed on stages and run slam poetry workshops across the United States, as well as having coached poets who went on to compete at national events. His poetry has been featured in Radius, Words Dance, The Legendary, and Wicked Banshee Press.


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.


Katie DeCantillon is a young poet from Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Georgia State University and is currently continuing to better her writing. Her writing explores childhood, dreams, mythology, the South, and the magical. You can typically find her behind a bar or snuggling her dog. 


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


Savvy Payne is a poet and short fiction writer from Fredonia, NY, where she worked as an ESL tutor and has served as head poetry editor of the undergraduate magazine The Trident. Savvy currently lives in Buffalo, where she stuffs her girlfriend full of sourdough pancakes.


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 will begin an MFA in Poetry at Vanderbilt University this fall. 


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:

Joe Campbell

Isabel Fontanez-Cirilo

Will Walawender

Claire Woodcock

Ben Carpenter