About

About

 
 

|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

We host an MFA database project, |tap| into the mfa

 

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Peter Mason is a queer poet from Rochester, NY. He received a BA in English from SUNY Fredonia and is currently an MFA Candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Arkansas. His poetry has been nominated for the Best of the Net by Muzzle Magazine & Red Paint Hill, selected as Runner-Up in Epiphany: A Literary Journal’s 2017 Spring Contest, and has or is soon to appear in Booth, The Journal, Vinyl Poetry & Prose, and elsewhere. He is the Development Director and an Assistant Poetry Editor of The Arkansas International and a co-curator of the Open Mouth Reading Series.

Stephanie Lane Sutton is a Michener Fellow in the creative writing MFA program at the University of Miami. Her writing has recently appeared in Black Warrior Review, The Puritan, Crab Fat Magazine, Dream Pop Press, 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 the Managing Editor of Sinking City. 

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. 

Stephanie Davis is a second-year MFA student in poetry at Vanderbilt University. She hails from Jamaica, Queens in New York City where she earned a B.A. in English and Media Studies at Queens College and was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. She was also a Jamaica Arts Leadership Fellow and has received a New Works Grant from the Queens Council on the Arts. She works as assistant poetry editor for the Nashville Review.

Elizabeth Ruth Deyro is a Filipina writer, editor, and Communication Arts undergraduate at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. She is the Founding Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of The Brown Orient. She also serves as the Fiction Editor of Rag Queen Periodical and the Nonfiction Editor of Cauldron Anthology. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Ellipsis Zine, Black Napkin Press, Jellyfish Review, {m}aganda Magazine, and The Tempest, among other places.

Dylan Garcia is a poet from Rockford, Illinois. He is a Latinx trans man who writes to unlearn the silence he has been taught. He was a 2016 Best of the Net nominee and has had work featured in Radius, Words Dance, and RISE: An Anthology of Power and Unity by Vagabond Press.

Christine M. Hopkins is a Haitian American writer and journalist originally from the Bay Area, now living in Iowa. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa and Iowa State University, making her a bona fide CyHawk (though she never roots for the Cyclones). When she's not working at the library, she enjoys noveling, playing several instruments, and combining her journalism and psychology degrees to secretly analyze others. Her poetry and prose have appeared in shufPoetry, and/or, FIVE:2:ONE’s #thesideshow, and the Dubuque Area Writers Guild’s 2016 and 2017 galleries. You can follow her on Twitter @hoptine.

Jarred Thompson graduated from Alabama State University with a Summa Cum Laude in English.  He has been published in Typecast Literary Magazine, Type House Literary Magazine, The Best New African Poets Anthology of 2016,  New Contrast Literary Journal and was longlisted for The Sol Plaatje Award and Anthology of Poetry and placed second in the Fitzgerald Museum Short Story Contest, a national contest for college students in the US. He currently resides in Johannesburg South Africa where he is at work on his Masters at the University of Johannesburg.

Tristan Durst is a graduate of the MFA program at Butler University, where she served as the fiction editor for Booth. You can find her writing in Ghost Parachute, Dime Show Review, and New Plains Reviews, amongst others. You can find her re-watching The Wire, in the off chance Mister Omar lives this time. 

 

Past Editors: Sarah Grunder Ruiz, Albert Abonado, Katie DeCantillon, Savvy Payne, Joe Campbell, Isabel Fontanez-Cirilo, Will Walawender, Claire Woodcock, & Ben Carpenter.