|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 writes, presents, and talks about queerness, grief, and surviving trauma. His poetry has been nominated for the 2014 and the 2015 Best of the Net Anthology, was selected as the Runner-Up by Patricia Smith for the 2017 Epiphany Literary Journal Spring Contest, and has appeared in Muzzle Magazine, Vinyl, Rust+Moth, Red Paint Hill, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. He currently works on the poetry side of submissions at The Arkansas International, and has been a contributing editor at Arcadia Magazine and a poetry reader at Spry Literary Journal.

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 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.


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.


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.


Past Editors:

Katie DeCantillon

Dylan Garcia

Savvy Payne

Joe Campbell

Isabel Fontanez-Cirilo

Will Walawender

Claire Woodcock

Ben Carpenter