Epiphany A Literary Journal

Epiphany A Literary Journal Epiphany is a biannual literary journal and independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) that supports practicing writers at every stage of their careers. For 18+ years we have published work that transcends convention and demonstrates literary mastery.

Epiphany, a semiannual literary magazine, was established in 2001. We feature fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic literature, and visual art. Our contributors have included emerging writers alongside iconic literary voices such as Elena Ferrante, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Vijay Seshadri, Derek Walcott, and Man Booker Prize winner Jessica Cohen. Our ethos locates in the celebration of epiphanic work that reveals the capacious potential of literature.

Mission: Epiphany is committed to publishing literary work, wherever it may fall on the spectrum from experimental to traditional, that is realized both in its vision and its devotion to artistry. We are especially open to writers whose explorations of new territory may not yet have found validation elsewhere.

Creating takes courage in times of trauma. This weekend we will donate 15% of all purchases made on our website before T...
05/01/2020

Creating takes courage in times of trauma. This weekend we will donate 15% of all purchases made on our website before Tuesday, May 5, *including subscriptions*, to ArtistRelief.org, a coalition of national grantmakers who've come together to support artists and writers affected by COVID-19.

Epiphany A Literary Journal
04/17/2020

Epiphany A Literary Journal

“I want a president,” Zoe Leonard, 1992. via @hauserwirth

“I want a president,” Zoe Leonard, 1992. via @hauserwirth
04/16/2020

“I want a president,” Zoe Leonard, 1992. via @hauserwirth

03/26/2020
Plot Roulette, a STAY AT HOME craft talk & writing exercise by Rachel Lyon (Self Portrait with Boy)

We've been loving The Sackett Street Writers' Workshop STAY AT HOME craft talk series, including videos by novelists Aja Gabel, Taylor Larsen, and—as of yesterday—Epiphany EIC Rachel Lyon. How are you staying creative in these difficult times?

Novelist Rachel Lyon walks viewers through Plot Roulette, a short-story-generating game that can be played in a group (similar to Bingo!) or alone. This game...

Thanks to Submittable for featuring us in this week's Submishmash Weekly newsletter, alongside so many other excellent o...
03/18/2020
Submishmash Weekly: 'The rawest form'

Thanks to Submittable for featuring us in this week's Submishmash Weekly newsletter, alongside so many other excellent opportunities for writers! Submissions to our forthcoming Borders Issue close April 1.

Submittable's weekly newsletter contains news about creative arts and writing, with opportunities from Rougarou, Oolite Arts, Epiphany, and more.

Submissions are open! Inspired by the work of this season's Guest Poetry Editor Mihaela Moscaliuc, for our Spring/Summer...
02/01/2020
Epiphany a Literary Journal Submission Manager

Submissions are open! Inspired by the work of this season's Guest Poetry Editor Mihaela Moscaliuc, for our Spring/Summer 2020 issue we've chosen the theme of Borders. As you'll see, however, the theme is broadly defined. Send us your work today!

General submissions are currently CLOSED. Epiphany's next submission period will begin February 1st, 2020 at midnight EST. *** Join our mailing list to keep updated on submission period news.

The Barbarous Century — Leah Umansky
01/24/2020
The Barbarous Century — Leah Umansky

The Barbarous Century — Leah Umansky

When we talk about books of poetry being generous, we’re talking about collections like Leah Umansky’s The Barbarous Century. Here are poems that lay out everything they’ve got. Poems that call forth a cast of voices ranging from W.B. Yeats to Daenerys Targaryen to Azar Nafisi to Emily Dickins...

On the website this week, Ruth Awad introduces the short poetry series The Winter Poems. “What these poems have in commo...
01/16/2020

On the website this week, Ruth Awad introduces the short poetry series The Winter Poems. “What these poems have in common is their inability to make you comfortable,” she writes. “They will take your heart and leap unapologetically into truth. …You will not come away unchanged. I certainly haven’t.” Read the first post in the series: two poems by Asa Drake ❄️

...and fun fun fun at the after-party! with Miracle Jones & Jacob Rogers; @jeanneticallymodified & @sklimnagem ; @ianmac...
01/14/2020

...and fun fun fun at the after-party! with Miracle Jones & Jacob Rogers; @jeanneticallymodified & @sklimnagem ; @ianmac47 & @regality_bites ; @just_jcooke @britt_canty & Emerald Carter; @regality_bites @urgoodpal_andres & Willard Cook. 🥂👏🥂👏🥂 @ Clover Club

Just a few pics, not nearly enough, from last night’s glorious reading! Thanks to everyone who came out and everyone who...
01/14/2020

Just a few pics, not nearly enough, from last night’s glorious reading! Thanks to everyone who came out and everyone who was there in spirit. Our hearts are full. 💜 @ Books Are Magic

Thrilled to see tonight’s issue launch recommended this morning by none other than our paper of record! Join us for read...
01/13/2020

Thrilled to see tonight’s issue launch recommended this morning by none other than our paper of record! Join us for readings tonight at Books Are Magic, and toast our contributors at the afterparty at Clover Club, nearby. 🥂🥂

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01/09/2020

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This is an old story but it's relevant because its what we do. We encourage writers by publishing them. Ruvanee Pietersz...
01/02/2020

This is an old story but it's relevant because its what we do. We encourage writers by publishing them. Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer published "The Rat Tree" in Epiphany 13 Winter 2013/2014 which went on to be published in a collection The Water Diviner and Other Stories which won The Iowa Review short fiction award and more recently Ruvanee published a novel The Mask Collectors. https://www.ruvaneevilhauer.com We are so happy for Ruvanee's success. Her success is our success. Keep writing Ruvanee and please send us some more work. Our submission open in February. Look closely at the back cover. Some pretty cool writers in that issue!

Happy New Year, from Epiphany to you! 🎉🥳🎉
12/31/2019

Happy New Year, from Epiphany to you! 🎉🥳🎉

Our final installment of Women Writing Women is up now: a gorgeous meditation on women and monsters, The Wizard of Oz, M...
12/05/2019
"Something Wicked This Way Comes" by Caroline Hagood — Epiphany Magazine

Our final installment of Women Writing Women is up now: a gorgeous meditation on women and monsters, The Wizard of Oz, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Ann Sexton, and more—by the brilliant Caroline Hagood.

by Caroline Hagood My love affair with monsters can be traced to my eccentric childhood, of course.

#CyberMonday sounds like an early aughts prog punk band but in fact it is a major sale! #Writers, we invite you to take ...
12/02/2019

#CyberMonday sounds like an early aughts prog punk band but in fact it is a major sale! #Writers, we invite you to take advantage of this exciting offer from our publisher. #Readers, today is a great time to subscribe! Link in bio.

ICYMI: Our fourth installment of Women Writing Women features an excerpt from Cat Fitzpatrick's witty, radical novel-in-...
11/14/2019
Excerpt from "The Call-Out" by Cat Fitzpatrick — Epiphany Magazine

ICYMI: Our fourth installment of Women Writing Women features an excerpt from Cat Fitzpatrick's witty, radical novel-in-verse, THE CALL-OUT! Cat writes, "My current elevator pitch for it is 'Eugene Onegin meets Sex and the City but with transsexuals.'" Enjoy, enjoy.

by Cat Fitzpatrick She grins to herself, then, since they friended each other at some point during that night, she opens messenger and starts to write a message: “Hi. It’s been a while but I’d still like to be your friend.”

We're so proud to share this week's installment of Women Writing Women: a short story by Lana Spendl about diaspora and ...
11/14/2019
"Family in the Foreign World" by Lana Spendl — Epiphany Magazine

We're so proud to share this week's installment of Women Writing Women: a short story by Lana Spendl about diaspora and the tenuousness of family relationships over time and space.

by Lana Spendl Suada stood in her curlers at the kitchen table and cut with scissors into a cardboard box. Her brother, who had remained with his family in Norway even after the war had ended, had sent her a package for her birthday. She ripped the last bit of the tape with her fingers and opened

Lapel pins have arrived! We’re thrilled to be offering these cuties as mini thank you gifts to our donors this year. Sho...
11/07/2019

Lapel pins have arrived! We’re thrilled to be offering these cuties as mini thank you gifts to our donors this year. Show your support for Epiphany with a snappy little semicolon of your very own!

Our third installment of Women Writing Women is complex, tragic short story by poet, short story writer, culture critic,...
11/04/2019
"Aliza" by Meher Manda — Epiphany Magazine

Our third installment of Women Writing Women is complex, tragic short story by poet, short story writer, culture critic, and educator Meher Manda.

by Meher Manda P and Aliza fought often, and in these battles P always managed to leave reminders of himself. Like the time I found her with three of his fingers imprinted on her right cheek. Red, engorged, the fingers had distinct boundaries, and touching her right cheek meant you climbed up an e

The second installment of Women Writing Women is live today! Novelist Lynn Strong writes about Bette Howland, whose work...
10/25/2019
Lynn Steger Strong on Bette Howland: Stories Straight from Life — Epiphany Magazine

The second installment of Women Writing Women is live today! Novelist Lynn Strong writes about Bette Howland, whose work is in revival right now thanks to A Public Space Books.

by Lynne Steger Strong Too many stories teach us , my friend said to me the other day as we walked aimlessly around the city, that we’re all supposed to be heroes of our lives . He blamed capitalism. Perhaps too easy a foil in 2019. But all the systems that we build are implicated in and bolste

Our first installment of the new online series Women Writing Women is live! Featuring a fierce and thought-provoking con...
10/18/2019
Women Writing Women — Epiphany Magazine

Our first installment of the new online series Women Writing Women is live! Featuring a fierce and thought-provoking conversation between memoirists Sophia Shalmiyev, author of MOTHER WINTER, and Jeannie Vanasco, whose incredible book THINGS WE DIDN’T TALK ABOUT WHEN I WAS A GIRL is just out with Tin House.
http://epiphanyzine.com/women-writing-women

Sophia Shalmiyev writes, “Jeannie Vanasco’s second book, Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl, has a narrative structure and aim that is completely new, charged, activated. The book will leave people stunned. Jeannie Vanasco performs a lot of labor in this book to examine the male side ...

All photos © PEN America / Aslan Chalom / Jasmina Tomic.
10/16/2019

All photos © PEN America / Aslan Chalom / Jasmina Tomic.

All photos © PEN America / Aslan Chalom / Jasmina Tomic.

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10/07/2019

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08/28/2019

Epiphany A Literary Journal

A photographic record of last week's Summer Fête, with some observations from our interns. All photos by Tim Draper.http...
06/14/2019
We Had a Fête & O What a Glorious Fête It Was

A photographic record of last week's Summer Fête, with some observations from our interns. All photos by Tim Draper.

http://epiphanyzine.com/features/2019/6/12/we-had-a-fte-amp-o-what-a-glorious-fte-it-was

We had our annual Summer Fête on Thursday, June 6th, 2019, at The William Vale, with honoree Gary Shteyngart and guest editor of the 15th anniversary issue Alex Gilvarry. Our sincere thanks to all who made it out in support of the journal; it was our most successful benefit to date. Epiphany liv

Our Spring Fete is less than three weeks away, and we can't wait to celebrate our 15th anniversary with you. Come enjoy ...
05/17/2019

Our Spring Fete is less than three weeks away, and we can't wait to celebrate our 15th anniversary with you. Come enjoy the NYC skyline from the rooftop of the William Vale as we honor novelist Gary Shteyngart and share a night of great conversation and a love of literature.

Among our hosts for the evening is Epiphany's guest editor Alex Gilvarry, and every attendee will receive a copy of our gorgeous new Spring/Summer issue.

Buy your tickets here: http://epiphanyzine.com/fte-tickets

When: Thursday, June 6th at 7 PM
Where: The William Vale (111 N 12th St., Brooklyn, NY)

Sponsors: HIP Lit, The William Vale, Crazy Beautiful Wines, Standard Wormwood Distillery

We invite you to join us for Epiphany's 2019 Summer Fête - an evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in support of the ...
05/01/2019

We invite you to join us for Epiphany's 2019 Summer Fête - an evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in support of the journal.

We'll gather at the beautiful William Vale in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where we will honor novelist Gary Shteyngart, author of The Russian Debutante's Handbook, Absurdistan, Super Sad True Love Story, Little Failure, and, most recently, Lake Success.

Gary will be introduced by Epiphany Spring/Summer issue guest editor Alex Gilvarry (Eastman Was Here, Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant). Kindly join us for an evening to remember, and help carry the journal forward as we celebrate our 15th anniversary.

When: Thursday, June 6th at 7 PM

Where: The William Vale (111 N 12th St., Brooklyn, NY)
Single tickets are ON SALE right now, until May 10th!

http://epiphanyzine.com/fte-tickets/friend-ticket-to-epiphanys-2019-summer-fte

* Cocktail Attire *

Sponsors: H.I.P. Lit, The William Vale

http://epiphanyzine.com/features/2019/2/26/brief-interview-with-pingmai-lan-a-winner-of-the-2019-penrobert-j-dau-short-s...
03/15/2019
Short-form interview with Pingmei Lan, a winner of the 2019 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize

http://epiphanyzine.com/features/2019/2/26/brief-interview-with-pingmai-lan-a-winner-of-the-2019-penrobert-j-dau-short-story-prize

Pingmei Lan’s short story, “Cicadas and the Dead Chairman,” which appeared in Epiphany’s Fall/Winter 2018 issue, has been named a winner of the prestigious PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize. Below is a brief interview with Pingmei, featuring our Epiphany 10 questions.

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03/15/2019

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2019 GINOSKO FLASH FICTION CONTEST. $500 prize, deadline March 1st, details at
"NOTHING MUCH FOR MINORS" Minors are those less than eighteen, As they don't have knowledge in keen. They don't have a driving licence, As don't have driving sense. Minors are given just pen and page, Their life is not more than a cage. Holiday is not given even on sundays, As their age is negligible for fundays. Parents are worried not to get blame, From minors they just want their fame. Circumstances are same for every minor, Parents are just their life designer. -Sahaj Sabharwal. -Chowk Chabutra, -Jammu. -11th Class. ©sahajsabharwal Delhi Public School, Jammu #India #Poem #Jammu #sahajsabharwal12345 #DelhiPublicSchool #DpsJammu #copyright #INDIA #TALENTPOETSahaj Sabharwal
Accepting submissions of short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, social justice, literary insights for Ginosko Literary Journal. http://GinoskoLiteraryJournal.com. Editorial lead time 1-2 months; accept simultaneous submissions & reprints; length flexible, accept excerpts. Ginosko γινώσκω A Greek word meaning to perceive, understand, realize, come to know; knowledge that has an inception, a progress, an attainment. The recognition of truth from experience. Publishing as semiannual litzine. Check free downloadable issues on website for tone & style. Print anthology of selected material every 4 issues. 2019 Ginosko Flash Fiction Contest, $500 prize, $5 entry fee. Deadline March 1st, 2019. Submit by Submittable, https://ginosko.submittable.com/submit/ Authors retain copyrights. Read year-round. Member CLMP. Est 2002. Ginosko Literary Journal PO Box 246 Fairfax, CA 94978 Robert Paul Cesaretti, editor
So enjoying reading the powerful poems!
"Sparks" by Chris Connolly, winner of the 2018 Ginosko Flash Fiction Contest. http://GinoskoLiteraryJournal.com
ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS the recognition of truth from experience
So proud of you Tracy!!