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Cagibi / kä • jē • bē / Founded in 2017. A literary journal publishing quarterly online issues and an annual print issue with Macaron Prize in poetry & prose.

Hosting writing retreats in US and abroad. Cagibi: a literary space

"Mallory was already a mother. What she would have given to drink until the world became a great forgiving blank, smoke ...
05/03/2022
Ferry - Cagibi

"Mallory was already a mother. What she would have given to drink until the world became a great forgiving blank, smoke until she was just a body in a room, her mind flown away somewhere softer, kinder. But her body belonged to her son. She was hopelessly, achingly present."

A story by Hadley Franklin.
Photograph by Neil Snidow.

by Hadley Franklin

"When Hesh was six years old, the social worker moved him from public school to St. Mary’s on Vernon Boulevard where she...
04/11/2022
The First Hard Fight - Cagibi

"When Hesh was six years old, the social worker moved him from public school to St. Mary’s on Vernon Boulevard where she could better keep an eye on him. She had a good heart, Mrs. Cabrini—she was a distant relation to Mother Cabrini, the American saint—but it never occurred to her that Catholic school might be problematic for a Jewish kid. Sure enough the shkotzim pushed him around because the Jews killed Jesus, allegedly. When Hesh pushed back, the kids ran crying to the sisters and Hesh got the ruler. So every day he got it one way or another."

A story by Gordon Haber to begin your week.
(Artwork by Kathleen Loe).

by Gordon Haber

"If you stayed inside the boundaries everything was fine. Manhattan, Kansas was even livable as long as you didn’t look ...
04/05/2022
To Eat Only Pulp - Cagibi

"If you stayed inside the boundaries everything was fine. Manhattan, Kansas was even livable as long as you didn’t look out too far. Better to relax. Horizons will kill you with hope if you’re not careful."

A story by Garth Miro, from our current issue.

by Garth Miró

"As the poet says, where come human beings, so too vendors. Bananas, fried lizard, yogurt drinks to mollify the heat, al...
03/29/2022
The Sun Will Love Us - Cagibi

"As the poet says, where come human beings, so too vendors. Bananas, fried lizard, yogurt drinks to mollify the heat, all advertised with the passion of songbirds. My older brother put a coin in my hand and told me to go pick up something buttered and roasted."

Click below to read this story by Ankur Razdan, one of the fiction from our current issue.

by Ankur Razdan

"She also knew, when Roger moved to brush a smear of wet clay from her cheek, that he was going to kiss her. She did not...
03/01/2022
Cataract Canyon - Cagibi

"She also knew, when Roger moved to brush a smear of wet clay from her cheek, that he was going to kiss her. She did not expect the urgent, clothes-on sex they had atop the wheel she’d used to throw hours earlier, could not yet imagine Millie, who’d arrive fifteen months later: five pounds, always angry, and raven-haired, like Roger."

Click below to continue to read this short story by Adele Oliveira.
Art by Callie Art

by Adele Oliveira

Four years ago this weekend, our first online issue went live! Take a trip down memory lane with us!
01/16/2022
Cagibi Literary Journal Issue 1

Four years ago this weekend, our first online issue went live! Take a trip down memory lane with us!

Cagibi's journal of stories, essays, poetry, and features such as visual art and interviews.

What a way to end the year! Congratulations to our Poetry Editor Jeanne-Marie Osterman!
12/22/2021

What a way to end the year! Congratulations to our Poetry Editor Jeanne-Marie Osterman!

Before we end the year, we would like to share that Kirkus Reviews has named Jeanne-Marie Osterman’s SHELLBACK one of the Best Books of 2021! The announcement was made in the December 15 issue of Kirkus Reviews Magazine. Shellback has also earned a Kirkus Star four months after it was released on February 1st.

Jeanne-Marie Osterman is the author of There’s a Hum (Finishing Line Press) and All Animals Want the Same Things, winner of the Slipstream Press 34th Annual Poetry Chapbook Competition. Her poems have appeared in Borderlands, New Ohio Review, Cathexis Northwest, 45th Parallel Magazine, and elsewhere. A Pushcart-nominated poet, Osterman is finalist for the 2018 Joy Harjo Poetry Award and 2017 Levis Prize in Poetry. She is poetry editor for Cagibi, a journal of prose and poetry.

https://palomapress.net/2021/12/18/shellback-best-books-of-2021/ Jeanne-Marie Osterman

Hear from Cagibi Poetry Editor Jeanne-Marie Osterman in the latest The Writers Room conversation on her new collection o...
10/17/2021
MADE IN THE ROOM — The Writers Room

Hear from Cagibi Poetry Editor Jeanne-Marie Osterman in the latest The Writers Room conversation on her new collection of poems, Shellback http://www.writersroom.org/madeintheroom-jmo
"Shellback was inspired when I learned about my father’s experiences in World War II. He served on a battleship in the South Pacific and fought in the Battle of Okinawa. ..."

Our current entry of MADE IN THE ROOM spotlights Writers Room Member Jeanne-Marie Osterman, whose new collection of poems Shellback was published in February 2021. More Writers Room authors and their published or produced works to come.

Read today's special On The Ground feature by Cagibi past contributor Nicole R. Zimmerman:  "Autumn Inferno" — Read at h...
10/07/2021
Autumn Inferno - Cagibi

Read today's special On The Ground feature by Cagibi past contributor Nicole R. Zimmerman: "Autumn Inferno" — Read at https://cagibilit.com/autumn-inferno/ — In the middle of the night, sirens startle me awake. My ears prick to the wind. Oak branches whip the sky like Medusa’s head of snakes—a raspy hiss. ...

by Nicole R. Zimmerman

Read today's postcard! It's by Mark Crimmins: "Yam Cakes in the Rain" — read at https://cagibilit.com/yam-cakes-in-the-r...
10/05/2021
Yam Cakes in the Rain - Cagibi

Read today's postcard! It's by Mark Crimmins: "Yam Cakes in the Rain" — read at https://cagibilit.com/yam-cakes-in-the-rain/ Fortunately, there was a café there under the awning of the National Library and so it didn’t matter much that it was raining or that the rain was coming down so heavily that, when I looked out at the church, if it was a church, on Robinson Road, if it was Robinson Road, it seemed as if I were seeing it from a cave behind a waterfall. ...

by Mark Crimmins

Read today's postcard by Sarp Sozdinler at https://cagibilit.com/the-united-saguaros-postcard-from-sasabe-arizona/THE UN...
09/30/2021
The United Saguaros: Postcard from Sasabe, Arizona - Cagibi

Read today's postcard by Sarp Sozdinler at https://cagibilit.com/the-united-saguaros-postcard-from-sasabe-arizona/
THE UNITED SAGUAROS: POSTCARD FROM SASABE, ARIZONA
“The first rule of the wall,” my father told me when I was five, “is being constantly conscious of its presence.” I remember my palm getting sweatier in his hand and my eyes having a hard time adjusting to the extent of the tallest structure I’d seen back then, one that scooped a diagonal part of the sky and stretched from one end of the horizon to another.

by Sarp Sozdinler

Issue 14 is now live! Cover image: Olga BreydoAs the dog days of summer 2021 draw to a close, we journey out and in amid...
08/11/2021
Issue 14: August 2021 - Cagibi

Issue 14 is now live! Cover image: Olga Breydo

As the dog days of summer 2021 draw to a close, we journey out and in amid the vagaries of this pandemic. What does it mean to survive, to feel safe? Who can we trust for the truth? And how do we escape when it all becomes too much?

If Covid limited the freedom to move beyond our familiar nooks, or cagibis, it has elicited far-reaching forays among writers—in this issue, an odyssey of young manhood through Greece via backwoods Virginia, an Amtrak trip showing everything and nothing about America, refracted memories of a beachside playscape like no other, an equally untraditional seaside mystery of love and visual art, and a dystopian tale of adventurous survival that’s smack-bang of the moment.

In very different stories of escape, a woman weathers her daughter’s imprisonment in the dubious safety of the girl’s childhood bedroom, and another heals PTSD with horror films: “Survivor stories are cathartic,” she explains. A translator’s atypical journey in her field comprises this issue’s “On Writing” feature, while “Pablo’s Story” charts poverty, global inequality, and what gets lost in translation as a German travels through Mexico. As it tends to do, our poetry section runs the emotional gamut: poems of grief, fear, wonder, punishment, and the “so what” of it all.

These fine selections are Cagibi’s contribution to the fall resurgence of the arts as we move toward a new beginning. We hope you enjoy Issue 14 as much as we did honing it as guest editors. Next up is Cagibi 2021: The Print Issue, due out in early December. Till then, godspeed!

Amy Dupcak and Carrie Schneider

Welcome to Cagibi Issue 14.

"In front of me, mountains run from lake to sky, their reflections pooling in calm water. With no obvious human imprint,...
07/06/2021
When Mountains Move: Field-Journaling the Anthropocene - Cagibi

"In front of me, mountains run from lake to sky, their reflections pooling in calm water. With no obvious human imprint, the view feels like a salve I’d nearly forgotten to need. I never meant to be gone for so long."
Stay cool and enjoy this essay by Lyn Baldwin (illustrations by the author).

by Lyn Baldwin

Huge congrats to Cagibi's poetry editor Jeanne-Marie Osterman! Her book of poems “Shellback” was highlighted this week b...
06/15/2021
SHELLBACK | Kirkus Reviews

Huge congrats to Cagibi's poetry editor Jeanne-Marie Osterman! Her book of poems “Shellback” was highlighted this week by the prestigious Kirkus Reviews as a top indie press book.

A daughter recalls her relationship with her father, a World War II sailor, in this volume of poetry.

10 more days to sign up! The Cagibi 2021 Writing Retreat will take place in Provence, France this September and offers w...
06/11/2021

10 more days to sign up!
The Cagibi 2021 Writing Retreat will take place in Provence, France this September and offers writers a space to reconnect with their creativity, connect with fellow writers from all over the world, and begin a new project or workshop an ongoing one. Food, lodging, and workshop are included. We will workshop in the morning, and allow for lots of free (and private if preferred) time to pursuit your own writing while taking advantage of the gorgeous premises or the cafes in Lourmarin, a quaint village within walking distance. There will also be optional daily activities such as yoga, hiking, visiting nearby vineyards, and more. Most meals will be served on premises, so that we can further socialize and connect with one another.

Connecting through creativity and community: what a precious opportunity, especially after all that we have been going through in 2020.

Will you join us?

The workshop will be led by Sylvie Bertrand and Jennifer Friedman Lang, accomplished writers with extensive experience as teachers, editors, and workshop leaders. Fiction and nonfiction writers, along with poets, are welcome.

For more details, click here:
https://www.artecom.ca/

* Deadline Extended until June 15 *Let's make this happen! The Cagibi Writing Retreat 2021 will take place in Provence F...
06/05/2021

* Deadline Extended until June 15 *

Let's make this happen! The Cagibi Writing Retreat 2021 will take place in Provence France, from Sept 26 to Oct 3.

Seize the opportunity to go back to "normal": travel to beautiful Provence and rekindle your creativity. Meet fellow writers from all over the world while working on your current project or beginning a new one. Exquisite accommodations and food, and many daily activities are included. You will have the option to workshop in the morning, play or write in the afternoon, and socialize in the evening. Co-organized with Artecom, a Canadian company based in France. Click below for details:
https://www.artecom.ca/

A postcard for your reading pleasure today! By Catherine Irene. At cagibilit.com.  ..
06/03/2021

A postcard for your reading pleasure today! By Catherine Irene. At cagibilit.com.
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May is Short Story Month! Here is one from our current issue. "She lost the children almost as soon as they got there." ...
05/20/2021
The Mouse Races - Cagibi

May is Short Story Month! Here is one from our current issue.

"She lost the children almost as soon as they got there."

A short story by Aefa Mulholland.
Image Callie Art

by Aefa Mulholland

https://www.artecom.ca/It's official! Europe WILL allow vaccinated Americans to travel...Provence is waiting for us!
05/19/2021
Writing retreat France | Artecom

https://www.artecom.ca/

It's official! Europe WILL allow vaccinated Americans to travel...Provence is waiting for us!

Artecom's original and awesome retreat in Provence (France) for authors and writers who want to develop their skills. Led by Cagibi.

UPDATE: The headline we've been waiting for! "Europe agrees to reopen to vaccinated visitors"We are going to Provence in...
05/10/2021

UPDATE: The headline we've been waiting for!

"Europe agrees to reopen to vaccinated visitors"

We are going to Provence in the fall! The retreat originally planned for 2020 has been rescheduled. The new dates are Sept 26 - Oct 3, 2021. See link in the comment for more details and view the beautiful Provencal domain where we will gather. A great opportunity to reconnect with your writing, travel, and people!

6 hours left! At cagibilit.com
04/30/2021

6 hours left! At cagibilit.com

New issue just out! Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and an interview with Maria Tumarkin. Cover image by Olga Breydo.
04/21/2021
Issue 13: April 2021 - Cagibi

New issue just out! Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and an interview with Maria Tumarkin.
Cover image by Olga Breydo.

Welcome to Cagibi Issue 13.

What a joy, to find our poetry editor Jeanne-Marie Osterman's book "Shellback" on the poetry reading list of The Academy...
04/19/2021

What a joy, to find our poetry editor Jeanne-Marie Osterman's book "Shellback" on the poetry reading list of The Academy of American Poets.

The Academy of American Poets' Reading List for the 25th Anniversary of includes SHELLBACK.
https://palomapress.net/tag/shellback/ Jeanne-Marie Osterman

"Like sparrows on a line when the train comes through, the group went still at the noise we made. All 30 of them. All sh...
03/30/2021
How I Met Your Father - Cagibi

"Like sparrows on a line when the train comes through, the group went still at the noise we made. All 30 of them. All shapes and sizes, teens to middle-aged, in sweats and jeans, mainly, and mostly men. Many were disfigured."

Flash memoir piece from our current issue by Mickey Greaves.

by Mickey Greaves

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Professional Creative Writing Instructor Partricia Dubrava's piece "A Translation Journey" was featured by Cagibi, detailing her important work translating literary pieces from Spanish to English.

"I bring amazing poems and stories into English. I give marketing support to writers, to Mexican writing, to American readers, add threads of enrichment to the weave of world literature."
Is Cagibi a woman's literary space? I don't sense much of a male presence here. Are we not welcome? I even get a sense of wealth and privilege.... If I am wrong, I apologize for my misreading.
“I caught her once pressing her lips on a poster of him, with his lips slightly parted—his face blown up so much that my sister was only kissing the bottom part of his lip. The scene was so magnificently odd, so etched with embarrassment for me at witnessing this intimate, sacred moment between Ate and her poster, that the whole scene is incredibly vivid in my memory. When I remember that moment, I am nine again, looking through a door ajar, my heart racing, careful to keep my breathing even, preserving my presence. In that moment, I am innocent and pure, untainted by wickedness. I come back to that place often.”

Larisse Mondok has a dark & twisty story in the newest Cagibi 🎉 read more, here:
We’re proud to share this list of literary journals—all members of CLMP—launching new issues in December 2020, including Arkana, Cagibi, Tempered Runes Press, The Cincinnati Review, Colorado Review, Nonfiction, December Magazine, The Florida Review, Georgia Review & more! https://www.clmp.org/news/december-magazines-from-our-members/
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Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
"Cagibi is invested in sharing the universal human experiences to be found in works of prose and poetry set within places unfamiliar to readers; thus, our expressed interest in international—or world—literature, and works in translation. The journal concerns literature in which character conflict, ultimately story, is tied to place. Details here:
https://cagibilit.submittable.com/submit.
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Essays On Cultural, Political, Social Issues
"For the Cagibi OTG ("on the ground") special feature section, the editors are seeking essays in conversation with important issues unfolding in the world around us, whether literary, cultural, social, or political. We welcome a wide range of work and subject matter and form. We welcome reactions, responses, and reporting, from a wide range of perspectives and angles. There is no word count limit; use your best judgment." Details here:
https://cagibilit.submittable.com/submit/151155/essays-on-cultural-political-social-issues-on-the-ground-features
When you see the outstanding work here you will be sure to submit your best work for the next issue. Cagibi Sylvie Bertrand The Writers Studio Hudson Valley
Submit your poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or cartoon to Cagibi's Macaron Prize by Jan. 20! The annual contest awards four prizes of $1,000 and publication in the magazine’s annual print issue. Visit the Grants & Awards blog for more details:
Cagibi is accepting entries for its annual Macaron Prize in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and cartoon through January 20. Guest judges Andre Dubus III, Jill Bialosky, Nick Flynn, and New Yorker cartoonist Emily Flake. https://cagibilit.com/cagibi-macaron-prize-2020/
Cagibi is seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and works in translation for its January 2020 issue. Works published in online issues are considered for Cagibi's annual print issue. Deadline: 11/30.
New work up from SWWIMmer Nicole Hefner Callihan at Cagibi!
A poem in which I cavort with Frank Stanford. Thank you, Cagibi.
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