A bean. The garbanzo bean...found throughout the world in nearly every culture’s cooking, and a staple of the vegan diet...is an amazingly diverse bean capable of being bread flour, one thousand flavors of hummus, is full of protein, can look (depending on one’s perspective) like a heart or a mooning buttocks, and is one of the elder crops of humankind. As such, it is the perfect mascot for a literary magazine.
We are calling out to all who have placed word on page (and even those who still carry all their works in the mind). Stories of up to one thousand one hundred and seventy two words, poems of up to forty-three lines, micro-fiction, macro-faction, limericks, villanelles, cinquains, couplets, couplings, creative non-fiction, non-creative fictions...and whatever form your moving, thoughtful, memorable tale, wishes to take (which means disregard the rules, punkrock style).