This will be the last issue of Word Riot for at least six months as we take a hiatus.
After 14 years steering this righteous beast, I’m tapped out and ready to pass the torch. Kevin O’Cuinn will oversee Word Riot as we head into 2017.
Word Riot changed the trajectory of my life. The friendships I’ve made with writers and artists through the magazine have been among my most formative. The (minimal) coding skills I cobbled together to piece this frequently hacked site in the early days made me employable in the shifting digital media landscape. I’m grateful. I’m humble. But it’s time for me to say goodbye.
Thanks for everything.
Ex-Publisher & Co-founder, Word Riot
All That by Julie Benesh
Apocalypse 1983 by Ann Lightcap Bruno
At the town baseball fields by Julie Doar
Just to Spite the Recession by Kawika Guillermo
Casting Off by Ann Hillesland
Pink Sock by Amy Landau
Chinese People by Michael K. Meyers
Remain Alert and Have a Safe Day by Kate Sheeran Swed
Bucket List by Kate Sparks
The Plateau by Nicholas Roth
Anemone by Zaina Alsous
Two Poems by Amee Nassrene Broumand
Two Poems by D. Gilson
Along the 15 near Baker by Gustavo Hernandez
Two Poems by Benjamin Hertwig
Two Poems by Krysten Hill
Sunday Night by Sandra Marchetti
I Have Two Mothers by Mae Remme
Two Poems by Sam Herschel Wein
I Would Go, but Then I’d Have To Put a Bra On by Nicole Shanté White
My First Mugging by m. h. burkett
The Isle of Devils by Cassandra A. Clarke
The Favorite by Kelly Flynn
Northern Ignorance and Southern Evidence by Dave Harris
Sixth Avenue Hos by Marie Manilla
Chronicle of an Unsung Song Written by Melina Papadopoulos