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Palooka is an international literary magazine of unique fiction, poetry, nonfiction, artwork, photography, and graphic narratives. We've featured writers, artists, and photographers from United States, Canada, Australia, India, United Kingdom, China, Pakistan, Spain, France, Ireland, South Korea, Israel, Finland, Italy, and Austria.

See what we're all about: Mission Statement and interview with the editor.



FUTURE PALOOKAS

Leanne Hoppe     Nils Blondon    Khalilah Okeke   Mark Halpern    Malia Nahinu     Tim Chapman
     (POETRY)                (FICTION)              (FICTION)               (FICTION)             (ARTWORK)             (FICTION)



RIDE OF THE SILVER RANK OUT NOW!

Purchase your copy of Frank Morris' award-winning, expertly researched chapbook HERE.

An account of the New World expedition led by Governor Hernando de Soto during their interval upon the river island of Chahia at the foot of the impenetrable Tennessee Mountains in the late spring of the year 1540 and of thoughts had by de Soto as to the fate of his expedition and his election of the lost “Silver Rank” of nine capitans, whose company of halberdiers and attending scouts was deployed to unlock the mystery of the treacherous Smoking Mountain Valley and the shadowy Chalaque peoples therein, and other anecdotes related to this dark history...



PALOOKA #10 OUT NOW!

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FEATURED PALOOKA: MADELYN FRYE (#10)

Madelyn Frye is a student at Southern Oregon University. She is working on getting a bachelor of fine arts in creative writing and a bachelor of science in psychology. She was born in China and was adopted by Americans when she was fourteen months old. Her recent writing projects are themed around her experience as a Chinese-American adoptee. Other than writing, she enjoys Chinese tea ceremony, playing on aerial silks, and traveling to new places. Her work has appeared in Chantwood Magazine. She can be found on Instagram under the username @adventure_writer.



FEATURED WORK: FICTION BY CHARLIE SCATURRO (#10)

Check out "The Things I Tell Myself About Going Home" from Palooka #10!