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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)                 (FLASH)                (FICTION)             (ARTWORK)             (FICTION)



EVELYN MARÍA ANDERSON RECEIVES
PALOOKA PRESS CHAPBOOK AWARD!

Evelyn María Anderson is a muralist and poet who holds a BA in Arts Practice from Stanford University. She works at the intersection of the arts and social justice at Stanford’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts. Raised in a bicultural home, her mother’s family is from Honduras, while her father grew up in Illinois. By following intergenerational stories of familial love, abuse, and intimacy, her poly-vocal chapbook, Sweetfires, seeks to elucidate the broader geopolitical relationship between Central America and the United States. Evelyn is working to better honor the Lenca understanding that the spirits of children live in the rivers and that it is our duty to protect them.



PALOOKA #11 COMING SOON!



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!