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

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



FUTURE PALOOKAS

   Kelly DuMar       Xavon Ross       Madelyn Frye         D. E. Lee       Roopa Dudley     John M. Flynn
      (POETRY)             (ARTWORK)               (ESSAY)                   (FICTION)         (COVER ART)               (ESSAY)



PALOOKA PRESS CHAPBOOK CONTEST ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!

$200 to the winner + 20 free copies.
Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic, or hybrid.
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PALOOKA #9BRAND NEW, OUT NOW!

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JOE AMARAL'S THE STREET MEDIC HAS ARRIVED!

Purchase a copy of Joe Amaral's deep, visceral, and heartbreaking chapbook.

Joe Amaral was born and raised in the East Bay Area. He now works 48-hour shifts as a paramedic on the California central coast, spending days off spelunking outdoors with his young family, camping, hiking, world traveling, and hosting foreign-exchange students. His writing has appeared in awesome places like 3Elements Review, Anti-Heroin Chic, New Verse News, Panoply, Poets Reading the News, Postcard Poems and Prose, Rise Up Review, Tuck Magazine, and Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora. Joe won the 2014 Ingrid Reti Literary Award for his poem “The Farm I’m From.”



FEATURED PALOOKA: DEANNA HERSHISER (#9)

Deanna Hershiser lives in Eugene, Oregon, with her husband and an orange, elderly cat. She works, whenever she’s needed, in a basement bookstore called Windows. Both of her grown children listen patiently to her essays-in-progress. Her writing has been published in such places as Rosebud, Runner’s World, the anthology Saying Goodbye, and the Ruminate Magazine blog. She blogs at storieshappen.blogspot.com and often wanders beside the Willamette River taking pictures.



FEATURED WORK: GRAPHIC FICTION BY JASON HART (#9)

Check out Jason's excellent graphic work from Palooka #9!