Palooka is an international 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, South Korea, France, Spain, Israel, Finland, Italy, and Austria.
RIDE OF THE SILVER RANK WINS THE PALOOKA PRESS CHAPBOOK CONTEST!
Frank Morris teaches writing at UMass Lowell and enjoys early American literature, sports history, '80s middleweight boxing, and loud guitars. Ride of the Silver Rank is inspired by 16th-century accounts of Spanish New World expeditions and Southeastern Native American tribal folklore.
PALOOKA #10 OUT NOW!
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JOE AMARAL'S THE STREET MEDIC
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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: 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 D. E. LEE (#10)