Claw & Blossom is an online literary magazine of short prose and poems that illustrate human experience within a larger context. We publish work that is touched by the natural world.

Listed at Duotrope

We are looking for compelling arcs and resonant moments involving characters or narrators who, though they may wrestle with life’s impossible problems, nonetheless wish to thrive.

We are fond of attention to craft–tight language and evocative, concrete imagery–and we prefer narrative movement to portraits, snapshots, and odes. We favor work that explores complex questions. We dig depth, we want layers.

Your work MUST also contain elements of the natural world.

The natural world need not be the main focus, but it should have a distinct and relevant narrative presence.

Be sure and check out our interview at the Six Questions blog, for more detailed information.

Editor and Illustrator:

C.B. Auder is inordinately fond of bugs, birds, beasts, blooms, and banana peels. Their stories, poems, and artwork have been published in various magazines including: Milk Candy Review, Atlas + Alice, Pidgeonholes, Storm Cellar Quarterly, Longleaf Review, Cleaver Magazine, A cappella Zoo, and elsewhere. Find them at https://audercb.wordpress.com.