Claw & Blossom are a new quarterly online literary magazine seeking to publish short prose and poetry.
We are looking for compelling narratives and resonant moments involving characters or narrators who are wrestling with life’s impossible problems but who nonetheless seek ways to thrive.
We enjoy many styles of writing, and favor work that says something bigger than itself—that reaches outwards towards more questions than answers.
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 narrative presence.
What do Claw & Blossom consider The Natural World?
Creatures in their natural habitats, and natural habitats. Things that mostly live and die on earth, yet mostly do not live in your house.
Undomesticated entities that that crawl and swoop, bite and swim, play and defend and hunger.
Also: cells that seed and grow and flutter and bloom and then sometimes get randomly hit by lightning or trampled by reindeer and thus turned into oodles of food for very-very tiny beasts.
Of course there’s always weather. Rivers and glaciers and bogs. Brine, coral, dirt. Rocks…. By golly, only you can know what you need to say. Write about what moves you to heartbreak or outrage or hysterical laughter, and send it our way!
C.B. Auder is inordinately fond of bugs, birds, beasts, blooms, and banana peels. Auder’s stories, poems, and artwork have been published in various magazines including: Bending Genres, Atlas + Alice, Longleaf Review, Pidgeonholes, OCCULUM, Unbroken, Storm Cellar Quarterly, Cleaver Magazine, A cappella Zoo, and elsewhere. Find Aud on Twitter @cb_auder