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Silk Road Review: A Literary Crossroads publishes vibrant, well-crafted fiction, essays, poetry, one-act plays, translations, and art that explore human dynamics and social transformation that occur in a particular place—an Internet chat room, a school in Africa, an American home, or any story-rich location in the world.

We are especially interested in works exploring diversity, migration, immigration, and otherwise internationally relevant writing.  We are seeking work in particular that focuses on the idea of unity while also emphasizing the richness of individual cultures, the myriad of ways of being human in this world, and the importance of empathy, inclusion, and humanization.  While we look for voices of the “unheard,” we are drawn to any pieces that explore both human differences and togetherness.  Silk Road is also committed to publishing pieces featuring the perspectives of gender fluidity, sexuality, and intersectionality as a whole.  Join us on the Silk Road, where cultures collide, place is a defining influence, and stories are prized more than gold.

We are delighted to share that Silk Road Review: A Literary Crossroads is now a paying literary magazine. Contributors will receive $10/page for written work for a maximum of $250 per published piece and $30 for each piece of artwork.

Volume 16


Editors in Chief
Kelly Chastain and Keya Mitra

Senior Fiction Editors
Claire Foster and Stacey Jean Barron

Senior Nonfiction Editors
Tammy Dietz and Hannah Pass

 Senior Poetry Editors
Kristina Hakanson, Maisha Johnson, and Jonathan Brechner

Managing Editors
Katie Fairchild and Kristy Rudy

Design Manager
Taylor Farris

Business Manager
Kelly Chastain

Web and Social Media Manager
Hunter Peterson

Director of Promotions
Shannon Konoske