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Silk Road Review: A Literary Crossroads publishes vibrant, well-crafted fiction, nonfiction, essays, poetry, one-act plays, translations, first chapters, and artwork that explore human dynamics and social transformations 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 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.

We are delighted to share that Silk Road Review: A Literary Crossroads is 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.

Join us on the Silk Road, where cultures collide, place is a defining influence, and stories are prized more than gold.

Volume 20


Editors in Chief
Kathlene Postma & Katie Fairchild


Senior Fiction Editor
Lisa Loewenthal
Matthew Minicucci
Elizabeth E. Tavares


Managing Editors
Sophia Backus & Harley Taff


Layout Editors
Kayla Luttringer & Darcy Christoffersen


Social Media Manager
Kymberlin Bush


Art: Katharsis, by Cyril Rolando
Design: Kayla Luttringer