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Silk Road Review: A Literary Crossroads publishes vibrant, well-crafted fiction, nonfiction, essays, poetry, one-act plays, screenplays, graphic narratives, translations, first chapters, and artwork that explore human dynamics and social transformations that occur in any story-rich location in the world.

We are especially interested in work exploring diversity, migration, and otherwise internationally relevant questions. Of particular focus is the notion of unity, and how it emphasizes the richness of individual cultures, the myriad of ways of being human in this world, and the importance of empathy, inclusion, and humanization. By extension, Silk Road is committed to publishing pieces that center around themes of gender fluidity, sexuality, and intersectionality. We look for voices of the “unheard,” drawn to pieces that explore both differences and togetherness.

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.

Submit your work today and join us on the Silk Road.

Issue 23 Spring 2021


Kathlene Postma

Guest Editor
Gina Walters

Managing Editors
Phoebe Whittington
Kyla Wilson

Layout Editors
Megan Farmer
Cal McCarthy

Web Design Manager
Sienna Brown

Contract Manager
Kyla Wilson

Assistant Editors
Grace Alexandria
Sienna Brown
Charles Delplanche
Megan Farmer
Bridget Gann
Noah Lewis
Isa Menesez
Zoe Stanek
Keagan Weis

Art: Gray Snake by Aryn Calvo

Special Thanks
Pacific University, Associate Dean Mike
Geraci, and Sam Stein, Sr. Administrative
Assistant for their support and assistance.