alex garcia is a mexican, brooklyn based artist and writer of experimental fiction. their work travels through the esoteric, the grotesque, the lovecraftian, the horrific, the profane and the mildly indecorous, and then gently settles in those flimsy moments of human connection that tend to slip through one’s fingers. their writing strives to make the world a safer place for the complex emotions of teenage girls, and offend the catholic church in the process.
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"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive."
~ James Baldwin
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Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.
The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.