Interview with Binita Shrestha

Interview by Vanesa Paulino What made you want to submit your artworks to The Lit Magazine? I wanted to submit my artwork to The Lit Magazine to share my perspective and connect with a wider […]

Interview with Isabella Allwood

Click here to view Allwood’s photographs in the 2024 issue. Interview by Tammy Browne and Christopher Schmidt You write in your contributor’s bio that you took the photographs in this portfolio when you returned to […]

Interview with Matthew Pacuruco

Interview by Kevin Cruz What inspired you or gave you the inspiration to write this piece? What inspired me to write this piece was the idea of how my life took a turn when I […]

Interview with Akasha Weeratne

Interview by Daraen Kyi ‘What was your process in writing this? Why did you choose a poem format, for example? What led you to this topic? The process of writing this was surprisingly easy. I […]

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Interview with Emily Ramos

Interviewed by Joel Pazmiño via email What was writing this piece like for you? Writing “Otra Vida” was unexpected. The first time I read the prompt in my creative writing class, I had a completely […]

Interview with victoria segarra

Interview by Victor Garate Did you plan to use the “she-and-I” format before writing this piece, or did it come naturally as you wrote? I wrote “She and I” as an assignment for my creative […]

Interview with Alvi Chowdhury

Interview by Ethan Velez Let’s start with the title – where did it come from, how did you decide on it? The title “The Art of the Anxious” came very naturally to me. Anxiety is a […]

Some Questions for Alexandra Rivera

What inspired you to write “A Promise Goes Both Ways”? I wrote “A Promise Goes Both Ways” for my introduction to creative writing course after being prompted to create a flash fiction piece. “A Promise […]

Some Questions for Victoria Segarra

What inspired you to write “Ode to a Strange Planet”? I actually wrote “Ode To A Strange Planet” as an assignment for a creative writing course I took last year at LaGuardia. We had to […]

Some Questions for Kaylin Rivera

What inspired you to write “Era Death”? “Era Death” was something that I randomly thought of. We’ve seen the idea of writing letters to your child self and letting them know you’ve succeeded or are […]

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by Rianna Cruz The colors of summer are a beautiful sight They make so many things look better in the light, And though summer is a short flight, It can tend to feel like the […]

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Loving a Soldier

by Franchesca Cuba Again, in my window Waiting for his return Engrossed in my pain, the moon takes the floor Yes, the moon She tells me that he will return Let me prepare a place […]

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Era Death

to all the versions of myself that I’ve killed by Kaylin Rivera [CW // sexual assault] Circa 15, 16. Kaylin, Pressured by your so-called friends around you to give away the one thing that you […]

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A Promise Goes Both Ways

by Alexandra Rivera “Hey, bean…? If I ever become one of those things, I want you to put a bullet in my head.” I was still maintaining my faith in societal restoration and keeping track […]

Some Questions for Robbie Atienza

What was your writing process like for this piece? In my creative writing course last semester, I was tasked with writing a flash fiction piece. I took that opportunity to write a horror story because […]

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The Little Differences

by Raisa Zannat On a bright winter morning, I waited inside an army jeep parked outside of a red guesthouse in Sajek Valley, a little valley located in the mountainous southern part of Bangladesh. My uncle […]


by Jasmine Chan Jasmine is a Malaysian-Chinese Queens-based illustrator and concept artist who just graduated from SVA with a BFA in Illustration. She designs and draws characters and environments for video games and animations. You […]

I Don’t Believe in Subtlety

by Josseline Cruz Garcia Josseline Cruz Garcia is an artist based in NYC. As a queer, latinx woman with depression & PTSD she faced many difficulties in her life that she learned to overcome through […]

Some Questions for Matthew Pacuruco

How did you begin this piece? Did the poem take a sudden turn that even you didn’t expect while writing? I began this piece during the early beginnings of the pandemic. Being enclosed and tightened […]

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Cold Show

by Matthew Pacuruco [CW // suicide]   Film. Broadcast. Edit. Work is almost done. I slouch when it’s already dawn. I can feel his presence from here. Noises from his footsteps make me want to look […]


by Maria Huertas Maria Huertas is a Fine Arts student at LaGuardia Community College.  

Thrift Shop

by Maria Clara Some questions we had for the artist… What is the inspiration behind your art? The inspiration behind my art is fear. Fear prevents us from doing stuff that we enjoy, just because […]

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Senses Of Grief

by Melony Hodge Butterflies, corner eyes, reflections on dark screens. Quick looks, Red, red, red, red, red, and red again. Mickey Mouse and vivid dreams. Loud noises, unexplained. Cackling laughs, mischievous baby girl. So many […]


by Maria Clara Maria C. Perez is a Venezuelan artist who moved to New York four years ago looking for better opportunities. She works with different mediums and subjects to experiment with the different styles […]

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I Pledge Allegiance

by Dom Glover [after Danez Smith]   You remember how in school they used to make us recite the Pledge of Allegiance? Each morning our young undeveloped overstimulated selves would be giddier than a motherfucker […]