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Hearth & Coffin's Chapbook Holiday Issue Now Online

CONTACT: Barrett White, Editor-in-chief or (832) 617-4048


Hearth & Coffin's chapbook holiday issue now online

"The Patchwork Quilt" features nine previously unpublished works.

NEW YORK CITY (December 27, 2021) – The final issue in the new literary journal's inaugural volume has officially debuted. The issue, themed "The Patchwork Quilt", features nine previously unpublished works of prose and poetry by a diverse cast of writers. The theme, intended to elicit feelings of home and warmth for the holiday season, drew a small-but-mighty collection of works that highlight the highs and the lows of these cold winter days.

Chosen for the Editor's Choice distinction were the familiar and nostalgic "Metro Coffeehouse & Pub" by J.E. Sumerau (prose) and the gentle and bittersweet "father" by Maggie Petrella (poetry).

"We asked for a warm embrace and that's exactly what we received from these brilliant writers," says Editor-in-Chief Barrett White. "For some, a warm embrace is comforting, but for others it's a bitter reminder of days gone by. This issue – the last of our inaugural volume – encapsulates those complicated feelings that come with the season and offers readers solace."

Submissions for Volume 2, Issue 1, themed "What You See Is What You Get", will open on January 15 and close on February 28. Interested parties are asked to review Hearth & Coffin's FAQ page for more information regarding submission deadlines, publishing dates, themes, and much more.

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About Hearth & Coffin Literary Journal

Hearth & Coffin Literary Journal (Hearth & Coffin) is a queer-owned journal founded in Houston in 2020 and relocated to New York City in 2021. Founded with the explicit purpose of publishing new and upcoming writers with no submission fees, Hearth & Coffin places priority on provocative, exploratory, and accessible works that thrill and open the minds of readers. Hearth & Coffin editors believe that good writing is good writing, regardless of your degree(s) or lack thereof, your previous publications, your skin color, gender, or age. To learn more, visit or follow us at @HearthAndCoffin on your favorite social platform.


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