Archive for May, 2011

May 19, 2011


Finally, a literary magazine for the faint of heart! Rather than those uppity literature students with fake British accents and penny loafers.

We at Oatmeal Magazine are looking for your crudest doodles of coffee shop strangers, your most heart-wrenching ballads about spilt cereal, your story ideas, jokes, and whims that you drag beyond the proverbial line, frolic with, harass, and beat into their graves. We want your grit, your fervor, your wit, your flaws. Serve us your words on a platter of steaming flapjacks moist with the butter and syrup of your seething genius brains, and we will throw them back with a mug of scalding black coffee, fueled by our raw desire and keen editorial eyes.

Editors and contributors will form the heartiest connections as we constantly satiate one another’s salivating palates: Send in your work to assuage our appetites, and we’ll publish a magazine to satisfy yours!

May 12, 2011


Have something funny, fun, or embarrassing to say? Or perhaps some old (or new!) writing — fragments of adventure stories, memories of your childhood pet goats you’ve woven into a poem, melancholy high school journal entries, noted aspirations just lying around, waiting to be heated up and garnished with brown sugar and raisins? Maybe you’re wondering what in the WORLD you can do with your mixed media collages, photos of your most (or least) exotic meals, or obsessively detailed line drawings of wrinkly hairless cats?

We want ’em all! Sort through your figurative (or literal!) box packed to the brim with fiber-full oatmeal potential that may lurk in the back of your closet, and cobble something together. If these bits of yours have yet to be stuck in the slow cooker at all and haven’t come to oatmealy fruition, that’s okay, you have time!

Give Oatmeal your grits! Submit by July 4 for our first-ever issue!