Call for Submissions of Poetry, Short Prose & Art

Call for Submissions of Poetry, Short Prose & Art

Humana Obscura is now accepting submissions of poetry, prose/short fiction, and art for its Spring/Summer 2021 issue! Submissions will remain open until end of February 2021. WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR While we are open to style, we’re looking for work that is nuanced, raw, and imagistic with strong elements of the natural world or the [...]

Letter from the Editor: Humana Obscura’s Inaugural Issue

On the release of the inaugural issue of Humana Obscura, a new bi-annual independent literary magazine, founding editor-in-chief Bri Bruce shares the origin and mission of the publication, and what she hopes it will achieve in future issues. Humana Obscura was born to capture, curate, and share the experience of others and their relationship to [...]

New Lit Mag ‘Humana Obscura’ Fall/Winter 2020 Issue One OUT NOW!

New Lit Mag ‘Humana Obscura’ Fall/Winter 2020 Issue One OUT NOW!

It’s officially here! The Fall/Winter 2020 Issue of #humanaobscura, the inaugural issue, is now available! We are incredibly impressed by the quality of work in this beautiful first issue, and sincerely welcome all of our contributors to this creative community we’ve built—and hope to continue to expand. Without your work, this would not be possible. The issue [...]

Award-Winning Poetry Collection “The Weight of Snow” Now Available in Hardcover

2014 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALIST 2014 SAN FRANCISCO BOOK FESTIVAL HONORABLE MENTION 2014 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS FINALIST "There is nothing to say that would be as lyrical and eloquent as this poet's language. She writes as a daughter of California's wild places. Words lift the edge of ordinary and invite the reader to journey [...]

eBook Giveaway!

FREE eBook edition of author and outdoorsman Todd Bruce’s Nine Passes: Fly Fishing through the Past and Present of the High Sierra (published February 2015 by Black Swift Press) in exchange for an honest review.  Nine Passes, Todd Bruce’s deeply personal account of his 300-mile backpacking expedition through the Sierra Nevada, is informed by the author’s vivid sense of [...]

‘Fragility’ Appears in 2River View’s Winter 2014 (18.2) Issue

FRAGILITY From my mother I learned how wine swims in the vein, what happens when the vaquita dies, how to boil meat from bone to make chicken soup. Like her, often I am stirred from sleep by thought, not dream. A frenzied rap at the thin door a beckon to follow her into the summer [...]

‘Two Figures on a Train’ Published in Issue Two (Spring 2012) of Northwind Magazine

TWO FIGURES ON A TRAIN This morning the cattails sway in the heaviness of red-winged blackbirds and their sputtering chatter. Among marsh reeds, the subtle croak of toads echoes through glassless windows. And because neither had imagined the stillness of the deserted railway cars bordering the old millpond, their hands slid beneath soft cotton— two [...]