Check out new #blacklivesmatter editorial

27 July 2016

SlashnBurn is very proud of the work our staff have put into an editorial and creative response to the recent deaths of black men in the US at the hands of police officers. The editorial includes an introduction from our managing editor, essays from poetry editor, Case Duckworth and assistant managing editor and fiction editor, Emily Hoover, and poetry from poetry editor, Khara House and staff reader, Kayin Johnson.

Click here to read the full editorial.

We also welcome editorials, essays, and creative responses submissions that impact you, dear reader. Thank you for your continued support.


Check out our new photography page


Photo from, Cathy Weaver. Model, Shelby Nichole.

11 July 2016

Check out our new Photography page under the Burn sub-menu. We open with a profile of talented Phoenix-based photographer, Cathy Weaver. Click here to read the profile and to see a sampling of her stunning photography. A big thank you to Shelby Nichole and Heather Renee Nance for speaking with us about how it’s like to work with Cathy. Be sure to check out their pages for more of their modeling work.

Coming up, we still have profiles on Tucson based Riot-Grrl band, Foxx Bodies, the spoken word poetry of Lando Chill, and the film-making of Winter Kane. We will also be posting an editorial/creative feature based on the recent police killings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. If you would like to contribute to the piece, please let us know.

Photo essay on the shooting at Orlando LGBTQ club, Pulse.

The past few weeks have shown, while terror and hate chooses specific targets, grief and loss doesn’t know race, gender, sexual orientation, or religious belief. SlashnBurn’s editorial page contains a new photo essay, poetry, and responses from SlashnBurn staff focusing on the attack on the LBGTQ club, Pulse, in Orlando, Florida, but the staff of SlashnBurn equally grieve for the near, three hundred victims of terror attacks these past few weeks in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, and Israel. In Iraq, more than one hundred and sixty people were killed, and more than two hundred injured, as they filled the streets of a popular shopping area, to celebrate the final week of the holy month of Ramadan. In the face of such staggering death tolls, and such hate, it can be easy to lose hope and feel powerless. We must continue to struggle and fight, as a people, for the right to life and dignity for every human being, wherever they live.

Click here to read the photo essay and other responses from SlashnBurn staff.

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Check out our individual pages for Slash submissions (pop culture criticisms, pop culture reviews, webcomics, and more) and Burn submissions (poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfictions, literary and cultural criticism, book reviews, photography, visual arts, and more). Be sure to check out our home page for news and updates, our manifesto, about, and staff pages to learn a little more about who we are and what we hope to acheive (or destroy) with SlashnBurn, and contributor pages to learn about past contributors.

Go to town, burn it down, turn around
and get your stroll on, baby
I’ll get the car, you get the match
and gasoline