Arboreal Literary Magazine

Fresh Hell

The theme for our fourth issue, Fresh Hellcomes from a famous quotation attributed to wisecracking American satirist Dorothy Parker:

"[Parker’s] way of looking at life was incurably pessimistic. Confronted by the unknown, she immediately prepared for the worst. Ordinary occurrences—the doorbell or a ringing telephone—made her wonder 'What fresh hell is this?'"

Arboreal Literary Magazine | Issue No. 03: Illusion

We’re excited to announce the theme for Issue No. 03 is ILLUSION.

How you to interpret this theme is entirely up to you. We simply invite you to venture into the realms of imagination and unravel the illusions that shroud (or illuminate?) reality.

Some Potential Thematic Angles for Inspiration

  • Delve into the illusory nature of human desires, the masks we wear, or the narratives we construct to make sense of the world.
  • Analyze the illusions perpetuated by society, politics, culture, and economics.
  • Explore the ephemeral nature of reality, peering into the shadows where illusion and truth make strange bedfellows.

Arboreal Literary Magazine | No. 02

We are thrilled to announce that the upcoming issue of Arboreal Literary Magazine will focus on the theme of perseverance.

As we navigate a constantly evolving world, perseverance has become a crucial component of our daily lives. It is through perseverance that we find the strength to overcome obstacles, pursue our dreams, and achieve our goals.

We invite you to submit your original visual art that explores the theme of perseverance. Your work may reflect personal experiences, historical events, or cultural perspectives.

We aim to showcase perspectives that inspire, challenge, and connect us. We welcome submissions from artists of all backgrounds and levels of experience. We look forward to reviewing your work.

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