The B’K is a quarterly art and lit, online and printed magazine prioritizing traditionally marginalized creators, but open to all.

“We are interested in people being able to decolonize their own stories and tell their own stories.”

Read an interview with Chris Talbot-Heindl by Clara B. Jones in PANK Magazine

Current Issue

The B'K Volume 12, Issue 1 Cover

The Winter 2021 issue is ready! It’s a stunning issue featuring 28 pieces from 25 submitters, 18 of whom are new to The B’K. The issue features cover art from Karin Hedetniemi as well as:

Art by: Karin Hedetniemi, Olivier Schopfer, Stacy Casson

Fiction by: J. Archer Avary, Lori Graham, Mike Hickman, Mordecai Martin, Nellianne Bateman, Zach Murphy

Non-Fiction by: Michelle Renee Hoppe

Poetry by: Aisha Malik, Alex Andy Phuong, allison whittenberg, Bethan Rees, Candice Daphne, David Hay, Kelly Marie McDonough, KG Newman, Khalisa Rae, Dr. Mel Waldman, Pam R. Johnson Davis, Richard Salembier, Seirce Mhac Conghail, Tamara Al-Qaisi-Coleman, Taylor Greene

Check out Volume 12, Issue 1 below!

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Land Acknowledgment

The B’K is made on the ancestral traditional lands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), and the Seven Council Fires (or Očhéthi Šakówiŋ) peoples. This area was also the site of trade, hunting, gathering, and healing of other Indigenous peoples, including the Comanche, Apache, and Shoshone. In offering this land acknowledgement, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty, history, knowledge, and experiences.