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 Summer 2021 Issue cover, featuring artwork by Emily Schanowski

The Summer 2021 issue is ready! It’s a stunning issue featuring 30 creators, 24 of whom are new to The B’K. The issue features cover art from Emily Schanowski as well as:

Art by: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Dana Talbot-Heindl, Emily Schanowski, Gordon Lewis, Mary Liza Hartong

Fiction by: Avra Margariti, Cree Nichelle Pettaway, Elisha, Kyle Tam, Mick Hickman, Ra’Niqua Lee, Shannon Layne

Poetry by: Adam Schechter, Alex Andy Phuong, Brooke Kolcow, Carolyn Lawrence, Carson Wolfe, Cassie Birk, Chachee Valentine, Edgar Medina, James McDermott, Jasmine Kapadia, Keana Aguila Labra, Lisa Marie Brimmer, Munira Tabassum Ahmed, Ololade Edun, Palaces P., Rose Knapp, Shi Yang Su, Stacy Casson, Veronica Beatrice Walton

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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.