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 13, Issue 1 cover

The Winter 2022 issue is ready! It’s a stunning issue featuring 28 creators, 27 of whom are new to The B’K. The issue features cover art from Michael Nelson as well as:

Fiction by: Esty Loveing-Downes, Halle Preneta, Mike Hickman, and Olive Pile

Non-fiction by: daniel barrios, Susan Triemert, and Tangela Williams-Spann

Poetry by: Aileen Luo, Anjali, Ashley Hajimirsadeghi, Betsie Flynn, Camille Ferguson, Catie Wiley, Holy Imafidon, Isabella Melians, Joanna Fortier, Katharine Blair, Keagan Wheat, Lorelei Bacht, Lucy Levin, Noa Saunders, Omar Zahzah, Padmaja Battani, Rex Ybañez, Sofia Maher, Thaina Joyce, and 婕 Venus Cohen

Check out Volume 13, 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.