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 2 cover art

The Spring 2022 issue is ready! It’s a stunning issue featuring 22 creators, 19 of whom are new to The B’K. The issue features cover art from Aaron Hahn as well as:

Fiction by: Cat T., Mike Hickman, and Zach Murphy

Non-fiction by: Chachee Valentine, Tangela Williams-Spann, and Vee Signorelli

Poetry by: Ashley Bao, Beck Guerra Carter, ​​Clem Flowers, Gaby Benitez, Hikari Leilani Miya, Jasmine Kaur, Kristin Entler, Rachel Alarcio, Raina K. Puels, Sher Ting, Shufei Ewe, sloane angelou, Syna Majumder, Tanner Armatis, and Will Arthur Spiller

Check out Volume 13, Issue 2 below!

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The B’K occupies the ancestral and traditional lands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), and the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ peoples. In offering this land acknowledgment, I also acknowledge the state-sanctioned acts of genocide against the original inhabitants of this area and the challenges Indigenous communities face today as a result of colonization. I affirm Indigenous sovereignty, history, knowledge, and experiences. I also pledge to support the Land Back movement and reparations in any way that I can until such time that the land is ceded to its rightful stewards.