mission

It is at the core one tastes the true and fascinating paradoxes of life. The moving juices of creativity. Between order and freedom.

Ripe is a new digital literary & arts magazine that seeks to publish work that riots, rebels, and quakes. That explores resilience and complexity through the tunnels of human experience. We want your ripened fruit. We seek the experimental; that which breaks the netting of baskets. Give us your secrets, set off your howl, show us beauty in the shade, for we want work that marks its own territory. Here, Ripe is a feeling of being, not a structure, it is emotionally invoking. A figment of the instinctual--how you express yourself in loose lines or colors and shapes. Give us unusual or show us the untamed. Those things that keep your eyes spiraling deeper. Let us feel, too. Be and remain in touch with you--your ripe--then let others harvest and eat.

All backgrounds are welcome to submit. We accept work from all over the world, and aim for that. Ripe is to be a safe space for experiencing and marveling in the authentic, raw, and vulnerable. We want to uplift emerging and especially underrepresented voices; poc, lgbtq+, and neurodivergent.


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