A Quiet Root

We comb through hundreds of literary magazines to bring you one stellar poem or flash fiction piece every weekday.


A Quiet Root highlights great writing from small publications. Subscribe if you would like to get one poem or flash by email every weekday.

My mission is to find compelling creative writing published into the void of obscurity—the hundreds of lovely little literary magazines read almost exclusively by writers—and to share those pieces at a pace and format that might appeal to readers weary of social media. (After reading some poetry submission guidelines that essentially said “poems should be short and squarish enough to post on Instagram,” I briefly considering hurling my laptop into the sea, but instead decided to blog like it’s 1999.)

The name is taken from Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red:

A quiet root may know how to holler He liked to
Suck words Here is an almighty one he would say

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