“A shove back.”

Palooka Magazine editor Jonathan Starke, in an interview with HTMLGiant:

This magazine was really founded as a shove back against what’s happening in the literary magazine world. We wanted work that was relevant, that felt like it was breaking new ground. We don’t care about what it should be, because it shouldn’t be anything except what it is. We don’t read with expectation. We wanted to create something that was not only fair to those submitting, but was also clean and new and would bring the delight of reading, something a little surprising back into the literary world.

I’m ecstatic that my first published short story has been accepted by a magazine with such a strong ethos.