Carlo Rey Lacsamana is a Filipino born and raised in Manila, Philippines. Since 2005, he has been living and working in the Tuscan town of Lucca, Italy. He regularly contributes to journals in the Philippines, writing politics, culture, and art. He also writes for a local academic magazine in Tuscany that is published twice a year. His articles have been published in magazines in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Visit his website or follow him on Instagram @carlo_rey_lacsamana.
Abdulmugheeth Petersen has a passion for anything that is related to language, literature and social justice and so, naturally, teaches High School English. Much of Abdulmugheeth’s writing portrays, and is inspired by, a world as seen through the overlapping lenses of life as an esoteric, a nonconformist, a muslim, a gay man, and a South African. He enjoys hiking and touring, but also snuggling up to movies or books with his partner and any cats they can find.
Despy Boutris’s writing has been published or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, American Poetry Review, The Gettysburg Review, Colorado Review, The Journal, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. Currently, she teaches at the University of Houston and serves as Poetry Editor for Gulf Coast, Guest Editor for Palette Poetry and Frontier, and Editor-in-Chief of The West Review.
Willow Barnosky lives in Northern California. Her fiction appears in Severine, The Honest Ulsterman, Spelk, Ellipsis, The Write Launch, and elsewhere. She works as a Virtual English Language Fellow, teaching and training language teachers in Poland. She can be found on Twitter at onomatopoesia and at willowbarnosky.com.
Ash Dean is a father, poet and educator. He grew up in Ferguson, Missouri and currently lives in Ansan, South Korea. He is an MFA graduate of The International Writing Program at City University of Hong Kong. Ash is the author of Cardiography from Finishing Line Press. His work has appeared in Amethyst, Cha, Drunken Boat, Foreign, Gravel, Ma La, Mason’s Road, Red Coyote, Re:locations, Soul-Lit, Speechless, and in the anthology Afterness: Literature from the New Transnational Asia. He is the editor of Transpacificism.
It seems almost impossible to pigeonhole Wallace Kaufman, except to say that he seems to have followed his nose down many interesting avenues in life. From an expedition to the arctic, and time spent living in Kazakhstan just after the fall of the USSR, to learning Spanish in order to raise his daughter in a bilingual home, and living alone in the woods. To hear him speak about it, it seems as if somehow, it all just happened. We are honored for him to have answered our questions.
It’s exciting to announce the release of the fourth issue of Foreign Literary Journal. In addition to work written from around the globe, this issue features visual media from some fantastic photographers and visual artists, including our cover contest winner, Leigh MacArthur, of Yangju, South Korea. Also featured are the following writers, poets and artists: […]
I am in the process of organizing the issue, and hope to finish in the next week or so. This week is Chuseok, the harvest festival in South Korea. In China they celebrate Mid-Autumn festival, and in Japan, Tsukimi. In Korea, the festival involves traveling home to visit the family, and then a memorial service […]
Hi all, unfortunately we’re delayed in reading and responding to your work, and putting together the issue. As such, we’ll be postponing issue 4 until the Fall 2020. If you sent us your work, expect to hear from us by the end of August. We hope you are having a wonderful summer!
Today is the last day to send us your poetry, creative nonfiction, short stories and visual media. It’s also the last day to enter for our cover photo contest and your chance to win 50 big ones. See our Submission guidelines for more details, and send your work to email@example.com.