Palooka is an international literary magazine of unique fiction, poetry, nonfiction, artwork, photography, and graphic narratives. For over a decade we've featured new, up-and-coming, and established writers, artists, and photographers from United States, Canada, Australia, India, United Kingdom, China, Pakistan, Spain, France, Japan, Ireland, Brazil, South Korea, Israel, Croatia, Finland, Italy, and Austria.
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OUT NOW: ISSUE 12
B. B. Garin, "Retrograde"
Nicole Sellew, "Savage"
Arthur Klepchukov, "Evergreen Promises"
Kaitlinn Rose: "Claiming Sides of the Mattress," "Enough to Build Your Castle"
Troy Schoultz: "1980," "ICU," "Watches," "I Don't Miss Your Saturday Nights"
Deven Philbrick: "The Real Thing," "Character," "Self-Portrait," "Tell the Story"
Andrea Bianchi, "Imaginary Sun"
ARTWORK & COVER ART
Bianca Rivetti Burattini
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