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The Lit Mag

awkward mermaid is an online safe place for writers regarding mental illness. Think of us as a place where magic and mental illness can coexist. Brand new millennial and mental health online literary magazine accepting fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art.

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BROKEN GLASS

By: Lisa L. Weber

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Rippling Consciousness

By: Gervanna Stephens

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Now That I Have Learned How to Swim

By: Zoe Siobhan Howarth-Lowe

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"MEDICATIONS": short fiction

By: Emily Harrison

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TWO POEMS

By: Christine Taylor

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TWO POEMS

By: L. J. McCray


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KITCHEN MATTRESS

By EV McLoughlin

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THREE POEMS

By: Matthew Yates

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TWO POEMS

By: Genevieve Kersten

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ONE OF THE FLICKERING

By: Elizabeth York Dickinson

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WHAT'S WRONG

By: Nels Frank Hanson

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ODE TO MY DEPRESSIVE CYCLE

By: Tiffany Belieu

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Our Wings are Proof of God’s and my Father’s Unfathomable Narcissism

By: Christina Marie Fulton

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TWO POEMS

By: Amy LeBlanc

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TWO POEMS

By: Pat Anthony

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A CRITERION SHORT

By: Spangle McQueen

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FOUR POEMS

By: Jenna Velez

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KEEPER AND SOUL

By: Sarah Janet Huels

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FIVE POEMS

By: Linda M. Crate

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NONFICTION: THE OTHER HALF OF ME

By: Tianna Grosch

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TWO POEMS

By: Marisa Crane

TWO POEMS

By: Alex Lang

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TWO POEMS

By: Amy Shimshon-Santo

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TWO POEMS

By: Erin Emily Ann Vance

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TWO POEMS

By: Ailey Christine O’Toole

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TWO SONNETS ON SEX & DEATH

By: Kristin Garth

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& I BEGIN

By: Samuel J. Fox

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Nonfiction: HAPPY

By: Carey Shook

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STRANGLED SUN

By: Wanda Deglane

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TWO VISUAL POEMS

By: Vanessa Maki

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FOUR POEMS

By: Marc Darnell

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SHE

By: Rose Engelfried

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SEASONAL FRUIT

By: Kelly Spence

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NOMADIC GEOMETRIC PROOFS: a surreal HX of western civilization

By: Joesph Reich

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TWO POEMS

By: Tori Bryl

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TWO POEMS

By: Elisabeth Horan

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FICTION: "Meretriz Nomeada Tristeza"

By: Collin Jones

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TWO POEMS

By: Brian Alvarado

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TWO POEMS, TWO SPELLS

By Catherine Garbinsky

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TWO POEMS FROM "THE HOUSE YOU CARRY INSIDE YOU"

By: Amy Alexander

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THE OPPOSITE OF SELF HELP

By: Seth Charlie Katz

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"QUICKSILVER BONES"

By: Amy Kotthaus

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TWO POEMS

By Marisa Silva-Dunbar

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TWO POEMS

By Rebecca Kokitus

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THREE POEMS

By Kate Garrett

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"INFERNAL FIRE"

By Andrea Lambert

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TWO POEMS: “The Secret of the Socks” & “Childish Skeleton”

By Kristin Garth

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"IRRELEVANT"

By Melissa Kelly

(from her collection WORST OF DARKEST DAYS)

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TWO POEMS: "Unearthing, accidental" & "Paralysis Gesalt"

By Savannah B. Suttle

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A Meretriz Nomeada Tristeza

By Collin Jones

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The Black Dog

By Miriam Teague

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What the Bride Wore

By Kendra Stanton Lee

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Carissa at Sunset & Sunrise

By Carolyn Emogene Brown

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Progress

By Sarah Louise Henry

 
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Four Poems

By Hugh Cook

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Knife to a Gunfight

By Robert Beveridge

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Breakfast of Champions

By David McDowell

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Reincarnation

By Robert Beveridge

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The Absence

By Jeffrey Zable