The Collapsar publishes new poetry, fiction, and nonfiction every other month, and new culture writing weekly.

Editor's Note

Photo Credit: Trent Alan Morris Well, here we are, hanging off the edge of the year.

To tell you the truth, I (Nate) often have no clue how to write these things. They don't teach classes on how to write editor's notes.

So you know what?

I'm gonna make this one short and sweet, and say what, essentially, nearly every editor's note tries to say, and say it in three sentences:

I think that in this issue, our last of the year, we have published some damn fine writers.

And their voices come to us from all over this wide fucking wonderful screaming beautiful world--from cities as disparate as Bombay, Cologne, London, Seattle, New York, Long Beach, and ones as familiar as Minneapolis is to Saint Paul.

We hope you enjoy COLLAPSAR7.


Nathan Knapp & James Brubaker, December 2014. Stillwater, OK & Cape Girardeau, MO

The Word for the Gone Place in the Belly by Natalie Vestin

The Longhorns by Vincent Chu