New Year Call for Submissions

New Year Call for Submissions

Litbreak Magazine is looking for submissions in short stories, poetry, novel excerpts and creative nonfiction. In our opening weeks we featured well-received fiction by JSP Jacobs, Joseph Rakowski and David Abrams, as well as novel excepts from David Joseph and Jason...
The Crowns

The Crowns

Kansas City, Missouri Hilary Crown Johnson hadn’t been home in a week. Instead, he chose to sleep at his apartment on campus, which was fine because I didn’t really want him back anyway. I enjoyed my morning cigarette while standing in a clutch of trees at the edge of...
Nine Minutes

Nine Minutes

The butterfly’s tongue— sharp and golden— roots for the sweetest flower; knows her name by taste.   If I kiss you after our time empties like a long river into the brackish delta I do not think I’ll know you. So whose name should I call when you...
The Marketing Director

The Marketing Director

I have three degrees. I work for $10 an hour. I’ve had no raise for two years. I’m supposed to say I feel lucky to have a job in this economy. I am the Marketing Director. This is the title they gave me when I was hired, without defining exactly what I would do. They...
The Architect

The Architect

The Architect   Oh the impermanence of the cosmic spine that collapses and leaves me wanting. I cast shadows in my bloodline.   Calliope calls and I cannot divine her answers from my haunting— Oh the impermanence of the cosmic spine.   Here hallowed,...