Who are we?
What a Literary Magazine is Supposed to be About: The Writers, Artists and Above All, YOUR Voice!
We’re open-minded, hang slightly to the left and quite frankly, are sick of all the repetitive garbage we’re reading on other web sites.
We nominate yearly for the PUSHCART PRIZE! Instead of being a cookie cutter, a stencil, an outdated textbook or a detailed instruction manual, we choose to be the Rubik’s Cube.
Not being strictly managed, formatted and dated to death, we, instead, choose to be the puzzle. We don’t abide by any type of owner’s manual for a specific reason: Life does not come with an instruction manual. Life is, instead, a puzzle that we work to solve each day.
We strongly, passionately believe that instead of being taught what to think, we should be teaching each other how to think, and also be taught how to think. Only then will we discover the capabilities of our own individual cognitive abilities. Only then will we be enabled to find answers to the larger questions that seem to evade us.
Let’s re-learn together. Let’s re-learn how to think. It’s another step toward shattering the mold. Another step toward “unplugging ourselves from the Matrix.”
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Who is Sick Lit Magazine?
Editor-In-Chief, founder and CEO: Kelly Fitzharris
Kelly is the founder and Editor in Chief of Sick Lit Magazine; she created the concept and web site one balmy morning in September of 2015, after waking up from a stomach-virus-induced haze. After wasting years piddling around with her own writing, trying to “sell” and “pitch” her pieces to uppity literary magazines and disillusioned agents, she decided to be the change she wished to see on the literary horizon. Instead of asking herself the question, why?, she, instead, began asking herself, why not?! To that end, she primarily writes crime-fiction, psychological thrillers and veritable “page-turners.” Look out for her first book, Unhinged, to be released from Snow Leopard Publishing, LLC late the summer of 2016 or early fall.
She’s also a quirky individual, not without a myriad of idiosyncrasies! A beauty product junkie and fashion addict, she feels that Rachel Zoe can do no wrong. She lives and dies by the Zoe Report. Among her other guilty pleasures, when she gets free time, she loves to watch shows like Hoarders and My 600-lb Life while she buys more sunglasses to add to her collection.
Assistant Editor, Nikki rae Spano
Nikki stumbled upon Sick Lit Magazine in December of 2015, where for the first time one of her stories was published after months of being beaten to near death by the publishing industry. Two years later, her life once again in utter turmoil, she rediscovered SLM and took it as a sign not to let her dream die. And so she partnered up with Kelly. She hopes that together, they can grow the magazine while keeping it truly unique and free of the usual bullshit. She writes primarily flash fiction about love, loss, and human connection.
In addition to writing stories, Nikki enjoys binge-watching shows on Netflix like Shameless and Grace & Frankie, practicing witchcraft, going on ghost tours, and eavesdropping on customers’ conversations at the restaurant where she currently works at the Jersey Shore.
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