MISSION + HISTORY
Peach Mag is an independent and volunteer-run literary publishing project for emerging poets, writers, and visual artists. Our flagship publication is our online journal, where we publish a new literary or visual art feature every Tuesday and Friday (Mag). We also produce print anthologies (Books), present a seasonal reading series (Episodes), sponsor an annual poetry award judged by nationally celebrated poets (Gold), and host an annual apprenticeship for emerging teen editors (Seeds).
The work we publish has appeared on Entropy's Best of 2019: Favorite Poems Published Online list, and we nominate our contributors every year for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and other awards and anthologies. Our publications, programming, and editorial initiatives have earned us recognition on the Whiting's list of finalists for the 2020 Literary Magazine Prize, Entropy's Best of: Literary Journals list for 2018 and 2019, Nostrovia! Press' 2017 list of publishers that "won't waste your time," and profiles in both regional and national outlets.
Founded by three friends in Buffalo during the summer of 2016, and currently powered by a team of fourteen volunteers in ten cities across North America.
Our team is invested in doing our part to contribute to the causes and initiatives that are important to our readers and contributors. We've used our platform to organize calls to action, raise funds, and bring attention to:
Art+Feminism: Less than 10 percent of Wikipedia contributors are women and nonbinary people. In 2017 and 2018, the Peach Mag team participated in Art+Feminism, a marathon workshop of creating and editing Wikipedia pages for dozens of women and nonbinary writers and artists. The workshop is hosted in Buffalo by Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center.
Arts Access: We participate in this program for low-income individuals in Western New York, which grants them free tickets and transportation to our events.
- Black Lives Matter: Throughout June of 2020, we donated all anthology sales to support bail, legal, organizing, and mutual aid funds in Buffalo, Louisville, and Atlanta.
Journey's End Refugee Services: In December of 2016, Peach Mag participated in the International Day of Poetry Benefit Shows by hosting a reading to benefit Buffalo-based refugee resettlement agency Journey's End. We raised $500.
Time's Up Legal Defense Fund: Until March 2020, when we learned of TIME'S UP's decision not to support Tara Reade, we donated all profits from book sales of With You: Withdrawn Poetry of the #MeToo Movement to this fund. We raised $750 to support the legal representation of survivors of sexual abuse and harassment.
Writers for Migrant Justice: In September of 2019, Peach Mag co-sponsored the Buffalo installment of Writers for Migrant Justice, a national day of protest readings to benefit Immigrant Families Together. We raised $1,090.
ABBY WOJCIK / OCTOBER 2020
ENTROPY / DECEMBER 2019
ENTROPY / DECEMBER 2019
ENTROPY / DECEMBER 2018
INTERVIEW WITH CARLOTTA EDEN / NOVEMBER 2018
BUFFALO SPREE / APRIL 2018
INTERVIEW WITH LUCY K SHAW / SHABBY DOLL READER / APRIL 2018
INTERVIEW WITH BEN NIESPODZIANY / NEON PAJAMAS / FEBRUARY 2018
BUFFALO RISING / AUGUST 2017
INTERVIEW WITH LUCY K SHAW / THE SHABBY DOLL READER / AUGUST 2017
INTERVIEW WITH AL ALBONADO / FLOUR CITY YAWP / AUGUST 2017
NOSTROVIA! PRESS / MAY 2017
BUFFALOVIBE / NOVEMBER 2016
INTERVIEW WITH LUCY K SHAW / THE SHABBY DOLL READER / SEPTEMBER 2016
THE PUBLIC / AUGUST 2016