MISSION + HISTORY

 

Peach Mag is an independent and volunteer-run literary publishing project. Our flagship publication is our online journal, where we publish a new literary or visual arts 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).

Financial Transparency: Learn how we fund our projects.

Founded by three friends in Buffalo during the summer of 2016, and currently powered by a team of editors and designers based in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, New York City, Baltimore, and Toronto.

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS

 

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:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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when we learned of TIME'S UP's decision not to support Tara Reade, we donated all profits from book sales of With You: Withdrawn Poetry of the #MeToo Movement to this fund.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.

  • Art+Feminism: Less than 10 percent of Wikipedia contributors are women or nonbinary people. In 2017 and 2018, the Peach Mag team participated in this 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.
  • 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.

PRESS

 

Best of 2019: Presses, Magazines, Publishers, & Journals

ENTROPY / DECEMBER 2019

Best of 2019: Favorite Poems Published Online

ENTROPY / DECEMBER 2019

This Week in Buffalo: Peaches and a Push for DiSanto

THE BUFFALO NEWS / SEPTEMBER 2019

Best of 2018: Presses, Magazines, Publishers, & Journals

ENTROPY / DECEMBER 2018

(Lit) Editor Spotlight: Peach Mag

INTERVIEW WITH CARLOTTA EDEN / NOVEMBER 2018

Fresh Poetry from Peach Mag

BUFFALO SPREE / APRIL 2018

Perfect Peach: Catching Up With Peach Mag Editor, Rachelle Toarmino

INTERVIEW WITH LUCY K SHAW / SHABBY DOLL READER / APRIL 2018

The Prolific Peach Mag: An Interview with EiC Rachelle Toarmino

INTERVIEW WITH BEN NIESPODZIANY / NEON PAJAMAS / FEBRUARY 2018

Peach Mag: Season 1 Yearbook

BUFFALO RISING / AUGUST 2017

 

The Peach Mag Yearbook: Happy First Birthday

INTERVIEW WITH LUCY K SHAW / THE SHABBY DOLL READER / AUGUST 2017

Everything is Peachy: Interview with Rachelle Toarmino

INTERVIEW WITH AL ALBONADO / FLOUR CITY YAWP / AUGUST 2017

Publishers That Won't Waste Your Time

NOSTROVIA! PRESS / MAY 2017

Peach Mag: Just Peachy

BUFFALOVIBE / NOVEMBER 2016

Public-Approved: Peach Reading

THE PUBLIC / OCTOBER 2016

Millions of Peaches: An Interview with the Newest, Fruitiest Online Magazine

INTERVIEW WITH LUCY K SHAW / THE SHABBY DOLL READER / SEPTEMBER 2016

21 Things That Have Changed Since May

THE PUBLIC / AUGUST 2016

Public-Approved: Peach Mag Launch Reading

THE PUBLIC / AUGUST 2016

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