What is PunchRiot?
PunchRiot is an arena. A coliseum. It’s not a safe space.
It’s that little island a bit too far from the boat but worth swimming to.
It’s mental pleasure with a masculine heartbeat.
It’s s an online platform featuring quality writing of all kinds emphasizing the independent and self-published in short fiction, poetry, monologues, singular essays…
It’s a literary journal and collection of writers where the experiential and existential enjoy a warmer reception than experiment for experiment’s sake. Where “genre fiction”, the creative employment of “formula”, a sense of place and the inventive reign over post-modernism.
It’s where readers bored with empty leftist, academic, establishment writing and “woke culture” can turn for unpopular polemics, where the decent and decadent alike–conveyed with strength and clarity–can meet and mingle as equals.
It’s a platform where social media and healthy competition combine to present, encourage, and promote the highest quality writing possible.
PunchRiot is the written word.