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.

In a word, PunchRiot is independent.

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.

The PunchRiot Sample Edition

PunchRiot.com promotes writers, produces author interviews and other related content: book reviews/reports, author spotlights, etc.

We also publish a PDF magazine, The PunchRiot ( read & download our Sample Magazine ) containing fiction, poetry, essays, observations, and art.

Beginning with the first issue our initial schedule will be to publish the magazine twice per month with a goal of publishing weekly by the end of the year.