The online Community for the literature you won’t find anywhere else.

About Us

The literary landscape is a minefield. At nearly every step, hacks abound, their poor prose and tired ideas leaving you scarred. Don’t think about radioing for help from the MFA intelligentsia. They’re too busy arguing identity, treating lit as politics in their elite circles.

The literary world needs a revolution.

We are that revolution. The revolution begins now.

Beautiful Losers Magazine is carving a third position. We are not the gilded elite. We are not the tired and poor. We are simultaneously a new direction for literature and a throwback. A focus on excellently crafted writing. A focus on story and character. Exceptional work without agendas.

Are you ready for the revolution?

 

 

You can read new pieces every Wednesday on our Medium page here, and download our current PDF issue here.

And if you’re not afraid of losing, you can try and submit to us.

If you want to stay up-to-date, enroll in our mailing list or follow us on Twitter.

Beautiful Losers is completely self-funded. If you’d like to support us, consider donating via PayPal.

 

The Beautiful Losers:
Dario Cannizzaro

Dario Cannizzaro

Co-Founder and Chief Fiction Editor

Author, Poet, Musician, Geek, Dharma Bum. Currently writing something somewhere. Author of the short story collection Of Life, Death, Aliens and Zombies , he is preparing for publication his first novel, Dead Men Naked.

Austin Wiggins

Austin Wiggins

Co-Founder and Chief Non-Fiction Editor

Writer and occasional philosopher. Runs the literature blog Writings By Ender, and recently published the short story collection Bonds that Bind.

Alfonso Colasuonno

Alfonso Colasuonno

Co-Founder and Chief Poetry Editor

Fiction, poetry, screenwriting, acting, filmmaking, activism. Co-founder of MyCareerHacker, a résumé writing and career services solutions center. Possible man of mystery

Nico Carone

Nico Carone

Art Director

Digital and media guru, artist and art lover, animator, filmmaker, musician and singer (rock music addicted), fine cook (Italian and more), street-smart traveler.

Rairigh Drum

Rairigh Drum

Content Editor

Editor extraordinaire, writer on the side, literary nerd. For work, I recognize and disseminate quality. Yes, you can make a living from having good taste even if you’re a Pennsylvania hillbilly. America, hell yeah.

Lauren Rubin

Lauren Rubin

Content Editor

Lauren is a Siberian black bear who served in WWI and WWII. A devout follower of our lord and savior Dolly Parton, she strives to be joyful and irreverent in all life pursuits. She thinks writing is pretty cool, but prefers alchemy, needlepoint, and calisthenics.

Richard Gibney

Richard Gibney

Social Media Manager

Winner of 2 Short Fic Contests 2011: Grace Dieu Writers' Circle Competition & Reading Writers Contest.

Our thanks to our past collaborators:

Drew Gorman, Content Editor


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