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Stick-shift by Kelly Grieve [Catechize #1]

Stick-shift by Kelly Grieve [Catechize #1]

Editor’s Note: We at Beautiful Losers Magazine are proud to introduce our newest staff member, columnist Kelly Grieve. Kelly will be writing a column for us entitled Catechize. Enjoy! # What exactly does the next generation stand to inherit when the previous ones all advocate […]

King Acid, by Patrick King

King Acid, by Patrick King

And then there was King Acid. He was like Johnny in The Wild One. What was he rebelling against? “Whadda ya got?” King Acid a whirligig of energy, of sadness, of liberation. I met him in June 1998 at a little apartment party. I was […]

The N Word Poem, by Shawn Hudson

The N Word Poem, by Shawn Hudson

Introduction by the author: I’m Shawn Hudson, a young Black man in America that writes poetry and stories that are a reflection of the life and times. When writing The N Word Poem I wanted to express how I feel that we as African-Americans need […]

Recipe/Ransom Note, by Julia Horwitz

Recipe/Ransom Note, by Julia Horwitz

window closed its lips and you walked in (silence, dust, powdered sugar, cinnamon, tbsp. of warm milk) brand new freckle push-pinned into my neck Suddenly, I could fall asleep in the back seat feel clean just by licking each of your fingers I swore I’d […]

A Thursday night’s reflection.

A Thursday night’s reflection.

One could spend hours debating all the various reasons some people behave like they do. One is born from a half-psychopath with delusions of grandeur and becomes the dictator of a small state that no one really cared about, until that same guy blows a missile up […]

Typewriting Monkeys, by Joe Balaz

Typewriting Monkeys, by Joe Balaz

English is definitely not dere first language. Da theory goes dat if you give wun infinite number of primates wun infinite number of typewriters eventually da buggahs going produce da works of Shakespeare. Researchers at wun university in England wen put dat notion to da […]

The Rawest Shit You Ever Did Eat, by Ben John Smith

The Rawest Shit You Ever Did Eat, by Ben John Smith

Like boxers Who like hugs. Bears in trash cans, finding a cheeseburger. A feast The end of ink in a pen A bricklayer laying 500 bricks a day For 60 cents a brick A woman saving straws wrapped in paper For her grand kids. Kids […]

Hands, by Adrian Neibauer

Hands, by Adrian Neibauer

I look for chores to busy my hands, inherited from Marie, my German grandmother. She barely sat down for 76 years. She would clean and cook and wash and cut the grass. Except when Frida would come over. Two German sisters: sitting over coffee, chatting […]

Moonlight, by J. Newell

Moonlight, by J. Newell

May 1, 1632 I undid the tie on my bonnet, skipping through yellow reeds long enough to tickle my chin. There was a cool breeze in the air, promises of fall, that lifted tresses of my brown, waved hair. My mother had never let me […]

Call for Submissions!

Call for Submissions!

Summer’s here. While a lot of people will read books during their vacation time, we will be busy preparing our Beautiful Losers #2 – out very, very soon. In the meantime, if you’re one of us – if literature is in your veins, and it’s all […]


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