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.

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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, enjoys good cigarettes, liquor, and all other writerly vices. Ann Arbor by way of Pittsburgh.

Our thanks to our past collaborators:

Drew Gorman, Content Editor