About the journal

Slouching Beast Journal was founded in 2021 as a minimalist “contributor-forward” poetry journal and father/son pandemic venture.

Slouching Beast Journal accepts all kinds of work, with some bias toward shorter, vivid pieces. Work from BIPOC, Queer, disabled and marginalized voices is particularly welcome.

Thematically, there is a general interest in how the aesthetics of dread, iconoclasm and metaphysical rupture – the shadow and roar of approaching monstrosity – act against the manufactured contentedness of capitalism and empire.

Slouching Beast Journal derives its name from The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

Editor – Hunter Gagnon

Hunter Gagnon lives in Kennebunk, Maine, where he writes poetry and fiction. His work has appeared in Joyland, 7×7.LA, Cabildo Quarterly and elsewhere. His current publications and ongoing projects can be found on his website.