April Gray Wilder
Editorial Advisor and
Creative Nonfiction Editor
Managing Editor for the Online Magazine & Copyeditor
Vanessa Wells Beeson
Mission & History
Flock literary journal opens space for boundary-pushing literature by publishing emotionally resonant work that is strange yet familiar, surprising but grounded, and softly experimental in form, language, or content.
Founded in 2002 by Mark Ari (author, musician, and artist) and students as Fiction Fix, Flock has long been home to a broad range of styles, with a core interest in risky and bold work that might not find a home at more traditional journals. In order to make room for multiple genres, the journal was renamed Flock in 2016. We now publish creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry twice a year: a general issue in the spring and a themed issue in the fall, each with selected web features.