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Azure: A Journal of Literary Thought / Diana McClure & Sakina Fakhri

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Azure: A Journal of Literary Thought / Diana McClure & Sakina Fakhri
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AZURE: A Journal of Literary Thought is an online quarterly and an annual print anthology. AZURE publishes emerging writers selected from an international cohort through a blind submissions process. The journal, founded in 2015, features unusual intersections of philosophy, literary fiction and social inquiry--work that exposes the underbelly of the human condition and its redemption. We are particularly drawn to writing that broadens the concept of “literary” to one that is about the dexterity of language and the ability to pull from a global pedigree of literary and storytelling technique.


AZURE: A Journal of Literary Thought, co-founded and co-edited by Diana McClure and Sakina B. Fakhri, is a project of Lazuli Literary Group. We are based in Brooklyn and thus far AZURE has published American writers, international authors from Australia, Bosnia and Canada, and works from writers who work across borders (US/Uruguay, US/Mexico). In addition to our literary offerings, every piece we publish features a custom illustration by our in-house illustrator. Our goal is to continually grow as an international/diverse literary platform that fosters unique literary perspectives and genre manipulations arising from eclectic intersections of individual identities. 


At a time when "facts" are so readily available through technological means, it is no longer necessary to invent a solution when you can "search" for one. In this context, the ability to imagine as a form of agency becomes paramount. We believe the value of creative writing and narrative fiction as tools to engage with social opinions, histories, and moral codes is vital to personal, political and social evolution. On the level of craft, we advocate creative writing's ability to reveal interiority and its ability to transform, heal and act as a catalyst for the full self-actualization of individuals and society. Aesthetically, we love work that is explicitly demanding of the reader linguistically, intellectually and emotionally. 


If you enjoy what you read online or in print, please feel free to make a donation! We have a lot of fun collaborating on a platform rich in literary intersectionality. Your support as writers, readers, and financial stakeholders makes Lazuli Literary Group sustainable.


Please visit us at: www.LazuliLiteraryGroup.com

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