Founded in 2015, Door is a Jar Magazine is an emerging bi-annual online and print publication of poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, drama and artwork. Our publication steers away from mere academic writing, and focuses on writing that is accessible for all readers. We publish well-crafted writing that has cadence, personality, and uses familiar language to take readers on a journey. Furthermore, we celebrate the diversity of our readers, artists and writers; no matter one's social class, race, sexual orientation, lifestyle, religion, gender, education or experience, we want to publish your work and we invite you to read our publications.
In addition to the accessibility and diversity of our publication, we have a strong belief in community involvement. In February of 2016 we launched the Lower Mississippi RIVERKEEPER® award. Through this award we are bringing awareness about this local organization, thus bringing awareness about the water quality concerns along the Mississippi River. In the years to come, it is our mission to partner with similar organizations as a way to make a positive difference in local communities around the world. Mother Teresa said it best: "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." This is what we long to do through our community involvment, we long to cast stone, after stone, after stone: making ripple, after ripple, after ripple. It is our hope that you will join us by submitting work, or by simply reading our current or archived issues.