Collective Unrest is an underground political resistance magazine. The poetry, fiction, essays, photography, visual art, music, and otherwise contained herein are meant to produce a feeling of humanity, unity, unrest, social justice, and urgency. This space exists as a sounding board, driven to better the existence of all people.
We do not believe in hatred, we do not promote violence, and we do not accept ignorance. We hate that we even have to say this but we do NOT tolerate racism, homophobia, xenophobia, fatphobia, sexism, transphobia, agism, ableism, misandry, misogyny, or any other forms of bigotry.
We are a place of respect, compassion, empathy, understanding, and solidarity. We value human rights, sincere, informed expression, and truth, above all else. We are fiercely anti-Trump and anyone who supports him, but he is not the only hateful force we are resisting. There is injustice everywhere.
Collective Unrest is a place for fair and just resistance. A place to express your concerns, fears, and experiences. What is real is what is important. Share your human experience with us. We are a safe space.
Cofounder & Poetry Editor: Mathew Wright is a cook and writer in Columbus, Ohio. His influences range from contemporary to classic and he spends most of his nights with his dog binge-watching old television shows.
Cofounder & Prose Editor: Marisa Crane is a lesbian fiction writer and poet. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Jellyfish Review, Pithead Chapel, X-R-A-Y Magazine, Cotton Xenomorph, The Disappointed Housewife, formercactus, Okay Donkey, Switchback, Drunk Monkeys, Bending Genres, and elsewhere. She currently lives in San Diego with her fiancee. You can find her on Twitter @marisabcrane.