THIS IS A MID-BROW
LITERARY ARTS MAGAZINE.

The much cooler print version is free.


I’m Adam, the editor & publisher.

You can email me: av@littleengines.pub

The art director, production manager, and palette-picker covering for my colorblind ass is Marianna Fierro.

A paid subscription helps keep the print issues free and puts money in the hands of writers & artists. Thank you for considering.

Best,
Adam


SUBMISSIONS:

Open for stories, essays, poems, photos, interviews, comics, reviews, etc. There are no further guidelines at this time. Send your work to: submit@littleengines.pub.

THE BACKSTORY:

Little Engines began publishing in 2001 with four perfect-bound print issues. Each included a carefree mix of fiction, comics, interviews, photos, essays, and more. The Stranger called Little Engines “remarkably satisfying” and Philadelphia Weekly said the magazine was “such a wonderful creation.”

People liked the magazine, and I loved putting it together. But while digging into what should have been Issue Five, my day job become more demanding. I set the magazine aside, temporarily. Seventeen years later, a few months into Covid—19 hiding, I started working on a re-launch.

Originally, I published Little Engines believing I was reacting against something. I was a punk, fresh out of a midwestern state college, moderately educated with an English degree, and ready to rage against a publishing industry I knew nothing about. I ran it the way I saw my friends running record labels: Do it yourself, make it up as you go. 

Bringing the magazine back to life makes me feel like I did publishing back then, and that’s a feeling I thought I’d forgotten. I don’t know exactly what I’m raging against this time. Plenty of things, I suppose.

LITLE ENGINES IS WITHOUT A SCHEDULE OR AN ECONOMY, BUT IT’S MORE THAN A HOBBY.

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I’m Adam, a writer, editor & publisher of Little Engines, and music agent.