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The Drum Goes Silent

Dear Listeners, Readers, Writers: After ten active years and two quiet ones, The Drum Literary Magazine has come to an end. This website will remain as an archive of all the wonderful work we published from 2010-2020. If you have any questions, contact me at henriette [at] henriettelazaridis [dot] com. Thank you for ten great years!

Safe and Sound: Mini-Casts for New Books

Friends with new books: Here at The Drum, we're hoping to help folks facing canceled launches, tours, and events by hosting a series of mini-casts we're calling Safe & Sound. We'll feature you on our Facebook page reading one sentence about your book, one poem or paragraph from the book, and one recommendation for someone else's book/poem/movie/piece of music that you turn to in times like these. DM us on FB for details!

Stories from Our Print Journal Partners

The Drum partners with Harvard Review, Ploughshares, AGNI, and Post Road to bring you audio versions of the selected stories from these journals' print editions. Check here regularly for audio recordings performed by local actors. Grab a copy of their newest issues so you can read along while you listen.

Thank You

As we close our doors, we'd like to thank everyone for sending us your work, for helping with audio editing, website design, submission-reading, editing, and critiquing. And most of all, thank you to everyone who tuned in to listen!

theme: comedy

theme: crisis

theme: relationships

theme: family

genre: essay

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