Literary Magazines

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A MANIFEST FOR THE MOON

The Lunar Codex uses digital and analog technology to preserve art, books, music, and more, enclosed in time capsules and launched to the Moon. It is a message-in-a-bottle to the future.

Curatorial Notes

This section spotlights literary magazines published on a regular or semi-regular basis, as well as magazines that reflect not just literature but a combination of arts and letters.

First among these is O Muse! Started in 2021, the quarterly magazine is an arts, literature and music publication founded by musicians and artists to celebrate, support and promote the diversity of creatives.

 

Artists are often labeled as painters, songwriters, or photographers - but rarely are their talents confined to a single medium. Musicians have been known to delve into photography, photographers play instruments, artists often are writers, and many writers paint. 

 

And then there are those who ply a 9-5 profession - lawyers, factory workers, anthropologists - who at night or on weekends hammer away on a vintage typewriter or take up a brush.

O Muse! showcases this versatility and fusion of artistic expression, illuminating the multifaceted prism of creativity.

* Every piece in each of the literary magazines listed below is archived in the Codex. Each author listed thus has at least one creative piece represented in the Codex, and often several. 
 


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Works are located as to their respective lunar time capsules as follows: 

IM1 - Intuitive Machines Nova-C Mission 1 to the Vallis Schrasöteri (The Nova Collection)

PM1 - Astrobotic Peregrine Mission 1 to Lacus Mortis (The Peregrine Collection)

GM1 - Astrobotic Griffin Mission 1 to the Lunar South Pole (The Polaris Collection) 

 

MANIFEST

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O MUSE! Vol. 1 - Spring Equinox

Crescent (2021) - GM1

- An arts, literature and music quarterly focusing on multifaceted creative artists, showcasing a versatility and fusion of artistic expression

- Diana Thornton - founder, editor-in-chief, publisher ▪ Beth Paxton - fiction editor & social media ▪ Larry Chiri - associate editor & production support

- Cover photo by Diana Thornton

- With contributions from
Pat Jolly ▪ Beth W. Patterson ▪ Morgan Wagner ▪ Diana Thornton ▪ Eleanor Wagner

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O MUSE! Vol. 2 - Summer Solstice

Crescent (2021) - GM1

- An arts, literature and music quarterly focusing on multifaceted creative artists, showcasing a versatility and fusion of artistic expression

- Diana Thornton - founder, editor-in-chief, publisher ▪ Beth Paxton - fiction editor & social media ▪ Larry Chiri - associate editor & production support

- Cover art by Tricia Moszkowicz

- With contributions from
Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes ▪ Tricia Moszkowicz ▪ Beth W. Patterson / Morgan Wagner ▪ Helen Dewolf ▪ Marcus Akinlana / Khari Allen Lee ▪ Olga Suvorova / October Project ▪ kid red ▪ Jillian Louis ▪ Johnette Downing ▪ Diana Thornton

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O MUSE! Vol. 3 - Autumnal Equinox

Crescent (2021) - GM1

- An arts, literature and music quarterly focusing on multifaceted creative artists, showcasing a versatility and fusion of artistic expression

- Diana Thornton - founder, editor-in-chief, publisher ▪ Beth Paxton - fiction editor & social media ▪ Larry Chiri - associate editor & production support

- Cover art by Amzie Adams

- With contributions from
Amzie Adams ▪ Jimmy Anselmo ▪ Dan Simpson ▪ Wayne Smith ▪ Beth W. Patterson / Morgan Wagner ▪ Monica Kelly and Jamie Risbourg / Sam Price & the True Believers ▪ Marco Bell & Monica Spain

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O MUSE! Vol. 4 - Winter Solstice

Crescent (2021) - GM1

- An arts, literature and music quarterly focusing on multifaceted creative artists, showcasing a versatility and fusion of artistic expression

- Diana Thornton - founder, editor-in-chief, publisher ▪ Beth Paxton - fiction editor & social media ▪ Larry Chiri - associate editor & production support

- Cover art by Tracey Roberts

- With contributions from
Tracey Roberts ▪ Shannon Barletta ▪ Susan Richards ▪ kid red + Amzie Adams ▪ Dan Simpson ▪ Diana Thornton ▪ Joe Barbara ▪ CJ Hunt ▪ Eleanor Wagner ▪ Turin Burdick ▪ Beth W. Patterson / Morgan Wagner

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O MUSE! Vol. 5 - Spring Equinox

Crescent (2022) - GM1

- An arts, literature and music quarterly focusing on multifaceted creative artists, showcasing a versatility and fusion of artistic expression

- Diana Thornton - founder, editor-in-chief, publisher ▪ Beth Paxton - fiction editor & social media ▪ Larry Chiri - associate editor & production support

- Cover art (after) "Dove of Peace" by Pablo Picasso

- With contributions from
Catherine Gray ▪ Tracy Conway ▪ Gwyndyn T. Alexander ▪ Peter Dewolf ▪ Beau Gray / Lexington Field ▪ Marina Krut & The Khmelnitsky Municipal Choir ▪ Gina Forsyth ▪ Amzie Adams ▪ Camille Tsai ▪ Valérie Hadida ▪ Missy Bowen ▪ Luna and Danzi Episode 6 and more

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O MUSE! Vol. 6 - Ukraine Edition

Crescent (2022) - GM1

- An arts, literature and music quarterly focusing on multifaceted creative artists, showcasing a versatility and fusion of artistic expression

- Diana Thornton - founder, editor-in-chief, publisher ▪ Beth Paxton - fiction editor & social media

- Cover art "Peace Dove" by Oleksandra Green
- With contributions from
Oleksandra Green ▪ Oksana Nimkevych (translations) ▪ Wislawa Szymborska - Svitlana Baranivska ▪ Oksana Fogg ▪ Beth Patterson ▪ Okean Elzy ▪ Sacha Suarez
- Including selections from the Mom I See War project collecting drawings by children in Ukraine

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O MUSE! Vol. 7 - Summer Solstice

Crescent (2022) - GM1

- An arts, literature and music quarterly focusing on multifaceted creative artists, showcasing a versatility and fusion of artistic expression

- Diana Thornton - founder, editor-in-chief, publisher ▪ Beth Paxton - fiction editor & social media

- Cover art "Everything is Blue in this World" by Frank C. Grace
- Featuring 
The Lunar Codex / Samuel Peralta ▪ Frank C. Grace ▪ Sierra Camille Kay ▪ Sacha Suarez ▪ Kate Rusby ▪ Adam Bart ▪ Johnette Downing ▪ Nathaniel Hawthorne ▪ Katherine Mansfield ▪ Bath W. Patterson / Morgan Wagner